Active Families Project Worker [fixed term contract for 2 years term time only, with a possibility to extend for a further year]

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 1 July, 2019 - 12:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Family Action

Active Families Project Worker [fixed term contract for 2 years term time only, with a possibility to extend for a further year] Active Families, Bishop Auckland

Salary: Grade 2 Point 16 £23,298 pro rata

Hours: 22.2

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. This role will require evening work (until around 19:30) on a Wednesday and Thursday – candidates must be available until this time on these days. 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.

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Closing date: Monday 1st July 2019 at noon

Interview date: Monday 8th July 2019

 Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community.