Senior Youth Worker
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/22/177501
  • Published: Tue 04/01/2022, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
  • Salary: £32,036 (plus £3,253 LW) per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1BD, Camden

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Senior Youth Worker

Senior Youth Worker

Starting Salary: £32,036 (plus £3,253 LW) per annum

Job Grade: YCW 21-24

Hours per week: 36, Full-time

Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1BD

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 18th January 2022, 23:59pm

Interview date: TBC

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 


About Us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Senior Youth Worker, you’ll deliver a wide-ranging programme of personal and social education to young people in Camden and make a real difference to their lives.

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we support young people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

The Role

The Senior Youth Worker role within the Detached Youth Team in Camden is a dynamic role which form part of the Reducing Youth Violence and Exploitation Service, part of the Integrated Youth Support Service. The Detached Team is a mobile street-based team of youth workers that engages with young people in a community setting i.e. local estates, parks and community spaces. Our aim is to reach young people who do not access mainstream youth provisions and we specialise in working with young people who are marginalised and hard to reach. This role requires flexibility in order to meet fixed deadlines and competing priorities.

This role involves working unsocial hours, including evenings, weekends, and on-call arrangements. This is a physically demanding role and will involve significant periods of walking considerable distances as well as working outdoors during varied weather conditions. The operations of the team range across a number of functions beyond street-based delivery. The team also delivers a range of workshops within schools to both primary and secondary pupils.

The public engagement element this role involves regularly coming into contact with people, some of whom may at times be challenging from time to time.

The post holder will be required to take responsibility for the compliance with Health and Safety legislation in accordance with the Council and departmental safety arrangements, policies, and codes.

About You

As a Senior Detached Youth Worker, you will be an individual who is experienced, committed and confident in implementing a Youth Work process approach to actively engage young people in a community setting. You will be an excellent communicator who has the ability to engage and work innovatively with new young people and engaging them and their families and other professionals in order to assess, develop and deliver interventions and activities. 

You’ll be a committed and passionate professional who can work with young people to offer a holistic support services that develop their personal and social skills and participation in society. It is essential to have a good understanding of child development, with experience of using child protection and safeguarding procedures as required.

To be considered for this vacancy it is essential the successful candidate has experience of delivering accredited and non-accredited programmes and is effective in the development and delivery of workshops.

The post holder will be required to liaise and work effectively with various teams and services across the Camden and the voluntary sector. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.



This role requires you to hold a Professional Qualification in any of the following:

  • Social work (HCPC- registered)
  • Professional Certificate of Effective Practice with significant post qualification experience
  • Probation
  • Degree in Youth and Community work (JNC recognised)
  • Level 4 or above IAG, careers guidance
  • Social work
  • Psychology/Counselling
  • Substance Misuse

You must be willing to work unsocial hours as part of this role, including mornings as part of our schools offer.


  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of working in schools/educational settings
  • Minimum 2 years post-qualification experience

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional Information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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