Jobs and Volunteering

Jobs & Volunteering

Organisation: The Discovery Centre
Job Title: Project Manager - Social Enterprise Cafe
Location: King's Lynn
Salary: upto £24,000
Hours: Full Time Post (37.5hrs)  

The Discovery Centre is a place where young people can have massive amounts of fun, feel totally safe, make great friends and develop themselves for the future. For over 20 years we have provided young people aged 5 - 25 with a range of activities, training and opportunities to develop themselves, prepare for the future and create dreams. During the year we work with thousands of young people many from disadvantaged backgrounds, through a range of projects such as the BIG Lottery's Talent Match programme, the Youth Advisory Boards for King's Lynn and West Norfolk and other local funders such as Freebridge Community Housing and the Flux Family Fund.

Our Centre offers sports facilities, a music studio and stage as well as a purpose built training centre and workshop for those looking to enter the world of work. We are currently upgrading our catering provision and are looking for the right person to join our team and take this forward. The Discovery Centre are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual with vision, creativity and enthusiasm to set up and run our new social enterprise. This exciting development will comprise a café/kitchen. It will offer training and skills to young people (18 - 24) engaged in our Talent Match project who need support in becoming the best they can. The project will also support the wider objectives of the Discovery Centre through its products and activities. The position is funded for 12 months with a possible extension. 

Job Description

Please send your C.V with covering letter to Jess Cunningham Email:
If you would like to discuss the position before applying please either email Jess or tel: 07956 433 975  

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 16th Sept  at 12:00 noon.

Organisation: The Benjamin Foundation
Job Title: Youth Support Worker
Location: Meet Up - Thetford
Salary: £8.45 per hour
Hours: 8 Hours per week - Term Time Only 

Meet Up is situated in the heart of the Redcastle Furze Estate in Thetford.  The focus of the centre being a youth venue for 9 to 24 year olds building on relationships, creativity, safety & protection. Meet Up is funded by the Big Lottery until 2018.

As a Youth Support Worker your role would focus on the delivery of youth support work for 9 to 16 year olds with shared responsibility in running those sessions. There would also be some planning, set-up and post sessional work in addition to the support of the centres volunteers. The Benjamin Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants. The Benjamin Fully embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® in all that it does and staff will adopt this approach as a part of their practice. Information and training about this Approach will be provided.  

Application packs can be downloaded here 
Telephone: 01603 886925

Closing date: Tuesday 8th September Noon
Interview date: Tuesday 15th September (Thetford)

Organisation: Break 
Job Title: 
Temporary Full Time Support Worker - RD1617
Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk 
Salary: scale for this post is £15,852 - £18,648 per annum. At appointment, the salary will be between £15,852 and £17,847 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
This position is initially a Fixed Term Contract for 9 months to cover maternity.

We are currently looking for a Temporary Full Time Support Worker at our Residential Children's Home. The children who live at the home have suffered numerous placement breakdowns, abuse, neglect and trauma in their early years. The staff are there to therapeutically re-parent the young people, and to show them that they can learn to trust the adult world to keep them safe and to give them the love, understanding and nurturing that every child deserves. This is sometimes an arduous and complex task therefore we are looking for individuals with resilience, warmth, commitment and a passion to provide them with opportunities that they will have missed in their early years, and a commitment to stand by them through some challenging times.

Candidates will need to be over 22 years of age and able to demonstrate flexibility, empathy, warmth, creativity and enthusiasm. The ability to work a rota shift pattern is essential as this post will be mainly evening and weekend work. An additional £33.93 is paid for each sleep-in duty.

For more information please contact the manager Janet North using the following email address: 

Having read the vacancy details, if you feel this vacancy is not suitable for you but you know someone who would be interested - please share this information.

Please apply online 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: Monday 7th September 2015
The Safe Care Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th September 2015 and the Professional/Recruitment Evening will be held on Friday 18th September 2015 between 6pm and 8pm. 

Organisation: Open Youth Trust 
Youth Team Administrator
We are looking for a dedicated individual to play a key role in supporting OPEN's Youth team delivery staff with administrative tasks associated with youth service provision for children, young people and the local community.

Click here for full job description and here for application form.

Dance Instructor

We are looking for a creative and passionate individual with the knowledge and experience to lead and develop the performing arts offer at OPEN Youth Trust for children, young people and the local community. The dance instructor will deliver engaging and high quality dance provision for children and young people.
Click here for full job description and here for application form.

Youth Worker Volunteer Mentor
We are looking for an organised and motivated individual with a commitment to supporting children and young people to plan, deliver, assist and evaluate our young volunteer programme as well as other activities including our Drop in service.
Click here for full job description and here for application form.

Closing date: 31st August 2015 with interviews taking place w/c 7th September 2015.
To apply please provide a completed application with covering letter and CV (optional) via email to

Organisation: Integrate Youth For Christ
Job Title: Area Schools and Youth Workers
Location: South Norfolk and North Suffolk area with Diss
Salary: £15-£19,000 per annum (pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications)
Hours: Part-time - 12 hours a week, term-time plus two weeks. 

Two posts (would consider combining to one post). Integrate YFC are a local centre of the national organisation Youth for Christ. We are passionate about reaching out with the good news to the young people in the South Norfolk and North Suffolk area with Diss at its centre. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a heart for young people to help us develop our work within local high schools and work with local churches to run youth initiatives in the area, such as youth cafes/after school drop-ins or projects. There may be the potential to increase the hours of the posts in the future if further funding is secured and the successful candidates wished to.

There is a genuine occupation requirement that the post holders are committed Christians in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Due to the nature of this role a Disclosure & Barring Service check is required before a final job offer is made. A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment with us.

Application form and job specifications are available on our website or contact the office from 24th August 2015 onwards. 
T: +44(0)1379 658796 
Integrate YFC, Diss United Reformed Church, Mere Street, Diss Norfolk. IP22 4AD

Closing Date: 9th September 2015
Interviews likely to be during the week beginning the 21st September 2015

Organisation: Norfolk Carers Support
Job Title:
 X2 Young Adult Carers Support Worker
Location: One is based in Norwich & One is based in Great Yarmouth
Salary: Pro rata of £20,600 
Hours: 25 hours / week - Both roles are six month contracts

We are seeking motivated team players to join our Young Adult Carers Transitions Project. 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 will provide tailored 1:1 assessments and support plans via referrals from schools, colleges and local agencies. Use of own car (mileage allowance paid) is essential.

Please see the Job Description, Person Specification and application materials on our website. If you have any questions, please contact 01603 219924 or 

Closing date: Tuesday 1st September 2015

Organisation: About With Friends

Job Title: Health and Social Care Apprentices 

About With Friends are looking to recruit two new apprentices to work across the organisation. The focus will be on support work with the young people and adults with learning disabilities who attend our services but the apprentice will be expected to work in any area of the business where they are required. They will be appropriately coached and supervised at all times. They will mainly work in the Work skills service which is our daytime work service. Members attend to work in one of our catering, gardening, production or community teams. Staff support the members in a variety of activities with an emphasis on the well-being and safety of the member.

This service is open from approximately 8.45am until 4.15pm. However the apprentice may be expected to work shifts on occasions on other services that take place in the evening and at weekends. This includes our Youth and Adult Leisure programmes. Apprentices may also - after a period of training - be asked to work in our Supported Living service which helps members in their own homes or in accessing the community.

Closing date: 30th August 2015

To apply for the above roles please complete the application form and email the completed form to or post to the HR Dept., About With Friends, Unit 22d, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9JW

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