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Senior Youth Worker & Youth Workers

Hertfordshire County Council
£31,528- £41,470 dependent on role and qualifications
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

HCC Services for Young People is the primary provider of youth work, career education information advice guidance and work-related learning in Hertfordshire. Our vision for young people is clear. We want young people to succeed, and by working for us you’ll be key to enable this to happen.

We work with the most vulnerable young people to address emerging needs, improve life chances and reduce escalation to more expensive and intensive services.  This includes supporting those challenged in education, their community or home life, to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.  The young people are typically 11-17 (up to 25 for Care Leavers and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).

Youth Workers

East Herts, Hertsmere, Stevenage, North Herts, Welwyn/Hatfield, and Broxbourne

£31,528 to £33,946 JNC qualified

If you do not already hold a JNC qualification, we will fully fund your qualification* – you’ll start with us as a trainee on £27,434 to £30,750.

Youth Workers (Development)

£31,528 to £33,946 JNC qualified

If you do not already hold a JNC qualification, we will fully fund your qualification* – you’ll start with us as a trainee on £27,434 to £30,750.

Senior Youth Worker


£38,461 to £41,470 JNC qualified

These opportunities are permanent and full time (37 hours a week), including evening delivery.

What’s involved in the roles?

You’ll be delivering important targeted work, working with the most vulnerable young people. This will involve leading on group work projects with support from Youth Support Workers and delivering one to one support.  By delivering this work, you can make a real difference to young people’s lives.

You would be giving young people support at an early stage, preventing their issues from seriously affecting their daily life, health, development or safety.

We are looking for candidates who can quickly establish positive relationships with diverse groups of young people and respond flexibly to their needs and the priorities of the service.

Who we are looking for:

Youth Workers & Youth Workers (Development)

  • You’ll either need a nationally recognised JNC qualification or the ability to complete the JNC high education qualification.
  • Recent experience of working with young people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and planning.
  • Ability to work regular evenings in line with JNC terms and conditions.
  • Confident in using ICT.
  • Previous line management experience is desirable.

* Please note where we are funding your JNC qualification, the funding is repayable if you leave within two years of post-qualification.

Senior Youth Worker

In addition to the above:

  • You’ll need a nationally recognised JNC qualification for Youth and Community Work.
  • Wealth of recent experience of working with young people, the ability to demonstrate clear learning outcome and achieve targets.
  • Comprehensive ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with young people, adults, and others e.g., report writing, making presentations and facilitation of groups.
  • Previous experience of staff performance management.

How to apply

As part of your application, please upload your most recent CV. Ensure your CV is up to date with your employment history (including any employment gaps), and including any training/qualifications. We encourage you to include examples of where you have demonstrated the requirements/criteria in the advert / job outline to allow the panel to fully recognise your skills and abilities.

You will have the opportunity to include a short covering paragraph within your application to give us a little more information about your skills, knowledge, and experiences.

To find out more, please contact either Kips Green: / 01442 454083 or Karen Haswell: / 01442 454628.

Closing date: We will review your application on receipt. Please apply as soon as possible.

For more information regarding the work of Services for Young People please visit

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