Job Opportunity with the WomenCentre

Engagement Worker; Girls and Young Women

WomenCentre (Kirklees) 37 hours; Salary £ 26,999 – £28,795

NJC Scale SO1 Point 23-25

Temporary to cover maternity leave from 1st September 2020 (post holder due back 15 July 2021 at the latest)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced caseworker to join our Project 1125 team. This service is funded by The National Lottery and provides holistic support for womenscentregirls and young women (GYW), who are experiencing a range of difficulties, in Calderdale and Kirklees. This is a temporary post to provide maternity cover for the existing postholder and will be based in Kirklees.

The postholder will work alongside GYW to support and empower them to reach their full potential and to develop coping strategies that enable them to better manage the difficulties they have experienced. The postholder will offer 1:1 and group based support, which will include short courses/workshops, peer support groups in schools and/or monthly peer-led social groups.

The successful candidate will have

  • Experience of working with GYW
  • Experience of using co-production to enable GYW who are using the service to be involved in the design, development, delivery and evaluation the support they receive.
  • Experience of facilitation of groups

The postholder will be based in our Huddersfield and Dewsbury offices. We are currently working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions.

This post is open to women only – Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 applies

Application packs, which include the job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website https://womencentre.org.uk/vacancies. Completed application and equal opportunities forms should be returned by email to Kathy.engler@womencentre.org.uk. We do not accept CVs.

Application deadline:              Friday 17th July, 12.00pm

Interviews                                Wednesday 22nd July

For an information discussion about the post please contact Lisa Hutchinson (Lisa.Hutchinson@womencentre.org.uk or 07738 683707)

Applicants should note that WomenCentre will require a declaration from candidates successful at interview relating to previous and current criminal convictions. This declaration and any DBS checks required will form part of pre-employment checks for this post.

This post is open to women only – Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 applies    community fund www.womencentre.org.uk