Job Title:

Link Worker 


 Flexible between 18.5 and 30 hours a week


 £20,013.70 pa (pro-rata)




This role is funded by two external sources. One contract funded to 31 March 2021 and second to 31 July 2021



 No Wrong Door, Hereford City Centre


We are seeking a dedicated and highly motivated Link Worker to join our Criminal Justice team.  The link worker will be expected to organise and manage their own caseload and be fully committed to the ethos and values of YSS. The Link Worker will be based in Hereford and will be allocated cases from across Herefordshire.

The Link Worker will provide one to one community based support, to individuals who are facing additional life challenges, these may include housing, health, budgeting and employability. They will encourage individuals to get to the root cause of their behaviour, providing practical and emotional support aimed at avoiding repeat behaviour.

The Link Worker will work in close partnership with the West Mercia Police, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service and the Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company. 

 About you.  You will have:

  • The ability to engage and motivate a wide range of people.
  • An understanding of the complex needs of service users in the criminal justice system.
  • Commitment to the principles of service user involvement.
  • Experience of using a multi-agency approach
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office software

For an informal chat about the role call either Andy Shaw on 07980 961995 or Chris Cosgrove on 07717 766153

For further information on the role download the following:

Criminal Justice Hereford JD July 2020

To apply download the following:

YSS Guidance notes for applicants Oct 18

YSS Application form Feb 2019

YSS Safeguarding declaration form Oct 18

YSS Equal opportunities form Oct 18

and return the completed application form, equal opportunities form and safeguarding declaration form to [email protected] to arrive no later than the closing date.

Closing date: 9.00 am Monday 10 August 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 19 August 2020.  Either face to face or via Zoom

All successful applicants to YSS are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring (DBS) check appropriate to the role.

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