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Paid Position

NCS Youth Coordinator

Job Title:                   NCS Youth Co-ordinator

Reporting to:           NCS Team Leader

Location:                  Foundation House, Salford; plus Home Working

Salary:                       £20,000 per annum

Hours:                       Full Time – 35 hours/week

Contract:                  31st Dec 2022 in the first instance

Salford Foundation seeks an energetic and proactive individual to join our NCS team in creating opportunities for young people that will leave a lasting beneficial impact. In turn, you will professionally develop a broad range of skills including, event coordination, community engagement, relationship management, youth work and make use of a variety of systems and processes.

The NCS Youth Co-ordinators work with groups of year 11s and 12s in designated schools and colleges across Salford and Trafford. The Co-ordinator will collaborate as part of a team on the recruitment of young people and delivering National Citizen Service programmes in the Summer and Autumn. Each NCS programme consists of:

  • A period of recruitment and retention work with cohorts of Year 11 and Year 12 students, their parents/carers
  • Residential experiences, including outward bound and teamwork activities
  • Non-residential skills development sessions and project planning
  • Completion of a social action project
  • A graduation event and the opportunity to participate in ongoing volunteering and social action activity as an NCS graduate.

You will create dynamic and versatile methods to engage young people and parents/carers, ensuring their participation in our NCS programme. You will contribute to the organisation of NCS events; including but not limited to, the recruitment of seasonal staff and volunteers; liaising with high profile business partners and sourcing impactful community action projects. We require passionate and enthusiastic people who are motivated by providing opportunities for young people and reaching ambitious targets.

There is a requirement for the post holder to be flexible in their working patterns and be expected to work occasional evenings and residentials away from your home base.


If you believe that you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience for the role(s), please send your CV with a covering email to:  

The Closing date: is Monday 7st February 2022 5pm.

Paid Position

New Kickstart Opportunities

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Are you aged 16-24 living in Greater Manchester, claiming universal credit and looking to Kickstart you career ?

We have 4 x new exciting Kickstart paid placements starting in January 2022 including:

  • Fundraising Assistant
  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Project Assistant
  • Youth Social Action Assistant

You need to contact your Work Coach to discuss you eligibility and suitability for a role.

Please apply via the Jobcentre Plus “Find a Job” website at:

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Closing date 31st January 2022.

Paid Position

Pathways Co-ordinator x 2

Job Title:                Pathways Project Co-ordinator x 2 vacancies  (1 x Housing and 1 x Employment)

Reporting to:        Operations Manager

Location:               Women’s Centre, Salford, M5 4BD

Hours:                    35 hours per week

Salary:                   £ 22,000 pa plus 6% employer pension

Contract:               12 months contract ending March 2023

The Role(s)

We are a social inclusion charity with a 30 years’ experience of working across Greater Manchester supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people.  Our vision is to create better futures for young people and adults.  We wish to recruit 2 x new Pathways Project Co-ordinators to expand our successful holistic women’s services delivered in Salford:

1) Pathways Home to reduce the risk of homelessness, develop life skills and create a more stable and secure home environment and

2) Pathways to Employment to support progression to employment, training, education and volunteering opportunities.

You will engage and assess women with complex needs including: poverty, debt, social and digital exclusion, domestic abuse, substance abuse, offending, poor mental health, homelessness and unemployment.  Using trauma informed and strength- based approaches, you will provide 1:1 Key Worker support and group work to address barriers, building confidence and skills, agreeing action plans and goals based on individual needs.   You will also work closely our women’s services team and develop partnership working across the statutory, corporate and VCSE sectors to maximise positive outcomes for women.

To apply

We are a disability confident employer and are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The service is offered in women only spaces and women only are eligible to apply (paragraph 1, Schedule 9 Equality Act 2010).

Further details including Job Description, Person Specification and the Application Form for this vacancy are available on our website under current opportunities:

If you believe that you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience for the role(s), please send your CV with a covering email to:  

Shortlisted candidates will need to complete the full application form including a  personal statement to be sent via email to  

The Closing date: is Monday 31st January 2022 4pm.

Interviews: will take place on Friday 4th February am/pm and Monday 7th February am.

Paid Position

Vocational Tutor – Find My Future

Current Vacancy

Job Title:                  Vocational Tutor

Salary:                       £21,000-£22,000 per annum

Benefits:                    31 days *annual leave, 6% employer pension contribution

Hours:                         Full time, 35 hours per week

Location:                  Salford/Office & Home based

Reporting to:            Employment & Skills Manager

Contract type:        Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 22, immediate start

About Us

We are a social inclusion charity working across Greater Manchester to create better futures for young people and adults.  The Vocational Tutor will be based in our employment and training services delivering the Find My Future project funded by The Prince’s Trust which aims to support young people into employment and training within the hospitality and construction sectors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team to deliver information, advice and guidance, vocational and employability courses to young people aged 16-25,
  • Plan and deliver both one to one and group activities for young people
  • Identify learners’ individual needs, risks, skills and assist in creating a “work ready” CV
  • Deliver one to one mentoring and coaching, induction and assessment with caseload management including one to one or group sessions
  • Signpost and refer internally and externally to agencies to progress employment and training opportunities
  • Plan training and other interventions for each learner
  • Deliver further interventions with customer as required, assisting learners to decide on options for meeting their needs and provide support in planning
  • Facilitate learning in groups that improves employability chances
  • Report any concerns relating to safeguarding of young people
  • Liaise with employers and partner agencies about work placements, training and job opportunities

About You

  • Must have previous experience working with disadvantaged young people aged 16-25
  • Previous experience of delivering short vocational courses
  • Experience of delivering careers education, information, advice & guidance
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups
  • Excellent knowledge of the local labour market, methods of recruitment and awareness of growth industries
  • Good knowledge of careers guidance and national vocational standards
  • Rapport building skills, professional and articulate
  • Knowledge of ESFA/ESF skills funded programmes and requirements
  • Knowledge of the construction sector (desirable)

 Essential Skills Required

 Ability to work to targets, plan and manage own workload

  • Ability to work under pressure, with high level of accuracy
  • Good IT skills including, word, excel and online programmes
  • Flexible approach to work including willingness to travel, with occasional unsociable hours
  • Ability to work toward targets and meet monthly project level KPIs
  • Ability to network with employers and promote the organisation with partners
  • Access to car and a full drivers’ licence (desirable)

Paid Position

Trust & Statutory Fundraiser

Vacancy  Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser
Salary        £24,000-£28,000 per annum,

Hours          Full Time, 35 hours per week

Benefits     31 days annual leave, 6% pension

Contract    Permanent Contract, immediate start

Location    Salford

 We wish to appoint a fundraiser/bid writer with experience of researching, preparing and submitting successful grant funding applications and bids to Trusts, Foundations and Statutory agencies.  Ideally, you will have a background in the Voluntary or Public sector of securing funding for young people and/or adult services.  We are looking for a team player who is passionate about creating better futures for people and have the following essential bid writing skills:

  • Be highly organised, able to plan and prioritise your workload
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build rapport with funders and staff
  • Ability to write concisely, creatively and persuasively to engage audiences and tell a compelling story
  • Have high levels of numeracy and confidence in working with statistics, budgets and financial information
  • Ability to develop project proposals for different target groups

Full details including Job Description, Person Specification and the Application Form for this vacancy are available in the in the Downloads section on our website.

If you believe that you have the relevant experience and essential skills, please send your CV and a covering email to:

Shortlisted candidates will also need to complete the full application form and send this via email by the closing date of Wednesday 26th January 2022 5pm.

Staff look back over their time at the Foundation...

On my first position with SF in 2005, a teenage parent I worked in a mother and baby unit in Wythenshawe and have kept in touch ever since, she now has her own business and graduated from uni last year

When (client) at the Women's centre learned to read and write and gave EVERYONE she met a Christmas card!

The Tougher Minds event was a great memory for me!! Having lots of members of the team support at the event and make it run smoothly was lovely!

Last year's team away day. So much fun running around Salford Quays ! :)

On my first day at SF, it was like everybody already knew me, everyone was SO welcoming and it wasn't like starting a new job at all. Felt like I had been there forever!

Just remembered the "social" we had and pub quiz.....when I knew the answers to the questions because I was the only one born then ha ha

When I 7 balled (colleague) at Pool in the Old Pint Pot on a works drinks

Past 2 years taking part with the lads on the activity weekend put on my JD Foundation and the Mountain Rescue team!

When I got to go to Bulgaria with work!

When (colleague) got (CEO) to 'get active' by doing a little afternoon boogie in the middle of the office

Probably the Emerge trip to Tatton Park last July. We all got soaked but everyone had a good laugh.

When we invited the lady who we see sat on the bench alone outside to join our Macmillan coffee morning, it was her birthday that day, the client wrote her a birthday card and gave her a cake. I see her around Eccles sometimes and she still remembers me from that day.

When I came in on my first day of work dressed in heels and super corporate - the team were all dressed casual but after a gentle reminder from (manager) regarding the NCS team dress code, I soon got the right idea.

The races trip with a few of the staff over past few years.

Because I rarely see everyone (I work in the prisons) my highlight was the away day last year! really loved it!

I really enjoy these times we get together to be reminded of the lovely SF family we have! I also enjoyed working closely with Katie Taylor on the tougher minds project and seeing the fab work she does.

I was made to feel really welcome when I arrived at SF, I can't believe it's nearly been a year!!

All the different amazing people I've experienced over my many years of SF. Really proud of the work I've been involved in and the impact its had.

Proud of the growth of Steer from when it first started to now.

Proud of the peel resource centre that I helped to bring together and the WhatsApp group we formed. I laugh everyday with the ladies.

Salford Foundation is hiring!

Salford Foundation is hiring!

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