Youth Worker X2 

 Carlisle/West Cumbria

22.hrs per week/30 hrs per week

£19,190 FTE

Fixed Term Contract Until 30th May 2022


Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Exciting opportunities have arisen to be a part of our new youth project, Next Steps.

We’re looking for two new Youth Workers to join our team: one based in West Cumbria and one based in Carlisle.

Tech-confident, enthusiastic and creative, you will be passionate about supporting young people to live their best life.

You will work directly on The Next Steps project. Next Steps, supports young people to use digital technology. Through online workshops, and a range of activities, the project aims to connect young people with others and transition from lockdown back into everyday life.

You will support young people and their families to become ‘tech-savvy’ and confident to effectively use digital equipment to link in with online community networks and services.

Designing and running activities and workshops, you will be a friendly and confident member of our team. Your work will support young people and be an impactful part of their development.


For more information follow the links below:


To apply please complete and submit the following to


The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 16th November 2020



Expert by Experience (Next Steps Project)

 Carlisle: Cumbria

7.5hrs per week (1 day per week)

£12 per hour

Fixed Term Until 30th May 2022


We have a great opportunity to join our new youth project, Next Steps.

We are looking for a person with learning difficulties to join us as an Expert by Experience.

Using your knowledge and experience, you will support young people with learning difficulties to develop key skills, as part of the Next Steps project.

Next Steps provides online workshops and activities to support and prepare young people to move from lockdown back into everyday life.

If you’d like to work with us, we would like to hear from you.


Find out more:


To apply:

Please contact Jamie Coles 07763546116.

We’ll then send you our Easy Read application form.


If you have questions: 

Please contact Chris Tolley on 07763546116.


We look forward to hearing from you.


The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 20th November.


Conference Centre Job Coach

 Carlisle: Cumbria

37.5hrs per week


Fixed Term Contract (initially 6 months)


A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Conference Centre Job Coach to join our team in Carlisle.

Working in our life-changing Hospitality Academy, and our popular Carlisle Conference Centre, this role is a dynamic and rewarding position.

As a Conference Centre Job Coach you will work alongside learners with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism who are working to achieve accredited qualifications. You will facilitate learning development through practical tasks and by supporting workshop sessions.

You will also form an integral part of the Conference Centre Team, supporting us to deliver high quality customer service to our guests. This is a mainly practical role that will underpin the busy work that our innovative and popular Conference Centre undertakes.


Experience in Hospitality is required for this role as well as a compassionate approach to mentoring and coaching others.


You will:

  • join a friendly and hardworking team
  • receive a competitive salary with generous benefits, including a 6% employer pension contribution
  • contribute in a powerful way to life-changing learning


For more information follow the links below:


To apply please complete and submit the following to


The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 30th October 2020


Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews

North East Region

Hours as required

£20 per hour (up to 7 hours per day)


An opportunity has arisen for Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews to join an expanding charitable organisation at an exciting time of growth and development. We are seeking Experts who are passionate about the rights of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. You will work as a member of a Care (Education) and Treatment Review panel to carry out an assessment of a person’s care and treatment in an inpatient setting or in the community. We are seeking experts with lived experience and family carers with an understanding of services.


For more information follow the links below:


To apply please complete and submit the following to


Should you need to discuss any of the information on our website prior to application, please contact Cathy Mellstrom, CTR co-ordinator by email

or call Cathy on 03003 038037 and press option 3


Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) Board Member

Voluntary Role


Healthwatch Cumbria is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of health and social care service users in Cumbria, with the goal of making services better and improving health and well-being.

Do you care about your health and care services?

Do you fundamentally believe that patients and their families are in the strongest position to know how services can and should be improved?

Do you have some time to devote to supporting a dedicated team of staff in carrying out this very worthwhile task by providing them with guidance and scrutiny to ensure they work to the best of their ability and achieve as much impact as possible?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, then a role on the Board of Healthwatch Cumbria may well help you to feel that you are making a difference.

For more information on the role, an application form, and details on how to apply, please see the Healthwatch Cumbria website:

HWC is delivered by People First Independent Advocacy Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered Charity No. 1184112 Company No. 5438407)