Change and Transformation

Senior Youth Worker

£26k - £28k per annum

Lambeth, London

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Senior Youth Worker
Offering between £26k-£28k per annum
Lambeth, London
Hybrid Working

About the Company

This company is a youth work charity working to create positive futures for young people and at the cutting edge of tackling poverty and educational failure in inner London. They deliver holistic, long-term work with young people aged 11 to 25 in schools and communities. They work across nine London boroughs, in four quadrant teams. Each borough has a Senior Youth Worker who oversees the work in those communities. They’re looking for a Senior Youth Worker to join their South team. You’ll coordinate and develop their work across Lambeth, with a particular focus on delivering face to face youth work in schools and on community projects.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Deliver schools work in at least three schools / PRUs (Pupil Referral Units) in the borough;
  • Engage young people through a combination of 1-2-1 mentoring, group mentoring sessions and programmes, all supporting those who are at risk of exclusion;
  • Identify and create new resources and initiatives to enhance the schools work across the company;
  • Use Salesforce to input, track and review progress with each young person accessing the schools work.
  • Deliver face-to-face youth work on three of mobile youth projects;
  • Communicate effectively with project leaders across the company, helping to create further opportunities and support for young people;
  • Coordinate the youth work delivery in the borough, ensuring the provision for young people is joined up and effective;
  • Identify and discuss new opportunities and initiatives with the team.
  • Contribute as a valued individual to the wider teams, as well as demonstrate an ability to take initiative and lead others.
  • Work closely with stakeholders across the borough including:

o Key teaching staff supporting the schools work;
o Any volunteers supporting on sessions;
o Parents, local authorities and other social work professionals;
o Key partner organisations in the borough including local churches and other youth provisions.


  • Working with young people, with experience in an inner-city environment and understanding of the value of long-term relationships within youth work;
  • Mobilising volunteers and knowing how to get the best out of those you work with;
  • Interpersonal communication, with the ability to build rapport and trust with young people easily;
  • Managing projects and meeting targets;
  • Understanding Safeguarding policies and procedures;
  • Using Salesforce (or a similar database) to capture data;
  • Applying monitoring and evaluation methods to track progress and apply learnings;
  • Building and managing external stakeholder relationships;
  • Using MS Office and video conferencing software.

Useful if you have:

  • Relevant youth work qualification;
  • Full UK Driving Licence;
  • Experience of creating session content for groups and individuals;
  • Strong knowledge of Lambeth and the local area;
  • Experience of delivering youth work in a detached setting.

In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.

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