Jobs, Apprenticeships & Kickstart

Trainee Assistant Project Worker - Brathay Trust

Job Description:

Overview of the role
The trainee will learn all aspects of supporting the delivery of high-quality programmes for young people.

Programme Delivery – Learn how to:

  • Support the Project Worker with planning and delivering the programme
  • Support the Project Worker to progress participants though the programme, achieving a range of set KPI targets
  • Act as a role model for young participants
  • Support supervision of participants on programmes
  • Work directly with participants through a programme of planned, informal education
  • Work with Brathay colleagues, sessional workers and other agencies in the designated region to ensure effective and high quality delivery to participants
  • Liaise with families/carers/organisations in order to support engagement of participants on to the programme
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, paper and electronic as required and in line with GDPR policies

Programme Design and Development – Learn how to:
Assist the Project Worker in developing sessions which supports the aims of the programme 

Quality and Monitoring – Learn how to:

  • Maintains quality of service provision
  • Liaise with the programme leader to understand programme objectives
  • Assist the Project Worker to ensure that all monitoring and evaluation information is accurate and kept up to date in line with current system
  • Assist the Project Worker to ensure other essential data is recorded and reported in a timely manner e.g. action plans, consent forms, referral forms, etc.

Weekly Wage:
National Minimum Wage

Employer Name & Location:
Brathay Trust, Cathedral Halls, Stott Hall, BD1 4EH

Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
25 Hours per week, May include evening and weekend work

Number of vacancies & closing date for applications:
2 Vacancies, Closing date is Ongoing

Duration – Perm / temp:
6 Months Placement

Essential and desirable skills:

  • An understanding of the challenges of young people within the target groups
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative to find creative solutions to problems
  • Strong awareness and understanding of equal opportunities and the ability to translate these into effective actions
  • Experience of using IT, email, internet, word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Good levels of communication both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work and meet deadlines

Training provided:
During the 6 month placement, the successful person will complete an induction which will include H&S, GDPR and other required training.  In addition a member of our Emerging Talent team will run a program of development activities with the participant focusing on getting them work ready. This will include things like CV writing and job interview techniques. This will be provided on a monthly basis, with other people carrying out work placements from different departments.

The participant will also be supported within the department they are working in by a designated mentor (who will be different to their line manager), who will meet with them regularly to give feedback and offer support regarding the job role, but also offer encouragement and support with what comes next.

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.