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.

PS: We don’t always wear orange t-shirts! We got together with the rest of the LifeLine family and put on a fantastic fun day for local families last year.

If you decide to apply, please return your completed applications to Carey Luke, unless otherwise specified.

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Opens for applications: Friday 18th September 2020
Final deadline for applications: Friday 16th October 2020
Salary: £10,400 - £11,024
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Elm Park
Duration: 1 year


The Apprentice Nursery Practitioner will work up to 40 hours a week, between the Nursery hours of 7.30 am and 6.30 pm and will be trained to achieve the position of a Qualified Nursery Practitioner and to assist the Room Leader in all areas of daily tasks and contribute to a high quality caring environment for children.

Our Nursery values:

  • Excellence
  • Team
  • Integrity
  • Ownership
  • Compassion

The successful applicants will require:

  • Knowledge / experience of meeting the needs of children and
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning and listening skills.
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds
    and organisations.
  • A strong commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities
    and valuing diversity.
  • The ability to work independently using your own initiative
    as well as within a team.
  • The ability to identify and deal with problems and to know
    when to refer on to a senior member of staff.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Staff Benefits available at Little Learners

  • Free training
  • Free DBS checks
  • Holidays
  • 25% off childcare
  • Happy environment to work in
  • Continuing professional development - including In-house
  • Free uniform
  • Employee of the month
  • Free Food
  • Company pension
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for progression

This role will be for up to 1 year or the length of the apprenticeship and if successful and vacancies are available at the time then the apprentice may be able to fill one of these vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete an application form, which should be returned to

Outreach Youth Development Worker

Opens for applications: Tuesday 1st September 2020
Final deadline for applications: Wednesday 30th September 2020
Hours: 12 hours per week negotiable, including evenings and occasional weekends and residentials.
Location: Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Thurrock
Duration: One year


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 succesful 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


Youth Development Worker

Opens for applications: Thursday 27th August 2020
Final deadline for applications: Wednesday 30th September 2020
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (including evenings and occasional weekends and residentials)
Location: Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge


LifeLine Projects are recruiting a full-time Youth Development Worker to mentor and support young people in their schools and in the community, that are at risk of school exclusion, mental health issues or Serious Youth Violence through 1-2-1s, after school and positive activities and holiday programmes.

Essential Experience

  • Minimum of two years’ working with challenging young people in a full time paid capacity
  • Particular experience of working with young people with boarder line or undiagnosed mental health issues OR those at risk of serious youth violence
  • Managing safeguarding incidents
  • Detached youth work
  • Delivering positive activities/youth clubs

Essential Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to develop relationships within secondary schools with all staff
  • Ability to work well in a team and on own initiative
  • Ability to manage young people in a one-to-one and group setting
  • Ability to relate, empathise and support disaffected young people in order to encourage development
  • Ability to organise own workload, meet output targets and work under pressure and keep accurate on-going learner records and reviews
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic understanding of office systems and operations
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible

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Business Development Manager

Opens for applications: Tuesday 4th August 2020
Salary: £37000-45,000 pro rata
Hours: Full-time 37.5hrs/wk, part-time 22.5-37.5hrs/week negotiable
Location: LifeLine House, Dagenham


LifeLine Projects are recruiting for a dynamic business development manager to expand our range of exciting work with young people in East London and with faith and community groups, nationally. We are looking for someone who can drive, develop, and oversee the organisation’s income generation, focussing on grant and trust-funding proposals, catalysing corporate funding partnerships, and advancing opportunities and tenders with existing and new commissioners. The successful candidate will be a good team-worker, who will support a close-knit senior management team to mature existing funding-streams, discover new opportunities and advance the organisation’s business and fundraising strategy.

LifeLine Projects has a strong values-based work ethic, which flourishes because of our faith-inspired roots. We are all about impacting individuals and influencing systems:  Our vision is to build thriving communities, where no-one is isolated or lonely and everyone can contribute. Our values pervade all areas of work and are the drivers behind the way our programmes support people to become agents of change within their communities.

The creative individual will be hungry to build on our heritage that has seen the charity grow from its seed-bed grant of £20,000 to one of the largest charities in east London, with a  multi-million pound annual turnover, bringing over £60m to the region in its 20 year lifespan.

This role is a unique opportunity to be part of growing the charity to the next level by:

  • Identifying relevant funders and funding opportunities to support continued growth and evolution of LifeLine’s core activities in public health, community programming and young people’s services
  • Generating new business leads through relationships with a range of funders and partners, including corporate contacts
  • Managing an active bid pipeline to ensure an efficient and effective work rate across the team, with a focus on quality, consistency and impact of submissions
  • Producing high quality, competitive funding proposals and tender submissions (typical values range from approximately £25,000 to £2 million)
  • Overseeing the bid production process, supervising the work of internal and external bid writers, and ensuring input from relevant operational and technical managers
  • Supporting, through guidance and insight, the application of evidence and relevant project evaluation to the bid writing process and to organisational knowledge and expertise
  • Managing relationships with funding partners, delivery partners, stakeholders and external consultants to ensure LifeLine’s business interests and objectives are achieved and that we continue to build on our strong reputation for approachability, positivity, and being practically minded
  • Identifying and managing risk during the tender process to support successful project implementations and handover to operational leads
  • Working with project managers and operational leads to develop implementation plans to ensure management and resourcing requirements are met and key milestones achieved
  • Working closely with the SMT to develop LifeLine’s business and fundraising strategies
  • Contributing to the vision and values of LifeLine as a community-focused organisation

Applicants must have a proven track record of effective bid-management and administration at a senior level, and management of multi-disciplinary teams. This must include a proven track-record of successfully securing significant funding. You will also need to have a thorough understanding and experience of the voluntary sector’s business development world, along with experience of community and trust or grant fundraising. You will also be:

  • Highly articulate with excellent writing and communication skills
  • Highly analytical with the ability to distil and summarise information clearly and engagingly.
  • An excellent researcher, including into Government Policy with the ability to obtain and update varied demographic information
  • Commercially astute and detail focused with negotiation skills
  • Resilient with the ability to manage multiple initiatives
  • Self-motivated, solutions-oriented and flexible
  • Able to manage staff, associates and the business development process including finance and operations

For full details of salary, benefits, role requirements and features, please refer to the job description.

Please note that in the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all employees are working remotely, and all interviews will be conducted virtually for the foreseeable future. This guidance is subject to change as government guidelines are updated.

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