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Sessional Worker

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£20,835 - £24,030
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours
TBC hours. Various.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/02/2020 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

X2 Vacancies

Waltham Forest YOS are looking to improve the services they offer to young people under its supervision and victims of crime.


Successful candidates will be part of the multi-disciplinary Youth Offending Service that provides community and through care services to young people who progress through the youth justice system.


These roles will provide a ‘bank’ of workers who are able to provide support to the permanent staff team of the YOS, providing a level of flexibility to the Service and to people who are interested in working with young offenders outside of regular employment and may also be of interest to the retired / semi-retired or students.


These posts will appeal to individuals who most importantly can engage with, often difficult young people and ideally have particular skills that they can utilise to coach / mentor them. Relevant trades, crafts or sports qualifications would be advantageous.


For sessional roles for Restorative Justice* you will need significant, demonstrable experience in a related role or hold a recognised RJ qualification, together with recent experience. These roles will involve direct work with victims of crime as well as young people.


The roles and skills required are as follows:


  • To engage, motivate and support young people either on a 1:1 or group basis covering the following activities:
    • Reparation – Assist the Reparation Co-ordinator in delivering a range of reparation activities outdoors and indoors that focus on the young person providing a visible contribution to the local community where they reside
    • Sports mentoring / activities – Provide a diversionary activity for a young person / persons or assisting and supporting young people to engage in diversionary activities, outward bound activities or residential trips.
    • Other skills e.g craft, horticulture, trades.
    • * Restorative Justice

These roles are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures. Hourly pay rates will be from £10.73 - £13.51 dependent on experience and qualifications.



Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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