Jobs with our partners

We publish details of jobs being advertised by our partner organisations.

Location: various locations

Are you able to support children and vulnerable adults who have been arrested by the police? Vulnerable people detained in custody often need support and guidance and a caring hand to ensure they are treated properly and fairly. Usually parents will attend, but there are times when they can't. This is when Kent Police call on our volunteers to fulfil this crucial role. The Police cannot proceed without an appropriate adult.


Visit the Young Lives Foundation website or call Amy Jones or Lisa Warne on 01622 69 34 59 for more information and to find out more about how you can make a difference.

Hours: sessional hours

Location: various

Kent Adult Education have a wide range of courses and are always interested to hear from anyone who has got a passion for their subject and would be interested in teaching in a friendly and welcoming environment where we aim to ensure everyone reaches their potential.

At this time we are particularly looking for complementary therapies, art and craft including jewellery making, creative writing, early years, fitness and yoga, GCSE maths, IT and bookkeeping, European languages, guitar and psychology.

Working as a part time tutor in Kent Adult Education gives you the flexibility to work at a variety of times, venues and gain experience of community education. We have a supportive induction and training process in place to help you settle in and be successful.


Read more information and apply online via the Kent Adult Education website.

The Kent Family Group Conference Service is looking for Independent Family Group Conference Co-ordinators to join their teams across Kent.

Location: countywide, south and east Kent

Job role:

Family Group Conference Co-ordinators can come from a variety of backgrounds that work with people in times of need; such as social care, teaching, policing, counselling - the important thing is that you are comfortable dealing with people who are facing significant decisions in their children’s lives; for example, where they are going to live.

Full training is available from 8-9 February 2018, where you will be accredited by the Family Rights Group (registered charity) as a qualified Family Group Conference Co-ordinator.

You can also convert the training to a Level 4 qualification with Laser Learning Awards.


Contact Sam Whiddett on 07825 506560 for more information.

Hours: 3 days per week, term-time only

Location: The Horizon Project at Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

DBS: this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, youth panel and written references

Job role:

We are looking for someone to work 1:1 with trainees to improve their literacy skills and confidence, enabling them to achieve accredited qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2 City & Guilds Functional Skills. They must be able to work alongside trainees as a positive role model and to provide mentoring, information, guidance and advice. Helping retain and motivate trainees, enabling progression in vocational, personal and social development (PSD) and Duke of Edinburgh Awards; social independence and successful move-on to further education, employment or training.

You will be responsible for overall development and management of the literacy functional skills support element of the project, and accountable to each staff team and the Project Manager.

It is essential that you have the following:

  • experience of literacy functional skills teaching or tutoring, linking to ICT, vocational and life-skills
  • knowledge and experience of working with young people who have challenging behaviour, and the issues affecting them e.g. substance misuse, family breakdown, homelessness, mental health, learning or physical disabilities, school exclusion, SEN
  • demonstrable ability and skills, working with other staff, to effectively support and mentor trainees
  • proven experience and skills as a "self starter"
  • excellent communication and ICT skills and flexibility to find alternative ways to support learning
  • in sympathy with or supportive of the Christian ethos of the charity

It is desirable that you have:

  • a teaching qualification
  • experience of working 1:1 either as a personal advisor, youth worker etc
  • knowledge and experience of safeguarding/ protection from abuse procedures
  • experience of personal development programmes such as DofE awards
  • car/Minibus driving experience, or willing to be trained as minibus driver.


Email your CV to or call 01892 54 22 09 for more information.

Closing date: 10 March 2018

Hours: part time flexible hours, bank staff

Salary: £8.60 per hour (dependant on experience)

Location: West Kent YMCA Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

Job role:

We are looking for a youth worker to support and empower young people involved in designing, running and evaluating projects. You will be engaging with local communities and young people to identify local needs and issues across Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells and west Kent.

The successful candidate will be working alongside the Youth Work Project Manager and other voluntary and statutory agencies in both centre and detached sessions to deliver information, advice and guidance to support young people.

Within the role, you will be making referrals to other projects within West Kent YMCA and to other agencies as appropriate, to meet a young person’s identified need. You will need to ensure all monitoring, recording systems are being used effectively and to promote the project and network with other agencies and community groups. All safeguarding, health and safety, and other duties of care are met; including completion of risk assessments and administering first aid.

Driver training will be provided however a clean driving licence with 2 years driving experience is required.


Email your CV to or call 01892 54 22 09 for more information.

Closing date: 16 March 2018

Location: West Kent YMCA Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

Job role:

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser or bid writer to work for the West Kent YMCA Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells team. The applicant must work efficiently and effectively with minimum guidance against competing priorities and deadlines, with a clear focus on fund-raising, sustainability and building long term relationships with funders and partners. They must be able to demonstrate commitment to the vision, mission and values of the charity; passion to help those who are in need or vulnerable, support for diversity and equality.

Within the role you will be expected to:

  • prioritise grant applications and funding opportunities that should be developed
  • agree targets with the Chief Executive and provide reports
  • develop longer-term income generation strategy based on optimum mix of contracts, fees, grants, social enterprise, corporate support (sponsorships, donations, partnerships and volunteering), local church / personal supporters and legacies
  • manage client case histories archive to support fund-raising, PR, annual report, website and tenders
  • where appropriate consult staff, volunteers and clients to identify need and support grant applications
  • draft grant applications and review
  • provide final bids with all supporting materials for signing by the Chief Executive or Board Members
  • prepare fundraising reports for trustees and Senior Management Team as required


Email your CV to, call 01892 54 22 09  or visit West Kent YMCA for more information.

Closing date: 16 March 2018

Location: Ashford or Shepway and Canterbury

Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 (pro rata)

Job role:

Salus and HeadStart Kent are looking to appoint 2 Transition Mentors to work during term times to help make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families in Kent. The role will involve helping children transition between primary and secondary schools.

Applicants must have the professional experience and skills to work with children, young people and their families, individually and in groups. A background in education, counselling, youth work or any other related area would be beneficial, but we are particularly looking for highly motivated, dynamic and talented individuals, experienced at working creatively and innovatively, in group settings, to achieve change.

This is a fixed term contract until October 2019. Extension subject to continued funding.


For more information please contact Sally Williamson on 07725 595722 or Jody Brown on 07725 595745.

Closing date: 14 March 2018

Interviews: 22 March 2018