Project Worker - Rhondda Cynon Taf


Employment Type Part time 21 hours per week
Location Hybrid · Rhondda Cynon Taff, UK Home-based with regular travel in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Salary £23,500 (GBP) £23,500 (pro rata)
Team Programmes
Seniority Junior, Mid-level
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 18th Oct 2023 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Employee Assistance Programme
Extra holiday
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Team social events
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.58 (171)

Job Description

About the Role:

Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We work with all kinship carers – the grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and family friends who are caring for children when their parents can’t.

 An exciting opportunity has arisen in Rhondda Cynon Taf for a highly motivated and committed Project Worker to build on a well-established commissioned service.

 You’ll be delivering our Kinship Connected programme offering support to Special Guardians and other kinship carers, providing emotional and practical support to carers in their homes and in the community over a six-month intervention cycle. You’ll also connect them with other kinship carers through peer support groups, as well as supporting to unlock community assets.

What we’re looking for

Our kinship carers are at the heart of what we do, so you’ll be absolutely committed to the work of Kinship and driven to make positive and impactful differences to the lives of vulnerable families.

We’re seeking an experienced Project Worker who is passionate about supporting kinship carers to get the right support at the right time. We are looking for someone who has the interpersonal and partnership skills to perform their role sensitively and creatively while also meeting reporting and impact requirements. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the RCT Local Authority and will share their ambition for children and young people to grow up, thrive and have the best life chances in families who flourish.

This is a role where you’ll need to have strong boundaries and personal resilience – which we’ll also support through development and reflective practice.  

  • Location: Home-based with regular travel across Rhondda Cynon Taf and occasional travel to London and other England locations

  • Working hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week

  • Salary: £23,500 per year (pro rata)

  • Contract Type: Fixed term until end of March 2024 – with potential for extension, pending commissioning contract.

  • Benefits: 30 days' annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), generous pension, flexible working, Employee Assistance Programme

  • Application deadline: 12pm on Wednesday 18 October

  • Interview date: Thursday 26 October in Pontypridd

We will guarantee interviews to any candidates with experience of kinship care (either of being in kinship care or of being a kinship carer) who demonstrate that they meet the essential skills and experience outlined in the job description.

If you would like further information or an informal chat about this role, please contact Vickie on

Download the full job pack here

To apply

We will ask for your CV and to respond to six short questions via the Applied platform. Please note that all answers will be viewed anonymously by reviewers and CVs will not be viewed until after this sift has happened. This is the first opportunity to demonstrate your experience and to stand out in the recruitment process. Reviewers will not see all your answers together and will be marking on the strength of the response to each question.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 18th Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 18th Oct 2023