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Inspire Swindon Youth Support Worker

Community First is a dynamic charity 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.

Contract: Fixed term contract for 2 years, with extension subject to available funds.

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

Location: Swindon with county wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.

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

As part of this, our Inspire Swindon work will support young people in Swindon who are:

  • Aged 15-18 and at risk of becoming NEET or already NEET
  • Aged 15-18 and engaging with the Swindon Youth Justice Service
  • Aged 19-25 and Care Experienced
  • Aged 19-25 and have an Educational Health & Care Plan or similar

We are looking for a Youth Support Worker 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 Youth Support Worker will carry out needs assessments, develop individual engagement plans to address barriers and through both one-to-one support and a range of development activities, increase participants’ confidence, self-esteem, skills and resilience to help them achieve their identified goals.

The role will be fully funded by the UK Shared Prosperity 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 Dave Potts 07738 883186 or e-mail

Closing date: 5pm, 19th May 2023                              Interviews: 24th May 2023

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit Community First | Job Vacancies