Project Worker – Woodleaze

Job Title:  Senior Project Worker – Woodleaze

Summary of role:  
We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our Woodleaze team; Woodleaze is a new and exciting 24-hour high support 18-bed accommodation service for young people in Yate. Working in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council and Solon Housing Association, a building is being refurbished to provide accommodation and community training space.

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 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 line manage others with confidence; you coach and support them with passion.
    • You confidently make decisions at different levels, in particular those that will safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable young people.
    • Your passion to develop young people’s independence and their active involvement in our organisation shines through your flexible and creative approach.
    • You are enthusiastic, able to work on your own initiative but also alongside your team and other colleagues, ensuring a safe and thriving environment for young people.

What you will be doing:

  • You will manage a team to enable them to support and empower young people to develop independent living skills by delivering high quality support and a comprehensive housing management service.
    • Using your problem-solving skills, you will manage challenging behaviour in the hostel.
    • By having a flexible approach to support and by being creative, you will help, encourage and engage young people to become involved in the service, the organisation and the wider community.
    • By being well organised, efficient and effective, you will ensure accurate and timely record keeping and recording of support and housing management work in the service, that reporting is accurate and targets are met.

You will be in the Woodleaze team and your line manager will be our Woodleaze Manager.

What we are offering:

  • The opportunity to be part of a team opening a new service in Yate; working in partnership with young people to shape that service.
    • An opportunity to develop skills in line managing a team of colleagues to deliver a high-quality support and housing service.
    • Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as “PIE”.
    • Our colleagues are very supportive of one another and through monthly Reflective Practice sessions, we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

Contract details:
• Hours per week: 38 hours per week (this represents 0.95 FTE)
• Contract type: Permanent
• Pay: £24,313.00 per annum (pro rata based on 0.95 FTE)
• The location: You will be based in Woodleaze in Yate, within walking distance of the train
Job tenure:  Part time
Annual salary/pro rata salary:  £24,313.00 per annum (pro rata based on 0.95 FTE)
Link to full information on job/how to apply: If you are looking for the opportunity to be part of a team opening a new service in Yate and working in partnership with young people to shape that service, we are keen to hear from you!

Application information:
Please see the Job Pack for more information:

and click here to apply:

Important dates:
Application deadline closes: 23:59, 26 January 2020
• If you have not heard from us by 31 January 2020 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
• Interviews are on 05/06/07 February 2020

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.


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.

Application deadline:
23:59, 26 January 2020