Key Worker – Groupwork and Meaningful Activity Lead (Full Time/Fixed Term)

We’re recruiting a Key Worker to develop and deliver our groupwork programme including structured groupwork sessions, meaningful activity, practical groups like budgeting and cooking, and peer support groups. The programme aims to support people to build positive peer networks, improve their wellbeing, and develop skills to help them achieve their full potential.

The Keyworker will be supported to deliver sessions by Peer Navigators from our Lived Experience into Action Project (LEAP) team and will work with other Keyworkers across the services to deliver some of the interventions.

We host a wide range of services at our main centre on Waterloo Road and you will work with other organisations to coordinate them to deliver sessions for our service users here at the Good Shepherd.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) fixed term position until March 2025 with possible extension.

The salary range is from £22,000 to £27,872 per annum, depending on experience.

At the Good Shepherd we value lived experience. If you would like a copy of our policy on recruiting ex-offenders or want to discuss anything before applying then please email [email protected]

Application is via the Job Application form on our website (downloadable from here) and the closing date is 5pm on Thursday, February 15th. Completed application forms can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by post to 65 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton. WV1 4QU.

Click here to view the detailed job description and person specification.


Café Assistant – Pomegranate

Pomegranate Café is a Social Enterprise Café – a project of The Good Shepherd based at Queen’s Building in Wolverhampton City Centre.

Open to the public, Pomegranate is a vibrant café, offering good quality coffee, cakes and lunch time specials. The café will also be used to raise awareness, engage the community and provide a space for community related events.

As the project progresses, Pomegranate will directly employ people with lived experience of
homelessness, mental health or financial exclusion, offering opportunities for training and
skills development to move towards further employment.

We are looking for casual Café Assistants to support this new venture during our opening times of Tuesday – Friday 10am – 2.30pm.

Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] or by post to: Good Shepherd, 65 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QU.

Click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Volunteer With Us

We’ve got a wide range of volunteering opportunities at the Good Shepherd. We hold regular volunteer opens days so people can learn more about the role and how you will be helping.

If you are interested in volunteering your time at the Good Shepherd, then please download and send us your completed Volunteer application form. This can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to 65 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton. WV1 4QU.

Volunteer Placements

Food service

Support the running of the kitchen, dining room and daily food services.

Volunteer Support Workers

Get trained up and support our staff team to deliver information, advice and guidance, signposting and referrals to external agencies. You will also have the opportunity to co-facilitate meaningful activity and group work sessions.

Drivers and Drivers Mate

We collect food and goods from various partner agencies across Wolverhampton which we then distribute to people in need. We require Volunteer Drivers and Drivers Mate’s to help with collections 1-2 days per week. We provide the van and equipment. Drivers must hold a full clean UK driving license.

Storeroom and Food Distribution

This role supports the safe storage and distribution of the food we collect and distribute. We need volunteers to help with sorting, storing and distributing food parcels to families and individuals.

Specialist roles

Do you have a specific skill like counselling or interpreting? Please give us a ring to see how you could get involved.

Companies and Organisations

We offer corporate volunteering days for groups of up to 4 people at a time. We can provide a wide range of activities and tasks that your volunteers can get involved in from one off projects to helping us deliver our daily services.

Can you offer us your expertise for free to help us improve as a charity? Or can you offer voluntary or employment opportunities for our service users? If so, please get in touch!

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