1625 Independent People
Part Time, Permanent
Closing date: 23:59, 5th December 2021
We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our team at Woodleaze, our unique and exciting 24-hour high support 18-bed accommodation service for young people in South Glos. Woodleaze is a modern, young person co-designed project with numerous facilities for young people including a common room, a training kitchen, and a huge garden. 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 particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups and Males as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We would also like applications from people with relevant lived experience. If you have transferrable skills and you are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. Details of how you can do that are at the end of this advert.
Please find full details of how to apply via our Website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Sunday 05 December 2021.
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 resilient and can work on your own initiative, but also alongside your team and colleagues, ensuring a safe and thriving environment for young people.
• You are an enthusiastic team player, willing to get stuck in, be it running an activity or helping clean a room.
• You maintain professional boundaries and offer clear and consistent messages to young people who may present challenging behaviour, be chaotic, distressed and have learned not to trust.
• Previous experience is not required as this post offers an ideal opportunity to start your career in the sector in a role which is meaningful, highly skilled, and which can be challenging but is very rewarding.
What you will be doing:
• In this pivotal role, you will ensure a safe, homely environment at the project, including help to ensure the security of the building when on shift, including responding, appropriately to unacceptable or challenging behaviour.
• Playing a key role as part of the Woodleaze team, to ensure young people are getting the best support possible.
• By being well organised, efficient, and effective, you will ensure accurate and timely communication and record keeping of support and housing management work in the project, including reporting repairs and health and safety concerns.
• Working waking nights on a four on, four off rota pattern.
You will be in the Woodleaze team and your line manager will be our Senior Project Worker.
What we are offering:
• Never a dull day, in a busy but rewarding environment.
• 30 days holiday (pro rata for part time) or a day in lieu if working a bank holiday.
• A friendly and welcoming team and organisation.
• A relaxed dress code every day!
• Hours per week: 18 hours per week (this represents 0.45 FTE)
• Contract type: Permanent
• Pay: £21,748 – £23,080 per annum (pro rata based on 0.45 FTE)
• The location: You will be based in Woodleaze in Yate, within walking distance of the train station with excellent links to central Bristol.
• To access the Job Pack for this role and submit an Application, please click here or below to visit the vacancy page on our Website.
• To have an informal chat about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• If you have any general queries, please email email@example.com
• Application deadline closes: 23:59, Sunday 05 December 2021.
• If you have not heard from us by Wednesday 08 December 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
• Interviews are on the Friday 10 December 2021 at Woodleaze.
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.
ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION FORM GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO UPLOAD A CV, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A CV AS THIS IS NOT NECESSARY AND WILL NOT BE USED IN THIS PROCESS.
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.
246a Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 01454 506135