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Monday 8 May 2017

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About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives through housing and support for over 30 years. 
Our service works because we keep young people's needs at the centre of all delivery. 
With over 100 staff in four locations, we provide housing support and advice to around 2500 young people per year. We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

You can read more about what we do and who we are.

About the job

(Please read the full job description for more detail)

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 6 june 2017
Interviews: Thursday 15 June 2017

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Pay: £22,658 to £24,964 (NJC scale 25-28) per year pro rata starting at the bottom of the scale.
  • Hours per week: Part time 22.5 hours (3 days a week or 4 short days if preferred).
  • Contract type: Permanent.
  • 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata).
  • Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare.
  • Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8%, (see Sum of T&Cs below).
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, this post will include some evening and weekend work.
  • You will need to travel across Bristol and South Glos so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments.

This is an exciting opportunity being delivered by 1625ip as part of the national End Youth Homelessness partnership.

You'll be working in the Participation and Learning (PaL) Team and line managed by the PaL Manager. You'll be based at our Head Office in Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol.
Our PaL Team focuses on supporting young people to develop essential life skills such as knowing how to manage money, how to cook and how to work as part of a team.

We are also responsible for helping young people develop work related skills through our own participation and informal learning programmes and through volunteering.
This post will help some of our service users to take the next step into paid employment or work based learning.
You will work with up to 60 young people over the year with a view to placing 30 into Education, Employment or Training (EET)  outcomes, with an emphasis on employment and work based training.
The PaL team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences. 
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. 
A typical day will include
  • Maintaining regular contact with your caseload of young people seeking work based learning and employment.
  • Supporting young people to access and secure EET opportunities.
  • Supporting young people to sustain EET placements.

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.

You have a good knowledge of the local labour market and excellent motivational and guidance skills. The most important thing in this role is having belief in young people's skills and abilities, alongside the ability to help them see and achieve their potential.

You are well organised, with good monitoring, recording and reporting skills and the ability to use IT effectively.

You have experience of direct work with young people, preferably in the context of providing careers guidance, work placements etc.
If you'd like to have an informal chat about the role please contact: Melanie Lavin, PaL Manager, on 0117 317 8833.

Closing Date: 5pm Tuesday 6 June 2017

Interviews: Thursday 17 June 2017

Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.

We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.

We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.

Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:

  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.

Please read our full Policies below for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk.


Download the documents in the Job Pack below or email jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Returning completed applications:

You can send your application by post to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

or email: jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Job Pack


All contents copyright© 2013. 1625 Independent People is a charity and a registered society (Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, reg: 23964R exempt from registration with the Charity Commission). Registered office: Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER. Created & Managed By Solsoft