South Sheffield Development Worker

Closing date: 13th Sept 2019

Interviews likely to be held in late September for shortlisted candidates.

Please contact Roisha Marsden for an application pack

If you have any questions about the role contact James

Download the full Job Description PDF below:

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Development Worker

What this role is about.

People tell us that they want to be useful and to use their brains, time and abilities to help others.  But it can be hard to find the right opportunities. This is where TimeBuilders comes in.

How it works

We’ve been running TimeBuilders across the city for about 5 years. In that time thousands of people have got involved in doing things including;

  • Helping to run a community café

  • Running a walking group

  • Helping in a gardening group

  • Litter picking

  • Making things in a community woodwork shop

  • Baking

  • Running a group doing sewing, art, creative writing or anything that interests you.

For each hour people work they earn a Time Credit which they can spend on rewards – tickets to go swimming or skating, for meals in a community café or for basketball, rugby, ice hockey or for the theatre.

And more than that, they find that lots of things in their lives become better. They feel more confident, useful, with a structure to their week and get to know more people. We all know that all these things are vital for a happy, healthy life.

Working in South Sheffield

We have started working in Gleadless Valley and Lowedges with Reach South Sheffield. We have done a lot of consultation with local people and the following new ideas are getting started. Since July we have gained 92 members who have earned over 2,000 Time Credits. We are currently working in the following areas:


Lowedges – where we have a new community café (Thursdays) as well as a Foodcycle (Wednesday afternoon) and a Teens Youth club.


Newfield Green – where we are working to develop a new community café and other groups working from Newfield Green Library and the Terry Wright Hall 


In each of these places we now want to set up the following activities: a Weightwatchers group; exercise groups; a walking group; art and craft groups; a sewing group; a photography group; a film club; a litter picking group… And many more.

Development Worker

Job Description

We want to recruit 2 or 3 people to join our team as paid TimeBuilders Development workers.  Ideally we’re looking for local people who know and care about these communities, and want to work with us to create more opportunities for the people who live there. You will be helping us to create vibrant TimeBuilders hubs in the locations above.

The job will be varied, but it will include the following responsibilities. To…

  1. Talk and listen to people to find out how TimeBuilders can best help them.

  2. Promote TimeBuilders effectively in the local area so that people know about it, understand its benefits and want to join.

  3. Start up groups, recruit people to them and support them to feel welcome.

  4. Help and encourage people to develop new groups in the different space.

  5. Talk with other groups in the wider community to see if Time Credits will help them.

  6. Help to organise coach trips, film nights, socials and other spending opportunities for Time Credits.

  7. Work with colleagues to develop courses which help to build the skills and confidence of local people.

  8. Help to get TimeBuilders activities organised for at least 2 days a week.


We are looking for someone who…

  1. Is outgoing and is confident in making contact with people in the local community, particularly those who are or are in danger of becoming isolated, and get them involved.

  2. Knows local people and can help to discover what local people want.

  3. Knows how to get information around the community.

  4. Loves to work with people making things happen on the ground.

  5. Has a positive and encouraging manner and a sense of humour.

  6. Is a great listener.

  7. Is good at organising other people and activities.

  8. Enjoys supporting people to help themselves.

  9. Likes working as part of a team.


Pay: £9/hour


Hours per week: We are really flexible. The right people may have caring responsibilities so we are open to being flexible from 15 – 20 hours/week.