Vacancy – Youth Worker

Vacancy – Youth Worker

Employer Youth Cymru
Salary £20,000 per year depending on experience. This is a 12 month fixed term position
Main purpose of the post  To support and deliver projects across Wales in various formal and informal settings and alongside project requirements.
Main duties Duties

  •  Support the management and delivery of projects.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and monitoring forms for project delivery, and service level agreements / memorandum of understanding
  • Plan and organise appropriate youth and community events, projects and delivery.
  • Establish and develop new youth opportunities and projects.Liaise with charities, community workers, AM’s, National Assembly of Wales, MPs, Hubs, and other interested parties, ensuring all are regularly informed of project developments.
  • Recruit, train and supervise members, sessional workers and volunteers.
  • Undertake detached ‘outreach’ youth work with Youth Cymru members.
  • Produce reports and information to support projects and business plan.
  • Produce and deliver presentations for internal and external purposes.
  • Promote the principles and purposes of youth work in Wales.
  • Maintaining project proformas and records internally.
  • Represent Youth Cymru at networking events, external meetings, phone conferencing, and public forums such as conferences, events and meetings.
  • Manage and administer budgets and resources.
  • Prepare and distribute publicity materials and displays.
  • Analyse risks and opportunities of the project and young people and monitor project progress to handle any issues that arise
  • Create and use tools to monitor plans and expenditures within Youth Cymru on many different projects
  • Liaise with all different funders throughout the life of the project and build strong relationships, creating opportunities to apply for any potential continuation funding.
  • Liaising and working with members, young people, formal and informal educational facilities and other community groups/organisations.
  • Providing mentoring, advocacy and information.
  • Support and identify fundraising opportunities and bids.


Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge:

·       Level 3 youth work (EWC registration required)

·       Experience of providing youth work delivery in youth based projects.

·       Knowledge of IT and media platforms to record promote and deliver projects

·       Level 2 safeguarding training

·       Experience of consultation in youth work settings

Person specification  As a minimum the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:


·       Ability to deliver youth work support in line with bids and projects

·       Delivery/ support the YAA program.

·       Essential to be able to demonstrate team work in a youth work setting

·       Experience of delivering training to young people and workers.

·       Knowledge of funding requirements for youth projects.

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills, oral and written.

·       Excellent IT knowledge & skills including use of an electronic portfolio system.

·       Time Management skills with the ability to work under pressure and management of caseload to tight deadlines.

·       Ability to work with the minimum of supervision as part of a remote team


•       understanding of the requirements of written and oral communication in Welsh .


·       commitment to human rights of children and young people

·       respect for the agency of children and young people

·       commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and inclusivity

·       commitment to democratic engagement

·       commitment to developing the strength of democratic institutions in Wales


·       Working in a team

·       Working effectively in a role requiring self-motivation and exercise of own initiative

Knowledge and skills: 

·       Knowledge of the youth sector in Wales

·       Understanding of safeguarding

·       Awareness of Welsh politics: main political parties, policies and priorities

·       Excellent organisational skills

·       Proficiency in IT: Office; multi-media, etc.

Further details Informal inquiries can be directed to:
Terms and Conditions of Employment ·       Hours: 35 hours per week.  Some weekend and evening work will be required.

·       Location: based in Treforest: Travel throughout South Wales may also be required.

·       The successful candidate will require enhanced DBS certification prior to commencing work.

·       Annual leave 20 days a year

Applications  An application form available on request from

Application form only CV’s will not be read

Application deadline 27th Feb 2019

Assessment day – 6th March 2019

Interview – 8th March

Two references will be required prior to engagement.


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