Young People’s Project Worker

Category: service user involvement
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £18,562 - £22,500 per annum pro rata Grade G

Job description

Young People's Project Worker

VoiceAbility are recruiting for a part time (8hrs pw) Young People’s Project Worker to join the Speak Out Council team which acts as a voice for people with a learning disability or who are on the autistic spectrum. We run drop in sessions and consultations on a wide range of topics and work with professionals and organisations to influence decisions. The Project Worker supports the Young People’s Speak Out Council Representative.

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, VoiceAbility is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected. 

Apply now to help make a positive difference to vulnerable peoples’ lives.


Position: Young People's Project Worker

Location: Westwick, Cambridgeshire (with travel across Cambridgeshire)

Job type: Part Time (PT), Permanent

Hours: 8 hours pw

Salary: £18,562 - £22,500 per annum pro rata Grade G

Benefits: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays; 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution; Salary sacrifice pension scheme; Cycle to work; Employee Assistance programme;  Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance; Support with professional development

Closing date for applications:  29th August 2019
Interviews: 20th September 2019


About the role:

The Project worker will support the Young People's Speak Out Council Representative. They will need supporting at consultations, events and a range of meetings. This includes both internal and external meetings. There will be occasions where the project worker will be required to feedback information and consultation findings in place of the leader. They must therefore be comfortable presenting to a wide range of professionals and people with learning disabilities in various settings.

This role will involve working on the Speak Out Council's projects, leading on preparing for adulthood (the period before, during and shortly after the move for young people aged 14-25 from childrens to adult services). This will involve developing and sustaining links with schools and colleges across Cambridgeshire and consulting with young people regularly on a range of topics.

The role is office based, with travel across Cambridgeshire as there will be occasions where there may be events during evenings or weekends.


About you:

The successful candidate will have experience of:  

  • working with people to ensure their rights and their voices are heard, and vulnerable adults and children
  • managing relationships and of representing an organisation externally.


You will:

  • be an excellent communicator with experience of report writing
  • used to working with a range of different stakeholders
  • have IT skills and a working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and
  • hold a full and clean Driving Licence with access to a car in order to visit locations across Cambridgeshire is essential.


Desirable skills or experience: 

Experience working in the Charity sector would be an advantage, as would knowledge of Health and Social Care law, policy etc., Advocacy and National Best Practice Standards and the Action for Advocacy Code of Practice. A degree level qualification would be beneficial, as would experience in a role that requires outstanding communication skills to achieve excellent results.

You may have experience of the following: Young People's Project Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Project Assistant, Project Administrator, Project Support, Assistant Project Manager, Junior Project Manager, Trainee Project Manager, Project Worker etc.


How to apply:

Download and read through the Job Description, Person Specification, Application form, & Equal Opportunities form
Return your fully completed Application form and Equal Opportunities form (clearly stating the vacancy and its location) to

NB CV’s and postal applications will not be considered.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to make your application form please call recruitment on 01223 555822.