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.
Salary – JNC19-22 £32,717 - £35,321. Full-time role.
Working within a remit set by the Youth Participation Senior Manager, the Youth Participation Worker will be responsible for supporting young people to have voice within the borough, within formal democratic processes influencing the use of resources and the design and delivery of services; and within their communities, through developing opportunities for them to become involved and through supporting them to develop their confidence and capacity to take up these opportunities.
Your work will particularly focus on working with children and young people who may need additional support, ensuring that those that face the greatest access barriers are able to benefit from the Youth Service, express their views, and take advantage of wider opportunities in Newham.
The type of activity you will be responsible for will include:
• 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 Newham’s children and young people to have a say in decisions that affect them, through involvement in/co production of Newham’s Youth Citizens’ Assemblies, Newham’s Youth Movements and a range of local, national and online fora;
• Working with young people with SEND, those that are looked after, LGBTQ young people and young carers to enable them to access an enhanced intensive service which is aligned to their needs and which supports their engagement; and
• Inputting in to the development of Newham’s Youth Service Extended Learning Curriculum;
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.
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.
Further information on the biggest expansion of youth services in London for a generation, including video messages from The Mayor and from young people, can be found on Newham’s dedicated recruitment campaign page www.newham.gov.uk/youthworkworks
The closing date for this role is 12th July, with interviews to be held from 5th – 16th August.
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