Youth & Community Worker

Youth & Community Worker - Up to £10.50 per hour
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Youth & Community Worker
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community team to join us as a Youth & Community Worker.

LOCATION: Jarrow, exact location to be confirmed 

HOURLY RATE OF PAY: Up to £10.50

HOURS: 3 hours, fortnightly (part time)

 

Who are we?

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement.

Now, more than 175 years later, YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world. Guided by our Christian values, we believe everyone has potential, and we serve our communities so that all can hope, belong, contribute and thrive. 

Job Description

Do you have experience working within a community based role? Do you have experience working within the youth sector? Do you have a passion for working within an organisation that is committed to ensuring all belong, contribute and thrive in their community? If you said yes to these questions, we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for Youth & Community workers to join our community team at YMCA North Tyneside on a fixed term contract. In this role you will be supporting the development and delivery of youth & community work within Jarrow, South Tyneside, specifically our NCS funded project work. 

This project will be youth led, supporting the growth and development of young people through varied opportunities and programmes. Session will allow them to explore and develop their life skills such as budgeting, cooking, understanding finances and public responsibility. We will continue to offer our cohort opportunities to gain experience and skills around employability, through workshops and engagement with our corporate partners, and visits to local higher education establishments. 

We currently have a robust programme of social action opportunities for our young people, and pathways into regular volunteering roles within our local communities. Throughout all of these opportunities, social mixing, exploring and celebrating identity will be at the heart of our approach. We will continue to support all of our young people to come together regularly and establish new friendships, relationships and a greater understanding of those from different backgrounds.

Job Title: Youth & Community worker
Location: Jarrow, South Tyneside (exact location to be confirmed)
Contract Type: 3 hours fortnightly, 18 months, Fixed Term
Salary: Up to £10.50

Benefits: In addition to joining a great team, our colleagues also benefit from: access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme, 24/7 GP Helpline, discount at our Café and Nursery, access to discounts on hundreds of retailers, salary sacrifice scheme, a free gym membership for you and a loved one and training opportunities on various topics such as Safeguarding, Mental health and Health and Safety, Birthday off and enhanced holiday.

To be successful, it is essential that you have relevant experience and/or relevant qualifications in youth/community work, recent relevant training and Continued Professional Development. Additionally, it is essential that you have a flexible approach to your working hours, working hours could include daytime, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Our mission is to create a community where everyone is healthy, happy and connected. We seek to champion those that have no voice and support those that need it most. Employing nearly 100 members of staff across various locations, we are ambitious, vibrant and visionary.

To Apply: Please apply by providing a cover letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for the position and an up to date CV. Please follow the link below to our website which will also ask for a CV to be uploaded (if you have trouble accessing the application form or require a different format, please do not hesitate to contact us).

https://ymcanorthtyneside.org/work-for-us/

Please note: The health, wellbeing and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this time is of paramount importance, with this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment.

YMCA North Tyneside is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst the workforce, we aim to be an equal opportunities employer and seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and value inclusion and diversity, which we demonstrate through our activities, policies and working practices.

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Why work for YMCA North Tyneside?

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Competitive Salary

Subject to age and in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Employer Assistance Programme

Access to a confidential Employer Assistance Programme (which includes a suite of Legal and Health Information)

GP Helpline

Access to 24hr GP Helpline

Café Discount

10% Discount at YMCA Café

Nursery Discount

10% Discount on Fees at YMCA Day Nursery

Gym Membership

Free unlimited Gym membership for YMCA Gym

Staff Development

A nurturing environment where staff are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals

Making a Difference

Be a part of an established organisation that helps transform the lives of young people

Patterdale Discount

Staff discount on short breaks in the Lake District at Patterdale Hall Estate

Interested?

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Please note, the post holders must be able to work flexibly depending on the needs of the business and must be available for occasional overtime.

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact us on 0191 2575434 and ask for Ian (Nursery Manager) or HR, both will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and expectations in further detail. We have various roles available so please get in touch to learn more about our fantastic opportunities to join our Nursery family!

Please note: The health, wellbeing and safety of our colleagues and candidates during this challenging time is of paramount importance, with this in mind, we have refreshed our approach to recruitment. All interviews will be fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing. Upon starting a new role with us, we will ensure you are equipped with the tools and technologies which will enable you to do your best work remotely when required. Our longer-term focus remains on a culture of flexibility and encouraging colleagues to maintain a healthy work-life balance through flexible working arrangements.