School Research & Delivery Practitioner

Children North East
£23,297 - £29,288 pro rata
Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
Full time
Closing date: 
Friday, 29 March, 2019 - 17:00
Tyne and Wear

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard.

For 128 years we have been working with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up healthy and happy.  Our support services focus on those periods in growing up when a little help can make a big difference to a child’s life and future.  They are also the periods where if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching detrimental effect on the child.

Children North East is an innovative charity and we are looking to recruit an excellent School Research and Delivery Practitioner to deliver the Poverty Proofing the School Day Programme and the BU course - our social and emotional wellbeing programme in schools.  This is a term time role, for one year, which will focus on     generating work through the marketing and publicity of our social and emotional wellbeing programmes and converting this contact into sales, to ensure we can have significant impact across the North East.  The BU course is a mental health early intervention programme which focuses on coping strategies for children in key stages 2 and 3. Poverty Proofing the School Day is a programme which combats the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students and involves engaging in meaningful and effective consultation with students, school staff and senior leaders.  The School Practitioner will also contribute to the wider work of the schools team including     curriculum based outdoor education and wider wellbeing interventions.  For more information about the schools programmes please visit the Children North East website at and

It is important to us that everyone in Children North East embeds the organisations values and behaviours to enable the charity to achieve its mission and aims.  If you have the following values and behaviours, the relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities then you could be the person we are looking for.

Equality: Ensures people are treated with dignity and respect, values diversity, respects individual beliefs, is non-judgemental, and ensures people are treated fairly.

Empowerment: Encourages, motivates and supports others, encourages teamwork, avoids criticism and uses positive language, encourages initiative, engages early with problems.

Acceptance: Is committed to CNE, its purpose and beneficiaries, embraces change, accepts feedback, supports collective decisions, despite personal views, and celebrates success.

Partnership: Works collaboratively internally and externally, actively supports and helps to find solutions, seeks opportunities to work with others, supports all of CNE’s functions, builds trust with others.

Respect: Listens to others, recognises other people’s values, keeps promises and demonstrates integrity, invests in the development of others, makes timely clear decisions.

Openness: Is open honest and transparent, communicates openly and effectively builds trust with others, encourages open honest discussion, actively listens.

Hours:  37 hours per week (Term Time Only)                                         

Salary:  £23,297 - £29,288 (pro rata)   

Closing Date: 29th March 2019, 5pm                              

Interview Date: 10th April 2019

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff and volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Children North East welcomes a diverse range of applications and are passionate about promoting equality and valuing diversity.  We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

For an application pack and further information about Children North East together with all other external vacancies please visit our website alternately, email: or send an A4 SAE to HR Department. Children North East, 89 Denhill Park. Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6QE, or telephone 0191 2562444 quoting reference: HO359.