Active Families Project Worker, Active Families, Bishop Auckland

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 16 December, 2019 - 09:00
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
Family Action

Active Families Project Worker, Active Families, Bishop Auckland
22.2 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Grade 2 (upper): £17,473.50 - £19,245.75 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term Contract / Secondment until July 2021 with the possibility of extension for one year


Family Action are launching an exciting new programme on increasing the activity levels of local families.  Funded by Sport England, the programme will deliver positive experiences to children and families through a programme of weekly activities and support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident person to deliver the Active Families project in Bishop Auckland. You will need to be qualified to a level three or above with a recognised professional qualification in social work, health, leisure, education or equivalent and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Working as part of the Active Families team, the successful candidate will plan and facilitate active sessions and provide nutritious hot meals to families. You will lead on project delivery, to ensure the project delivers quality interventions and embeds sustainable outcomes. You will assist the Project Manager to recruit and supervise volunteers to support the Active Families project.

Candidates must be available to work on a Wednesday and Thursday until 6pm. Travel around Bishop Auckland, to different schools and community centres will be required. Access to your own transport would be greatly beneficial.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

Our Values:
People focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence-in-all-we do and a Can-Do attitude.
If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme

  • Career development opportunities

  • A full induction and on going quality training

  • The opportunity to become part of Family Action initiatives

  • Flexible working hours

  • Managed work loads with regular supportive and reflective supervision

    For an application pack and further information, including the benefits we offer, please visit

    Please email completed applications to:

    Closing date: Monday 16th December 2019, 9am 

    Interview date: Thursday 19th December (candidates must be available on this date) 

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and final salary pension scheme. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.