Senior Youth Worker
Join a youth team that is changing lives.
Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe in empowering young people to have their say in big global and local issues. Our youth workers support young people to develop the skills required to make a difference to themselves and the community.
Senior Youth Worker, Groundwork East
Salary: £24,988 to £29,679 pro rata plus benefits
Hours: Part-time or Full-time - 25-37 hours a week
Location: Office based in Stockwood Park, Luton with Evening-based work: Across Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough with occasional travel across the East of England
Term: 2 years with opportunity for extension
Groundwork East has a strong youth work presence across the local authorities of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough and are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead a team and deliver an innovative range of youth-focused services. The post includes evening delivery, developing and monitoring projects and line management of staff.
We work in partnership with residents, local authorities, schools, other charities and local organisations to deliver 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 candidate will have:
- A nationally or locally recognised JNC youth work qualification
- Availability to work 3/4 evenings a week
- Experience of managing youth groups in a variety of settings – clubs, outdoors, long-term projects
- Strong project management skills and experience of managing staff
- Effective communication and problem-solving skills
- An ability to see creative ideas through to delivery engaging young people in the process
Closing date: Thurs 15 April 2021 at midday
Interview date: Thurs 22 April 2021
For an informal chat about this post, please contact Diana Hedley on 07736 132 295 or email Diana.Hedley@groundwork.org.uk
For an application pack, please go to our careers site: https://www.groundwork.org.uk/jobs/senior-youth-worker-gwkeast-2/