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Youth Outreach Officer: Leeds

Salary £25,000 pro-rata
Fixed Term contract for 1 year (0.6 FTE)

GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. Our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental.

GamCare has received funding for two projects concerning groups of young people and the impact of gambling-related harm. 2019 will see a national roll-out of our innovative and highly effective Youth Outreach Programme – BigDeal – across the UK, providing much needed education to young people and professionals on the subject of gambling related harm. In addition, the Yorkshire and Humber region will pilot an outreach programme for Young Adults (18-24) through universities and care-leaving organisations.

As part of this expansion, an excellent opportunity has now arisen for a highly motivated and experienced Youth Outreach Officer to deliver these programmes in that region.

Work in this developing field is both fast moving and ‘of the moment’ as the media, policy-makers and the wider public have turned their attention to participation in gambling activity and the harms which can result from it. This is especially the case for young people.

Key Responsibilities will require the candidate to:

  • Continue to promote the reputation of the GamCare Youth Outreach programme in youth work settings across the region
  • Establish the GamCare Young Adults Outreach programme in Leeds
  • Promote, arrange and deliver half-day training sessions to youth-facing professionals (e.g. youth workers, teachers, social workers) in the region
  • Promote, arrange and deliver young peoples’ workshops to young people aged 11-19 years in the region
  • Promote resources to young adults aged 18-24 years in Leeds
  • Work with local programmes to target hard to reach young people and engage them with the programme
  • Maintain accurate records and provide statistical information required to assist delivery and evaluation.

You should have previous experience working with young people aged 11-19 and delivering educative content to a variety of audiences.

This role will require an enhanced DBS check.

You will form part of an enthusiastic team working and committed to supporting those affected by problem gambling across Great Britain, and work with a supportive line manager based in Leeds.

For further information, please contact Megan Pengelly, Programme Manager: Risk Reduction Projects at [email protected] or on 020 7801 7005.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

To apply please email your completed application form to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 29th April 2019. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 6th May 2019 in Leeds.

Full job description and person specification

Application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Communications Assistant (London)

21 hours per week
Fixed Term – One Year
Salary £27,000 pro-rata

GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

We are now hiring a part-time Communications Assistant to provide support to our Head of Marketing and Communications for three days per week. This is a fixed-term position for one year, with strong possibility of an extension to contract.

It is an exciting time to join GamCare, as we are growing rapidly and developing a broader range of services to support those affected by problem gambling, reduce risk for vulnerable groups, and raise standards across the gambling industry.

The role will provide support with creating content for the GamCare website and blog, as well as editorial content, press releases and content for GamCare’s social media channels. There will also be a particular focus on creating digital communications, including short videos and/or animations, as well as delivering the marketing plan for a key new online support service.

The successful candidate will also represent GamCare at a wide range of external events across Great Britain, raising awareness of the charity and our full range of services.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, with a passion for delivering innovative, quality communications. You will be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. The role provides an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop and refine their skills and experience in this field.

This role will require a DBS check.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12th May at 11.59pm.

Please note we do not accept CVs – you will need to submit a full application form to be considered for selection.

If you would like acknowledgement that your application has been received, please ensure the application is attached and put the following subject in your email:

Job application: <name of vacancy>

Please note that if the subject is not correct, you may not receive a confirmation.

For further information please contact Catherine Sweet, Head of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected]

Full role description and person specification

Application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Financial Harm Project Co-ordinator

Salary £28,000 – £33,000
Full time (35 hours per week)

One year contract (potential for extension subject to funding)

GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. Our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental.

GamCare has received funding for a new, exploratory project looking into Gambling Related Financial Harm

There is currently a good understanding of the link between problem gambling and debt and/or financial harm and also of how gambling related debt causes harm in people’s lives. However, the relationship between problem gambling and financial difficulty is a complex one with many stakeholders involved including the financial sector, gambling industry, financial well-being organisations and problem gambling treatment providers. The Gambling Related Financial Harm Project will see these sectors brought together to develop expertise and share best practice to ensure consistency across them.

The opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced project coordinator to help kick-start this project, and lead on the multiple strands of work including the development and sharing of knowledge & awareness raising training delivery and project evaluation. This project will work with a wide range of stakeholders from the gambling industry working to protect players, support services providing advice and treatment, and a variety of other beneficiaries.

Work in this developing field is both fast moving and ‘of the moment’ as the media, policy-makers and the wider public have turned their attention to participation in gambling activity and the harms which can result from it.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and co-ordinate a network of stakeholder organisations in the field of gambling related financial harm and support people impacted by GRFH to encourage knowledge sharing and best practice
  • Co-ordinate the growth and distribution of GRFH knowledge and research
  • Facilitate events to establish cross-industry cohesion and consensus on the subject of GRFH
  • Facilitate the creation of a charter/set of standards regarding GRFH for the related industries
  • Develop and deliver training on standards and best practice to a variety of stakeholders and interested parties
  • Facilitate training and information sessions for services supporting people impacted by GRFH
  • Co-ordinate the creation of evaluation tools for the programme, including surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • Co-ordinate evaluation of the activities, including data input and assessment
  • Communicate well with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of settings
  • Champion the activities of the programme and be a point of contact and expertise for individuals and organisations interested

You should have previous experience of establishing new projects, ideally having worked in financial well-being, addiction/mental health support, and/or quality standards.

You will form part of an enthusiastic team working and committed to supporting those affected by problem gambling across Great Britain, and work with a supportive line manager based in London.

For further information, please contact Megan Pengelly at [email protected]

To apply please complete email your completed application form to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday 8th May 2019. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 13th May 2019 in London.

If you would like acknowledgement that your application has been received, please ensure the application is attached and put the following subject in your email:

Job application: <name of vacancy>

Please note that if the subject is not correct, you may not receive a confirmation.

Full role description and person specification

Application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Diversity in our workforce

GamCare is inclusive. We believe that a diverse workforce encourages innovation, creativity and positive challenge.  We also think that our workforce should reflect the communities that we serve. We welcome applications from people from all walks of life and backgrounds and particularly those with lived experience. Some of our roles (for both volunteers and staff) require a DBS check because our work sometimes involves vulnerable people and we take their safety very seriously, but having a criminal record should not stop you from applying. If you have a criminal record, please talk to us about it as we just need to know from you a few details in advance so that we can manage the process well.

GamCare Recruitment Privacy Notice

The Charity is committed to process your personal data, fairly, lawfully and transparently. We will only use your data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. We will not hold your details any longer than legally required.

What information do we hold about you?

We require following details about you in order to assess your suitability for the role and to manage the recruitment process.

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your Education and work history
  • Any other work-related information you provide, for example, education or training certificate
  • Your Referee details
  • Your rights to work in UK

How do we use the information?

We use the information you have provided in the application form to assess you for the suitability for the role. We will only collect your references, your education and training certificates, verification document for your right to work in UK and DBS related supporting documents only if you have been offered the position.

How we hold the information and who do we share your information with?

We hold your information within GamCare, electronically including emails and hard copies to manage the recruitment process. Your data will be shared with only those within the organisation who are responsible for processing your data and those personnel involved in the short-listing and interviewing process. We will not be holding your data no longer than legally required and in accordance with our record management policy. Your data will not be shared outside EEA as our recruitment process is managed internally

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You currently have the right at any time to ask for a copy of the information about you by writing to [email protected]

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