Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
£30,000 pro rata (£18,000 actual gross)
Permanent, Contract, Part-time
Job description

ESTEEM, a Sussex based youth charity, has a great opportunity for a Wellbeing Project Manager to join our team. Leading on Wellbeing Workshops, overseeing counselling services and supporting young people on a one to one and group level.

Based at ESTEEM’s offices, in Shoreham, West Sussex, The Well-being project acts as a ‘plug-in’ to ESTEEM’s Youth COAST (Creating Opportunities, Activities, Support & Training) project, for 14-26 year olds. The Wellbeing Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing a free counselling service, with both qualified and in-training counsellors. Counsellors provide 1:1 sessions for an hour a week per person, to be reviewed after 12 sessions. This role will also include delivery of ½ hour sessions for support, advice and guidance as needed basis.

The Well-being Project aims to work with over 100 young people per year aged 14-26, across all of Sussex, who are facing barriers to achieving their life-goals. Using the five Ways to Wellbeing (Give, Take Notice, Learn, Connect, Be Active), young people will be able to access support, guidance and gain confidence in a safe space. The Wellbeing Project encourages young people to make new friends, help the organisation grow and get involved in their local community. 


This project aims to provide (per year):

  • 150 hours of free 1:1 counselling for young people 

  •  200 1/2 hour wellbeing sessions for advice and planning for young people who are in need of immediate support. This would be primarily run by the Wellbeing Manager.

  • 8 -12 Wellbeing Workshops per year including topics such as Resilience, Leadership, or Creative Thinking. Occasionally these may need to happen during the evening Drop-in (6-8pm).

  • Oversee the recruitment and coordination of 2 fully qualified Counsellors and 3 Trainee Counsellors & facilitate access to clinical supervision, with a view to growing this team as capacity permits.

  • Liaise with Counselling training providers.

  • Maintaining records and updating staff.

  • Liaise with ESTEEM’s Head of Safeguarding to ensure best practice is maintained throughout the project.

Principal tasks and responsibilities 


Well-being High Level Support 

  1. Liaising with CO, Project Manager, Project Worker & Counsellors to manage & schedule 1:1 support sessions with young adults

  2. Working closely with young adults to prompt and identify any issues & help them to make a resolution plan 

  3. Spend quality time with young adults, listening & offering support while maintaining clear boundaries

  4. Maintain up to date contact logs and data files to ensure information is correctly shared and acted upon according to data protection and confidentiality guidelines

  5. Promote and keep yourself up to date with other organisation’s events and projects that may benefit young people

  6. Updating the staff team with any issues or developments with young people

  7. Write quarterly reports for the senior team and trustees on project progress

  8. Be part of the Designated Safeguarding team with 2-3 evenings on-call (until 9pm) each month.


Counselling Coordination

  1. Working with ESTEEM Counsellors to offer them support & guidance, ensuring clinical supervision is maintained for all counsellors

  2. Liaise with ESTEEM Staff Team to maintain in-house clinical supervision for front-line staff

  3. Liaise with counsellors in matching young adults with suitable counsellors, taking into account skill level, interests & approaches

  4. Liaising with external Counselling Training Providers, offering placements at ESTEEM & providing relevant documentation & procedures

  5. Managing the space for confidential sessions, alongside the other staff team members

  6. Promote the wellbeing services that ESTEEM offers within the team & on external networks 

  7. Work with the Youth COAST Project Manager to oversee and monitor the project’s budget


Well-being Workshops

  1. To run between 8-12  workshops of between 2hrs to 1 day in length 

  2. Cover a range of topics that are requested or identified by young adults as being needed or wanted

  3. Maintain records of attendees and ensure relevant documentation is completed

  4. Liaise with the Project Worker to coordinate & plan the Drop-in activities involving your workshops 

  5. Work to budgets

  6. Liaise with the YMT (Youth Management Team) to tailor sessions & workshops & maintain ESTEEM’s Youth-led approach at all times

  7. Signpost participants to ESTEEM opportunities and promote relevant events and projects

More about ESTEEM

ESTEEM was established in 1997 and since those early beginnings has made steady progress in expanding activities, both in terms of numbers of y... Read more

Posted on: 18 June 2020
Closed date: 16 July 2020
Job ref: Wellbeing Project Manager
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management

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