Future Builders Project Coordinator

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£23,866 to £26,470 per year
13 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

1625 Independent People

Future Builders Project Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: 09:00, Wednesday 25th July 2018 

Interviews:  Tuesday 31st July 2018 

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years.

With around 100 employees in six locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year. 

We are one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field; no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.  Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.

About the job

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Hours per week: Full time 37.5
  • Contract type: Maternity Cover (9 months)
  • Pay: £23,866 to £26,470 per year (NJC Scale 26 - 29), starting at the bottom of the scale

The role

Our exciting Future Builders project started in 2016. Run with our partners the OVO Foundation and SGS College, it supports young people through training to become work ready and then into employment. Once our participants are working, they can move into one of our newly refurbished properties for an affordable rent. Through our flexible and tailored support, young people can develop skills to sustain employment, increase their earning potential and improve their chances of finding a secure home for the future.

After a successful trial in Bristol, the project is now being run by other organisations across the country in conjunction with End Youth Homelessness. Over the next year we have exciting plans to increase and expand our training and housing programme – but we need an innovative and enthusiastic Project Co-ordinator to take the lead while the current postholder is on maternity leave.

Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

A typical day will include:

  1. Liaising with partners and sharing experiences to ensure the programme runs successfully
  2. Meeting with young people to support them through every stage of their journey to independence.
  3. Spreading the word about Future Builders, promoting the project to referral agencies and potential new recruits.

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.

  • You're a great networker and can manage multi-agency working, developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners,
  • You are excited about working on an innovative project to help transform the lives of young people and able to continuously look for ways to improve the delivery model. You have knowledge and experience in supporting people into employment and Housing Management.
  • You work in an outcome focused way and have the ability to analyse what works and what does not and identify creative solutions to barriers and challenges. You are committed to the principles of PIE and the use of reflective practice in your work.
  • With strong communication and presentation skills, you'll support successful outcomes and help to raise the profile of the project.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player and work in an organised way, willing to pitch in to get the job done.
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
  • You will need to travel across Bristol and South Gloucestershire so you must have either a full driving licence or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments. 

Where and who?

You will be working in the Housing Team and line managed by the Housing Team Manager.

You will be based at our Head Office at Kingsley Hall, Old Market Street.


We believe in equal opportunities for everyone – you can read our full statement on our website.

Closing Date: 09:00, Wednesday 25th July 2018 

Interviews:  Tuesday 31st July 2018