Project Keyworker


PATH Yorkshire is a partner of the new project, CONNECTING OPPORTUNITIES, starting in  1st July 2017.

Connecting Opportunities is a new project to increase integration in Leeds City Region by supporting the most socially excluded new migrants to tackle the complex barriers they face in integrating in their local areas, increasing their employability, or finding work. Ten organisations specialising in working with migrants will be working together to offer tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training options for project participants. Connecting Opportunities will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteers, mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people into entry level jobs in local job markets.

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

PATH Yorkshire is now recruiting for an experienced and reliable PROJECT KEYWORKER to engage with Connecting Opportunities project participants, provide support and enable them to develop, improve and progress, as well as achieve project targets and outcomes.



Responsible to: Project Manager

Salary: £22,952 a year (plus 5% pension contribution)

Hours of work: 37 hrs per week

Base: PATH Yorkshire, 29 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD

Period of contract: One year fixed term (renewable)

Job Description

  • Assess the needs and circumstances of participants, agreeing an Individual Development Plan with participants ensuring that specific needs and are identified and addressed.
  • Provide Keyworker support to address problems and barriers to progression, such as housing issues, access to benefits or underlying health concerns and recognising domestic violence and abuse.
  • Undertake outreach work on occasions, either to accompany participants to meetings and services or to meet and work with individual participants at a pace and in a venue which is comfortable to them and/or meets their specific access requirements.
  • Make referrals to appropriate services and to external support , ensuring that specific needs are identified and addressed.
  • Regular review of the support provided and its impact on participants, with changes and updates being recorded.
  • Be available for the participants to contact them if they are experiencing difficulties.
  • Accompany clients, where necessary, to specialist services such as mental health.
  • Maintain records appropriately.
  • Liaising with and maintaining positive working relationships with community partners, organisations and stakeholders to recruit participants.
  • Maintaining accurate project documentation that complies with Connecting Opportunities and PATH Yorkshire’s service standards, quality assurance procedures and contract requirements.
  • Contributing to the planning, monitoring and evaluation of PATH’s service delivery in the Connecting Opportunities programme.
  • To work with other PATH Project Officers/Keyworkers as part of a flexible, multi-disciplinary team able to deliver high quality services across different projects and programmes.
  • To work with PATH’s Marketing Officer to produce and distribute appropriate marketing literature to potential programme beneficiaries.
  • Actively promoting equality and diversity in line with PATH’s equal opportunities policy.
  • Carry out all work in accordance with PATH’s Health and Safety, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult policies.
  • Carrying out any other duties that PATH’s Project Manager and/or Chief Executive may require from time to time.



To apply, please complete a PATH Application Form and return by email to


CV submission will not be considered as an application.

CLOSING: Friday, 23 June 2017, 4 pm.

Late applications will not be considered.

PATH Yorkshire, 29 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Tel. 0113 2624600

Charity Reg. No. 516786

Talk English Friends




Volunteer as a Talk English Friend

Talk English Friends provide informal support to people learning English, helping them to access services and get more involved in the wider community. It is also an opportunity to improve on community outreach and people engagement skills, a good addition to your CV, a chance to be in a flexible volunteering experience, get good references for your next job applications, join for free development training at PATH and be a part of the Talk English Team at PATH Yorkshire.

A marvelous opportunity to help people from different walks of life develop their English skills and integrate into the community.

We are now recruiting for Talk English VOLUNTEER FRIENDS.

Training Day: Thursday, 13 July 2017

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Leeds venue

Refreshments and lunch will be provided

Travel expenses will be paid at end of training day.

To apply for the Talk English Friends Training Day on 13 July 2017, please email your full name and tel no to

Cost: Free

Free English (ESOL) Classes – Places available

English Classes in different centres across Leeds

for Leeds residents

Free English classes to help Beginners improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.

Practice speaking in English while making new friends and getting involved in the community.

Learners must be aged 19 yrs and over, Leeds residents, unemployed (not in paid work) and have been living in UK/England for one year or more.

We run WOMEN ONLY classes at 2 centres and mixed (men and women) classes in many centres. For schedules and available places, call us on 0113 2624600.

Cost: Free 

ENROLMENT NOW GOING ON. Call us on 0113 2624600 or visit our office, PATH Yorkshire, 29 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.

Enrolment Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Friday.

Vacancies from our Partners

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) currently employ over 600 full and part-time staff at different locations in and around York, Hartlepool and London, offering a range of employment opportunities including administrative, care, research, IT, communications, housing and finance staff. They also run an annual Internship programme which is usually advertised in the summer.


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