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Building Bridges Support Worker (Swindon)

Community First is a dynamic charity (Registration Number 288117) committed to supporting communities across Wiltshire and Swindon. Our team goes the extra mile to create brighter futures for those living and working in the county. Putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

Our highly successful employment programmes support people who are furthest from the labour market with multiple barriers & challenges in their lives and helps them progress into and sustain training, education, and employment outcomes.

Hours: 36.5 hrs per week, flexible working hours includes evening and weekends. Applications for part-time working would also be welcome.

Contract: Fixed term contract to the end of October 2025.

Salary: £25,694 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution.        

Location: Swindon based, with Swindon wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.

The purpose of the job is to support adults aged 18+ in Swindon who are facing significant barriers & challenges and help them progress into and sustain training, education, and employment.

We are looking for three Support Workers to join our team delivering key working support to participants. The role involves managing a case load of participants, providing practical & emotional support and advocating on their behalf as needed. The Support Worker will carry out needs assessments, develop individualised engagement plans to address barriers and through both one-to-one support and a range of group development activities, increase participants’ confidence, self-esteem, skills and resilience to help them achieve their identified education and employment goals. Please see the associated job description for further details.

The role will be fully funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The role will include some evening, weekend and school holiday working.

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

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact the Building Bridges Team on 01380 732821 or e-mail

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 29th September 2023       Interviews: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th October 2023

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit Please note we are unable to accept CVs for this position.           

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.