Holiday Club Lead
Are you passionate about improving the life chances of young people? We have an exciting opportunity for an Activity, Games & Holiday Club Lead to manage an open access recreational area at the very centre of a thriving Youth Zone.
The aim of this amazing charity is to help improve the lives of young people in Barnet by giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to? Do you want to use your experience of working with young people to change lives? If you have a passion for putting young people first, we want to hear from you!
Position: Activity, Games & Holiday Club Lead
Location: Edgware, London.
Salary: Up to £28,000 dependent on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week (including evenings & weekends)
Closing Date: 29th October 2021
About the role:
Many young people, particularly those from socio-economically deprived areas, face an endless maze of boredom, loneliness, and temptation, with nowhere to go and a lack of inspiring and productive activities to occupy their leisure time. The charity is dedicated to young people, and makes a bold statement about the importance of giving young people high quality places to go in their leisure time. Open 7 days a week including school holidays, their vision is to unite young people to fulfil their full potential.
As Activity, Games & Holiday Club Lead you will manage the Youth Zone’s open access recreational area which is at the very centre of the Youth Zone, where every young person enters and spends time in at some point every visit and Holiday Club offer to 8–13-year-olds. The role requires the creation of a space that is warm, welcoming, active, and full of life and challenge. The Holiday Club runs all day, Monday to Friday during school holidays. The post holder will be responsible for creating a lively, dynamic, inspired, and fun-loving environment for all young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 for those with additional needs).
To be successful in the role of Holiday Club Lead you will be a role model for young people and present a positive “can do” attitude.
You will also need to bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Face to face activity delivery, working with young people both in groups and individually (aged 8 to 13 or 13 to 19 years and up to 25 for those with additional needs)
- Experience of delivering sports and/or arts activities and/or targeted personal development programmes
- Experience of supporting young people who are disaffected, underachieving and/or have social or emotional barriers to participation
- Experience of working in a team and alongside volunteers
- Organising a programme of youth work activities
- Understanding of issues affecting young people’s lives
- A willingness to work unsociable hours
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable groups. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The strength of the organisation is the diversity of its people, there is a huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
We very much welcome previous experience working as: Child and Youth Program Assistant, Assistant Youth Development Worker, Youth Worker, Child and Youth Development, Youth Support Worker, Mental Health Youth Worker, Educational Youth Worker, Support worker Children and Young People, Youth Support Assistant, Behaviour Support Assistant, Residential Youth Worker, Child Care Worker, Youth Worker, Holiday Club, After School Club, Youth Club.