Project Workers x 2 (Position 1 - 35 hours, Position 2 - 21 hours)

Do you believe in a positive future for young people?

Endeavour is looking for enthusiastic Project Workers to join the Programmes Team to deliver short and medium-term interventions that include personal-development, outdoor and work insight activities. Successful candidates will empower young people to improve engagement, boost attainment, build self-esteem, confidence and aspiration.

Successful candidates will be primarily responsible for delivering Endeavour’s National Lottery Community Fund funded Coronavirus Support project.  They will help disengaged young people from deprived communities in Sheffield to reengage with school, college and training placements. The project will involve outreach, detached, youth club and project-based work. These roles will suit people with a flexible approach who enjoy working outside regular 9 to 5 hours. Occasional weekend work will be required.

This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2021. We will look to extend contracts for the right applicants, dependent on funding.

Salary Range £18,000 - £21,500

Position 1 - 35 hours per week 

Position 2 - 21 hours per week 

Please complete the application form by clicking the link at the bottom of this page and send to

Closing date Monday 23rd November midday 

Endeavour – Empowering Young People

We believe every young person deserves a positive future regardless of their past.

Endeavour is a growing charity that works hands-on with some of Britain’s most disadvantaged disaffected and forgotten young people. We believe the support we give young people today will create a better society tomorrow.

For more than sixty years, we have been working with some of England’s most disadvantaged, disaffected and forgotten young people, providing challenge and inspiration, building confidence and helping them to take control of their future. Building on the skills of our founders, the team that conquered Everest, we now use all kinds of activities - from rock climbing and canoeing to drama and film making – to challenge, inspire and motivate. We give young people the skills they need to face their problems, tackle them head-on and succeed where they may have previously failed. We empower them to conquer their fears, to express themselves, to trust and respect others. We equip them to become better citizens, making a positive contribution to their communities and our society.

Endeavour Programme Offer

Endeavour delivers a range of programmes aimed at engaging young people. Each programme includes an element of Personal Development, Education and Social Action. In addition to this, each programme includes a range of activities and experiences designed to either challenge the young people (encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone) or expand their horizons by showing them the range of possibilities available to them. Funded programmes may have additional outcomes as determined by the funder.  

The basic ethos of Endeavour’s Programme Offer is around ‘respect’ and ‘having a go’. Staff are expected to be ‘relentlessly reasonable’.

Endeavour is proud of the high degree of ‘wrap-around care’ we provide to our young people and the wider community.

Endeavour Values





The Role

Working as part of the programmes team you will be expected to plan, publicise, recruit to, record outcomes of, and report on projects.

To deliver projects for young people; focusing on personal and social development and challenging activities.

To ensure that project outcomes are met.

To develop project content, within the remit of the programme outcomes, to meet the needs of the young people.


To ensure that full and accurate records are kept of the project and the development of the young people in order that there is comprehensive and accurate project performance information.

Ways of Working







Higher level qualification in working with young people e.g. Youth Work / Cert Ed / PGCE or significant experience of working in a similar role.

Full UK Driving Licence


Management qualification


National Governing Body qualifications (e.g. RCI, ML, Paddlesport Coach)



Organisation & time management skills with ability to multi-task

Excellent people-management

Communication skills: written, verbal and listening

Strong stakeholder management

Excellent use of IT specifically Excel, Word Powerpoint and Outlook


Negotiation skills

Social Media capabilities


Experience of working with young people in an educational capacity.

Experience of working within an educational setting with young people with barriers to engagement (this may include ESOL, mental health, SEN) and / or exhibiting challenging behaviour and / or not able to cope in a mainstream setting.

Experience of developing and implementing innovative and inspiring personal development and employability programmes.

Implementation and design of quality improvement plans.


Experience of delivering and managing adventurous activities to a cross section of client groups including young people with barriers to engagement.

Project management experience including analysing activities, budgeting, quality assurance and controlling resources.

Experience of working to OFSTED criteria.

Experience of delivering qualifications and preparing for moderation.



Commitment to Endeavour’s mission and values


Takes responsibility for own personal and professional development.

Ability to think innovatively

Ability to inspire others.

Working as part of a team


Reflective practitioner



Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Certain posts require that you disclose any conviction, caution or binding over and including ‘spent convictions’ under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) order 1975.

Child Protection

This post does involve direct work with young people, and the workplace has programmes which are delivered to young people aged 11 upwards.  Please note you will be asked to complete an enhanced DBS check if you are successful at interview.

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