Location: North Yorkshire area based  (Hybrid)

Salary: £27,196 per annum FTE (based on 37 hours per week)

This is a full time fixed term contract until March 2025 


Job Purpose

The Key Worker plays a pivotal role in this programme, working closely with individuals and households facing barriers to employment. The primary purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive support, guidance, and advocacy to empower participants in overcoming health-related challenges and facilitate their journey towards sustainable employment. The Key Worker will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to ensure a holistic and person-centred approach, ultimately enhancing the overall well-being and employability of our participants.

Deliver employability support, which may include information, advice and guidance, to economically inactive participants within the North Yorkshire region.

Provide face-to-face and remote employability support to adult economically inactive and employed 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 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 as part of the job. It may be necessary to work outside normal office hours. This job description needs to be considered in the context of a developing and evolving area of service delivery and therefore the duties described above will need to be adapted to meet the needs of the project.

Person Specification:





Deadline for applications: 22 May 2024


Interviews to take place via Microsoft Teams week commencing 27 May 2024

How to apply:

To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are required to complete and submit a fully completed application form through our website.

At EDT we pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We provide policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. We offer a range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance (30 days plus bank holidays FTE) , company pension scheme and additional voluntary money saving benefits.

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.