Development Worker

Bradford People First

Job Description

Post:          Development Worker – Mayfield Centre – BD5

Hours:        14 Hours per week @ £12.20 Per Hour

Responsible to:   Management Committee/ Co-ordinator

Line Manager:    Co-ordinator

Please Email completed application forms to

Deadline: 05/03/2021

Interviews: 12/03/2021

Main Objectives of Post:

To support the members of Bradford People First to run their projects and activities.  The organisation’s aim is to promote self-advocacy and raise awareness for people with learning disabilities.  The post holder will be expected to advocate on behalf of individuals/the organisation where appropriate to meet the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Support a long established and reputable charity through the current COVID pandemic and embrace the challenges bought by any organisation going through change.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • To provide individual and group support as necessary to members at all times during working hours, both in and out of the office.
  • To provide advice/guidance to members in relation to work projects and activities.
  • To provide support/direction to volunteers as required to undertake work duties.
  • To provide supervision/mentoring of students on placement.

Summary of Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To plan, review and monitor own work in partnership with the co-ordinator.
  • To work unsupervised where appropriate – this may involve lone working in, or outside office premises.
  • To work in partnership with and encourage positive working relationships with other agencies/organisations/professionals.
  • To act as a role model to the members and as an ambassador for the organisation at all times.
  • Actively engage in positive activities to increase the membership base
  • To ensure the security and safety of the office premises and building.
  • To follow Policies & Procedures.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of members, staff, visitors and volunteers, whilst attending Bradford People First.
  • To keep suitable and adequate records of work undertaken and share these records with third parties as required.
  • To support members to plan and facilitate training, both within and outside the organisation.
  • To advocate on behalf of people with learning disabilities where appropriate, highlighting issues with other agencies in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • To attend training and personal development as required.
  • To attend and fully participate in supervision with line manager as required.
  • To attend staff and management committee meetings as required.
  • To work positively, as part of a team with other members of staff.
  • Provide support to other projects and staff in the organisation as required.
  • Work flexible hours as necessary in order to attend meetings, etc, -some of these may be out of usual office hours
  • Provide personal support to members as appropriate.
  • Along with the co-ordinator, ensure that the project stays within the budget set by the management committee.
  • To use the organisation’s property and money in a cost-effective way.
  • To complete and participate in any monitoring and reviews as requested by the management committee or funders/external bodies.
  • Support members to make information accessible and make decisions, to make sure the organisation remains user-led.
  • Maintain confidentiality in relation to personal information.
  • Supporting small groups of people with learning disabilities to attend various meetings/forums in different venues across the district.
  • Manage social and digital media platforms.

Application Form

Person Specification

Job Description

Closing date: 5th March 2021 12:00pm
Hours: 14
Salary: £12.20
Salary Frequency: Per hour
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This job is connected with: Bradford People First