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Youth Worker

Mancroft Advice Project (MAP)
Norwich or Great Yarmouth
Starting salary £27,435 pa with incremental progression based on performance to £29,499 pa
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

MAP is a charity providing free and independent advice, counselling, youth work and education for young people.

Join MAP in supporting young people across Norfolk working on our new Community Youth Work Project

Youth Worker

Contract:        Permanent

Hours:             37 hours per week*

*Flexible Working: Options available, part time applications will be considered on a job-share basis or stand alone with sufficient hours for the role to be covered.  If applying on a part-time or job-share basis please state the hours you require to work.

Location:        Norwich or Great Yarmouth with some travel around Norfolk and occasional working from home

Salary:             Starting salary £27,435 per annum with incremental progression based on performance to £29,499 per annum

Closing date:  9.00 am Monday 19th February 2024

Interview date: Interviews will take place over 3 days on 4th, 7th and 8th March 2024

About MAP

We are advisers, counsellors, youth workers and other professionals working together to provide the best support we can to young people aged 11-25, in a way that works for them.

At MAP we work for social justice. We are an inclusive workplace, welcoming everybody to bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. Upholding equality at MAP is not only about eliminating discrimination; it is about actively recognising and valuing difference; making the most of everyone’s potential.

MAP have been awarded some new funding for community youth work and are looking to build a team of youth workers and senior youth workers to run this project and successfully deliver outcomes for young people. This team will be a part of our fully established and experienced youth work services team that run a range of projects and activities for young people across Norfolk and Waveney.

We are interested in hearing from you if you have worked with young people in a similar field to youth work for example:

  • Education
  • Youth development
  • Arts or sports development
  • Community work
  • Support Work
  • Training or facilitation

What is youth work?

Youth work is an important part of young people’s informal education. Through mentoring, group work, campaigns and activities, youth workers support young people to learn social and emotional skills, have a say over what is important to them, and grow in confidence to be the person they want to be.

For more information on youth work please visit the National Youth Agency website.

About the role

As a youth worker, you will develop and deliver a programme of activities which will include one-to-one support and group youth work to improve social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing needs. The ideal candidate will be passionate about promoting the interests of vulnerable young people, facilitating participation opportunities and creating inclusive environments.

About You

To be successful you will be experienced in working with young people, including delivering activities to support emotional and social wellbeing. You may not be a youth worker right now but your background and experience will have provided you with transferrable skills. 

Ideally you will have a level 3 qualification (or above) in a relevant subject but if you have the experience we require to deliver in this role but no qualifications to reflect this, we will support you to achieve an NVQ level 3 in youth work alongside the role.

You will need to be able and willing to travel with access to your own transport to involve and engage young people.

How to apply:

For further information and application pack please visit our website and submit your completed application form to HR.

The successful candidate will receive a range of benefits including:

•          competitive salary

•          30 days holiday increasing to 35 after 5 years’ service (plus bank holidays)

•          generous pension contributions

•          company sick pay

•          counselling and support through an Employee Assistance Programme

•          excellent on-going training and development opportunities

•          support from an established and reputable team

•          corporate events and activities

•          wellbeing focus

•          regular line management

•          flexible working

•          free tea and coffee

•          a range of discounts through Blue Light Card

•          access to cycle to work scheme

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