Job Vacancy: Project Support Development Worker at Transforming Plymouth Together (application deadline: Friday 24th July 2020)

Job Vacancy: Project Support Development Worker at Transforming Plymouth Together

COVID Cash Course Facilitator

Transforming Plymouth Together (TPT) is seeking to recruit a new Project Support Development Worker for a SIX MONTH contract,  who will assist and support the current board of Trustees and Development Worker in enabling the Churches and wider community to deliver against one our key themes: Financial Resilience.

Project Support Development Worker –Just Finance Covid Cash Course Facilitator

o Hours:  Part time (21 hours per week, over 3 days).
Location: Plymouth, Devon (Office base at St Mark’s Church Ford Plymouth). Home working will be required during the current restrictions.
o Salary: £9,500 – £219 per week – (FTE £19,000).
o Project length: Six Months (May be extended depending on funding).

o Closing date:  noon, Friday, 24th July.
o Interviews: week commencing the 27th July

A Job Description & Person Speciation is available on the TPT website.

Applications to Chris Forster, Development Worker:

Chris Forster – mobile 07710096210
10 The Close

Covid Cash Course Facilitator – Job Description

Job Purpose:

To support the Trustees and the Development worker by connecting with churches in Transforming Plymouth Together to extend its aims and current activities.  The main purpose will be to work on our Just Finance project in delivering the COVID Cash Course; also this includes (inter alia) support in communication, newsletters, delivery and connection with TPT around the city and wider area in delivering its aims and objectives.

Main Duties:

The post holder will be responsible for delivering the COVID cash course to volunteers in a Train the Trainer format, as well as direct to members of the community that need this support. You will be expected to use mature judgement and initiative in establishing priorities, planning your work and seeing it through to completion. 


1. Transforming Plymouth Together is a Christian organisation and as such it would wish applicants to be supportive and understand its believes and allegiance to the Christian faith.
2. To engage with Church Leaders and members practically and theologically to promote the TPT program in the churches.
3. To support the delivery of the key themes of Transforming Plymouth Together.
4. To work within the values and policies of Transforming Plymouth at all times.
5. As part of TPT you will be required to assist in the delivery of the communication plan, this will include the contributing to newsletter’s,  web-site, social media as well as written material.
6. To take part in line management supervision and appraisal as required.
7. To ensure any information processed for both service users and staff is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with GDPR and TPT’s Confidentiality Policy.
8. To have a duty and responsibility for personal health and safety and the health and safety of colleagues.
9. To attend training and events as required.
10. To undertake other tasks commensurate with the position as required

The main project that you will work on will be the COVID Cash Course and to use your knowledge and experience to share with volunteers, so that they can roll out the training and also on a 1-2-1 basis helping members of the community that are finding the financial results of the COVID-19 crises hard to understand and cope with the challenges that the current financial implications on them as families and individuals.

“Just Finance” Project Development

o Identify priority communities across Plymouth where financial support is most needed, following the issues that have come out of the Covid crises, and the Index of Multiple Deprivation figures.
Identify potential new individuals with the relevant experience and capacity in the priority communities as identified above.
o Work with the Just Finance Foundation team centrally to ensure that the course is kept up to date and continues to be relevant to all users.
o Work with existing and new providers to develop a model of provision, to maximise resources and assets at a local level.
o Review and update financial courses, guidelines to ensure they meet current policy and legislative requirements including safeguarding, health and safety, food hygiene, GDPR.
o Identify training and development opportunities within existing and new providers and plan appropriate training and development in partnership with other agencies.
o Maintain effective lines of communication between key partners and providers.
o Manage activities in line with budgets and ensure they are as cost effective as possible.
o Write and present reports regarding the Just Finance project and its performance to the trustees and JFF teams.

Your contract will include a requirement to comply with the reasonable instructions given by or on behalf of the Board of Trustees of TPT.

Line management and employment matters

The TPT Development Worker will be assigned as your line manager.

Your contract will include provision in respect of statutory entitlement to leave, sickness absence, grievance and disciplinary procedure, etc.

Probation and notice period

The appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures and a three-month probationary period, during which TPT may terminate your employment upon one week’s notice.  Thereafter the notice that you are required to give TPT is one month.

Place of work

Office facilities will be provided St Mark’s Church Ford in Plymouth, also during this time of restrictions you will be expected to work from home. Flexible working will be necessary, including some weekend and evening work. You will be required to travel independently within the Plymouth area as part of ordinary working. Reasonable travel expenses necessarily incurred in performing your duties will be reimbursed.

Hours and Remuneration

The working time of the post is 21 hours per week, subject to short-term variation by mutual agreement.  There is no overtime payment but time off may be taken in lieu.  Leave is based pro-rata on a full-time entitlement of 25 days plus public holidays.

The gross remuneration is £10.44 (per hour) £19,000 FTE.

Further information is available on the Transforming Plymouth Together website.