Youth & Play Team Leader

Youth First
Various locations across Lewisham Borough
£24692 - £27481 pro-rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Part Time
Youth work
Charity / Voluntary sector

Youth First are recruiting!!

Following a number of successful funding bids, we are pleased to be able to offer a number of fixed term contracts for up to two years.  Do you have the skill, drive and enthusiasm to help us support the youth of a vibrant community?  If so, do not hesitate to apply.


Do you have the drive and passion to support young people?

Do you want to help young people reach their full potential?

Then this is the job for you!

You will be employed to work for a set number of hours per week, which will be usually be worked between Monday and Saturday from 3pm and could include evenings up to 9.30pm.  Exact details of your initial working pattern will be provided to you by your manager before you start work and will be agreed according to service demands.  The staff rota may be changed by Youth First from time to time, in consultation with you, if it considers that the service needs require this.


Job role/responsibilities

To deliver Youth First’s operational plan including the planning and delivery of universal youth activities, targeted youth projects, maximisation of site usage, income generation, and partnership working and youth and community outreach.

With a core focus on delivering activities to young people aged 8 to 19 (up to 25 with SEN) in order to support their social development, safeguarding and early intervention in order to prevent escalation of young people’s needs.

  • Demonstrate measurable outcomes for participants as judged against Youth First’s outcome framework.
  • Ensure best value for money and use of resources including available staffing and volunteers.
  • To manage and supervise employees as required to fulfil YF delivery requirements
  • Your role will be to support and deliver appropriate face to face activities for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND) from a variety of settings including youth centres; adventure playgrounds; outreach or street based.
  • Your role will be essential to building the confidence of young people in developing their social development, safeguarding and early intervention to prevent escalation of young people’s needs.
  • Previous experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Essential Requirements Include (Please refer to Job Description for further information)

  • Experience of effective delivery of projects and initiatives for young people.
  • Experience of managing direct front line youth work and delivering high quality services to young people with efficient and effective use of resources
  • Experience of designing, and applying effective youth work strategies
  • Experience of managing staff and volunteers
  • Professional qualification in Youth and Community Work at NVQ 4 (minimum) or relevant equivalent degree level and/ or substantial experience with the expectation of working towards a recognised qualification within a year.
  • Excellent understanding of relevant safeguarding, early intervention, risk assessment and Health & Safety responsibilities
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the principles of youth work

What you can expect

  • Youth First will give you the opportunity to advance your skills and become a shareholder of Youth First
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent pension package with Standard Life
  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday per year plus bank holidays – pro rata for part time employees
  • Committed management team giving continuous support
  • High performance is recognised and rewarded
  • Training courses in a variety of topics
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Computer loan scheme
  • Employee
  • Forums
  • Employee Excellence Award
  • Diverse workforce
  • Staff socials

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience required for this role, please visit for further details about the post.  Please complete our application form or send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to 








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