The London Borough of Newham is committed to putting young people at the heart of everything we do. The Mayor and Members have agreed ambitious plans to expand our youth services.
These full time Youth Worker roles are part of a suite of opportunities we are currently advertising in what is the biggest expansion in youth services in London for a generation. An overview of all of our Youth Empowerment job opportunities can be found on our dedicated recruitment campaign page.
About the Role
Salary £28,895 - £32,717 inclusive of London weighting (JNC banding ranges between 14-19, with progression between ranges subject to criteria assessment).
Working to a remit set by either a Senior Youth Worker or the Detached Youth Service Manager, the post holder will be responsible for delivering Newham’s universal and targeted youth services, providing young people with practical support, mentoring, learning, information and guidance that equips them with the skills and capabilities they will require as they transition into adulthood.
You will be responsible for:
- Inputting in to the development of Newham’s Youth Service Extended Learning Curriculum;
- Delivering innovative approaches to engaging young people in shaping and participating in the activities offered as part of the Youth Service Curriculum, and, in so doing, raising the overall level of participation in Youth Service activity to 20% of 9 – 19 year olds;
- Supporting the Senior Youth Worker and/or the Detached Senior Youth Worker in developing, delivering and reviewing of relevant elements of the youth offer (centre-based, outreach and/or detached), ensuring value for money and that Youth Services activity directly enhances the life chances of young people; and
- Alongside partners, delivering activities targeted at individuals / groups in need of particular support, including prioritising support for young people with multiple needs and facing barriers to participating in universal provision.
We are committed to recruiting a team that understands what it is like to grow up in an Inner City borough like Newham. A team that can get to grips with the challenges and also make the most of the amazing opportunities that such an environment brings. Those that get these jobs will be able to see the potential in the young people of Newham.
Specific skills and experience are important to us. We want to hire the best youth work team. We want the most inspiring mentors. The best informal educators.
We will recruit people who share our enthusiasm. We want people with an incredible passion and commitment to making a positive difference working with Newham’s young people. People who have the imagination to work with those young people and to help them thrive.
Further information on the biggest expansion of youth services in London for a generation, including video messages from The Mayor and from young people, can be found on Newham’s dedicated recruitment campaign page.
The closing date for the receipt of applications for this role is 12th July, with interviews to be held from 5th – 16th August.
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