Peer Educator - Money Skills

1625 Independent People
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

We are looking for people aged 16-25 who have experienced financial difficulties (these can be big or small) and want to help educate others using their experience of money.

Peer Educators must be willing to share their experiences of money issues and work alongside the Project Coordinator to deliver money skills / financial capability workshops in a newly funded research project.

Peer Educators will work alongside Project Coordinators delivering sessions to young people aged 14-18 who are outside mainstream education (Pupil Referral Unit and Special Educational Needs settings). 

The role is based in educational settings across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, however you will either be driven to the location by the Peer Coordinator or you can be offered a bus pass. 

You will be supported by our Project Coordinator who will be flexible around your needs and how much you wish to be involved in the running of sessions. You can do as many or as few sessions as you like and fit them around current commitments. We will offer full training to Peer Educators and the opportunity to gain AQA accreditation.

About 1625 Independent People

Independent People supports 16 to 25 year olds who have experienced or are facing homelessness in the South West. We house and support around 2500 young people to build independent lives every year

We offer housing, life skills, confidence-building, education, training, jobs and fun.

Our Vision:
A world where all young people have a safe place and trusted adults to turn to and can access the opportunities they need. 

Our Mission:
To prevent homelessness, keep young people safe and support them to be the best they can be.

What are we looking for?

Key Skills:
- Ability to work alongside young people in educational settings 
- Reliability and punctuality
- Organisational and communication skills 
- Capacity to offer at least 6 hours per month for sessions

Practical Considerations

We offer:
- Travel expenses (including milage where needed), lunch, free tea/coffees at offices
- Peer Support training package with AQA accreditation
- Full induction, regular support and supervision
- Materials and equipment
- References for future employment (after 6 months of volunteering)
- Opportunities to gain experience in skills relevant to careers such as teaching, youth work, support work, etc

Closing Date: 
Saturday, 31 March, 2018 - 15:45
How to Apply: 

Please use the Volunteer Application Form (word doc 101kb) to apply and email to along with a completed Equalities Monitoring Form (word doc. 29kb).
Read our full Volunteering Policy  (pdf 140kb) and DBS Information Page(pdf 183kb).
Successful candidates require an enhanced DBS check.
1625 Independent People is committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity.
Any enquiries or if you need a paper version sent to you please email
or call 0117 317 8800.

Contact Person: 
Volunteering Team
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER