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Youth Work Coordinator

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Chilypep Scale 26 : (£32,511.03) to 28: (£34,379.45) as of 01/04/2023. Pro Rata.
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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This post is funded by the Youth Investment Fund

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for almost 23 years. Our work is a combination of youth work approaches and principles, and early intervention and prevention services based on good practice, with young people’s voice at the heart of everything we do.

Chilypep, in partnership with our Landlord SOAR, are delighted to have secured funding for a brand-new Youth Club and facilities at our Southey base in North Sheffield, through the Youth Investment Fund.

We are currently looking for a skilled and dedicated Youth Worker Coordinator with experience of managing and running youth spaces and who has expertise in developing and delivering creative needs-led programmes with young people.

This role will oversee the day to day management of the centre S5 Youth Hub activities, and lead a team of staff, including youth workers and volunteers. The Coordinator, working alonbgside and with support from the Hub Facilities Coordinator, will be responsible for ensuring the centre is used to its full capacity..

The ideal candidate will need to be a thoughtful and flexible practitioner, leader and manager who places young people and their welfare at the heart of their practice and has a compassionate, authentic approach.

Candidates must have proven experience and skills in:

  • Knowledge and understanding of youth work values, principles and theories and its methods of delivery, including undertaking Community Profiles.
  • Managing a youth centre/space and co-ordinating a range of youth work projects within it.
  • Demonstratable and significant experience of working with young people in a range of youthwork settings including centre based, outreach and detached youth work – with a focus on participation and engagement.
  • Line managing staff and volunteers.
  • Competent in the use of computers and IT and Management Information Systems (Chilypep uses Lamplight)
  • Using monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques to record outcomes.
  • Flexibility due to significant amount of evening and occasional weekend work

You will need a JNC recognised qualification (level 6 minimum) in youth work/youth and community work, and 2 years FTE post qualification experience (Voluntary or paid).

Chilypep are an equal opportunity employer. Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be themselves at work. Our policy is to recruit a diverse workforce and follow the guidelines of the Equality Act. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

Our priority is to safeguard and protect the Children and Young People we work with, and we operate within strict Safe Recruitment Practices, including a DBS check, social media check, and 2 references covering a period on no less than 3 years for all staff and volunteers. 

All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th April 2024 @ 9 am
Interviews to be held in person on: Monday 15th/Thurs 18th April 2024

Further background information may be found on our website.

For a full job description and an application pack please download these from our website.

We would prefer potential applicants to use our website to download the application pack, but if this is not possible, please email us at:


Chilypep is a nationally registered youth empowerment charity based in Sheffield, where we work to empower and improve the lives of children and young people.

Our work is across three areas, with young people, with organisations and training and consultancy. We work to promote and protect the rights of some of the most vulnerable young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. In our fifteen years as an organisation we have worked with many different groups of young people including young carers, LGBT groups and individuals, black and minority ethnic children and young people with mental health issues to create effective campaigns that champion the rights of those most affected by policies and services. We work with all young people to help them realise the power of their own voices and become empowered, active citizens. 

We also work with organisations across the city and the country to make sure that young people are served in a meaningful and impactful way by their schools, public services and communities

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11 Sothey Hill
United Kingdom
S5 8BB
United Kingdom

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