A Message from our CEO Steph Bolshaw

Thank you for showing an interest in joining Positive Steps at this exciting time as we galvanise our ‘new normal’ ways of working and build upon a strategic programme started in late 2019 to embrace efficiency and effectiveness and to grow our business model. The programme was made up of three key strands –

  • A modern ‘fit for purpose’ delivery centre
  • An empowered and agile workforce
  • Effective systems and processes that embrace innovation, technology, and change

As you will appreciate the programme has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic but despite the significant challenges that threw at us we have remained on course and continued to deliver.

We completed the first strand during lockdown with our refurbished head office and client delivery centre at Medtia Place, Oldham re-opening to clients in mid-July 2020.

In early 2020 all our frontline staff received ICT equipment that enabled them to work agile and continue delivering our vital services for vulnerable people in a variety of ways throughout the various pandemic restrictions. As we prepare to live and work alongside Covid-19 we have adopted a blended approach of home/office/locality working and as restrictions begin to ease, we will focus on establishing locality delivery spaces to complete this strand of work.

It has been challenging to implement our third strand, but good progress has been made and the improvements have been welcomed whilst releasing some efficiency savings.

I am extremely proud of the Positive Steps Team (Trustee’s, Management, Staff and Volunteers) that have achieved so much during these unprecedented times, but we have recognised that we need to strengthen our resources in some key areas of the business to help us complete and sustain the programme.

If you would like to be part of our exciting journey, then please take the first step and submit your application.

Young Carers Coordinator

Salary Range: £26,533.45 - £29,134.76 pro rata

18 Hours per week

The main focus of this post is to coordinate the provision of a support service to young carers living or educated in Oldham and to their families. 

You will coordinate the provision of groupwork, respite, and therapeutic activities by working with staff, volunteers, Positive Steps staff and partner agencies.

Alongside this you will support the delivery of activities for individual young carers, whole families and groups of young carers.

Please quote job reference: PS/YCC/10

Closing date: Monday 08 November 2021, 5pm

Interview: Week commencing 15 November 2021

Communications and Marketing Practitioner

Salary Range: £32,776.61 - £34,857.67 pro rata per annum

Permanent 36 hours per week

The successful applicant will be able to deliver a quality service to Positive Steps through the development, implementation and maintenance of marketing campaigns and materials which support and highlight the work of the organisation. They will be able to support the efficient and effective delivery of Positive Steps’ marketing strategy and to provide on-going support for all staff in relation to Positive Steps marketing and promotional activities and events.

Please quote job reference: PS/CMP/10

Closing date: 05 November 2021 (12 midday)

Sift: 08 November 2021

Selection / Interview: 17 November 2021

Mentor - Career Guidance & Support Service

Salary Range: £19,249.76 – £20,290.29 per annum + benefits

Full and Part time hours available

The post will track and provide support for young people in Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), or at risk of NEET, to enable them to progress access and succeed in relevant opportunities. The post could be located at any of the areas we work in and could be working across several areas. Frequent travel will be required.

Please quote job reference:      PS/MEN/10

Closing date: Friday 29 October 2021 (Midday)

Apprentice Mentor

Salary Range: National Apprenticeship Rate

36 hours per week

The focus of this post is to provide support for young people whom we work with in our Career Guidance and Support Directorate. This could include: 

Young people who need support to sustain EET (Education, Employment and Training) pre and post 16, whom are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), or at risk of NEET, to enable them to develop an individual progression plan and subsequently access provision leading to a positive destination.

To support engagement in work related learning opportunities (including work experience for young- people).

The post may involve work across Greater Manchester and frequent travel will be required.

Please quote job reference: PS/APPM/10

Closing date: 29 October 2021 (12 midday)

Career Adviser

Salary Range: £26,533.45 – £29,134.76 pro rata per annum

Full and Part Time available

The main focus of this post is to provide a range of career guidance and support services for adults or young people.  This could mean: people who are in schools or colleges; or people who are in employment, training or not employed.  We have a mixed caseload approach. The services provided would include providing general information, advice, and guidance on personal, educational, and vocational issues; liaison with other relevant services and learning providers; support in managing …transitions; and specialist support for those with substantial and multiple problems.  The post could be located at any of the areas we work in and could be working across several areas. Frequent travel will be required.

We are willing to consider Trainee and NVQ 4 qualified candidates.

Please quote job reference: PA/CA/10

Closing date: 29 October 2021 (12 midday)

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