Barnet, Greater London
£25,000.00 - £27,000.00 per year (dependant on experience)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Art Against Knives are looking for a  Female Senior Youth Worker to support our IN OUR HANDS Programme across the Barnet Borough.

The IN OUR HANDS programme was created by a group of young people from Dollis Valley estate in Barnet in 2012. They suggested running a nail bar that would ‘put Dollis Valley estate on the map for something positive, not just negative things like stabbings’. 7 years later they’ve done just that, the programme has gone onto support over 500 young people.

The act of painting a young person’s nails allows us to build trusted relationships, enabling them to identify and share experiences, including abuse. We bring specialist support to them, within an environment that is accessible, comfortable and part of their everyday life; ensuring they receive the right support from the right people, at the right time.

We currently run 3 community nail/hair bars that are open weekly, providing a huge range of creative activity including masterclasses, showcase opportunities and Arts Award qualifications. As well as an action packed programme of pop-up activity in which we take the nail/har bar’s into community settings to engage with new young people and capture their voices through the co-production of a digital magazine. This role is key to this programme.



Your role is two-fold, you will be responsible for;

  1. Delivering high quality youth work to young people across the programme; work directly with young people during sessions, supporting their engagement and responding to their individual needs.
  2. Delivering our programme of pop-up activities, coordinating activity and working with multiple partners to ensure safe and effective community engagement.


If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please download an information pack from our website under the 'Get Involved- work for us' section.


This role is open to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. AAK values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.




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Posted on: 06 December 2019
Closed date: 02 January 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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