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Family Support Worker (House Project) OCC559551

Job details


Salary range: £28,226 – £30,984 per annum 

Work location: The primary location is usually within County Hall/Knights Court, Oxford; and you will be required to work from this location and in an agile manner when government guidelines permit this.  

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  

Contract type: Temporary - initially for 12 months with potential for a permanent role

Closing date: Thursday, 7th July, 2022

Interview date:  Friday, 15th July, 2022


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. 


About the role


We are looking for an energetic House Project Facilitator to assist the House Project Team and 20-30 care leavers. This is a varied role which is part of an exciting project working with a small team to support young people to live successfully in shared housing. You will work with social workers, leaving care personal advisors, housing providers, the National House Project and our young people through a range of face-face, group, virtual meetings and activities.


The House Project is an innovative national charity that supports local authorities to develop Local House Projects. In Oxfordshire our project offers supported housing to care leavers alongside a bespoke support package to help them become successful in all aspects of their lives. We have 7 houses in Oxford City currently and we are looking to expand.


You will have the opportunity to become creatively involved in developing different aspects of the project with young people.


Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.  


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family-friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.  


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Ashfield, House Project Manager 07979847103, email -


In Sarah's absence please speak to Jeremy Leggett, Family Support Worker on 07584 217360 / or Hazel Cringle, Head of Service on 07825 865668 /


Application Procedure


To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.   


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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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