Gateshead (office & home working)
Advertising Salary:
£26,208.00 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
17 Jun 2024

About the role

Key Worker - fixed term

Locations: home based with occasional travel across Gateshead.

Job Type: This is a full time fixed term contract until December 2024 (37 hours per week).

The role of Key Worker is to provide face-to-face & remote employability support to adult economically Inactive participants in a range of settings, within the context of the contract, supporting them to move closer to or into the labour market.

The successful candidate must hold a full driving license, have access to a vehicle and be prepared to travel within the region.

Key Workers may be required to work in a range of locations including community venues and employers’ premises.

The work may involve working in more than one location and there will be travel involved in the job. It may be necessary to work outside normal office hours.

Person Specification:



  • Knowledge of local labour markets and barriers to employment faced by economic Inactive participants
  • Knowledge of customer service and relationship management
  • Understanding of the local area and factors contributing to the local labour market
  • Have an understanding of and a commitment to quality
  • Have a good knowledge of employment, training and personal development support opportunities that are available In the local community



  • Recent experience of working with adults in a related field, ideally determining need and supporting economically inactive participant choices
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment

 A full list of job objectives and requirements can be found in the JD.

Deadline for applications: midnight Monday 24 June
Face to face interviews to take place in the Gateshead office ( dates to be confirmed)
This post, as part of the Gateshead Go, Work, Live project, funded by the United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund and all activity must comply with contractual regulations.
How to apply: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are required to complete and submit a fully completed application form through our website.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: £26,208.00 per annum FTE

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rota)
  • Matched Pension Scheme   
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Health care cash plan
  • Retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Wellbeing App

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and successful candidates are subject to the relevant level of criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be at minimum a basic DBS check.

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.


About the organisation

  Please Click here to see our Annual Impact Review for 2022/2023, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2021/2022.

Other jobs like this

West Yorkshire
Advertising Salary:
£36,551 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
16 Jun 2024

Key Worker

Gateshead (office & home working)
Advertising Salary:
£26,208.00 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
17 Jun 2024
Reading (with flexibility for hybrid working)
Advertising Salary:
FTE £20,305 per annum
Careers Site Advertising End Date
23 Jun 2024