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Support workers (18832)

  • Full time
  • £23,868
  • On site: Motherwell
  • Closing 12th June 2024

  • Advertised from 29th May 2024
  • 37 hours per week. Permanent.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within North Lanarkshire to be part of a team working in partnership with Action For Children, Home-Start and Impact Arts to provide a universal whole family support service across North Lanarkshire.

We are hiring family workers to provide outreach support using individual and group activities to children, young people and families across the Locality.

The aim of the service is to enable families to access help at the earliest possible time, ensuring a no wrong door approach.

Referrals may be received from anywhere in North Lanarkshire including self-referrals and referrals from family members. In order to break down barriers to receiving support, the service will operate 7 days a week with an evening provision on offer.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will support families to identify needs and gaps and develop plans to meet these needs. You should be highly motivated and flexible in your approach and have an awareness of the issues impacting children, young people and families across North Lanarkshire.

These posts will be 37 hours per week, but we welcome applications from individuals wishing to work part time or full-time hours. You must have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends and hold a valid driving license with access to own transport for the purposes of work.

As part of our commitment, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive flexible annual leave and bank holidays, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling and life assurance. We embrace the diversity of our workforce encouraging all cultural celebrations to be promoted and observed within the workplace.

Should you require any further information in relation to this new and exciting opportunity, please contact Karen Motherwell –

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out in April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a part of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to belong, thrive and grow in their colleague journey at Barnardo's and in time will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues in both their career and their pay.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.


Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.