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Future Projects was created in 2000 by two dedicated volunteers who were concerned about anti social behaviour in their local community. Today Future Projects provides a range of services to the local and wider community as a result of the dedication, skills and support of staff and volunteer teams.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, dynamic individuals to fill the following posts:

Trainee Employment Development Worker

16 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2019

Salary £8.75 per hour

Full Job Description

Application Form

We are looking to recruit a number of individuals’ who have been unemployed for at least a year, to undertake a placement to support long term unemployed and economically inactive participants to overcome personal challenges, engage in their community and gain confidence and skills.

We need you to engage with people in the local community and support community groups, by providing support to reduce anxieties associated with starting a new activity for the first time. Delivering peer-type support to participants to ensure their progress, the approach should consider empathy, compassion, and respect as integral, and should model itself on participatory approaches to personal development.

The Norfolk Community College Project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, which has received funding from the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund to supports long term unemployed people facing complex and multiple barriers across Norfolk

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Elise Prosniewski– European Social Fund Project Manager on 01603 327 889 or 07796444271

Please return all completed application forms to

As part of the application you will be prompted to provide a supporting statement, which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the PERSON SPECIFICATION area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.

CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date. 4th January 2019 at 5pm

Interview Date: 17th January 2019

Welfare Rights Support Worker

Organisation:Future Projects
Position:Welfare Rights Support Worker
Job status:Fixed Term – to July 2020
Hours of work:37hrs per week
Working pattern:Monday - Friday
Salary and Benefits:£21,500 per annum
Application Deadline:12pm Friday 7th December 2018
Expected start date:ASAP
Provisional Interview date:Friday 14th December 2018

Job description
Application form

Application process: Please complete the Application form and return via:

Future Projects is seeking to appoint a Welfare Rights Support Worker as part of the ‘Future Support’ service which operates from within two community support centres in the Norwich.

The role will involve assessing support needs and agreeing support plans to deliver flexible, effective, hands-on help to local residents across a range of themes, and providing specialist advice and help in welfare benefits.

We are seeking a seasoned support worker who is committed to improving the lives of people in deprived communities, whose approach to delivering support will consider empathy, compassion and respect as integral, and should model itself on participatory approaches to personal development.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the delivery of welfare benefits advice to clients; will understand the current welfare benefits systems and processes, will have good working relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies, and will have extensive experience helping vulnerable people to resolve their welfare benefits issues.

Finally, the ideal candidate will have a personal affinity with the mission and the vision of Future Projects, and will recognise their role in driving this forward for the benefit of our service users.

The role requires a driver’s licence and access to personal transport for business purposes.

More information on the project and the role can be found on the Job Description.

About Future Support:
Future Support is a holistic support service operating from community venues across Norfolk, providing practical support and advocacy for people experiencing complex and severe socio-economic issues.

This work supports people who have fallen between the gaps in other services and are not getting the help they need; our work is flexible and responsive to local needs and focuses on collaborative approaches to achieve meaningful change for the people we support.

The service also provides training and wellbeing activities to build resilience in clients, and distributes food and essentials to those in crisis. Future Support is active in several high-profile partnerships across the county, delivering specialist support interventions in health, employment, financial literacy and more.

Future Projects is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks may be required. We are an equal opportunities employer.

welcome to the Future

The Project works with hard-to-reach groups and empowers individuals to reach their full potential. Situated in the NELM area; an area marked by significant disadvantage in learning, skills, employment, health and crime indicators.

Future is increasingly becoming a driving force for social change in the area.

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