Head of Youth Work
Are you passionate about improving the life chances of young people? We have an opportunity for a Head of Youth Work to deliver a vibrant, open-access youth centre for the young people of Barnet.
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: Head of Youth Worker
Location: Burnt Oak (London Borough of Barnet)
Salary: £35,000-£40,000 depending on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week (including evenings & weekends)
Closing Date: Thursday 16 June
About the role:
As Head of Youth Work you will hold overall responsibility for delivering a vibrant, open-access service for the young people of Barnet, working with up to 200 young people per session. You will be accountable for the effective development and delivery of the core provision and some targeted projects, including junior, senior, inclusion and holiday clubs.
In addition, you will be expected to ensure the youth work is of a high standard, and that the charity provides a fun, supportive, safe and inclusive place which attracts and retains young people to motivate them and raise their aspirations. You will be expected to plan and develop a robust staffing rota that accurately reflects budget parameters and forward plan and manage effectively any changes to the staffing structure. You will lead the Delivery team (comprising ten full-time staff and more than fifty sessional staff), holding overall responsibility for its performance and culture.
To be successful in the role of Head of Youth Work you will be a role model for young people and present a positive “can do” attitude. You will need to have a substantial understanding of youth work as part of a universal provision and its benefits to young people.
You will also need to bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Ability to both lead a team and work as a team member
- Significant experience of managing and motivating staff and volunteers
- Experience of managing and budgets
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, relationship building, negotiation and interpersonal skills
- Ability to relate to young people from all backgrounds
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 Manager, Assistant Youth Development Manager, Youth Work Lead, Child and Youth Development, Youth Support Manager, Mental Health Youth Worker, Educational Youth Worker, Youth Work Lead, Behaviour Support Assistant, Residential Youth Worker, Child Care Worker, Youth Worker, Holiday Club Lead, After School Club, Youth Club, etc.