Project Worker

1625 Independent People
£23,369 – £24,799 per annum (pro rata based on 0.356 FTE)
Contract Type: 
Part Time
14.25 per week
Details of Role: 

Please find full details of how to apply via our Website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Sunday 23rd August 2020.

We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our Woodleaze team; Woodleaze is a new and exciting 24-hour high support 18-bed accommodation service for young people in Yate.  Working in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council and Solon Housing Association, a building is being refurbished to provide accommodation and community training space.

This vacancy is for one Project Worker at 0.356 FTE.

We are passionate about what we do, and we work hard to make a positive change to young people’s lives.  Join us and be a part of this amazing effort to end youth homelessness! 

We are a leading youth homelessness 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.  We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You are passionate about and skilled at enabling young people to achieve their aspirations.
  • You skilfully engage vulnerable young people to build positive and trusting relationships, which can be used as a tool for change.
  • You are passionate about developing young people’s independence and their active involvement in our organisation shines through your flexible and creative approach.
  • You give clear and consistent messages to young people who may present challenging behaviour, who may be chaotic, distressed and have learned not to trust.

What you will be doing:

  • Supporting a case load of young people within the service, assisting those young people to reach their goals, aims and aspirations.
  • Using your problem-solving skills, you will manage challenging behaviour in the property.
  • Being a great team player, you will work with colleagues to ensure that the best possible support is delivered and that targets are achieved.
  • By having a flexible approach to support and by being creative, you will help, encourage and engage young people to become involved in the service, the organisation and the wider community.
  • By being well organised, efficient and effective, you will ensure accurate and timely record keeping and recording of support and housing management work in the service.
  • Working on a rota pattern, including evenings and one weekend in four.

You will be in the Woodleaze team and your line manager will be our Senior Project Worker.

What we are offering:

  • The opportunity to be part of a team opening a new service in Yate; working in partnership with young people to shape that service.
  • Never a dull day, in a busy but rewarding environment.
  • Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as “PIE”.
  • Our colleagues are very supportive of one another and through monthly Reflective Practice sessions, we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

Contract details:

  • Hours per week: 14.25 hours per week (this represents 0.356 FTE)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £23,369 – £24,799 per annum (pro rata based on 0.356 FTE)
  • The location: You will be based in Woodleaze in Yate, within walking distance of the train station with excellent links to central Bristol.
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 23 August, 2020 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

If you are looking for the opportunity to be part of a team opening a new service in Yate and working in partnership with young people to shape that service, we are keen to hear from you!

Important dates: 

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 23rd August 2020
  • If you have not heard from us by 25th August 2020 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on 2nd September 2020

Covering Letter / Supporting Statement 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 is essentially your Supporting Statement and will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies 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.  

Please try to keep the word limit to 250 words per criterion. 


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: 
Tracie Roberts
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
1625 Independent People Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER