Vacancies 2017-10-03T12:25:49+00:00


Markfield is an Equal Opportunities employer and have an ‘Investors in People’ accreditation.

Markfield is a dynamic organisation, with a continued positive commitment to leading, managing and developing its people as effectively as possible. There are a number of clear people strategies that compliment the culture resulting in high levels of engagement for staff and volunteers. Staff and all those involved with the project display dedication, passion and loyalty which is impressive. Leadership is clearly a strength; it is passionate, committed and focused upon continuous improvement, enabled by a culture in which people are encouraged to suggest alternative or better strategies or ideas”


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We are looking to recruit committed and energetic Play /Youth/ Support Workers to work on the following sessions:
• inclusive after school clubs and holiday playschemes
• evening sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

We welcome applications from candidates that have experience in either playwork or youth work, or adult support work, as Markfield can develop your skills to be able to work with both age groups.

Minibus driving: We especially welcome applicants who are able and willing to drive, and we will provide training on minibus driving.

Hours and working pattern:
We are seeking to recruit two part-time staff who are available to work on specific afterschool and evening sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in term-time. In addition to these hours we can offer ad hoc sessions as cover, as well as work on our holiday playschemes.

Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake a criminal record (DBS) check.

How to apply:
For more details about the role and to find out how to apply:
Phone 020 8800 4134

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 25th October

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Volunteer title: Volunteer Independent Supporter
Purpose: To assist with the delivery of Independent Support to parents/carers and young people through the current Special Educational Needs and Disability system reforms
Responsible to: Family Support Manager
Hours of work: Average 2-3 hours a week for a minimum of 9 months

General description of role
Assist Markfield Family Support Team staff to support parents/carers to work in partnership with their child’s school or the Local Authority to achieve the best outcomes for their child and to support young people express their views and make informed decisions about their education, health and social care needs.

Roles and responsibilities

  • To give parents/carers and young people confidence by attending meetings as a supporter to enable parents/carers to participate fully.
  • To inform parents/carers and young people of their statutory rights and any local policies which are relevant.
  • To provide impartial information and support
  • Assist training delivery
  • Answer queries from the helpline when needed
  • Help publicise services
  • To attend all relevant training courses as requested by Markfield
  • Prepare for and attend regular supervision
  • To maintain confidentiality about service users in line with Markfield’s Child Protection policies
  • To follow Markfield’s policies and procedures in your volunteering practice

Qualities and skills you will need

  • Confidence to work with parents/carers and young people in a variety of different situations
  • A sensitive, clear and friendly communication style
  • Ability to work independently on your own initiative
  • Understanding of the support needs of Disabled people and their families
  • Reliability
  • Good listening skills
  • Impartiality
  • An open-minded and non-judgemental approach to other people
  • The ability to work flexibly
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills

Other relevant skills for the role (These are not essential for your application)

  • An ability to speak a local community language other than English
  • Skills in non-verbal communication systems such as BSL, PECS

“Markfield is an organisation with a strong commitment to leading, managing and developing its people as
effectively as possible. (The staff) enjoy what they do and are proud to work for Markfield.”
– Investors in People report 2015