Job | Full Time

Youth Worker for OUT North West Programme

The Rainbow Project Belfast

£23,166 – 24,717pa
The Rainbow Project in partnership with Cara-Friend would like to recruit a full-time Youth Worker (£23,166 – 24,717pa). Based in Foyle LGBT Centre with responsibility for delivering on the OUT North West Project. This project will run to March 2023

The OUT Youth North West project seeks to provide 1-1 support; social and peer support groups; programmes and activities to promote health and wellbeing, preparation for employment and education or training for LGBT young people from the North West.

The project will specifically target young LGB&T people age 14-25 recruited through existing networks, youth providers, colleges, employment support services, youth organisations and using social media and online networks to engage young people to enable them to access this support. Using an LGBT affirmative model as well as safe social and peer support we aim to:

 •      Put young people in the lead

•      Increase the health and wellbeing of participants

•      Increase the employability of participants

•      Increase the social connectiveness of clients

The project has four main outcomes we aim to achieve through this project:

Outcome 1: Young LGB&/T people, their support networkand communities are involved in the planning and delivery of the project.

Outcome 2: Young LGB&/T people, involved in the project will have increased health and wellbeing.

Outcome 3: Young LGB&/T people, engaged in the project will be more employable.

Outcome 4: Young LGBT&/T people, engaged in the project will have increased social connectivity.


  • Carry out health & wellbeing assessments with young people and develop personal development plans
  • To facilitate 1-2-1 and mentoring sessions for LGB&/T young people
  • To facilitate weekly drop-in sessions for LGB&/T young people
  • To facilitate weekly meetings of The OUT North West  youth groups
  • To develop and deliver personal development programmes for young LGB&/T people in the North West using an LGBT affirmative model
  • To develop and deliver health and wellbeing improvement workshops for young LGB&/T people
  • Organise and facilitate courses and training based on the needs of young people accessing this service
  • Develop and distribute promotion materials and campaigns for The OUT North West courses, training and groups
  • Develop and maintain relevant partnerships with relevant community, voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Deliver the outcomes of the Big Lottery funded project
  • Carry out additional duties relevant to this role and as identified by The Rainbow Project and or Cara-Friend
  • Attend monthly Rainbow Project and Cara-Friend staff meetings and or similar


Collate data such as monitoring and evaluation information and service delivery records using TRP systems

  • Complete and submit monthly activity reports to line manager
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators and service specifications for the range of services provided
  • Attend quarterly one to one meetings for formal evaluation of activities based on developed and agreed Key Performance Indicators and service specifications
  • Attend monthly meetings with the Health and Wellbeing Services Team
  • Ensure prompt and efficient recording and timely return of travel claims, invoices, time sheets, statistical data, line management activity reports, project monitoring and evaluation reports including ad hoc written reports as requested.
  • Contribute to The Rainbow Project and Cara-Friend’s internal and external policy development, ensuring an understanding and working knowledge of both project’s policy and procedures.
  • Provide regular written reports on project development, including statistics and financial issues.


Develop and maintain relationships / partnerships with key agencies, co-ordinate suitable referral pathways and provide strategic representation at working groups and committees relevant to the strategic aims of The OUT North West Project

  • Develop and maintain The OUT North West Project’s role within the range of local and central government strategies inspiring confidence from colleagues and service partners by your responsive, diligent and knowledgeable contribution.
  • Represent The OUT North West Project’s to all local partners ensuring maximum access to our services, developing excellent working relationships with referral agents and stakeholders in the lives of people of all ages, within the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.
  • Attend and positively contribute to Health and Wellbeing Services Team monthly meetings.
  • Together with members of the Health and Wellbeing Services Team effectively promote The OUT North West Project’s through presentations and meetings with interested parties at all suitable opportunities.
  • Support your team to forge and maintain robust working relationships with all referral agents and relevant statutory and community sector stakeholders. 


The Rainbow Project requires all posts within the organisation to carry a degree of flexibility in their execution of duties in order to assist the development of the organisation.  All responsibilities associated with contracted personnel will be carried out in line with the aims and objectives of the organisation and policies set out by the Board of Trustees.  The above job description should not be viewed as an exhaustive list as other tasks may need to be undertaken as directed by the Line manager.

Employees will be expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours, as evening and weekend work may be necessary.


  • The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory reference and ACCESS NI checks;
  • The Rainbow Project reserves the right not to make an appointment for this post if it is felt that none of the candidates interviewed meet the required standard.
  • Closing date is Monday 25th February 2019 with interview due to be held the week beginning the 4th March 2019
  • We particularly encourage applications from people from a protestant community background, men (including those not assigned male at birth) and non-binary people. 

Closing Date

Monday / 25 February 2019 12:00pm

Contact Details

Nuala Devenny

Health and Wellbeing Manager

The Rainbow Project

Cathedral House






Orlan House
20 Strand Road
BT48 7AB
United Kingdom


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