Oasis Hub Waterloo in London, have a vacancy for a self-motivated and committed Children & Families Development Worker to work as part of a pilot project aimed at making a real difference to childhood and youth obesity.

Oasis Community Health is a growing strand of Oasis Hub Waterloo. Through our sister charity Oasis Community Learning, we run around 50 schools in England, and are committed to providing exceptional holistic education. As part of that commitment to young people, we are concerned about the whole person – physically, spiritually, socially, educationally, emotionally, economically and  environmentally – and this includes their health. As a result of this, Oasis Community Health and Oasis Hub Waterloo are developing a community-based project to tackle childhood and youth obesity.

The Children & Families Development Worker will work alongside the Oasis Hub Waterloo Team and be supported by the Project Development Manager and Project Officer.  Whilst the contract is funded until February 2020, this pilot has the potential to run for a further three years, during which time funding will be sought to continue the project indefinitely if successful.

Being a newly formed project, the tasks involved are varied and interesting:

  • Encourage the school community to join in and support the Healthspace vision. 
  • Spending quality time with families, helping them prioritise health for wellbeing.
  • Alongside volunteers, develop and deliver food themed holiday programmes.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the project.

You could be successful in this role if you: 

  • Have a relevant professional qualification (e.g. JNC, QTS, QSW or NVQ Level 3) or can demonstrate qualification by experience.
  • Facilitate communication about healthy weight in a relevant and encouraging way.
  • Successfully co-create with families, young people and wider community.
  • Have proven experience of managing volunteers.

You will be an outstanding team player but also work with a degree of autonomy. This really is a unique role in a ground-breaking pilot scheme.  Are you who we’re looking for?

In return, Oasis can offer:

  • Flexible working practices and family friendly policies.
  • A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating working environment.
  • A non-contributory defined benefit pension scheme with 7% employer contributions.
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays), rising to 30 days after 2 years of service.
  • A Long Service Award Program that includes one month paid sabbatical after 6 years of service.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

If you are interested in being part of this life-changing service and want to know more, please contact the Oasis UK Recruitment Team on or call 0207 921 4259.

Closing date for completed applications - Noon Monday 11th March   

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th March at London Waterloo.

Oasis supports Equal Opportunities.  Registered Charity No. 1026487

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