Islington, Greater London
£30,000 per year
Contract, 12 month fixed-term, Full-time
Job description

Chance UK are looking for a highly motivated and innovative Youth Work professional to the role of Youth Work Manager. The role will work with the middle managers and existing staff and volunteer team to grow and develop Chance UK services, focussing on the 5-13 age group. 

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, qualified professional with significant experience of managing excellent universal Youth Work programmes for large numbers of children and young people.

They will support and develop the Youth Work team and identify and cultivate existing and new programmes of activity for young people across Chance UK’s services. They will introduce continual improvements and ensure best practice in all service delivery whilst managing and achieving in line with KPIs. 

About you

The successful candidate will have significant experience of direct support and supervision within a youth service, managing staff and performance, and quality assurance. They will be working directly with the young people and staff team during Youth Work sessions and will take a highly flexible approach to their working pattern. To be considered for this post it is essential that you have a proven record of delivering high quality services and interventions to a range of children. It is also a pre-requisite that you possess knowledge and understanding of legislative framework and polices relating to children’s services. This includes safeguarding, child protection and criminal justice. 

Role Competencies

  1. Set up, monitor and evaluate the delivery of contracts ensuring that the Youth Work team are delivering programmes and interventions according to contractual requirements and developservices in response to needs.
  2. Responsible for ensuring implementationis consistently in line with Chance UK approachesand delivers high quality outcomes and challenging practice to create a culture of continuous improvement
  3. Lead by example, modelling the organisation’s values and approaches with internal and external stakeholders. Using reflective practice, data and child’s voice to develop and plan service provision and clearly communicating service plans and targets. Leading the team through the changes and challenges that may arise in the delivery of the programmes.
  4. Leads the Youth Work Teams to ensure that each member works to protect children and vulnerable adults who may be at risk and places the needs of those who require protectionat the forefront of team activities at all times. Supporting and promoting equality, fairness safe practice within management and as a colleague.

We are looking for successful candidates to start as soon as possible and therefore applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews scheduled accordingly. 

Application Instructions

To apply, send a CV and 1 page covering letter by the closing date.

Please make sure you have read the Recruitment Pack and Job Description.

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Refreshed on: 03 September 2021
Closed date: 04 October 2021
Tags: Management