Youth Worker

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Job description:

  • Permanent
  • Full-Time
  • Nottingham

We are seeking to appoint a Youth Worker to join our organisation. This role will be responsible for coordinating and managing our youth services including promoting the personal, educational, creative and social developments of young people, helping them reach their full potential. Helping to hold a safe and supportive environment where young people learn to:

  • treat themselves and others with kindness and respect
  • discover exciting new ideas and activities they are unlikely to experience anywhere else
  • learn, experiment and thrive
  • grow into motivated, positive, resilient and caring citizens

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Welcoming young people into the building, ensuring everything is running smoothly and supporting young people engaging with the activities
  • Delivering a drop-in session for example organising games, positive activities, and conversations,
  • Taking accountability for security and safe working within the youth sessions
  • Supporting the delivery of creative and partnership projects
  • Having conversations with young people, identifying issues affecting them and how their needs can be met
  • Mentoring, coaching and supporting individuals, encouraging young people to develop their self-awareness, independence and individuality
  • Identifying where targeted youth support is needed and facilitate referrals and connections
  • Helping ensure that all evidence of projects is properly documented, and that work is evaluated and reported in accordance with contractual commitments
  • Keeping registers, writing evaluation reports and inputting data into the system
  • Taking part in outreach activities, both independently and in partnership with other services
  • Developing and building strong community relationships with external stakeholders i.e. schools and colleges, and developing relationships with youth networks in Nottingham
  • Staying informed on legislation, local and national issues, and best practice in youth work
  • Ensuring child protection procedures are followed and that the safeguarding of young people is paramount
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with policies on Health and Safety, Child Protection and Data Protection, and with relevant legislation
  • Act as a role model for young people, inspiring them to engage in the services and understand and appreciate the role of youth work as a career opportunity
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the line manager

Person specification:

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Friendly
  • Cheerful
  • Positive
  • Self-driven
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Education, qualifications or experience:

  • GCSE’s (English & Maths) – Grade C or above
  • A-Levels or equivalent
  • Degree (in relevant field) – Desirable
  • Level 2 JNC or relevant youth work experience
  • Experience of working with young people in an inner-city environment
  • Experience in organising small scale events or coordinating projects

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with young people and motivate them to participate in activities and events
  • Good organisational and administration skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Understanding and appreciation of the importance of monitoring and evaluation in a youth work setting
  • Politically and creatively aware and ‘plugged in’ to emerging youth sub-culture
  • Positive about embracing challenge and change, open to experimenting, new ideas, reflective practice and working with other organisations in a spirit of partnership
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and enjoy multi-tasking in a busy environment
  • A believer in strongly supportive environments, sharing and being open with colleagues
  • A working understanding of safeguarding children and young people and how to maintain appropriate professional boundaries
  • A working understanding of equality and diversity with the ability to challenge discriminatory behaviour


£18,000 – £20,000 (depending on experience)

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to

Note: As an organisation, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to the organisation verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.