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Team Leader

NFP People
West Yorkshire (Hybrid)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£30,266 £ £33,767 per annum (Pro-rata)
Part-time (28 hours per week)
Job description

Team Leader

This is an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to work with a growing organisation delivering social change and helping them to thrive.

Position: Calderdale Team Leader

Location: Cross Green, Leeds, LS9. Delivering work on an outreach basis in the Calderdale local authority area. Opportunities to work from home and council offices in Halifax when not delivering front line work.

Hours: 28 hours per week

Salary: £30,266 – £33,767 per annum (Pro-rata)

Benefits: Special Leave and Flexible Working Policies, Employee Assistance Scheme with Health Assured, Up to 5% match pension contributions, Free Parking, Bike Parking and a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Closing Date: Monday 24th November

The Role

With support from the team and Calderdale partners, you will develop a new service for Gypsies and Travellers who live in Calderdale. Whilst you will be guided by our service specification you will have the opportunity to further engage with community members and bring your own ideas to this exciting new project.  

Your starting point will be to engage with partners and partnerships, to reach out and find and sign up new members (Gypsies and Travellers) in Calderdale; across roadside families, and those living in bricks and mortar accommodations and yards. You will line manage an advocate which will include supporting them to continue to deliver the roadside advocacy service.  

You will ensure the smooth running of our Calderdale work, being the first point of contact for members and will link them to our specialist West Yorkshire services.  

You will work with the senior leadership team on strategic projects and meetings, involving our members in these. You will develop and lead a small team including project plans, monitoring, contributing to fundraising and being a first point of contact for safeguarding.  

Key responsibilities include:

Staff Management

Lead and manage a small team to include staff, volunteers, and students
Ensure regular supervision, a weekly team meeting, and diary management
Ensure all organizational processes are followed by your team
Responsible for booking and managing training for your team including mandatory, role-specific, and personal development
Ensure your staff understand and implement the processes developed to manage quality in your department


Complete small funding bids with support from your manager
Manage project budgets and ensure finance processes are followed

Partnership Working

Ensure good relationships with our funders and supporters
Work directly with partner organizations to improve options for our members establishing new activities and offers

Project Management

Co-ordinate the delivery of projects in your team
Lead project planning meetings and update documents
Set and follow a delivery plan for your area that is co-produced with our members – ensuring a variety of activities reaching new and existing members
Complete funder and organisational monitoring returns in a timely manner to your manager

About You

Essential criteria include:

English GCSE or equivalent
Maths GCSE or equivalent
Experience in supervising staff and volunteers
Experience working with Gypsy and Traveller communities or other marginalised groups
Experience in delivering and planning projects
Experience working in partnership with other agencies
Experience in making safeguarding decisions
Experience in managing relationships with funders and contract managers

If you wish to be considered for this post please complete the application form provided with full details of your education and employment history, including any unpaid or voluntary work.

PLEASE NOTE: CV’s will not be accepted for this role, you will be redirected through to the charity’s website where you will need to complete their application form.

About the Organisation

This candidate will be joining a vibrant and brave grassroots organisation led by Gypsy and Traveller people in West Yorkshire. The employer is an established and award-winning civil society organisation with a national profile.  They are recognised as being innovative, brave and creative.  

Their overall aim is to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, and employment, financial and social inclusion. They run several community-facing and strategic projects to achieve their aims including advocacy, community development and youth work. 

You may also have experience in areas such as Team Leader, Social Care Team Leader, Mental Health Team Leader, Learning Disabilities Team Leader, Service Team Leader, Service Manager, Service Supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.

Posted on: 27 October 2023
Closed date: 24 November 2023 at 23:30
Job ref: 5387
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work