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Project Worker

Brathay Trust, Cumbria

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Salary level:£18,000 - £22,000  per year
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Education & Childcare, Social Services, Research and Development
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Job type:
Salary level:£18,000 - £22,000  per year

Reports to: Project Manager


Salary band:

£18,000 - £22,000

Location :

Cumbria & North West / WFH

Hours of work:

35 hours per week / Full time

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Role and Responsibilities

Responsible for delivering projects to young people within the Cumbria and North Lancashire districts including CSE prevention programmes; mental health and well-being programmes; one to one support for young people; detached youth work; programmes focused on reducing anti-social behaviour/offending and youth engagement programmes.


Key Tasks


Programme Delivery

  • Facilitates high-quality training programmes for young people, accessing current local and national information and guidance to inform programme content.
  • Engages, builds strong relationships and exchanges information with key contacts within partner organisations, especially those relevant to programmes, including the Police; Children's Services; those in mental health services; social care and school contacts.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with young people encouraging and supporting them to engage in wider community activities and signposting young people on to other local providers relevant to their need.
  • Directs the practice of the project delivery team whilst in the community including support workers, apprentices and volunteers.
  • Ensures that all activity is risk-assessed and compliant with Brathays safeguarding and health & safety and GDPR policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to programmes within a residential setting where required.
  • Able to work flexible hours as required including evenings and weekends and overnight during residentials.

Programme Design and Development

  • Designs, develops and updates the programmes delivered in response to policy and guidance, the criteria of the funder, the needs of the partner and the needs of the young people involved.
  • Communicates with line manager and/or client manager to understand the project outcome requirements of the funder.
  • Communicates with young people and partners to design and develop programmes to meet their needs and to meet the project outcomes.
  • Keeps up-to-date with relevant national and local developments in order to maximise the service

Quality and Monitoring

  • Liaises with key professionals to share information and ensure support is integrated effectively
  • Keeps up-to-date with relevant national and local developments in order to deliver best practice
  • Ensures that monitoring information is accurate and kept up to date on Monitoring system
  • Ensures other essential data is recorded and reported on in a timely manner e.g., action plans, consent forms, referral forms, etc.
  • Ensures quality of service provision by sharing good practice with colleagues and undertaking relevant training





In addition to the duties listed here, the post holder is required to perform other duties, which are assigned from time to time. However, such other duties will be reasonable in relation to the individuals skills, abilities and grade.


Skills and Experience

  • Ability to engage with young people in a group setting and one to one.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues impacting on the youth work environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of youth work curriculum
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE); anti-social behaviour; youth offending; child exploitation (CE); youth mental health and well-being and resilience.
  • Experience of training delivery relating to youth work/development training including residential work.
  • Creativity: ability to be creative, generate new ideas and adopt unconventional approaches.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Computer literate, and confident user of email, word processing and spreadsheets, preferably MS Office
  • Methodical, with good attention to detail and well-organised
  • Ability to report clearly and effectively against project outcomes.
  • Enthusiastic approach: highly motivated, with evidence of a practical nature
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised with a problem solving approach as well as part of a team.
  • Car owner and driver, holding a clean license
  • Experience of group facilitation as well as formal presentation skills
  • Supervisory skills


Education and Qualifications

  • Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice or equivalent
  • Professional qualification as a childrens workforce practitioner (e.g. qualified teacher, youth worker, social worker or healthcare practitioner.)
  • Experience of programme design against set outcomes.

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