Future 4 Me Project Worker - Mental Health (Maternity Cover)

1625 Independent People
£27,905 - £30,507 per annum (unqualified £24,799 - £26,317)
Contract Type: 
Full Time
37.5 per week
Contract Details: 
Fixed term (maternity cover, fixed for a minimum of 6 months)
Details of Role: 

We are offering an exciting opportunity for you to join the Future 4 Me project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes specialists in resettlement, participation and learning and work.  Together you will improve outcomes for young people leaving care and custody.

1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people leaving care or custody, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.
  • You have the experience to support young people to access appropriate mental health services, and to support and promote their mental health and wellbeing including a good understanding of a range of psychological, social and medical interventions. 
  • You are skilled at developing excellent relationships with other agencies, including Leaving Care Services and Youth Offending Teams.

What you will be doing:

  • You will provide intensive support to a small caseload of young people, supporting them in all areas of their life and enabling them to contribute to the design, delivery and evaluation of the project.
  • You will support the development of a model of best practice for engaging vulnerable young people, so they can engage positively in their communities and build relationships outside of the project, which will be shared nationally.  
  • You will provide colleagues and partners with advice and consultation on the mental health needs of young people leaving custody and/or care.
  • An overarching aim of Future 4 Me is to join up services for young people, so you will liaise closely with professionals in other agencies, including Children and Young People’s Services, Youth Offending Teams, and with our partner voluntary agencies.
  • You will be in the Specialist Services team and your line manager will be Future 4 Me and Wellbeing Services Manager.

What we are offering: 

  • 30 days’ holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE and so you will join a very supportive team and through reflective practice be able to learn from your own and your colleagues’ experiences. 
  • Flexible working and a relaxed dress code.
  • Regular supervisions and yearly Personal Development Reviews.
  • Employer pension contribution of 4%.

Contract details: 

  • Hours per week: 37.5 hours (full time)
  • Contract type: Fixed term (maternity cover, fixed for a minimum of 6 months)
  • Pay Scale: NJC scale (Apr 19 onwards) 24 – 27 (unqualified19 – 22) starting at the bottom of the scale
  • Salary:  £27,905 - £30,507 per annum (unqualified £24,799 - £26,317)
  • The location: You will be based in Kingsley Hall, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre.
Closing Date: 
Monday, 18 March, 2019 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Important dates: 

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 18 March 2019
  • If you have not heard from us by 22 March 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on 27 March 2019 (we may be able to accommodate alternative times if you cannot attend on that date). 

Covering Letter Guidance:

Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.  

Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria.  Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage. 

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.  Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter. 


Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 


Contact Person: 
Lucy McMillan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 7085
Postal Address: 
1625 Independent People Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER