Location: Hainault Youth Centre
The Redbridge Youth Service is committed to encouraging, empowering, and challenging young people to achieve their potential through a range of positive activities and enjoyable informal learning opportunities.
The Youth Service comprises of several teams, working with young people in universal settings, as well as providing targeted support to individuals and families. We want to recruit passionate Youth Workers to work at the two Youth Centres in after school / early evening sessions.
Successful candidates need to have experience of working with young people aged 11 – 18 and up to 24 with special education needs and disabilities. We are looking for people with generic youth work skills of engaging with young people and in informal education settings and are enthusiastic about sharing skills and experience in music, media, cooking, sports or creative arts.
Hainault is an established Youth Centre that is open 2 after school sessions and 3 evenings a week. There are opportunities to expand and enhance the current Youth Work offer.
- To engage with young people to deliver face to face work at the Youth Centres.
- To create informal learning and education opportunities using music, media, cooking, sports or creative arts.
- To engage with vulnerable young people and support them in their transition to adulthood.
There are 2 posts @ Hainault Youth Centre. Each post is 12 hours per week.
Hours are Tuesday 2.30 to 8.30pm, Wednesday 2.45 to 5.45pm and Thursday 6.45pm to 9.45pm.
Candidates should make sure that they are available to work on the days and times specified in each post, before submitting an application.
About Redbridge Council:
Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. These posts will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) and references will be taken up. We actively encourage part-time/job share candidates.
Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London Borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We are one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London Borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the city.
At Redbridge we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work culture that is friendly, supportive, encourages new ideas and ultimately supports our aims to improve the standard of lives for all our residents.
Benefits of working for Redbridge Council:
As well as a competitive salary, we are proud of the benefits we offer our employees, which include.
- Excellent Pension provision via a salary-related, defined benefit scheme.
- JNC terms and conditions for statutory and public holidays.
- Health and wellbeing; access to professional support and services.
- Excellent on the job training and development.
- Carer Passport Scheme, support to staff who look after family/friends with a disability.
- Nuffield Health – discounted rates for annual membership.
To apply for this role, please visit https://ce0320li.webitrent.com/ce0320li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=515908aQ36&WVID=958433OaLq
Please complete the online application form and ensure you supply an up-to-date CV. You will also need to attach a cover letter which should include the key attributes you believe you bring to the role as per the criteria in the person specification and a summary of a project you have been directly responsible for successfully delivering.
Applications not submitted via this route will not be accepted.
Interviews will be held in January 2023.
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.