Education Officer – Prevention | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Education Officer – Prevention

Job titleJob reference number
Education Officer – Prevention0901.EO.SF
SalaryHours per week
£22,450 per annum37.5
Contract typeLocation
Fixed Term (Until December 2019)Sheffield

What’s the role all about?

You’ll be working as part of the innovative Prevention Team delivering bold and creative workshops about homelessness to groups of young people in schools and colleges.  You’ll also be training teachers and delivering workshops to parents on the same topic.

The new and exciting Depaul Education programme aims to prevent youth homelessness by running these workshops, as well as sessions on related issues such as healthy relationships and conflict management.

You’ll build long-term relationships with educational institutions in order to support their young people, which include marketing the programme. Also, you’ll play a key role in monitoring and evaluating our work to ensure it has the highest impact possible.

Who are we?

Depaul UK delivers a range of support and housing services around the UK for young people and adults at risk of homelessness.
We provide services that:

  • Prevent homelessness
  • Increase the resilience of those we work with
  • Energise opportunities for employment, education, training & volunteering

We're dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

What makes this role exciting?

  • It’s a rewarding experience as you’ll be a part of a larger cause in helping to prevent homelessness
  • Allows you to get creative as you can design and develop the programmes, workshops and educational resources
  • You have the opportunity to engage communities by going into schools and involving senior members, as well as young people

What will ideally support your success in this role?

  • You'll have an aptitude for communicating at all levels
  • Experience of delivering workshops
  • You'll show a commitment to supporting young people achieve better outcomes
  • Ability to generate creative content

You can read more about the role in the attached job description.

What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 34 days of annual holiday, including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance

Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting or 0207 939 1270.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

Closing date:  21st February 2019 (midday)

Interview date: 5th March 2019

To apply please complete one of the following:

  1. The below application documents and return to by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.


  1. Submit your CV AND a supporting statement to by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.  Please use the application guidelines and consider the job description when completing your supporting statement.  

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Nightstop UK

Nightstop helps homeless young people find a safe place to stay, one night at a time.

Communities and charities ran Nightstops in 33 locations around the UK, covering 31 percent of the UK and giving 1,403 young people a bed for the night in 2017 alone.

Depaul UK coordinates the Nightstop Network and runs Nightstops in London, the North East, the North West, South Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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