Project Development Worker – Hen’s Shed

User & Carer Involvement (UCI)
Full Time
Permanent dependent on future funding

Project Development Worker – Hen’s Shed
Hours 35 hours a week
Salary ££21,840 PA for the first year with subsequent years subject to funding

No formal qualifications required

Professional Attributes & Values

  • Ability to engage with wide range of people, particularly women with learning difficulties.
  • Flexibility to be able to create positive solutions whilst working with vulnerable women.
  • Show an understanding of appropriate professional conduct and boundaries.
  • Show an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to prioritise own workload
  • Committed to the ethos and values of UCI
  • Shows a commitment to women’s empowerment

Work Experience & Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of the issues of unsupported women with learning difficulties
  • Previous experience of representing the views of vulnerable women
  • Experience of working with voluntary agencies/Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Previous experience of recruiting volunteers
  • Working with budgets and financial information
  • Experience of cash handling
  • Experience of sourcing, ordering and following procedures to purchase materials

Group Work Skills

  • Previous experience of group working with vulnerable women
  • Committed to the principles of Equal Opportunities, anti-discrimination and empowering individuals and groups
  • Able to plan programme of activities for the group as well as project planning
  • Booking rooms appropriate to need of group and session
  • Setting out venues appropriate to needs of group
  • Ability to facilitate/lead sessions – both online and in person
  • Monitor group activities and outcomes-
  • Make safe guarding reports of any issues arising to appropriate bodies.
  • Organise, and co-ordinate, with external organisations to deliver activities and/or information sessions.

Communication & Technical Skills

  • Possess a good professional and approachable personal manner
  • Able to offer support and encouragement in a non-judgemental manner
  • Encourage women to take on regular supervised responsibilities
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write up session notes
  • Ability to write reports
  • Ability to communicate appropriately to people, of all abilities, over a range of methods
  • Ability to explain complex issues in Accessible Formats
  • Communicate with statutory bodies, partnership organisations, community groups and individuals
  • Good IT skills including e-mail and word processing, spreadsheets, databases, as well as Powerpoint.
  • Ability to use Video Conferencing software such as Zoom and Teams
  • Able to successfully moderate and facilitate online chats
  • Ability to deliver Presentations and Training Sessions
  • Ability to carry out follow up sessions as required by group
  • Able to update and maintain information, including session notes vis paper or IT based recording systems
  • Willingness to learn Easy Read, and to produce resources in this format


  • Willing to undertake personal and professional development
  • Possess valid driving licence
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Region
  • Willingness to engage with, and develop, any opportunities that arise in the organisation

Because of the nature/needs of the client group, UCI wishes to stipulate that a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) exists in recruiting only a woman/women for this post.

Project Worker Person Specification (direct download)

Project Worker Job Description (direct download)

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