Building Bridges Support Worker at Community First

Devizes based, including working across Wiltshire.

£24,717 to £25,694 gross p.a.

36.5 hours per week

Fixed term contract to September 2021

Community First are looking for an individual who is committed to supporting young people and making a difference to their lives. Youth Action Wiltshire is part of the £3.88M Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by The National Lottery Communities Fund and the European Social Fund.

The role will be to support young people in Wiltshire referred into the Building Bridges programme who are NEET or in significant danger of becoming NEET aged 15 – 21 years and help them progress into education, training and employment.

You will be able to organise and manage a range of provision through the programme to inspire and engage participants, including accredited learning and weekend, evening and residential development activities. You will provide practical one to one support, along with, where appropriate working with parents and carers to encourage their involvement to support young people.

This role will be fully funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund. It is a two-year fixed term contract as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and will be solely employed on the programme delivery. The salary is £24,717 to £25,694 gross per annum, depending on experience, plus 7% employer pension contribution.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check.

Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via their website at https://buildingbridgessw.org.uk/

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit https://www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies

Closing date: Midday on 7th October 2019

Interviews: 16th October 2019

For additional information, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire on 01380 729813

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.

The project has received funding from the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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