Youth Work Manager
Full time - 40 hours per week (shift include evenings and weekends)
Location: The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, Wolverhampton
We are a youth work charity providing an incredible range of activities from football to mindfulness, dancing to cooking (to be honest there isn't much we don't do!) in a safe, state-of-the-art space designed with young people in mind.
Providing young people with someone to talk to and staff that will always listen, we put young people first and at the heart of what we do.
We are here for all young people, onsite and online!
About the role
We're looking for a Youth Work Manager who has significant experience of working with young people (aged 8 - 19 up to 25 with disabilities), you must have a passion for young people and families, exceptional service, and be qualified in Youth Work with experience that supports this.
As a member of the operational management team, you will be able to work with young people with a variety of backgrounds and needs. You will be an experienced manager of people with the capacity to lead a team of line managers, who also support young people daily and are involved in complex safeguarding cases.
You will thrive in a fast-paced youth-led environment, be a self-starter, have high standards for yourself and others.
We're seeking someone who shows kindness and respect, who is innovative, someone who can laugh, learn, experiment, try new things and thrive.
What you need to know....
The Youth Work Manager holds overall responsibility for delivering a vibrant, open-access Youth Zone for the young people of The Way, working with up to 150 young people per session. Accountable for the effective development and delivery of the core open-access provision including junior, senior and holiday clubs as well as build and sustain effective relationships with key partners that support and influence our work.
The youth work manager will effectively lead a team of coordinators, staff and volunteers to deliver our aspirations for young people in line with the strategic objectives and business plans for the organisation.
In addition, they will be expected to work in line with Onside Excellence framework and quality assurance programmes for youth work, ensuring that the Youth Zone provides a fun, supportive, safe and inclusive place which attracts and retains our members and while taking a lead role in constantly evaluating and improving the offer to young people.
- To provide leadership and management for universal youth services, ensuring it is in line with the organisation’s long-term strategy, implementing and achieving against relevant business plans within budget and that The Way is legally compliant in its activities as well as demonstrating best practice.
- Working with Head of Operations and the Operations Management Team, to ensure service delivery is in line with key strategic objectives, developing and implementing operational plans to realise the organisational goals, with reference to universal youth work provision.
Working within a supportive team, you will see the impact of the work of you and the team on a daily basis through the delivery of vibrant and dynamic youth work and activities. You will have the opportunity to develop existing management and youth work skills as we constantly review how we work and the wide variety of opportunities available - no 2 days are the same. For an informal conversation or to find out more, please contact Bev Baxter: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website:
Closing date: Sunday 6th February 2022
Interview dates: Monday 14th / Tuesday 15th February 2022
The Way is committed to promoting, celebrating, and valuing diversity as well as removing any unlawful discrimination across our organisation, ensuring our team represents the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage, and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.
If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact the recruitment team by phone on 01902 328290 at the earliest opportunity to ensure we are able to put place measures to support your application for this post.