£24,337.64 (FTE £26,787.00) rising to £25,554.52 ( £28,126.35 FTE) from January 2022
Role type:
Part Time, Term-Time Only
40hrs weekly 39 weeks per year
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

The National Star staff team is a community of people dedicated to supporting people with complex disabilities to achieve their aspirations. We have just agreed a salary increase of 5% across all our jobs from January 2022 to recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff. 

All new staff joining National Star will also be eligible to receive a welcome bonus of up to £250 (pro-rata) upon successful completion of their probation.

The Role:

Programme Leader for LIFT Training in Cambridgeshire.


Permanent contract, 40 hours per week, Term time (39 weeks).

Programme Leader £24,337.64per annum, (FTE £26,787), rising to £25,554.52  ( £28,126.35 FTE) from January 2022

Start date as soon possible - Interviews to be held throughout duration of advert

This is an exciting time to join the award winning LIFT Programme as we start a new service with Cambridgeshire County Council. In partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and other service providers you will provide independent travel training to vulnerable young people who have learning difficulties or physical disabilities, to enable them to use public transport for journeys to school or college.

The Programme Leader will be responsible for leading  a new team of Travel Trainers, identifying the caseload of young people, working closely with the Council, developing and processing learner referrals, preparing performance reports and will be managed by the Head of Lift Training.

You will join a strong national programme and after induction training will be capable of delivering structured 1:1 support working in a community setting across Cambridgeshire. Most work will be undertaken at or from home. However, hot desking is possible at local authority hubs and meetings can be arranged at local authority premises. Lift Training will supply the Programme Leader with a laptop, mobile phone and printer to enable home working. The role will require travel and flexible start and finish times. 

Ideally with experience of working with young people who have learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities applicants may come from a variety of backgrounds such as education , learner support, care workers, former Police Officers, youth workers etc.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, creative, excited to be working with young people and who has good communication skills; someone who is innovative, with enthusiasm and drive, who can inspire others; someone who is  experience of leading a project, ideally having worked with multi agency partners and is experienced in problem solving.  A teaching qualification would be an advantage for this role however Lift Training will support the gaining of such qualifications.

The salary for this role is £24,337.64 (FTE £26,787.00) rising to £25,554.52 ( £28,126.35 FTE) from January 2022

For more information about our programme please contact Ian Clark Head of Lift Training

on 07540074586 or visit

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining our team, please use the link to complete your application.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 ext 3203 for further information.



Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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