Post 16 Life Skills & Engagement Lead – Southampton

Job Reference – 477

Hours: Full Time 37.5 per week

Salary: Band G £22,617 – £26,774 per annum

Additional benefits:  Health cash plan scheme; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Great development opportunities.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for an organisation that was voted the 3rd best not-for-profit organisation in the UK by the Sunday Times?

Would you like the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults?

If you have answered yes to all three questions, Fair Ways and this role is the perfect opportunity for you.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated, hard-working professionals. You will receive all the training and support you need to fast track yourself to success. Fair Ways will provide you with a career with genuine development opportunities and a chance to enhance your salary within your respective pay band. Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment.

About the Role

This is a brand new role, reporting to our Post 16 Operations Manager. The key responsibilities are to develop, tailor and review an effective life skills programme for Post 16 Service users, in line with Outcome Star. The goal is for this to be available in a variety of mediums that aims to promote engagement and adequately prepare young people for the difficult transition into adult life. You will work closely with our Education Specialist and our Training Department to ensure our young people in the Post 16 service get the best opportunities and that progress and achievement is capture and celebrated.

Essential Skills:

Our ideal candidate will have a relevant childcare or youth work qualification and proven experience working in a setting delivering services to teenagers in the care system. You will have the ability to engage with teams and individuals to promote their understanding of the resources available to them and will be used to working to outcome measurement tools. Overall, you will have the ability to work with emotional intelligence, resilience and maturity and offer a balanced perspective. Applicants must have a full driving licence and have access to use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced disclosure (DBS). The disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

 Desirable Skills:

At Fair Ways we aim to make a difference through passionate care, support and education. We have worked hard to create a culture where we say what we say we will do, when we said we would do it; we are inclusive, open minded and treat each other with respect; we focus on learning, not blaming; and we are open, honest and have integrity.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email

Closing date: 21st October 2018

Interview date: TBC