Group Worker

FSN is seeking to appoint a highly motivated person to work in the specialist area of childhood bereavement. The successful applicant will have proven skills in developing, planning and delivering peer group support sessions for children and young people, together with the ability to support
and work with families.
It is expected that the post holder will have the ability to liaise with other professionals and agencies in order to ensure Dragonflies is well promoted and accessible to all. In additional the post holder must be able to assist in the recruitment and ongoing support of volunteers.
The project requires a group leader, for the Hastings area. The group worker will deliver the project in local schools and community venues across the designated areas.  Hours will be flexible, occasional weekend or evening sessions will be required.
The post holder will have proven experience in working with vulnerable children and young people as well as supporting families and either have knowledge of bereavement or be willing to be trained. Experience of supporting, involving and working alongside volunteers is essential.
Closing date: Wednesday 9th January 2019– 12pm
Interviews: Tuesday 15th January 2019
For a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form please download an application form from our website;
or telephone Jackie Earl on 01424 423683, extension 20,
e-mail  or write to:                                                                           The Fellowship of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas Centre,
66 London Road, St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6AS.
 FSN aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 
Registered Charity 208446
FSN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
 and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
in every aspect of their work


Job Location:


Job Posted:

5th December 2018 ( Ends: 9th January 2019)

Application Instructions:

Download and submit an application form and equal opportunities form. Alternatively you can contact FSN on 01424 423683 or email


It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

"I am started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I am starting a level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown