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Youth Work Practice Manager

Hertfordshire County Council
East Herts
£45,441 with the opportunity to progress to £50,512 per annum; pay increase pending
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

Youth Work Practice Manager

Job Number: HCC25823

Salary: £45,441 with the opportunity to progress to £50,512per annum Pay Increase pending

Hours: 37.0

Location: East Herts

Contract Type: Permanent

Directorate: Childrens Services

About the team

Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People is the primary provider of youth work; information, advice and careers guidance; work related learning and work experience to young people in Hertfordshire.

The Service is a key contributor to the prevention and early intervention / early help agenda including Hertfordshire County Council’s aim of supporting young people to make a successful transition to an economically independent adult life.

The Service delivers targeted prevention and early intervention work to ensure that young people get the help they need early and to reduce the necessity for higher cost specialist intervention.

It enables young people to succeed by providing high quality informal education opportunities to promote their personal and social development.

It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.

About the role

The focus of your work will be with vulnerable and at-risk individuals and groups, ensuring the delivery of preventative programmes, evidencing outcomes and delivering to targets and contracts. 

Responsible for 3 district youth work teams, you will have successful practice and front-line management experience of youth work and a track record of establishing a culture of continuous improvement and achievement through delivering robust and effective performance management.

The Service delivers seven days a week in schools, community venues, young people’s centres and projects using a variety of different styles and methods.

About you


  • It is essential that you hold a nationally recognised JNC qualification for Youth and Community Workers and evidence of continued professional development.
  • A full UK Driving licence and access to a vehicle on a regular basis is essential.
  • Proven experience of line management of staff and performance management.
  • Ability to use full range of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Organisation and effective time management skills with proven ability to meet targets.
  • Proven ability to quickly establish and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups of people such as; stake holders, partners, young people, parents and colleagues and to respond flexibly to their needs and to the priorities of the service.

To hear more about this opportunity please email Mark Hughes or call on 01992 555656 for an informal discussion about the role.

Closing Date: 16 July 2024

Interview Date: 25th July (in person interview)

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