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Youth Development Worker

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Bulwell Riverside Play & Youth Centre, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8QJ 


Closing date:15 August 2022 at midnight 

4 x FTE Youth Development Worker.
The starting salary is £26,446 (Level One) rising to £28,226 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
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…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver 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.
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 particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
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?
Are you looking for a new challenge which is creative, fast paced and allows you to make a difference to young people and their families?
Working citywide the post holder will be responsible for the management, development and delivery of youth provisions across the City. Working with colleagues across Children’s Integrated Services and a range of voluntary and community organisations, the post holder will lead on service delivery to ensure the joint co-ordination and delivery of positive activities for young people. They will be engaging young people in meaningful interventions, support them to achieve their outcomes and life opportunities whilst minimising the impact of their emotional wellbeing and any risk of exploitation and /or vulnerable to youth violence.
  • A minimum of Level 3 Qualification in Youth Work, JNC qualification in youth work, or equivalent plus relevant experience or demonstrable experience identified within the sections below
  • Substantial experience of working with children, young people and families in a range of settings and a particular focus on those at identified as being at risk of exploitation and/ or vulnerable to youth violence.
  • Experience of co-production, developing and delivering effective interventions for young people 
  • Good knowledge and experience of planning, co-ordinating and leading youth work sessions to achieve affective outcomes in variety of settings, some of which may be challenging
  • 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
  • The ability to research funding options and develop innovative fund raising to support increased outcomes for children & young people
  • The ability to work independently, as part of a team and in collaboration with volunteers, partners and other professionals
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presenting information to professional partners; good recording, administrative and report writing skills
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines
  • IT skills to include the ability to use Microsoft packages and database
  • This role requires you to work up to 4 evenings per week.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Jacquie Thomas, Email:
Useful information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list 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.
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.
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