The London Borough of Newham is committed to putting young people at the heart of everything we do. The Mayor and Members have agreed ambitious plans to expand our youth services.
We are committed to recruiting a team that understands what it is like to grow up in an Inner City borough like Newham. A team that can get to grips with the challenges and also make the most of the amazing opportunities that such an environment brings.
We want to hire the best youth work team. We want the most inspiring mentors. The best informal educators. We will recruit people who share our enthusiasm. People who can see the potential in the young people of Newham. People who have the passion and imagination to work with those young people and to help them thrive.
Sessional Youth Worker
Salary £10.47 - £11.64 per hour
Working to a remit set by either a Senior Youth Worker or the Detached Youth Service Manager, the post holder will be responsible for delivering Newham’s universal and targeted youth services, providing young people with practical support, mentoring, learning, information and guidance that equips them with the skills and capabilities they will require as they transition into adulthood.
You will be responsible for:
• Delivering innovative approaches to engaging young people in shaping and participating in the activities offered as part of the Youth Service Curriculum, and, in so doing, raising the overall level of participation in Youth Service activity to 20% of 9 – 19 year olds;
• Supporting the Senior Youth Worker and/or the Detached Senior Youth Worker in developing, delivering and reviewing of relevant elements of the youth offer (centre-based, outreach and/or detached), ensuring value for money and that Youth Services activity directly enhances the life chances of young people; and
• Alongside partners, delivering activities targeted at individuals / groups in need of particular support, including prioritising support for young people with multiple needs and facing barriers to participating in universal provision.
Newham’s Youth Service has excellent opportunities for people who have a successful track record and experience of working with young people. In addition to general youth work skills, we are particularly looking for sessional staff with additional skills in the following specialist areas:
- Music, dance, drama, art
- Work shop delivery
- Digital media
- Spoken word
- Information, advice, guidance and support
- Social enterprise
- Health and well being
Ideally you will have a youth work qualification either at level 2 or level 3 and/or be willing to develop your skills and gain qualifications.
Whilst the specific skills and experience set out within the person specification for this role are important to us, what is even more important is your attitude, your passion, your drive and your commitment to making a positive difference to Newham’s young people.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
If you would like to discuss the job role please contact Esther Baker via email at email@example.com or via telephone on 0203 373 8592.