Jobs & Volunteering

We have regular volunteering opportunities within GIPSIL, including:

  • Supporting groups and activities for young people
  • Peer Support and Befriending
  • Reception and Administration
  • Property and garden maintenance

We also host Student Social Work Placements and volunteer Counselling diploma graduates and students. Students need to be in their second year of the diploma and have a minimum of 50 hours counselling client work under clinical supervision. To find out more, please contact us, saying what role you would be interested in.

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Wellbeing Outreach Worker (18 Months Fixed Term Contract)

End Date: 30th November 2018 at 12:00 Noon

Post:                             Wellbeing Outreach Worker

Contract:                     18 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours:                          29 hours per week

Salary Scale/Point:  GIPSIL Scale 5, Point 22

Starting Salary:         £21,074 per annum pro rata (Actual Salary £16,517.45 per annum)

Location:                     Leeds

Benefits:                      Employee health plan, cycle to work scheme, company pension scheme and flexible working.                                              


This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to deliver one-to-one outreach support around emotional and mental health to young people aged 16-25. You will plan and deliver support sessions to equip young people with strategies to better manage their mental health and help them to access the services they need. You will signpost young people to relevant support services and ensure they receive practical support required around issues including housing, benefits and substance use. You will actively participate in multi-agency working to ensure the best outcomes for young people. You will carry out assessments, maintain case records and provide reports as required.


As a Wellbeing Outreach Worker some of the main responsibilities include:-

Carry a caseload of vulnerable young people aged 16-25, working with them in a restorative and flexible manner to address a range of health needs, including mental health issues, substance use and risky behaviours.

Devise and deliver a 12-18 week programme of support with the young people which addresses their needs in a creative manner in order to build resilience and protective factors.

Refer into other provisions as appropriate

Participate in multi-agency working to ensure the best outcomes for young people

Carry out assessments, maintain case records and provide reports as required.

Act as an advocate, referring young people on to external provision as appropriate, including adult mental health services.

Work closely with other internal staff at Gipsil, including making referrals to specialist colleagues where appropriate.

Work with parents/carers as appropriate, bearing in mind confidentiality issues.

Work in a flexible manner to meet the needs of service users, which may entail some working outside regular office hours including weekends

Maintain casework records and contribute to reports, in accordance with project administrative procedures and the requirements of external funders.

If you wish to receive an application pack, please visit, email or call our HR team on 0113 2000 857 to request a full application pack.

GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.

Please note that GIPSIL does not accept CVs

No agencies

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2018

Shortlisting Date: TBC

Interview Date: 10th December 2018

If you have not heard from us by 8th November 2018, unfortunately this means you have not been successful in reaching the interview stage this time. We thank you for your application.


TEAM LEADER: Intensive Support Young People

End Date: 19th November 2018 at 12 noon

Post:                                       Team Leader: Intensive Support Young People

Team:                                       Leaving Care Team

Responsible To:                    Housing Service Manager: Leaving Care

Responsible For:                  Core & Cluster & Leaving Care Plus Employees

Hours:                                    37hrs per week (Full Time)

Salary:                                    GIPSIL MG2 – £29,055 per annum

Location:                               Leeds

Benefits:                                29 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, company pension, Cycle to Work, corporate health plan

Would you like the opportunity to work with a reputable, recognised Leeds service supporting young people with care experience? Have the desire to develop a team of professionals offering intensive housing support? Have a commitment to high quality services and flexibility to meet the project needs?
If you answered ‘YES’ to all three, then this could be the role you have been waiting for.

GIPSIL is welcoming applications for a Team Leader to be part of a new housing project Core & Cluster (24/7) and the Leaving Care Plus out of hours floating support service. Key characteristics are passion and commitment for leading and managing high quality support and services for young people.

Purpose of the Role:-

Project information:-

The Core & Cluster project will support approximately 11 young people with care experience aged 16+ and above who are transitioning and becoming independent. The support will be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Based in Gipton, the community GIPSIL originated in.

The Leaving Care Plus service is an out of hours floating support scheme supporting 20 young people and will be part of this posts remit. Making up a team of Assistant Support Workers, Housing Support Workers and Night Assistants.

You will work closely with the Housing Service Manager: Leaving Care, children’s social work services and the placements team. You will be part of an established group of housing related support schemes FLAGSHIP, Archway and GIPSIL Leaving Care.

The team leader needs to be visible and flexible to the demands of the project. The basic requirement is to ensure all staff are supported, the service is effective and safe. A standard work pattern would involve the following:-

Working Hours Information:-

Within every two week period there will be one week day that the team leader will be in the project until 9.30pm.

Within every three week period (either Saturday or Sunday) the team leader will be in the project.

The post holder will also be required to participate in out-of-hours management advice duties as a core element to the role.

For an informal chat about the post, please call Steve Cooke (Housing Service Manager – Leaving Care) on 0113 391 8003 or email

An application pack can be downloaded by using the files link below.  Alternatively, please email or call 0113 2000857 to speak to a member of the HR team.

Please note that GIPSIL does not accept CVs.  No agencies.

GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.

 Deadline for applications:                         19th November 2018 at 12pm (noon)

Shortlisting will take place on:                 21st November 2018

Interview date is provisionally set for:    27th November 2018

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.