Breakthrough Project Officer – Building Better Opportunities (X 2)

SALARY: £21,743.40

HOURS: 37 hours per week

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term until 31st December 2021


LOCATION: Coventry


At Groundwork West Midlands we pride ourselves in being a family friendly organisation and offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, a health cash plan scheme, a generous workplace pension, parking and free refreshments. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 experienced project officers to join our team to deliver the BREAKTHROUGH project across Coventry. BREAKTHROUGH is an ESF and National Lottery funded project, helping people across Coventry and Warwickshire tackle the financial barriers they face to gaining and sustaining employment, access education and training, and take a full and active role in their local community.

With your proven experience of working in deprived communities you will help people to tackle financial barriers in order to gain sustainable employment and access education and training opportunities.

As part of this role you will:

  • Support delivery of group and 1:1 outreach/drop in sessions;
  • Work at a variety of locations including job centres, housing offices and other suitable venues;
  • Identify financial wellbeing status and provide support;
  • Deliver financial capability training;
  • Refer participants to other organisations across the BBO network; and
  • Raise awareness of the programme amongst communities and other organisations.

You must have an understanding of money management and debt related issues along with an understanding of the economic and social needs of residents living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

To apply, please complete a Groundwork West Midlands application form. An application form can be obtained by emailing or visiting

Closing date: 25th September 2020

CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by our Application Form.

An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for this post.


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This post is funded through the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund Charity No. 1128858