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Play & Youth Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Russel Youth Club , Lowdham Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 2DP 


Closing date:17 January 2020 at midnight 

The starting salary is £19,171 (level 1) rising to £19,945 (level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
Early Help Play and Youth  Service Vacancies:
Are you a dynamic team player with the skills to inspire, mentor and support Young People to have things to do, places to go, and someone to talk to? If so we have Full and Part time vacancies for Play and Youth Workers.
Working in an area team but available for deployment in different areas of the City, you will ensure the delivery of effective youth and play provision in a variety of centre-based, outreach and detached settings, and work with colleagues across Children’s Integrated Services and other-agencies to ensure that children and young people’s personal, social and educational development is facilitated and supported.
There will be an emphasis on working alongside a multi-disciplinary hub to identify, assess and deliver programmes to children and young people who are vulnerable to exploitation and crime.
To be a successful you will have the following:
• Experience of working with children and young people with an age range of 5-19 years, particularly those who have challenging behaviour such as substance misuse, mental health, anti-social behaviour and crime
• The ability to keep young people and children safe and the experience of providing quality opportunities to meet and respond to the challenging needs of children and young people in our communities.
• Ability to support young people to learn, achieve, and help them to develop the skills they need for life.
• Ability to work flexibly across the city, during evenings and weekends to provide quality activities for children and young people at in a range of Play and Youth settings. A typical work pattern includes up to 4 evenings a week, up to 9.30pm and some weekends.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
Closing date for applications will be: midnight 17th January 2020
For informal enquiries, please contact Maureen Scothern on Tel: 0754 012 6943 or by email:
Useful information for Applicants:
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under-represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button below and ensure you tell us how you meet the above criteria in the personal statement section of the application form.