Professional Youth Worker

Harlow, Essex
£26,662 - £28,852
06 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017
Youth work
Full Time
Contract Type

Professional Youth Worker - (12443)

Permanent, Full-time

Salary £26,662 - £28,852

Location Harlow

Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External 20/06/17 

Job summary and Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work with young people and their communities working as a youth and community commissioner.  The post holder will support the imaginative development of activities and initiatives for young people ensuring it develops their skills and understanding of others and the world around them.   You will work collaboratively with colleagues and partners, enabling communities to develop and lead their own youth provisions. In addition there will be opportunities to lead and develop new and targeted youth projects. 

 You will also be responsible for commissioning within the district, to ensure the best possible outcomes and secure the best possible provision within available resources.

 The post holder will develop new approaches, based on sound evidence and creative thinking, with a strong focus on improving outcomes; they will be both proactive and responsive, combining energy and enthusiasm with the tenacity and drive to see things through.

 The post holder should be qualified at degree level in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification.

  Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification or be prepared to undertake training
  • Ability to work in partnership and to influence partners across a range of sectors to support the identification of desired outcomes for young people.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE A – C or equivalent or demonstrable experience) or be prepared to undertake
  • Experience of working with young people which may be in a voluntary role
  • Ability to build relationships and relate well to young people
  • Ability to motivate young people and facilitate young people’s learning
  • Commitment to challenging prejudice and ignorance
  • Ability to develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The job requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Depending on the geographical area, access to a vehicle or another mode of transport will be required

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 0844 800 6685*.

*Calls to this number will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

What we offer

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of its employees, including:


  • A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • Life assurance (where a member of the LGPS) of 3 x annual salary
  • Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
  • Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
  • Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
  • Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
  • Training and development
  • Relocation package (up to £8,000) where agreed
  • Interest free travel loan Payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on requirement for business use or for employees at Band 8 and above)
  • Car cash alternative to employees graded Band 8 or above who do not wish to participate in the lease car scheme -
  • Private medical health insurance for employee and partner – Band 7 and above
  • Discounted health cash plans at employee cost
  • Dental health plan at employee cost
  • Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Reward vouchers and e-cards (to recognise high achievement)
  • Volunteering leave (up to 2 days per year)
  • Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice
  • Cycles to work, through salary sacrifice
  • Charitable giving through payroll deduction
  • Relocation package of up to £8,000 (at hiring manager’s discretion)
  • Local shopping discounts
  • Microsoft Office home use program
  • Train fare discounts
  • Bus fare discounts
  • Car share scheme
  • Selected car parking depending on location and salary band


Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


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