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We're have a new and exciting job vacancy? Need a challenge? Could it be you?

12 Jul, 2021

  Are you motivated to lead and bring about change within the community? Do you have the skills to develop and provide a range of confidence building and awareness raising activities, engaging women, children, young people and their families to build resilience and develop a cohesive community? Do you have sound knowledge about the cultural barriers affecting BAME women children/young people and their families in Leeds?

POST TITLE:Lead Practitioner (Young People)

SALARY: £24,972.65 - £26,790.45+ 6% pension pro rata

HOURS:21 hours

Your role will involve you supporting, leading, and supervising a team of Project delivery staff under the  young people services umbrella. This includes coaching, identifying training needs and providing advice and assistance to the staff team to guarantee the smooth running of projects. You will have overall responsibility for shaping service areas in line with agreed targets and outcomes, ensuring delivery and performance are in line with the agreed aims and objectives of the projects.

Candidate must possess a Level 4 and above in youth work and have line Management experience. You will have proven project management skills and be able to develop strong relationships internally and externally, with colleagues, partners, and external agencies.  An awareness of support services for vulnerable women, young people and their families in Leeds would be an advantage.  

For further information and an application pack please contact Ashia on 0113 2497120 or by emailing admin@shantona.co.uk.  If you would like to chat about either role further, you can contact Nahid Rasool CEO on the same number.

Closing Date:  Monday 02nd August 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 11th& Thursday 12th August 2021

Shantona is committedto safeguardingand promoting the welfare of children, young people and Adults at Risk. Please note the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.

As these posts will be working with vulnerable women children and their families, these posts are open to women only under TheEquality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1.


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  • 'I came to the UK five years ago that time I wasn't able to speak any English. By attending Shantona women centres ESOL courses two years at the moment I am studying GCSE English with Thomas Danby College. Also, I'm involved in childcare volunteer with Shantona. I have done ESOL entry one and two, childcare level one, let's play together, story sacks numeracy which was provided by Shantona women centre. I would like to thank Shantona for helping me improve my confidence. Also, I will suggest people like me should come to Shantona and attend the activity they are providing and support them to go further.'

    Previous service user now a volunteer worker at Shantona's creche

  • 'I used to walk past Shantona all the time without knowing what they did, until one day I was referred through social care services. I received support and realised there were other women just like me and that I wasn’t alone and my bad relationship experiences were not normal. I joined in with DV awareness raising sessions and workshops, they made such a huge difference and helped me regain my confidence enough to start speaking out about my own experiences of DV during the '16 days of action' event.'

    Adult Service User

  • 'I have learned how to stay safe online and using social media. I have become more confident to talk about my problems with my support worker and my self-esteem is increasing'

    Young People's Service User

  • 'At first I accepted that forced marriage was part of the cultural norm, but now I realise that it is wrong'

    Young People's Service User

  • 'I have seen changes in the students, the students are considering the bigger picture more and other aspects of issues affecting them. When challenged about their views or behaviour I see a more reflective student as before. I see Shantona's role as an external agency that can provide targeted intervention for groups of our young people who require closer attention. School do not have the expertise and knowledge to provide such material at the level and intensity that Shantona can.'

    Sat Hundal Deputy for Behaviour & Safeguarding Allerton Grange School

  • 'I feel much happier and confident that I’m getting my life back on track. I have started to attend groups to help expand my knowledge and make new friends.'

    Adult Service User

  • 'When the girls started to come to the girl's group all they were interested in was turning 16 and being able to get married…now they realise how important their education is and are looking to the future and thinking about going to University and getting jobs. Through informal education, we have raised their aspirations'

    Youth Worker

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