Project Worker (Transitional) – Horsham / Crawley - YMCA DownsLink Group

Project Worker (Transitional) – Horsham / Crawley

Job Title: Project Worker (Transitional)

Location: Horsham, West Sussex

Salary: £22,640 per annum

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 7th May 2021

Interview date: 12th May 2021

About the Position

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about working with young people to promote independence and support them with any issues they may have. You will need to be able to work on own initiative as well as being part of the team, adaptability and organisation are requirements for this role.

As a Project Worker, you’ll be working alongside the Projects Manager, Senior Project Worker and the wider housing team to provide effective day to day management of our community accommodation projects. This includes delivering one to one sessions and group work sessions to assist residents to develop personally and socially in order that they grow in confidence and move towards independence. You will also be providing support to 18-35 year old residents across Horsham and Crawley, coaching in life skills and liaising with other agencies.

Based in Horsham, you will be working full time across Horsham and Crawley and may need to travel to other areas of West Sussex.

Key Requirements:
• Driving licence
• Access to vehicle
• Experience of working with young people

The successful applicant will be experienced in and/or passionate about working directly with young people aged 18-35 and able to engage and relate well to this age group.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager Jenny Burling [email protected] or email [email protected] and your query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Further Information

An inclusive workplace – We appreciate the rich diversity of our staff and seek to create a culture where everyone develops and fulfils their potential. We recognise the immense value of different perspectives brought by those with varied backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences. As such, YMCA DLG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.

Accessibility – If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.

For more information on our efforts to build an inclusive workplace, and how we can support you with your application, please see the application pack.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Should you require any assistance with our application process, or have any questions regarding volunteering opportunities, please email us at [email protected]


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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