Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: £23,500 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours: 3 days per week (including occasional weekend & evening work, which will be taken in lieu)

Contract: Fixed term until 31st August 2021

Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) and pension

Line management responsibility: No

Budget management responsibility: No

Responsible to: Programmes Manager - North

We are seeking an experienced Project Worker who is passionate about working with kinship families to provide holistic support, addressing multiple and complex needs as part of our Kinship Active programme. This is primarily through our successful formula of providing information, advice, signposting and tailored support alongside a new range of intergenerational physical activities designed to increase participation and improve physical, cognitive and social health. The programme was launched earlier this year in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland with funding from Sport England.

You’ll have the interpersonal and communication skills to inspire and motivate kinship families to increase the frequency and intensity of their physical activity, within a supportive framework. You’ll have experience of working with vulnerable families and, including adults or children with disabilities or long-term health conditions. You’ll be able to perform the role sensitively and creatively and work collaboratively with partner agencies across Middlesbrough. You’ll be committed to empowering carers through peer-to-peer support and social action, so will also have strong volunteer recruitment, motivation and management skills.

Send your CV (no more than 3 pages) and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification (no more than 2 pages) to [email protected]

Full job description and person specification

If you have any questions, please contact Ancha Stoodley at Grandparents Plus on 07944 162871 or at [email protected]

Closing Date: 21st August 2019 at noon

Interview date: 2nd September 2019

Start: as soon as possible