Youth Worker, Groundwork East (for 2 posts)

Stockwood Park, Luton
 £22,869 to £24,499 (pro rata) plus attractive benefits 
09 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Youth work
Part Time
Contract Type

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives.

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart.  We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. 

Youth Worker, Groundwork East (for 2 posts)

Two part-time time roles: 

19 hours per week – 1 year fixed term contract

25 hours per week (maternity cover) – 1 year fixed term contract

Salary: £22,869 to £24,499 (pro rata) plus attractive benefits 
Location: Office based in Stockwood Park, Luton. 

Daytime and Evening-based work: Across Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire and Central Bedfordshire and in Bedford with occasional travel across the East of England

Groundwork East’s portfolio of youth work delivery continues to grow and we are now seeking two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to deliver an innovative range of youth-focused services within Bedfordshire and South Cambridgeshire. The posts include leading evening delivery sessions three times a week as well as daytime youth work, working as part of our growing team and expanding programme of youth delivery.

We work in partnership with residents, local authorities, schools, other charities and local organisations to develop projects which bring about regeneration and improve the quality of life. The role will support young people to develop as individuals and strengthen their local community. 

The successful candidates will have:

  • A nationally or locally recognised JNC youth work qualification or relevant experience.
  • Experience working with challenging and/or at risk young people
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills - an ability to manage time effectively, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • An ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Closing date:  5pm, Thursday 5 September 2019
Interview dates:  11 & 12 September 2019

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Diana Hedley on 07736 132295 or email

For an application pack, please go to our careers site by clicking the apply button.

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