Jobs and Volunteering

Jobs & Volunteering

Organisation: Families House (part of Break) 
Job Title: Separating Successfully Project Worker
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Salary: £23,230 (actual salary: £14664) per annum plus associated benefits
Hours: 24 per week

Families' House-part of Break-Charity is based in the centre of Norwich, providing a range of community based services to vulnerable children and their families. The "Separating Successfully Project'' is our three year project ending in September 2016 to improve separated parents emotional wellbeing, decrease isolation, improve community involvement and increase their children's confidence and self-esteem.  We are seeking an outreach worker based in Norwich to deliver to the local area. 

We are looking for a motivated individual who can deliver the service through one to one support, a telephone helpline and a group programme. The successful candidate needs to be qualified and an experienced worker. We will consider a variety of professional backgrounds but an understanding of the issues around separation and the impact on children, delivering services to families and collaborative inter-agency working is essential. This position is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. There may be additional hours available within the Families' House service.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Suzanne Bryant on 01603 621702. Safe Care Interviews will be held on Monday 5th January 2015 and the formal interviews will be held on Thursday 8th January 2015.

You can apply by 
clicking here 

For more information about Break please visit:
Closing date for applications: Thursday, 11th December 2014 

Organisation: Phoenix Futures

Job Title: Young People's Affected Other Worker Grade F

Salary: £21,548.24 pro rata

Hours: 27 hours per week Fixed Term Contract until November 2017 

Funded by BBC Children in Need.  We are seeking a Young People's Affected Other worker to provide specialist support for young people aged between the ages of 7-17 affected by substance misuse. The post holder will deliver a range of youth work interventions, carrying out comprehensive assessments and identifying treatment needs for young people. The role involves working effectively in the community and in partnership with relevant agencies and service providers in the Norwich and Great Yarmouth area. 

Qualified to S/NVQ3 Level or equivalent in Care (DANOS-accredited) and with good office IT skills, you're used to working in the substance misuse field or similar, and specifically with children and young people. What's more, you're trained and experienced in case management, understand the purpose of therapeutic interventions and are adept at partnership working and multi-agency liaison. We offer a generous range of benefits including ongoing training to support your personal and professional development. 

To apply for this position please register on our "
Our Opportunities'' page , click the position you wish to apply for and follow the on-screen prompts. Please read the relevant documents (role profile etc) attached to the vacancy you wish to apply for along with the Applicant Guidelines before completing your application.  

If you are not able to do this on-line you can request an application by emailing or telephoning our Human Resources Department on 0207 234 8445.

Further information regarding Phoenix Futures and our services can be found on 
our website 

Organisation: Voluntary Norfolk 
Job Title: Funding & Development Adviser 
Location: Colegate, Norwich 
Salary: 23,188 per annum  
Hours: Full Time (37 hours per week) 

Main Purpose of the Job: To provide funding and development advice and support to individual voluntary and community groups, with special focus on those working to alleviate poverty and disadvantage; to deliver surgery sessions and training to build the capacity of groups to apply for, plan for the appropriate use of and report on funding and to run their organisations most effectively. 

Applicants are asked not to attach a CV to their submitted application form, or to enclose copies of references. Applicants are specifically advised to refer to both the 
job description and the person specification when completing part 4 of the application form. Please be advised that applicants not short listed for interview will not be informed. 

Please return completed applications to: HR Manager Voluntary Norfolk St Clements House 2-16 Colegate Norwich NR3 1BQ Or by email to: 

For further information please contact Linda Rogers on 01603 883801.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Interview date: Monday 8 December 2014

Organisation: Break 
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Sheringham, Norfolk (Ref: HO1508)
Salary: £63,448 to £77,548 dependant on qualifications and experience plus car and associated benefits 
Hours: 35 per week 

Could you lead a prominent, dynamic East Anglian charity to new heights? Are you committed to harnessing organisational innovation to change young lives? Due to the pending retirement of our Chief Executive Officer an exciting opportunity is available for a new leader of our vibrant organisation from the middle of 2015. We have a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and their families and are looking to develop and diversify our outstanding services to increase our support and geographical spread.

We are a learning organisation striving for constant improvement and require a passionate, dedicated and enterprising individual able to work in an ever evolving sector. Break is changing young lives across East Anglia by supporting children, young people and families in four key areas and we continue to grow and diversify to meet changing needs.

*Young people in Care and Moving on
* Children and Young People with Disabilities
* Families in Need of Support
* Children at Risk 

We have exceptional outcomes for children, young people and families who use our services.Chief Executive Officer - What we offer

*Partnership with commissioners to provide successful, cost-effective, flexible services to meet local and national needs

*Services tailored to the individuals we work with, in which they are recognised as the experts in their lives

* Interventions informed by an eclectic theory base with social pedagogy at its heart

* An agile, highly qualified workforce that is able to develop services, respond to unpredictable and  changing needs

* A regionally renowned Learning and Development Programme 

Break has 50 charity shops, with a wide geographical spread, which are a vital source of non-statutory funding, along with its outstanding fundraising operations. Break employs around 450 staff and 900 volunteers, the majority of the latter in its shops.  The staff are located primarily in Norfolk, with offices in Sheringham, Kings Lynn and Norwich. Break is IIP accredited and has featured in the Times Best Companies list. 

Break has an exceptional training provision for internal and external customers that has a reputation for being interactive, innovative and high quality and is leading the social pedagogy agenda within the region.  

The ideal Chief Executive Officer candidate: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to lead a large and complex organisation through change, thinking creatively, being a role model, and have a track record of motivating others to strive for excellence. The successful applicant needs to be a charismatic, agile individual who is as comfortable at business meetings as s/he is seeking the views of young people. 

For an informal chat with our Chairman of Trustees, Simon George please call 07711 146939. Interviews will be held on Sunday, 25th and Monday, 26th January 2015 

You can apply by clicking here 

For more information about Break please visit:

Closing date for applications: Friday, 12th December 2014

Organisation: MAP 
Job Title: Youth Counsellors X2 
Location: Norwich 
Salary: £21,551 pa pro rata 
Hours: 15 per week 

MAP is looking for two part-time youth counsellors to join our highly regarded Therapeutic Services team to deliver counselling sessions to young people aged 11-17 who have experienced mental health issues due to childhood abuse. To meet the needs of young people, we will ideally recruit a male and a female worker, although all applications will be considered on the basis of each candidate's merits and abilities for the job. Applicants must have a recognised qualification in counselling, and be accredited, or eligible for accreditation, by the BACP, UKCP or an equivalent body. Some experience of working with young people is essential. Days of the week and timings are negotiable, although there is a requirement for successful applicants to work some late afternoons or evenings. 

For further information and application pack go to or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice. 

Closing date for applications: 28th November 2014. 

Organisation: Break Charity 
Job Title: Young Carers Project Worker
Location: Norwich, Norfolk - FH1513
Hours: 38 hours per week 

Please Note:  It is hoped to offer this post on a full time basis beyond April 2015 but this is subject to seeking additional funding - should funding not be acquired it is anticipated that this will become a 24 hrs per week post for which the salary would be £12,120 - £13,396 per annum plus associated benefits. 

Families' House-part of Break-Charity is based in the centre of Norwich, providing a range of community based services to vulnerable children and their families. We are seeking to recruit an experienced Family Project Worker to provide one-to-one support to children, young people and their families to help reduce the Young Carers caring responsibilities and ensure they meet their full potential. The successful candidate will be familiar with undertaking assessments within the Family support process and confident to advocate for young carers at safeguarding meetings.

Safe Care Interviews will be held on Monday, 8th December 2014 and the formal interviews will be held on Thursday, 11th December 2014. 

For more information about this vacancy please contact Suzanne Bryant or Christine Comacle-Smith on 01603 621702.

Please apply online please click here

Please Note:  We cannot accept a CV as a means of application - you will need to complete an application form which can be found on our website.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27th November 2014.

Organisation: Norfolk Carers Support 
Job Title: Locality Lead - Support Worker 
Location: Norwich
Salary: £17,300 pro rata
Hours: 25 hours/week

As part of the Carers Agency Partnership service, our team provides adult carers with advice and support. The ideal person will be a confident communicator, able to build working relationships with other organisations, and have relevant experience of client focused service delivery in health and social care. 

Job Description & Person Specification 
Application Form 
Equalities Monitoring

For details go to

Tel: 01603 219924 or email

Closing date for this application: Thursday 4th December 2014

Organisation: Norfolk Carers Support 
Job Title: Transitions Project Worker
Location: King's Lynn
Salary: £20,000 pro rata
Hours: 25 hours/week, To cover maternity leave for up to one year

Make a positive difference to young adults aged 16-24 who provide regular and substantial care for a family member. You will have a proven experience of working with this age group and provide tailored 1:1 assessments and support plans via referrals from schools, colleges and local agencies.   

Job Description & Person Specification 
Application Form 
Equalities Monitoring

For details go to

Tel: 01603 219924 or email

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4th December 2014

Organisation: Tas Valley Pre-School & Playgroup
Job Title: Playgroup Assistant / Deputy Supervisor  
Tas Valley Pre-School & Playgroup are looking for a new member of staff to join their team. The post is for a minimum of three, four and a half hour sessions per week between the hours of 9am and 4pm during term time, with flexibility to cover extra sessions when required. The contract will be fixed term until 22nd July 2015 with the possibility of extension. 

Level 3 qualification preferred but support will be given to a candidate who is willing to learn.  As part of a dedicated team you will help plan and run sessions for children aged 2 to 5 years of age. The post involves working with children and will therefore be subject to a satisfactory DBS check. Tas Valley Pre-School and Playgroup is an equal opportunities employer.

Please contact Julie King 01508 470759 for more details and an application form. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st November
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 1st December. 

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