Youth Service Officer

Godalming Town Council
Godalming, Surrey
Starting Salary £27,202 - £28,787 (rising to £31,152) plus London Fringe £833
Closing date
13 Oct 2021

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Start Something New and Support Our Young People to Flourish

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in Godalming for an enthusiastic youth work professional.

At Godalming Town Council, we are focussed on investing in the young people who will be such an important part in our future. The way in which we support them now, will ultimately impact on the adults that they grow up to be – which is where you come in.

The Town Council’s Youth Service Officer will be a JNC professionally-qualified Youth Worker, or someone in their final year of qualifying, who has the skill, determination and vision to create a new, universal, free to access, youth drop-in centre.

The Youth Service Officer, will not only establish and lead a team of Youth Support Workers, but will create a non-judgemental, safe and caring environment for young people to engage with their peers, youth workers and other services to meet their social, emotional and informal educational needs.

The post-holder will take ownership and accountability as the Town Council’s youth work advisor and will involve young people in decision-making processes that help create an inclusive Youth Centre that recognises and respects difference and encourages the active participation of young people aged 11-18 (up to 25 for those with an additional Special Educational and Disability Need (SEND)).

The post-holder will develop the youth drop-in centre based on sound evidence and creative thinking; they will be both proactive and responsive, combining energy and enthusiasm with the tenacity and drive to see things through.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Qualified at degree level in a JNC recognised Professional Youth Work Qualification or in the Final Year of a JNC recognised Professional Youth Work Qualification.
  • Ability to work in partnership and to influence partners across a range of sectors to support the identification of desired outcomes for young people.
  • Ability to develop work with young people and local communities.
  • Experience of managing resources.
  • Experience of working with young people, partners and community groups.
  • Ability to build relationships and relate well to young people, partners, and volunteers.
  • Ability to motivate young people and communities.
  • Commitment to challenging prejudice and ignorance.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

The post-holder will work in Godalming. Hours are 37 per week which will include some evening work. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people and welcome applicants from across our community, Job Share applicants are welcome.

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Application Closing date: 15th October 2021.

Interview date 29 October 2021.

As part of employment with Godalming Town Council you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained, although you may claim the registration cost for doing so. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

For more details and an application pack contact Godalming Town Council on 01483 523575 or email  Alternatively, download the details from the Town Council’s website at

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