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Vacancies

Thanks for taking an interest in working for us! We’re a close-knit bunch and work by the values of excellence, integrity, ownership, compassion and team. If that sounds like you, we’d love you to apply for one of our vacancies to join us in delivering our vision to impact individuals and influence systems.

By working with us, you will be offering solutions that are characterised by renewed hope, developed confidence and improved skills; our programmes release people to be agents of change in their communities.

If you decide to apply, please return your completed applications to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk, unless otherwise specified.

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Lead Outreach Youth Development Coordinator

Final deadline for applications: Friday 21st January 2022
Salary: £27,000 - £29,000
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours week
Location: Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Thurrock
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Description

We are currently looking to recruit a Lead Outreach Youth Development Co-ordinator to mentor and support young people in their schools and on their estates who are on the edge of school exclusion, mental health issues or Serious Youth Violence through 1-2-1’s, after school positive activities, holiday programmes and residentials.

You will also coordinate all positive activities and detached work being the first point of contact for the team, maintaining the schedule or activities, assigning staff to activities. You will be a frequent face at all outreach sessions ensuring quality and consistency of delivery.

A bonus of £500 will be paid on successfully completing a probationary period to the required standard.

Outreach Youth Development Worker / Mentor

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 per annum pro rata
Hours: 18.75 - 37.5 hours per week (unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and residential)
Location: Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Thurrock
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Description

We are currently looking to recruit an Outreach Youth Development Worker / Mentor to support young people in their schools and on their estates that are on the edge of school exclusion, mental health issues or Serious Youth Violence through mentoring, detached work, positive activities and holiday programs, and recruit adults in the community to be mentors.

The successful applicants will have experience of working with young people on estates, streets and in community and outreach settings OR young people with borderline or undiagnosed mental health issues. With experience of information, advice and guidance, 1-2-1 mentoring and workshops and experience of leading youth work sessions and of delivering specialist activities: dance, sports, arts, gym, etc.

A bonus of £1,000 will be paid on successfully completing a probationary period to the required standard.

If you would be interested in applying for this role, please email a completed application form to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Outreach Youth Development Worker

Hours: 9-24 hours per week negotiable, including evenings and occasional weekends and residentials.
Location: Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Thurrock
Duration: Permanent
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Description

We are currently recruiting for an Outreach Youth Development Worker to join our team and carry out detached outreach and positive activity work adapated for the COVID-19 situation.

You will:

  • Actively engage in the detached and outreach programme.
  •  Support young people in their schools and on their estates that are on the edge of school exclusion, mental health issues or Serious Youth Violence through after school 1-2-1s, positive activities and holiday programs.
  • Liaise and build rapport with Statutory, community and voluntary youth organisations in order to provide warm introductions to the young people we work with.
  • Carry out community profiles and mapping of young people in their communities developing and co-designing programs that meet the needs of the youth in her communities.
  • Work with our adapted COVID-19 detached and outreach plan.

A successful applicant will:

  • Have at least a Level 3 youth work qualification or equivalent, and at least a Level 2 English qualification.
  • Have experience with young people on estates, streets, and in community and outreach settings
  • Have experience working with challenging young people in a full-time paid capacity.
  • Have experience working with young people with borderline or undiagnosed mental health issues.
  • Have experience managing safeguarding incidents.
  • Have experience delivering positive activities or youth clubs.
  • Have experiences with specialist activities, e.g. dance, sports, arts.

This vacancy will remain open until all posts are filled. Interviews will be conducted and reviewed on an ongoing ad-hoc basis.

Please return completed application forms to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Community Development Worker

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum pro rata
Hours: 2.5 days (19 hours) per week (including evenings)
Location: Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge
Duration: Until end November 2022
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Description

We are currently looking to recruit a Community Development Worker up until November 2022.

The Community Development Worker will capacity Build to Support Violence Reduction in the Community as an exciting estate based initiative to create community as an antidote to the surge in serious youth violence. You will work alongside our team of youth and community workers as you work intensely on two estates, liaising with partner organisations & stakeholders and recruiting, training and supporting local community members to become volunteer mentors and community activists.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of two years’ working in communities with high levels of youth violence. Experience in managing safeguarding incidents. The ability to develop relationships with residents, local businesses, statutory services and VCS organisations. Excellent communication skills with the ability to interpret, analyse and present data, with knowledge and understanding of social issues and how public sector bodies work and previous safeguarding experience.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Salary: £10,714.29
Hours: 15 a week, Monday to Friday
Location: LifeLine House, Dagenham RM8 3QS
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Description

The HR Assistant will provide an effective and efficient generalist HR service throughout the organisation to managers and employees under the guidance of the Business and Quality Manager by providing a proactive support service and advice on a range of HR issues, ensuring effective and efficient administration, compliant with relevant legislation, best practice and company policy.

In your role, you will be required to:

  • Assist with recruitment, including managing the recruitment inbox – responding to all speculative applications and agencies as appropriate and passing CVs on for further consideration.
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed in connection with joiners and leavers e.g. DBS checks, obtaining references, offer letters, contracts, exit interviews.
  • Organise and manage all aspects of the family-friendly processes including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and unpaid leave and support re-integration on return from leave ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed and managers are kept fully up to date.
  • Assist with a range of employee relation issues as and when they arise.
  • Have a thorough understanding of HR law in particular relating to contracts, terms and conditions, discrimination, maternity/paternity, dismissal processes, grievances, etc.
  • Make bookings for external training as required.
  • Maintain a record of all training.
  • Assist with the organisation of staff events.
  • Communicate payroll changes to the Finance department on all staff matters that affect payroll within the timescales set to run payroll.
  • Maintain a database of completed appraisals.
  • Chase overdue appraisals where required.
  • Understand HR policies and their practical application in order to provide advice and support to all staff.
  • Ensure all staff personnel changes are documented/updated on the HR system.
  • Maintain single central registers and personnel files/records.
  • Report and communicate HR activities using the agreed reporting functions.
  • Take notes/minutes at meetings as required.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • CIPD or equivalent qualification.

Experience

  • Relevant experience in a busy HR department.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of latest developments within employment legislation.
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal.
  • Confident individual with a proactive attitude.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings.
  • A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty.
  • Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner.
  • Must be able to multi-task and keep calm under pressure.
  • Good team player.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Proven ability to provide a customer focused service.
  • Excellent, proven organisational skills.
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential matters, with discretion.

Completed application forms need to be returned to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs for this role.

Room Leader (Ilford)

Final deadline for applications: Friday 14th January 2022
Salary: £19,000 - £23,000
Hours: 40 a week
Location: Ilford, IG1 1NL
Duration: Permanent
Full details for Room Leader (Ilford)

Description

Little Learners Nursery and Preschool are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic and committed person to come and join our excellent staff team!

As Room Leader, you will work effectively as part of the nursery team, providing a stimulating and caring environment for children and supporting team members to provide a high standard of care and education.

The successful applicants will be required to have:

  • NNEB/CACHE, BTEC or NVQ in Childcare at Level 3 or above
  • GCSE – Maths and English – Grade C and above / or Functional Skills – Level 2 – English, Maths and ICT
  • Recent post qualifying experience
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Room leader experience in a day care setting
  • Experience and knowledge of child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures

A bonus of £500 will be paid on successfully completing a probationary period to the required standard.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please email a completed application form to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Nursery Practitioner – Elm Park

Final deadline for applications: Friday 4th February 2022
Salary: £18,532.80 - £19,5000 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Elm Park, RM12 4PT
Duration: Permanent
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Description

Little Learners Nursery and Preschool for children aged 3 months- 5 years are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic and committed nursery practitioner to come and join our excellent staff team!

We want your early year’s specific skills, your passion, your creativity & determination to make a difference to children’s lives.

Nursery Practitioners will work up to 40 hours a week, between the Nursery hours of 7.30 am and 6.30 pm. The Nursery Practitioner will work effectively as part of a team, providing a stimulating and caring environment for children. Support team members to provide a high standard of care and education.

Our Nursery values:

  • Excellence
  • Team
  • Integrity
  • Ownership
  • Compassion

The successful applicants will be required to have:

  • A minimum NNEB/CACHE, BTEC or NVQ in Childcare at Level 3 Recent experience of working in a care/education early years setting
  • Recent experience of working in early years childcare
  • Previous experience & compliance with EYFS
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills showing you are able to work alone and in a team

Staff Benefits available at Little Learners

  • Free certificated internal and external training
  • Free DBS checks
  • 25 flexible Annual Leave dates & paid bank holidays
  • At least 25% discount off childcare
  • Free uniform
  • Employee of the month
  • Free home cooked and nutritious food
  • Company pension
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for progression
  • Online learning journey key person records

If you would be interested in applying for the role please email your CV through to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Sessional Nursery Practitioner

Salary: £8.91 per hour
Hours: As and when required
Location: Ilford, IG1 1NL / Elm Park, RM12 4PT
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Description

Little Learners Nursery and Preschool for children aged 3 months- 5 years are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic and committed Sessional Nursery Practitioners to work on an as and when required basis and to come and join our excellent staff team!

We want your early year’s specific skills, your passion, your creativity & determination to make a difference to children’s lives. The Sessional Nursery Practitioners will work effectively as part of the Nursery team, providing a stimulating and caring environment for children. Support team members to provide a high standard of care and education. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

Duties include:

  1. To help plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable each child to reach their full potential.
  2. To assist with the implementation of activities which encourage linguistic and social interaction between the children and their carers.
  3. To complete Tapestry entries for children within the setting by observing, monitoring and recording each individual’s development.
  4. To attend parents evenings/open days and staff training as required.
  5. To communicate with parents/carers about the day to day needs of the children by fostering parental involvement and encouraging positive parenting skills.
  6. To help children acquire self-help skills including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene.
  7. To help ensure that the Nursery meets safety and hygiene requirements and to report any issues to a senior member of staff.
  8. To be flexible within working practices in the Nursery. Be prepared to assist where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the Nursery.
  9. To be aware of and comply with all LifeLine’s policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Child Protection Policy, Confidentiality Procedures and Equal Opportunities.
  10. To keep up to date with developments in childcare and parent education through regular training as appropriate.
  11. Be available and willing to work across all Little Learners Nurseries.
  12. Additional hours may be required to maintain ratios.
  13. To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as required from time to time.

The successful applicants will have:

  • NNEB/CACHE, BTEC or NVQ in Childcare at Level 3
  • GCSE – Maths and English – Grade C and above / or Functional Skills – Level 2 – English, Maths and ICT
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Recent knowledge of Safeguarding

Experience - Essential

  • Experience of working in a care/ education early years setting
  • Experience of planning age appropriate, short, medium and long-term plans in an early year’s setting to meet the needs of both individual children and those in a group setting in compliance with EYFS.
  • Experience of providing a nursery curriculum for 0-3 and/or 3–5-year-olds.
  • Knowledge/experience of meeting the needs of children and families.
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records and children’s profiles.

Experience - Desirable

  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working with children with special needs educational needs.
  • Recent first aid qualification
  • Knowledge of EYFS and/or Foundation Stage and the ability to implement this.

Relationships - Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning and listening skills.
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations.
  • Ability to build relationships with children.

Skills & Knowledge - Essential

  • Be able to work independently using your own initiative as well as within a team.
  • Ability to identify and deal with problems and to know when to refer on.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Communication - Essential

  • Ability to communicate clearly and simply both verbally and in writing.

If you would be interested in applying for this role, please complete the attached application form and return the to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Nursery Cook

Salary: £10/hour
Hours: 25 hours per week, 9am - 2pm
Location: Elm Park, RM12 4PT
Duration: Fixed term with possibility of permanent
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Description

We are currently looking for a Nursery Cook to prepare, cook and be responsible for the everyday running and menus for a children’s day nursery.
with relevant legislation, best practice and company policy.

In your role, you will be required to:

  • To take sole responsibility for the cleanliness of the kitchen, including but not exclusive to floors, surfaces, cupboards, fridges, freezers and oven, including the utility room and downstairs toilet.
  • To hold a minimum of Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate or similar.
  • To ensure that all food online ordering is completed by Friday afternoon and be responsible for all food and cleaning equipment ordering.
  •  To ensure that food ordering is kept within nursery budget and there is no food wastage.
  • To prepare a 4 week rolling menu, which should be updated according to season and availability of produce and provide a balanced and varied diet for the children.
  • To keep records of food served, cleaning done, fridge and freezer and food temperatures.
  • To prepare all snacks and lunches and serve.
  • To ensure that all food is prepared and ready for days off, including after school club if applicable.
  • To ensure that the dietary requirements of all children is known and understood. Liaison with room leaders is essential for this.
  • All food is to be cooked from fresh.
  • To ensure that all records are kept up to date including but not exclusive to daily menu sheets, food hygiene record book, fridge and freezer temperature records, food probe temperatures. In addition, be responsible for monitoring and controlling food and household goods.
  • To liaise with management on a regular basis regarding any food issues.
  • To help ensure that the nursery meets safety and Hygiene requirements and to report any issues to a senior member of staff
  • To ensure training is kept up-to-date.
  • To be aware of and comply with all Lifeline and Little learners policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Child protection, Confidentiality Procedures and Equal Opportunities.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

Essential qualifications

  • Minimum Level 2 in Food Hygiene In The Workplace or similar (this can be completed as an online course).
  • GCSE – Maths and English – Grade C and above / or Functional Skills – Level 2 – English, Maths and ICT.

Desirable qualifications

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience in catering preferred but not essential.

Experience and skills - Essential

  • Ability to cook a varied and nutritious menu.
  • Be able to write a 4 week rolling menu (our menus are based on good homecooked food).
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Be able to cook to a budget.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Be a good team player that is adaptable.
  • Excellent hygiene practice.

Relationships – Essential

  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations.
  • Ability to build relationships with and have a love of children.

Completed application forms need to be returned to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk. Please note that we are unable to accept CVs for this role.

Trainee Design and Social Media Assistant – via The Kickstart Scheme

Final deadline for applications: Monday 31st January 2022
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Hours: 25 hours
Location: LifeLine House, Dagenham RM8 3QS
Duration: 6 month role
Full details for Trainee Design and Social Media Assistant – via The Kickstart Scheme

Description

We are currently looking for a Trainee Design and Social Media Assistant via The Kickstart Scheme.

The Kickstart Scheme requires applicants to be between 16 and 24 years old and currently claiming Universal Credit. The position will last for six months.

The role will:-

  1. Provide all round support to the Communications Team to ensure the smooth running of the Communications Department.
  2. Perform administrative tasks effectively including dealing with telephone queries, email queries, filing, scanning and photocopying.
  3. Assist in the production of graphic design / page layout for sales / marketing flyers and brochures.
  4. Regularly update LifeLine's website pages, ensuring that all information is current and relevant and engaging to external visitors.
  5. Support the production of regular newsletters and other publicity materials.
  6. Promote LifeLine at up-and-coming events in line with LifeLine's branding requirements, ensuring quality is maintained at all times.
  7. Liaise with printers and other appropriate outside organisations.
  8. Research best options and ensure cost effectiveness and value for money in all activities.
  9. Provide support to the other department where necessary and at the request of the Social Media Communications Co-ordinator.
  10. Provide administrative support for events.
  11. Observe and operate the organisation's procedures, including Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Health and Safety.
  12. Participate in all training and development activities relevant to the role, as identified during staff reviews and one to one sessions.
  13. Have an excellent understanding and ability to abide by LifeLine's values and ethos.

The successful applicant will be required to have:

  • GCSE in Maths and English, Grade C or above

Communication - Essential

  • Ability to communicate clearly and simply both verbally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate both face to face and over the phone
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

Personal Skills and Abilities - Essential

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks with different deadlines.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages, particularly Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent levels of attention to detail.
  • To be reliable, punctual, with a good attendance record.
  • The ability to remain calm in challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed fashion, organising own workload and taking initiative.
  • Good understanding of the vision and values of the organisation.
  • An understanding and ability to promote the values and aims of the organisation.

Experience or Knowledge - Desirable

  • Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Working understanding of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Experience of copywriting for marketing purposes.

If you would like to apply for the role please complete the attached application form and return this to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Volunteer News Editor

Salary: Volunteer Role
Hours: Commitment of an average of 10 hours per week
Location: Remote
Full details for Volunteer News Editor

Description

We are currently looking for a News Editor (Volunteer) to assist our Communications Team. We are looking for the volunteer to have a minimum commitment of an average of 10 hours per week, including a weekly one on one meeting with Head of Communications.

The role will be to manage our news writers. You will work closely with Comms to properly promote news content. Although you may on occasion be assigned with other duties, generally you will edit the contributing writers' texts.

Duties

  1. Checking for factual errors by making extensive and meticulous research, and also correct logical and grammatical errors
  2. Making edits as necessary
  3. Providing regular feedback to our writers on how to improve their work
  4. Maintaining production schedules and report on the progress
  5. Participating in brain storming sessions regarding publication content
  6. Managing team of news writers, hiring and terminating as needed and necessary

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher in the fields of Publishing, English, Communication, Media or Journalism
  2. A minimum of 4 years’ experience at Editor level
  3. To be an ambassador for LifeLine Projects at all time
  4. Excellent editing, presentation and communication skills
  5. The ability to operate under strict timelines and deadlines
  6. Positive attitude, detail and reader oriented with good multitasking and organisational ability
  7. Fluency in English

If you would be interested in applying for this volunteer role, please email your CV to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

Volunteer News Writer

Salary: Volunteer Role
Hours: Commitment of an average of 10 hours per week
Location: Remote
Full details for Volunteer News Writer

Description

We are currently looking for a News Writer (Volunteer) to assist our Communications Team. We are looking for the volunteer to have a minimum commitment is an average of 10 hours per week including a weekly one-on-one meeting with the News Editor.

The role will be to create content for our newsletters and online blogs. You will work closely with the Communications Team to properly promote news content. Although you may on occasion be assigned with other duties, generally you will contribute ideas for stories in conjunction with the News Editor.

The duties will include:

  1. Verifying accuracy of facts and obtain supplemental material and additional details from files, reference libraries, and interviews with knowledgeable sources.
  2. Organising material and write stories conforming to specified length, style, and format requirements.
  3. Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances as needed.
  4. Building contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations, the general public, etc.
  5. Seeking out and investigate stories via your contacts, press releases and other media.
  6. Working closely with the news team, photographers and editors.
  7. Producing concise and accurate copy according to the newspaper's house style.
  8. Researching and writing longer feature articles, sometimes for subsidiary publications and supplements.
  9. Creating news content for the website.
  10. 'Live' online reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events.

The successful candidates will

Qualifications

  1. Written Communication, Problem Solving, Deadline-Oriented, Expertise in news-gathering, writing, and editing for short-form and long-form reports, experience in journalism.
  2. The ability to operate under strict timelines and deadlines.
  3. Positive attitude, detail and reader oriented with good multitasking and organisational ability.
  4. Fluency in English.

If you would be interested in applying for this volunteer role, please email your CV to recruitment@lifelineprojects.co.uk.

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