Programme/project developer

Programme/project developer

Short term project
At a glance


  • Service design
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training


Hybrid, SA3 4TX
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 1-15 hours
Weekly/fortnightly team meetings via Microsoft Teams will be essential for collaboration, support and inclusion within the Adenydd team.


10 Jul 2022

Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children who have experienced ACEs? Do you want to help break the cycle of developmental trauma? Do you have a heart for the development of professionals and practitioners?

What will you be doing?

We are seeking volunteers who have experience of supporting children and families affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Ideally you will also have experience of supporting the network around the children/families, eg schools, health, social services. We want to broaden the range of projects and training/development opportunities that we offer and are seeking passionate and innovative individuals to join our team. 

Please visit our website to get a flavour of what we already offer. There is a real dearth of provision in Wales and we want to develop projects and programmes that we can seek funding for and so create more support for this very vulnerable and underserved group.

We know from experience that schools and services are often not well-informed about developmental trauma and we have already begun providing training/courses to schools, services and practitioners, adopters and foster carers. Others tell us that they have had ACEs training but not received practical support in what to actually DO to support the children and families affected by these ACEs. 

The need is great and we want to do more! We would particularly like to extend our work into the area of early intervention with children/families at risk. We also recognise that Special Guardians are massively under-resourced and have added complexities when caring for the children of family members. 

Have you got experience of working in this field and want to put that to good use? Have you got a vision and a passion to develop something new? Can you devise and plan a project and be involved bidding for funding to make it a reality. We would love to hear from you!


What are we looking for?


  • A passion for improving support for children affected by developmental trauma and their families.
  • Experience of supporting children affected by developmental trauma and their families. 
  • A commitment to working with the wider network supporting children and families to improve the understanding of their needs

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have;

  • DDP Level One training
  • Theraplay Level One training
  • Sensory Attachment Level One training
  • Experience of developing training and support programmes
  • Experience of delivering training to practitioners 
  • Experience of delivering interventions to support children affected by developmental trauma and their families
  • Experience of working with the wider support network, including schools and social care services
  • Experience of working with adopters and foster carers
  • Experience of working with kinship carers and special guardians

What difference will you make?

This is an opportunity to work with a small but dynamic team who are passionate about ‘helping the world to feel a safer place for children with developmental trauma’ resulting from adverse childhood experiences. You will be bringing new ideas and possibilities to our organisation.

You will make a huge difference to our charity as we are a very small team currently. Initially you will work alongside the CEO but we are looking for someone who can take on some responsibility for this area by growing the role and making it their own. This will enable the CEO to focus on the strategic development of the charity and the delivery of projects.


What's in it for the volunteer?

We are growing and we'll guarantee there will be many opportunities to feel proud of your work and the difference you can make to our work.

  • Influence. We welcome new ideas and perspectives, can you broaden our diverse team and challenge our thinking?
  • Be remote but connected. Freedom to work from anywhere in the world, with flexible hours, but still be an integral part of a team. Some roles or aspects of roles may need a physical presence at times.
  • Do good. Volunteering for a good cause improves your general well being.
  • Be part of change. Bring your passion, energy and creativity to participate.

Before you apply

You are invited to request an initial informal Teams discussion with the CEO to explore your interest in the role and how we might work together.

All of our roles are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy which includes the need for 2 references and are subject to a 6-month probationary period.

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Social care
  • Young people
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