Job Vacancy – Bridge Project Support Officer (Administration role)

VoiCeS Northumberland the lead Operational partner in the Bridge Partnership has vacancies to support the delivery of the Bridge Project which is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme funded by the European Social Fund and National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund until September  2019.  The Bridge Project  aims to help those who experience multiple barriers to work in finding a job or be in a better place to look for work. Bridge is a partnership between Northumberland County Council (NCC) and a number of voluntary organisations in Northumberland.

The Bridge Project focuses on key groups who typically find they have multiple problems to overcome in finding suitable employment. We tackle the barriers that prevent people from accessing support with more opportunities for education and training, improved health and wellbeing services, better financial help and programmes to build people’s confidence. Support is provided to help people build self-confidence and develop or acquire new skills in key areas where they might be experiencing difficulties.

Are you ready for a challenge?

Are you enthused about helping people and want to be part of a Project that works alongside people in Northumberland to improve their lives, build skills and opportunities?

At VoiCeS Northumberland we work with and support the uniqueness and diversity of the VCS across Northumberland,  to facilitate the role of the sector as a partner, alongside the statutory and private sectors, in decision making, development and delivery of services that improve outcomes for all individuals, families and groups in Northumberland.

Our staff and volunteers are central to our effectiveness and success, we offer a positive experience with rewarding roles and opportunities. If you want to make the most of your skills and abilities, be part of a dynamic project and are passionate about work that makes a measurable difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit people who are self-motivated, take a practical ‘can do’ approach, confident to work alongside people in empowering ways, be outcome driven and a team player. Do you want to make a big difference to help support people who are unemployed to move closer to the labour market?

The following opportunities are now available:

Support Officer –  based in Amble, Northumberland, £17,772 pro rata (fixed point salary) – 21 hrs (over 3 days), Fixed term until September 2019

We are looking for an experienced and highly organised Support Officer to provide full administrative support, including evidencing activity and spend against our funders requirements. Applicants must have skills and experience within an administrative role and have excellent communication and inter-personal skills. We require someone with good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise work and to work to timescales.

To request an application pack please email

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhance Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 4pm 22nd May 2018

We welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Please return electronically completed applications to:

Note that CVs will not be accepted.

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.