Sessional Worker - “Get Growing” Allotment Project, Young People’s Group, Bristol

Step Together helps people who are excluded from society to participate in volunteering and build a more positive future. A quarter of our beneficiaries are young people who are: leaving care; young carers; at risk of homelessness; young offenders; teenage parents; or have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Through our programmes we seek to enable our clients to integrate into their local communities, improve mental and physical well-being, develop positive social networks, and increase transition to education and sustainable employment.

After receiving significant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Charity is thrilled to be starting up its very own allotment project in South Bristol where our young people can come together in a sociable and safe environment to learn about growing and cooking food. To support this project, we are now looking to recruit a part time sessional worker who can take a lead on-site and help develop the skills of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

Although part of a small team based in Bristol, this person will need to be able to work independently at times and co-ordinate a small team of volunteers. They will need to have experience of working with young people, and preferably young people with complex needs. Friendly and approachable, they will be intuitive to the needs of people with mental and physical health issues and those who are feel excluded from society because of their gender/sexuality, ethnicity and religious beliefs. At Step Together, we believe everyone has opportunity to be an active and contributing member of the community and our new Sessional Worker will share our vision in enabling people with complex needs to change their lives through active involvement in this community project.

An understanding of supporting young carers and those who are not in any employment, education or training (NEET) would be useful. This is by no means essential though as you will be working with an experienced Project Manager who will offer guidance and support.

The role would suit a former volunteer co-ordinator, social care team lead / support worker or similar. It goes without saying that our new Sessional Worker will need to have “green fingers” and love everything about gardening and horticulture. You don’t need to be an expert but have the energy and passion to work with young people to help them develop their interest and skills in allotment work as part of their volunteering training. You will co-ordinate and plan sessions and activities that include anything from growing a wide range of vegetables, herbs and plants to preparing produce for our group cooking sessions.

As the “go to” on the allotment, you will connect with other charity staff and volunteers as the allotment space will be utilised for partnership working. Where required, training will be given in First Aid, Child and Adult Safeguarding.

A car driver / owner is desirable, preferably with a D1 level and insured for business (business mileage will be refunded).

Contract Duration & Terms: This is initially a 6-12 month fixed term contract, renewable dependant on future funding.

Hours: Fixed 7 hours per week (potentially over 2-3 days a week between Monday to Friday)

Salary: £6,370 per annum 

Holidays: 25 days + Statutory Holidays (pro rata based on hours worked)

To apply, please complete an application form below and send to [email protected], explaining clearly how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification below.  

Step Together Volunteering is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all groups. If you need documents in an alternative format or require any adjustments or support, please contact us at [email protected] or 0117 9449052.

Step Together is committed to being a disability confident employer. For more information on what this means, click here.

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Support Worker (Project Manager) - Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel and Veterans – East of England

Step Together’s Rehabilitation through Volunteering project provides in-depth support to wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans and service personnel across England to engage in community volunteering as part of their rehabilitation and recovery process. 

We are seeking a Project Manager to work directly with WIS clients in the East of England, working alongside Personnel Recovery staff and representatives from veterans’ organisations engaged in the WIS recovery programmes. Through one-to-one support, group presentations, workshops, visits and follow-up mentoring, the post-holder will encourage and support WIS clients into volunteering placements, with the aim of enhancing confidence and personal skills and supporting a successful transition to civilian life. 

The position will be home-based in the East Midlands/East of England and will involve significant travel to clients, referral agencies, recipient charities, and the PRU in Colchester, so the use of a car and full, clean driving licence is essential. 

This position requires persistence, self-motivation, and determination, and would be very well suited to someone with direct military (or military family) experience at a management level. The ability to relate to veterans and soldiers of all genders and all ages, and their families, with a specific focus on supporting those who have been wounded, injured or sick, is crucial. Applicants should be comfortable with remote working and have a valid driving licence. 

This is a 12-month fixed term contract, permanent subject to funding. 

Hours: 21 hours per week (to be worked over 3 to 5 days) Salary: £15,300 actual (£25,500 FTE) 

Holidays: 20 days including public holidays (33 FTE) 

To apply, please complete an application form available below and send to [email protected] explaining clearly how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, also available below. 

Step Together Volunteering is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all groups. If you need documents in an alternative format or require any adjustments or support, please contact us at [email protected] or 0117 9449052.

Step Together committed to being a disability confident employer. For more information on what this means, click here.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form



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