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Youth Engagement Worker

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (Hybrid)
27500 - 28250
Job description

Youth Engagement Worker 
Salary Banding: £27,500 -  £28,250 
Contract: Permanent 
Hours: Full Time, 37 Hours Per Week 
Location: Hybrid / Hatfield - Candidates must have a full driving license and use of own vehicle for business purposes

Herts Young Homeless is an independent charity and has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire since 1998. We are professional, passionate, collaborative and supportive charity that provides guidance to everyone who is in need of support.

Herts Young Homeless (hyh) are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic youth engagement worker to join our charity. hyh's strategic aim is to 'Be More Youth Led' and this role is crucial in supporting that commitment. The right candidate will be fun, open-minded, tech savvy and enjoy working using their own initiative. They will be passionate about youth engagement and motivated to translate youth ideas into actionable plans for the charity.

hyh believe that young people should have opportunities to have their voices heard, valued and acted upon in decisions that affect them. Young people are experts in their own lived experiences; at hyh we recognise that they are key to ensuring our services are relevant and work effectively for young people now and in the future.

This role will facilitate a variety of fun and meaningful engagement opportunities for young people to have a voice on decisions that affect them. The successful candidate will create open, safe and inclusive spaces for young people, to enable them to form and express their voice on issues that are important to them and to hyh. The youth engagement worker will have the opportunity to inform, develop and grow our youth engagement offer; if successful this may lead to professional development opportunities such as line management of volunteers and staff.

What can you bring to the team?

  • Candidates Must have a full clean driving license and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Co-facilitate annual ‘Youth Summits’; consulting young people from across the county on issues related to the charity/youth homelessness.
  • Launch and facilitate a youth advisory board (online and in person). Act as an advocate to deliver key youth board messages to our leadership team and board.
  • Co-ordinate work experience and apprenticeship opportunities for young people.
  • Organise and co-facilitate social events for our young people.
  • Support our young housemates in completing ASDAN qualifications.
  • Support the content of our digital communication to young people.
  • Complete relevant data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of youth engagement work.
  • Ensure youth engagement and coproduction is considered at all levels of the organisation to ensure decision making is youth informed where appropriate.
  • Develop new an innovative ways of involving hyh services users in shaping our services and coproducing our work.
  • Ensure good ‘youth voice’ communication across all hyh services, providing updates at service team meetings.
  • Co-ordinate young people’s involvement in staff recruitment, training and induction
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with external organisations and professionals.

What can we offer you?

  • A supportive, knowledgeble team and organistion 
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (in addition to Bank Holidays & Public Holidays)
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • People's Pension Plan contribution
  • Group Life Insurance plan
  • Opportunities for personal and career development
  • Hybrid working - option to work from home up to 2 days per week
  • An additional annual leave day on your Birthday
  • Monthly draws to win ‘lunch on your manager’ or ‘leave work early’
  • Medicash & Employee Assistance Programme - support with wellbeing & personal struggles/ Heath Cash Back Scheme

If you are passionate, conscientious and take pride in doing a job well and making a difference, then we would love to hear from you!

Please apply via the link on the vacancy found on our website attaching a CV with a covering letter AND/OR a short (less than 2 mins) video as to why they are passionate about youth engagement.  If you require any adjustments to support your application please let us know and we will be happy to help where we can.  

Closing Date 7th June 2024 and interviews will be arranged as applications are reviewed but will be no later than week of 10th June 2024.  The second stage will be a Young Panel Group Task followed by a personal Interview on the 18th June 2024.  

Equal Opportunities

We treat everyone with equal dignity and respect, and promote equal opportunity for all and challenge any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any person on the grounds of race, colour, sex, marital status, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or any other perceived difference.

hyh strives to be an equal opportunities and inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Our promise to you
Herts Young Homeless promises to act with the upmost integrity and respect when it comes to handling your data and will not share your details with any other client without 1) discussing the opportunity with you first and 2) without your verbal or written consent for us to do so

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Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closed date: 07 June 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: YE001
Tags: Support Worker

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