Brighton and Hove
Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove
£19,595 per year (pro rata), £5,225 per annum (actual)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description


Project Assistant (Weekends) – Brighton Young Families Project

10 hours per week

Permanent contract

£19,595 per annum (pro rata)

£5,225 per annum (actual)


An exciting opportunity within our supported housing service for young families in Brighton has become available. We are recruiting a Project Assistant to work weekend shifts at our Brighton base which houses 8 young families in low to medium supported accommodation.

As a service, we provide a safe and caring environment for young families, with their aspirations and desires always at the forefront of the support we offer them. Overall, our service seeks to increase the aspirations and motivations of families to take up education, employment and training opportunities and improve family function with children feeling more secure and parents confident in their parenting abilities.

The team work in a holistic manner, adopting a psychologically-informed approach to support young parents to transition into independent living throughout Brighton & Hove.

You must have some experience working with young families, particularly those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs. You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all residents and visitors to the project receive a friendly and professional welcome. You will support the effective running of the project, dealing with face to face and telephone enquiries, processing rent payments and supporting the wider staff team to help young families manage their behaviour and maintain their tenancies. You will also be responsible for the safety and security of the building and the residents.

There is a strong element around data recording using a variety of data management systems, we require staff who are confident in their ability to adapt easily to these systems.

The available shifts are on Saturdays & Sundays 5 hours per day.

We are happy to consider applications from people interested in a job share to work just one 8-hour shift per week, instead of two, or working alternative weekends.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.


If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please have a look at the vacancy on our website for contact details. We will not respond to agencies.


As part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines, we only accept applications completed on our application form. Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting paper copies of forms and are currently only accepting application forms submitted by email.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Monday 13th July 2020 at 9am

Interview date: To Be Confirmed

Posted on: 01 July 2020
Closed date: 13 July 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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