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Youth Club Leader

Blaenau Gwent Youth Clubs
Grade 5 (£21,693 – £24, 657 pro rata)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Fixed Term for 12 months
Job Type

Hours:                        8 hours per week 39 weeks a year

Contract:                    Fixed Term for 12 months

Job Summary

This post is part time and only 39 weeks of the year.

The Youth Club Leader will provide support, guidance, and mentoring to young people aged 11-24 who attend one of Blaenau Gwent Youth Service Youth Club provisions. In addition to leading a small team of youth workers within the Youth Club setting ensuring all outcomes are met.

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An exciting and rewarding opportunity has opened for an enthusiastic individual to join the authority’s youth service team and help provide a range of activities, mentor, support and provide information and guidance to young people attending a open access youth club provision.

As Youth Club Leader you will provide leadership to a small team of staff, undertake supervision and lead them to meet all outcomes and work programmes. The Leader will also be responsible for planning and delivery of a full programme of activity for young people taking into account their needs.

You will develop strong links with the other youth clubs and surrounding community in order to help meet the needs of the young person and community to provide a comprehensive and holistic programme of work, whilst also addressing barriers some young people may face.

Essential to the role is a relevant professional qualification in Youth Work and the ability to register as a ‘Youth Worker’ with the EWC (Wales). Based within a open access youth club setting, you will also have experience of working face to face with young people and leading a team of workers. Previous experience of working with young people is also essential.

Required skills include:

  • excellent interpersonal/communication skills with the ability to relate to and enthuse young people,
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a multi-agency team,
  • the ability to assess the needs of young people and develop appropriate programme of works, and
  • a high level of personal resilience, including the ability to manage conflict and deal with stressful situations.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process.

The postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Closing Date: 12 midnight Thursday, 23rd August 2018

Shortlisting Date: Friday, 24th August 2018

Interview Date: Friday, 31st August 2018 

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