Wellbeing Coordinator

Wellbeing Coordinator Job Description & Person Specification

Job Profile:                We are looking for an exceptional part-time Wellbeing Coordinator with expertise in working with young people with additional needs to join the Junction Arts team on a fixed term contract through to summer 2024. You will add to our existing team to support the wellbeing of young people taking part in an arts and health programme across Bolsover and North East Derbyshire districts, Six Pillars.

Company:                  Junction Arts (working in collaboration with Direct Education Business Partnership (DEBP CIO).

Job Title:                    Wellbeing Coordinator (20 hours pw p/t flexible working).

Start date:                 June 2023.

Location:                    Bolsover and North East Derbyshire areas, within community settings.

Salary:                         £11.79 per hour based on 23k per annum (pro-rata).

Responsible to:         The Managing Director of Junction Arts and working closely with the Six Pillars delivery team led by a Junction Arts Project Coordinator.

Environment:            This is a part-time, fixed term contract based on the delivery of the Six Pillars programme, running until summer 2024. Please note flexible working hours will be required for this role, including evening and weekend work and hours may change week to week around project delivery. You will work in a variety of rural locations, primarily community settings in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire districts, with occasional office work at Junction Arts and DEBP offices or working from home (when appropriate). You may need to travel during the day to different places of work so having access to a car and a full UK driving license is essential.

Pension:                     Junction Arts follows statutory requirements regarding pension provision.

Holiday entitlement: 25 days per annum (pro rata).

Please note:              This position requires the holder to undergo an enhanced DBS check for working with children and vulnerable adults.


HOW TO APPLY:        Please complete accompanying Wellbeing Coordinator Application form and send to info@junctionarts.org by the date of closing. Successful applications shortlisted for interview will be notified by Friday 16th June.

Closing Deadline:      Tuesday 13th June, 9am.

Interview Date:         Tuesday 20th June

Further info:              For further information on the Six Pillars programme, please see separate Background info document.


Purpose of Wellbeing Coordinator role:

  1. To create a safe space for young people from all walks of life and have a non-judgemental, inclusive attitude.
  2. To deliver activity, support visiting artists and young people in group settings, or 1:1 if required, to help them to identify their strengths, abilities and become reflective around their health and wellbeing.
  3. To nurture, encourage and monitor the development of skills in young people, underpinned through a diverse range of creative approaches.
  4. To encourage and facilitate the young person’s voice through coaching, guiding and advocacy to ensure their needs are represented.
  5. To be responsible for raising and reporting Safeguarding issues, working closely with Project Coordinators, partners and schools to ensure there is a robust process around disclosure and support.
  6. To determine and refer young people on the programme to appropriate support and enrichment programmes and activities.
  7. To work alongside programme colleagues to achieve all the desired outcomes of the project.


Key responsibilities and duties:

  • To design and deliver engaging wellbeing activities to support the young people engaged to develop essential skills by stealth and work comfortably as a group, enabling peer to peer support.  You will work creatively to enable any opportunity that can improve the health and wellbeing of young people, including supporting young people through project transition phases.
  • Support young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to access the programme and feedback any adaptations needed to make this an inclusive process.
  • Support artist/s in community workshop sessions by ensuring the safeguarding and emotional support of young people.
  • Champion the abilities of the young people and support others to become more inclusive in their practice.
  • To collect key outcomes, impact measures, and identify case studies within the workshop environment (this monitoring framework has been created in consultation with project partners). In conjunction with other members of the team, you will actively encourage youth participation and involvement in the planning, development and evaluation of the programme.
  • Practice positive feedback and reflection techniques with young people to enable embedded understanding of their growth and development.
  • To understand the key outcomes for the groups you support, maintaining high quality administrative practises using internal systems to keep accurate records of interventions.
  • To work with volunteers where appropriate to assist them in project facilitation.


General/other duties

  • Work creatively and collaboratively with the different members of the project team to identify areas for development beyond the lifespan of the project.
  • To uphold the professional standards required by Junction Arts and the DEBP and promote the work undertaken and maintain standards of care with regard to health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, and Child Protection.
  • Undertake appropriate training as agreed.
  • Travel to and attend weekly delivery sessions/meetings/training/workshops in the areas of North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District localities.
  • Work in any of the premises within the Derbyshire region occupied by the organisations.
  • To participate in regular line management supervision and annual appraisal.
  • This post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.


Person Specification

Job Title: Wellbeing Coordinator

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they have the following skills, abilities or experience gained from 2-3 years’ experience working with young people in the voluntary/community/mental health and wellbeing sector.

  Essential Desirable
Qualifications A relevant degree, higher education or professional qualification
Knowledge & Understanding A good and up to date knowledge of working in community youth settings and safeguarding practice Understanding of working within community arts environments
  Good knowledge and understanding of the qualities needed to work in SEND settings Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation procedures
  Ability to manage multiple projects with a common goal and successfully prioritising them Good understanding of The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale and how it can be used to monitor impact
  Ability to develop and sustain a range of relationships within the voluntary and community sectors
Experience Experience of facilitating youth outreach work Experience of project planning and evaluation
  Experience of delivering co-produced programmes of work by, with and for young people Experience of working within education and community settings
  Demonstrable track record of supporting vulnerable young people, specifically those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  The ability to work with minimal supervision, plan workloads and organise varied projects and activities
  Advocacy, marketing and promotion
Personal Attributes & Skills A passion and commitment to helping young people to become more confident and live fulfilling lives A passion for the arts and creative practice
  The ability to prioritise and assess the needs of a group of young people who have varied abilities including SEND Understanding of digital technology including social networking
  A positive attitude – to uplift, nurture and champion young people
  Self-motivated and able to work effectively under pressure
  The ability to work with a wide range of people and as part of a team
  Excellent communication skills
  Excellent IT skills, particularly word processing and spreadsheet management
  An understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion
  Hold a FULL UK driving license (delivery is in community settings in rural areas where public transport links may be challenging)

Please click the link below to download the application form.

Wellbeing Coordinator application form May 23