First Contact Worker

  • Job Reference: 00000612-1
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2021
  • Recruiter: GIPSIL
  • Location: Leeds
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £19,312
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Office Support jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible person who has a desire to support young people through taking referrals, signposting to services and supporting service delivery teams. The role would suit someone wishing to gain experience and further their development within young people’s services.

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.

GIPSIL is a community based organisation providing housing, counselling, advice and support to young and vulnerable people at risk in Leeds.

As an organisation we are committed to the following principles in recruitment to ensure we can effectively achieve our aim of providing equal opportunities and safer recruitment; 

  • We recruit for potential, not perfection
  • We are a values based recruiter
  • We value lived experience as a demonstration of capability for a role
  • We only utilise truly “essential” criteria in recruitment
  • We are committed to safer recruitment practice

When we refer to Values we are talking about our organisational Values, found here. 

The OWL service empowers young people to make decisions about their support. Our person-centred approach enables young people to identify their existing strengths and skills so they can achieve their goals and aspirations. We support young people in Leeds aged 16 to 25 who can be single, couples or families, many have care experience and this includes asylum seeking children.

The First Contact Team is instrumental in delivering a professional, welcoming and efficient response to young people, professionals and the local community. Though a largely administrative team, the duties and responsibilities include working directly with young people who are amongst the most vulnerable across the city.

To apply for this role please email for a full application pack

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Dan Skelton HUB Team Leader via email;  

Please note that GIPSIL will not accept CV’s. No agencies.

  • Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd August 2021 12.00 noon
  • Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 3rd August 2021
  • Interview Date: Tuesday 10th August 2021 (in person)

You will be informed within 5 working days of the Shortlisting Date if you have been successful