Job Description

A minimum of a Level 3 qualification or a diploma in youth work practice or relevant area e.g. Youth and Community work etc

Experience of working with young people in an informal capacity to promote participation and engagement in democratic structures and arrangements.

This post operates on an any 5 from 7 basis and the weekly work pattern varies totalling 18.5hrs per week including regular evening work with young people and other professionals. This post does also require some weekend work and work on the occasional overnight residential experience.

If you have experience of working with young people in a variety of settings including in schools, youth groups and in the community and you are interested in youth voice and current affairs this opportunity may be for you.

Are you able to competently engage with key adult decision makers and senior leaders on behalf of young people, advocating on their behalf and representing their voice at a variety of strategic and operational meetings via active discussions, presentations and verbal and written updates?

Do you believe that young people have a right to articulate their wants and needs and should be encouraged to be active citizens and make a positive contribution to community life?

Do you have experience of competently planning and delivering creative, interactive sessions and activities with young people?
This particular Youth Voice and Participation Coordinator role is responsible for developing, planning, coordinating the work of Barnsley’s youth voice forums and supporting formal and informal interface that allows young people to exercise influence over services they receive locally, regionally and nationally.

You will engage, establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with key decision makers, internal and external stakeholders and partner organisations through meetings, events and face to face sessions in schools, youth groups and outreach work the community. Developing and supporting youth consultations across council services and partner organisations ensuring the engagement and voice of young people is included in the design and delivery of strategies and services which affect them.

You will support individual young people who may require additional support and signpost them to other targeted services and provision.

What's on offer for the Support Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 2 years of employment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**