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Youth Worker – Team Lead (Professional Youth Worker)

Jamal Edwards Delve
West London
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Management, Youth work
Charity / Voluntary sector

Youth Worker – Team Lead (Professional Youth Worker)

Duration: Full-time, fixed term

Salary: £32,820

Location: West London, UK

Jamal Edwards Delve is a grassroots youth work charity, founded by Jamal Edwards MBE providing young people with opportunities to learn, work and connect with others. The charity delivers weekly, open-access youth provision across West London for young people ages 10 – 21.

Since 2019, we have worked with over 400 young people from different backgrounds, ages and experiences. We deliver open-access youth provision that is equal, participatory and youth-led, across a number of youth centres in the Ealing borough.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with CEO to create, drive and implement programme for youth centres
  • Supervise & manage junior youth workers and external resources (tutors, coaches, researchers)
  • Manage all Delve youth projects in collaboration with CEO
  • Lead, develop and support all front-line work including delivering sessions with young people (this may include groupwork, outreach, one to one session, issue-based mentoring, project work etc.)
  • Work closely with young people to develop programme for youth centre and wider neighbourhood
  • Develop trusting relationships with young people from different backgrounds and needs
  • Support CEO in managing and developing partnerships 
  • Support fundraising efforts including providing input on grant applications, proposals etc.
  • Provide any other support related to delivery and some administrative tasks

This role may require you to work afternoons, evenings and the occasional weekend.

Person Specification

  • Must have a Professional Youth Work qualification* (qualified youth worker) or a qualification in a relevant area of study
  • Experience of direct work with young people (experience of one-to-one, centre-based, groupwork and/or outreach work)
  • Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour or hard to reach (preferable)
  • Experience of putting together proposals & bids for the purposes of raising funds (preferable)
  • Demonstrate the ability to drive, structure, plan a programme and deliver sessions for young people
  • Experience of managing a team or staff members
  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity & flexibility

Any employment offer is subject to passing an Enhanced DBS.

*Candidates who do not have a Professional Youth Work qualification, may still be considered provided that they have significant experience of working with young people.

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