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Job Title: Young women support worker

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Salary: £25,070. Actual – £10,028

Hours: 14.5 hours per week (excluding breaks)

Contract Term: Permanent subject to funding.

Holiday: 22 days annual leave, rising to 27 after 5 years of service (pro rata)

Public holidays: 8 days bank holiday

Pension: Non-contributory pension plan

Flexible working options

Location: Bolton

Application deadline: Monday 8th July 2024 @ 09:00

Interviews: We anticipate in person interviews being during the week commencing 22nd July.

Overview of the role


This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role at a critical juncture in our organisation’s development. Elevate Her is a project where you will actively seek out and support young women aged 16 to 25 who without this additional level of support would be unlikely to access services. You will work with individuals holistically to plan, support, and help them achieve the goals and outcomes that are important to them.

MhIST is a Bolton based, user led mental health charity. We have been in existence since 1992 and are planning significant developments in our service offering. MhIST already offers support to over a thousand people a year and we know that this number is only scratching the surface of need. Our existing services include advocacy, self-help and talking therapies, all delivered by teams of experienced and trained professionals.

The role:

The Young women support worker role forms part of our Pilgrim Trust Funded project, ‘Elevate Her’ and is located in our self-help team.

Working daily with clients, health professionals, volunteers and service providers the young women support workers are focused on making sure a person’s journey to better wellbeing is as easy as possible. Brokering existing service and helping to develop new local provision, liaising with primary and secondary health care professionals, checking in on progress and making sure we can evidence the outcomes of the service are all important facets of the job – a job that makes a real difference in the lives of people.

This role is perfect for females with experience of working within a community mental health and or wellbeing setting using a case management approach. A practical understanding of primary and secondary care with the ability to champion and embrace change would be useful. The successful candidate will have a solution focussed approach, be highly organised and be able to deliver to agreed service specifications and outcomes.

The deadline for applications is: Monday 8th July 2024 @ 09:00

Application packs can be downloaded from our web site or requested from and return completed forms to: If you prefer to return a hardcopy to:



1st Floor, Moorland House,

116 Bark Street,

Bolton. BL1 2AX.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Christine Makinson on 01204 527200.

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