Current Opportunities

Are you looking for a new career that helps change people's lives?

We have regular vacancies across our adult and youth services.

We are Real Living Wage employer and an accredited member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

We offer a competitive staff benefits package including 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), 6% employer pension contribution, employee assistance programme, healthcare scheme and other benefits.

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Paid Position

Referral & Assessment Coordinator (Youth Violence)

Team: Targeted Youth Services

Location: Foundation House, Hybrid Working

Hours: Part-time (2.5 days a week, 17.5 hours per week)

Salary: £22,000.00 per annum

Salford Foundation are seeking to recruit an experienced referral and assessment Co-ordinator to join their STEER team. STEER supports young people aged 10-18 at risk of becoming involved in youth violence and criminal exploitation. Salford Foundation already offers a range of services to support people at risk of becoming involved in crime. This project will seek to complement existing programmes by having a focus on tailoring interventions to tackle complex needs and support with desistance from offending, with a view to enhancing their confidence, resilience and coping strategies.

The programme is part of the Youth Endowment Fund’s Another Chance funding round and works closely with an evaluation partner to understand the success of the programme and the opportunities for next steps.

In particular the Co-ordinator will be responsible for:

· Engaging young people at risk of violence and their families in order to gain consent for support

· Promoting and explaining the project and evaluation processes to young people, families and external professionals

· Completing research based evaluation tools with all young people on the programme

· Liaising with other co-ordinators and support the transition of young people to new mentors.

· The identification of appropriate opportunities and programmes to meet the development needs of service users

· Acting as an advocate or supporter in assisting service users to better access mainstream services

· The maintenance of relationships with key organisations within Greater Manchester which work with young people on the programme

· The capture of appropriate information to support the management information requirements of the contract

· Onward referral to specialist services when the additional needs of a young person cannot be met by this programme (e.g. Substance Misuse services; CAMHS; CSE Team)

· Ensuring evaluation evidence is captured on an ongoing basis to determine the value of the service to users and as a source of management information for further programme development

· Implementing and complying with all the Foundation’s policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and procedures and ground rules for implementing appropriate behaviour with children, young people and adults

· Any other duties as reasonably required by the Foundation Management Team

Paid Position

People (HR) Advisor

Job Title:  People (HR) Advisor
Team:  Business Support
Reporting to:  People Manager
Location:  Foundation House, Salford; plus Home Working
Grade:  2a
Salary:  £25,000 – £29,000 per annum (FTE – salary dependent on skills and experience)
Hours:  0.5 (17.5 hours per week)
Contract:  Fixed Term Contract (initially to 31st March 2025, with potential to become permanent)

Application Method:  CV and 1 page statement outlining how you meet the person specification, emailed to
Deadline:  5pm, Tuesday 30th April 2024

As we continue to grow as a charity, we are creating this new post of People Advisor. We are seeking an experienced and qualified professional to join our team. Reporting to our People Manager and working alongside the HR Administrator you will contribute to the effective delivery of our key day to day HR requirements whilst also getting actively involved in strategic HR projects supporting the growth and development of the Foundation.

Key tasks & responsibilities

In particular the post-holder(s) will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the effective management and recording of the organisation’s key HR systems including recruitment and induction, absence levels, training delivery, grievance and disciplinary processes, and exit procedures
  • Taking a leading role in the recruitment cycle, for example by evaluating roles, advising upon appropriate recruitment methods, participating in the selection processes, and taking into account budget, operational demands and legislative requirements
  • Taking responsibility for the production and quality assurance of recruitment documentation, contract variations and leaver confirmations
  • Providing advice and presenting options to managers involved in employee relations cases in line with our policies, precedents, and drawing upon external legal advice as appropriate
  • Supporting staff to remain well at work and advising managers about informal and formal attendance management procedures, and participating in absence meetings where appropriate
  • Communicating with staff through a variety of mechanisms to build effective relationships, engage and inform, obtain feedback and promote the services we provide
  • Any other duties of a similar level of responsibility, as reasonably required

Person specification

  • Knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Knowledge of best practice in specific HR areas (such as recruitment & selection, absence management, capability issues, disciplinary and grievance, etc)
  • Knowledge of good line management practice


  • Experience of working in a generalist HR environment
  • A minimum of three years’ previous experience within an HR Advisor role
  • Experience of using Information Technology in an HR and administrative context
  • Practical experience of participating in procedural meetings and in advising on HR issues


  • Ability to use MS Teams and Office Suite competently
  • Ability to support and influence managers to implement best practice and to inspire and enable high performing teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with others
  • Ability to maintain a professional and confidential attitude to all aspects of the post
  • Ability to analyse management information and use it to best advantage
  • Ability to enable line managers to achieve policy compliance whilst working in a busy and challenging environment
  • Ability to produce accurate and legible written material, plans and reports to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload to meet job requirements

Values and Attitudes

  • Proactive commitment to our core values and our competencies framework
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to working in an anti-discriminatory way
  • Team orientated: At all times remain supportive to the whole team and display a positive outlook and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Self-Motivated: Able to self-start to ensure that set targets are achieved and completing tasks to timescales set

No agencies please.

Volunteering Position

Board Volunteer

Are you a passionate individual with proven skills and knowledge that could help drive our strategy with strong vision, independent judgement and a creative mind-set?

Could you give your time, on a limited but regular basis, bring significant experience, professional or lived and help us achieve a balance of effectiveness, efficiency and economy in the delivery of our ‘social good’?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ then joining our Board as a volunteer could be the right next step for you!

Please contact Joy Newton (PA to the Chief Executive, Phil East) at 

Please express your interest with a CV and to arrange an informal discussion about the role, our Board and business strategy.

The Closing Date is Wednesday 15th May 2024 5pm.

Paid Position

Homelessness Prevention Co-ordinator (for men)

Team:   Targeted Adult Services Team

Reporting to: Adult Services Manager

Location: Acton Square, Salford Crescent, Hybrid Working

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)

Salary: From £22,000.00 per annum, 6% employer contribution, 26 days annual leave, Employee Assistance & Healthcare Scheme

Role: Salford Foundation wishes to recruit a Homeless Prevention Coordinator to empower and support vulnerably housed and socially isolated men in Salford who are at risk of becoming homeless. You will be part of a wider Adult Service Team providing wellbeing and holistic support for men. The Coordinator will provide emergency and crisis support, advocacy, coaching & mentoring, welfare assistance, services and support. They will enable and empower beneficiaries to develop a range of transferable skills including: personal budgeting, money management and independent living to build resilience, manage their housing and plan for the future.

Start Date: April 2024

Application Process: CV and personal statement 2 pages of A4 highlighting how you meet the person specification.

Contract: 21 month FTC

Closing Date: Friday 26th April 2024  5pm

Paid Position

Wellbeing Project Worker (Criminal Justice)

Job Title:  Wellbeing Project Worker (Criminal Justice)
Team:  Targeted Adult Support Services
Dept:  Adult Services
Reporting to: Targeted Adult Support Services Manager
Location:  Acton Square, Salford
£22,000–£23,500 (dependent on skills and experience)
Hours:  Full time (35 hours per week)

Salford Foundation is seeking to recruit a project worker to work in our Men’s Wellbeing Hub which offers guidance and support to vulnerable males aged 18+. The main focus of this particular project is to support ex-offenders to move forward in their lives and reach their potential. This is achieved through a combination of professional help, one-to-one support and suitable referrals. Our centre provides support to men on a wide range of themes and topics including:

  • Aspirations and goals
  • Independent living skills
  • Employability and training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Benefits, finance and energy advice
  • Fitness, hobbies and interests

The Wellbeing Hub’s programme of work combines one-to-one and small group sessions, delivered face-to-face in our Salford centre, or in various community venues across Salford.

You must have a track record of supporting adults with multiple complex needs through a process of personal change and of building strong trusted relationships with programme participants, and experience of delivering activities to meet specific outcomes or targets as part of a project or team.

Key tasks & responsibilities 

In particular the post-holder(s) will be responsible for:

  • Managing an assigned caseload of ex-offenders, making an initial assessment of needs to deliver suitable help, advice and signposting
  • Providing person-centred wellbeing support and coaching which encourages independence
  • Empowering people to be informed and make decisions about the future that they want for themselves
  • Working within professional boundaries, and in line with risk and safeguarding processes.
  • Developing tailored action plans to help people on probation to meet their goals and celebrate progress
  • Advocating for clients with other services and statutory partners
  • Co-ordinating multi-agency approaches to get the best outcomes for clients
  • Working collaboratively within the Targeted Adult Support Services team to support a programme of group wellbeing activities for the Wellbeing Hub’s residents
  • Maintaining engagement with people to ensure they have a positive journey through this programme
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues at probation
  • Communicating and coordinating our wellbeing offer with probation and wider partners
  • Maintaining accurate records of activity and outcomes to meet reporting requirements
  • Ensuring that the project is delivered efficiently and that targets are met
  • Gathering case studies and logging any learning that emerges
  • Contributing to Salford Foundation team meetings and the day to day running of in-centre activities

Person specification


  • Knowledge of barriers and challenges faced by vulnerable adults, to achieve positive future destinations
  • Understanding of risk and safeguarding processes
  • Understanding of, or a strong interest in, criminal justice and the role of probation


  • Track record of supporting adults with multiple complex needs through a process of personal change
  • Experience of delivering activities to meet specific outcomes or targets as part of a project or team
  • Track record of building strong trusted relationships with programme participants


  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people in an authentic way to build rapport
  • Ability to communicate effectively to maintain strong relationships with partner organisations
  • Ability to plan own work schedules and priorities to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work within case management systems to record evidence
  • Ability to take a flexible approach and respond positively to new ideas and ways of working
  • Good IT skills and record keeping, including a proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office

Values and Attitudes

  • Commitment to working in a person-centred and strengths-based way
  • Commitment to inclusion and an understanding of the role of co-production

Application Method

CV and 1 page statement outlining how you meet the person specification, emailed to

Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 19th April 2024

No agencies please.

What our staff say in our annual staff survey 22/23

98% of staff surveyed agreed that Salford Foundation is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace

96% of staff surveyed felt that working at Salford Foundation means they can make a difference

96% of staff surveyed are satisfied with flexible working arrangements offered by Salford Foundation

94% of staff surveyed agreed that they are proud to tell others they work at Salford Foundation

90% of staff surveyed agreed that the weekly Wellbeing hour helps them to achieve a work-life balance

88% of staff surveyed agreed that their jobs gives them personal and professional growth