England, United Kingdom
£20,338 per year
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Job Advertisement

Job title:       ‘Little Stars’ Early Intervention Northern Project Worker

Department:  Early Intervention Project Team

Location:      Yorkshire based with travel as required

Hours:           28 hours per week

Salary:           £25,422 FTE (20,338 pro rata for 28 hours per week)

Start Date:    July 2019 onwards

Duration:      3-year pilot project (with potential to extend)

SHINE is the National Charity in England for children and adults with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. We provide specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with the conditions, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff.

Purpose of the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced Project Worker with drive, enthusiasm and motivation to work with local, regional and national colleagues to deliver our ‘Little Stars’ Early Intervention Project (funded by The National Lottery Community Fund) across the Northern Region.

The aim of the project is to improve the life chances of children, who are 10 years old or under with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, by promoting independence and providing them and their families with early intervention support.

Working with local and regional colleagues you will be responsible for delivering:


  • One to one proactive support delivered to beneficiaries at key life stages, coordinated with SDWs and health teams to ensure no cross-over.
  • An increased presence in multi-disciplinary clinics across England
  • Medical advice through our specialist health team and physiotherapist
  • Engagement with schools including producing/distributing resources, as well as raising awareness and undertaking school visits
  • A programme of local support groups and family outings in the Northern Region
  • Regional information sessions and events in the Northern Region
  • Referral and signposting of beneficiaries to other support networks outside of Shine, where appropriate

In return, Shine will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 3% pension contribution
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays + additional discretionary leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Support to learn and develop

For more information about Shine and a detailed job description, please visit Shine's website

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Val Stokes at Shine

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter explaining how you fulfil the requirements of the role to Val Stokes  by 12pm on Monday 24th June 2019

Interviews arranged w/c 1st July 2019.  However, we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


More about Shine

Shine is the only national charity dedicated to supporting people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in England, Wales and No... Read more

Refreshed on: 12 June 2019
Closed date: 24 June 2019
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