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Young Carers Support Advisor

Full or Part Time, Full Time is 37 hours per week.

Worked flexibly according to service. Arrangements to be negotiated. Will require after school hours working some evenings and weekends and possibility of occasional overnights.

Salary: £21,723.03

Reporting to: Young Carers Team Leader

Start date: ASAP

Special Conditions: 

• 3 months’ probation period.
• Supervision and training are provided with the post. 
• Home working allowance is payable for remote workers.
• Travel across the county is required, for which mileage expenses are reimbursed. 
• Able to work unsociable hours to meet the demands of the service, including evenings and weekends and occasional overnights with a sleep in rate. 
• Full driving licence and access to own car.
• An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Main Duties: 

To work with young carers and their families to identify:

  1. The level of the young carer’s role and the impact this has on them;
  2. Support available to them to reduce the caring role and increase the young carer’s opportunities.
  3. To work with the family to set goals and review progress including making home and school visits.
  4. To develop networks with a wide range of relevant organisations and understand the services they provide and how families can access them.
  5.  To establish and promote clear referral systems between Carers in Hertfordshire and relevant agencies.
  6.  To use the Families First and Team around the Family (TAF) processes to appropriately support young carers and their families including taking on the role of lead professional when appropriate.
  7.  To support the work of the Young Carers’ Council, enabling and equipping young carers to have a strong voice on issues that affect them and their families.
  8. Delivering awareness training to a wide range of audiences including Governors, school staff, health and social care professionals.
  9.  Supporting schools to develop and deliver an action plan to increase identification and support for carers in their setting including attaining schools awards where appropriate.
  10.  To maintain up to date records of work using Carers in Hertfordshire database and Hertfordshire’s EHM system in line with data protection regulations, Carers in Hertfordshire policy and early help guidance.
  11.  To undertake relevant tasks as may reasonably be required as a team member of Carers in Hertfordshire.
  12.  To perform all duties in accordance with the Carers in Hertfordshire Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Practice.   
  13. To promote the charity and assist with fundraising.
  14. To ensure that all duties are carried out in line with the organisation’s health and safety, operational, performance management, personnel, data protection, and financial regulations policies and procedures.

For full job description and person specification

Carers in Hertfordshire Application Form  

For more information please visit Carers in Hertfordshire website here


Sessional project workers

The Gifted are looking for passionate and experienced Sessional Staff to deliver our unique programmes.

Sessional project workers supports young people to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, you play a key role to enable young people to develop themselves further, build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, you will help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive through our Butterfly and Reality Check programme.

You will have experience of working with young people who have been labelled as ‘hard to engage’ and/or who have experienced disadvantage.  You have a proven track record of supporting young people to create change in their lives by providing constructive feedback and development mentorship.

If you are passionate about enabling young people to reach their full potential, to coach and develop the next generation of young leaders, while growing your professional skills  in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with The Gifted. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!

You must have a full driving license and use of a vehicle to travel to sites across Enfield and Hertfordshire.

Sound like you?

To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for The Gifted and what skills and experience you have that make you an ideal candidate.

For more information and to download a job description please follow the link below:



Part-time Senior Youth Support Worker

The Swan Youth Project - Berkhamsted  £10 - £11 an hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed person to work in our team of Youth Support Workers and volunteers to help provide a safe friendly environment at our Drop-In sessions for young people aged 12 - 18 years. The main aim of the job is to ensure that young people have a wide range of social educational opportunities, which will encourage their personal and social development as well as raise their level of personal achievement. Experience in Youth Work is expected, plus a willingness to attend training courses where appropriate, and to be a committed member of our team is essential. The position will also include some administration and planning and delivery of activities.

Knowledge in IT experience and technical musical experience is desirable.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £10.00 to £11.00 /hour

Applicants need to email Penny at The Swan


  • Youth Work: 1 year (Required)


Project and Volunteer Manager

Job Opportunity with Herts Inclusive Theatre

Project and Volunteer Manager

Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) use the arts and wellbeing practices to build confidence, develop skills and give participants and their families memorable, enjoyable life experiences where everyone is encouraged, valued, supported and has their part to play.
We believe that everyone should have opportunities to enhance their lives through creative and educational activities in environments that are positive and welcoming to all, regardless of people’s background or abilities.
HIT is an arts charity which aims to improve the well-being of people, particularly children and young people and those who are disadvantaged or disabled, by using the arts to build confidence and develop skills in an inclusive, fun, creative space.
Our drama activities are open to all, particularly welcoming disabled people and those experiencing various kinds of disadvantage.
Herts Inclusive Theatre are looking for a freelance contractor to provide the organisation with ‘Project and Volunteer Manager’ services as dictated by the specifications detailed in the scope of work below.
Project work will commence on 1st February and end on 31st July 2019. This is a trial period of a new contractor role and will be reviewed at the end of the trial period by the organisation’s Director. It is the hope that this will then become an employed position.
The aim of the position is to support the delivery of the day-to-day operations of HIT’s commissioned and self-funded projects including the current (As of Jan 18) 12 weekly projects, serving as liaison between freelance workshop leaders and the organisation. Support a team of volunteers and vet new volunteer applications.
This is offered on a self-employed basis, the organisation will pay a fee of £11 per hour.
The work will be for 16 hours per week over a period of 30 weeks between 1st February and 31st July 2019.
A copy of the full role description, can be downloaded from the HIT website –
To apply please send a cover letter and CV for attention of Caroline Stevens, Director to or post to Herts Inclusive Theatre, The Holywell Centre, Chaffinch Lane, WD18 9QD. Deadline for applications is 12pm, 23rd January 2019.



Play Worker

Dynamic Ducks Ltd are looking to recruit a new Play Worker.

Main duties include:

 Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
 Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
 Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
 Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
 Administering first aid when necessary.
 Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
 Helping with club administration, where necessary.
 Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
 Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
 Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
 Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
 Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

To apply please contact Lizzy Duck on for an application form.

Playworker Job Description


HIT Trustee Board Member


At its simplest, the role of the trustee board is to receive assets from donors, safeguard them and apply them to the charitable purposes of HIT. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of HIT, exercising the same standard of duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility. The trustee board must act as a group and not as individuals. The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organisation. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy.

Duties of a trustee board member
The main duties of a trustee board member are to:
● ensure that HIT complies with its governing document (its Constitution), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
● contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to HIT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
● ensure the financial stability and safeguard the good name and values of HIT

Trustees are initially appointed for a 3-year period and expected to attend an induction meeting prior to their first board meeting. The post is unpaid but out of pocket expenses may be reimbursed.
Board meetings are held four times a year after office hours, Trustees are required to attend a minimum of three of those meetings. The meetings last approximately two hours and are usually at HIT’s office in Watford. Each year there is an Annual Meeting. Trustees are invited to attend HIT events, groups and activities.

Person specification

Each trustee must have:
● a commitment to the mission of HIT
● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
● integrity
● strategic vision
● good, independent judgement
● an ability to think creatively
● a willingness to speak their mind
● an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of HIT.

HIT are looking to augment the Board of Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:
● financial management, income generation and enterprise
● corporate and charity law
● public policy and public affairs
● national and local voluntary sector
● national and local government and statutory bodies
● social enterprise
● human resource management
● volunteering management
● funding/foundations
● social investment and impact

We would welcome a conversation with anybody interested in becoming a Trustee. Please contact Caroline Stevens, Artistic Director on / 01923 216951


Finance Trustee Vacancy 

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children aged 1-5 who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child. 

Financially sound and with good governance we are poised for a period of expansion.  We are now looking for a new Finance Trustee to join our team. Finance records kept in Xero, an understanding of this is essential to the role 

Please visit our website to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, please call 07572 465504.  

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at and copy in our Director Andrea Clarke MBE at and let us know a little about yourself.    

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references. 


Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.

You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.

This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to Any questions, please email