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Vacancies at Groundwork North East & Cumbria

"Groundwork offers huge employee benefits – not just in the traditional sense, but also through knowing that your work, whatever part you play, is helping to make a real difference."



We are passionate about changing places and lives for the better. With over 200 staff across the North East, and over 25 years experience, we are always keen to hear from people with the drive and determination to make a difference, and have lots of different ways you can get involved.

Many of our senior managers began their careers as volunteers or entry-level project staff. By providing a range of training and continuous professional development opportunities at the local, regional and national level we are able to recruit and retain the very best.


Our current vacancies are listed below:



Employment Advisor - Carlisle

We want someone like you with the confidence to positively engage and motivate people from a wide range of backgrounds. You will engage them in activity designed to encourage their personal development and support them to find sustainable employment. You will organise work managing a caseload of participants, identifying with them appropriate goals and interventions to support their journey into w...

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Employment Advisor - Workington

We want someone like you with the confidence to positively engage and motivate people from a wide range of backgrounds. You will engage them in activity designed to encourage their personal development and support them to find sustainable employment. You will organise work managing a caseload of participants, identifying with them appropriate goals and interventions to support their journey into w...

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Key Worker - Choices (x3)

As a Key Worker you will provide 1:1 support to people who are long term unemployed to help them move towards and access training and employment. By providing intensive support and advice you will help each participant develop a tailored action plan and identify how this can be best met through existing services and/or via Choice’s health, financial and digital inclusion services.

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Administrator - MOTW

We are looking to recruit an effective administrator to join our team who will support the delivery of the Moving on Tyne & Wear programme

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BAME Navigator - Step Forward Tees Valley

As a specialist BAME Navigator you would be responsible for engaging and supporting participants through every stage in their journey, addressing barriers and introducing activities to support progression.

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Navigator - Step Forward Tees Valley

Groundwork are looking for 3 Navigators to support participants through every stage in their journey, addressing barriers and introducing activities to support progression towards accessing training and employment.

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Youth Worker - Kick The Dust

We want someone like you with the confidence to positively engage with young people from a wide range of backgrounds and to involve them in projects designed to encourage their involvement in local heritage and green spaces. Your role will involve connecting the local community with their local heritage on their doorsteps.

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Navigator - ROAD

As a Navigator, you will manage a caseload of Reaching Out Across Durham (ROAD) participants and provide them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome barriers to employment by signposting into existing and new services as well as supporting them to access job search, employment, training and self-employment.

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Kitchen Assistant - Heritage Centre

An opportunity has arisen for a team of Kitchen Assistants at our new Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre Cafe. The centre is a community hub and tourist attraction for visitors, providing exhibitions and interpretation about the fascinating local industrial heritage

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Catering Assistant - Heritage Centre

An opportunity has arisen for a team of Catering Assistants at our new Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre Cafe. The centre is a community hub and tourist attraction for visitors, providing exhibitions and interpretation about the fascinating local industrial heritage.

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Sessional Youth Worker

We are seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic sessional youth workers to join our team, working in targeted communities to develop positive working relationships with young people and enable them to achieve their potential. These roles will support the development of a full range of personal and social development opportunities for young people, meeting their needs through community engagement and c...

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