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Youth Work Participation Worker - National Youth Agency

United Kingdom (On-site)
£24246 - £30858 per annum
Job description
The National Youth Agency is looking for a dynamic, digitally savvy Youth Work Participation Worker who is passionate about empowering young people and pioneering digital youth work practices.

If you're a creative thinker with a flair for digital innovation and a heart for youth participation, we want you!

Contract: 12-Month FTC, Part-time (25 hours per week)
Salary: Band 6 £24,246 to £30,858 pro-rata per annum (dependant on experience and qualifications)
Location: Home based/Remote working

What we do

Youth work is the best methodology to unlock young people’s potential by providing high quality support and opportunities. Skilled youth workers build relationships that support young people to explore their personal, social, and educational development. Youth work enables young people to develop their voice, influence, and place within society.

As the national body for youth work, NYA has a dual function. We are the professional, statutory, and regulatory body (PSRB) responsible for qualifications, quality standards and safeguarding for youth work and services in England. In line with our charity mission and aims, we also champion youth work through research, advocacy, campaigns, and programmes.

About the Role

Ready to make a difference?

This is more than a job; it's a chance to leave a digital legacy and inspire change in youth work across England.

Our Youth Work Participation Worker will work in a team at the forefront of revolutionising youth engagement.

Be part of our ‘Routes to Community Success’ digital initiative and help us achieve our 2030 vision of a digital-first youth work environment. The Youth Work Participation Worker role will be crucial in integrating digital culture into our practices, enhancing our outreach, and ensuring that young people's voices are heard and valued. You will be responsible for overseeing our digital platforms, creating impactful resources, and collaborating with key players across the youth work and digital landscapes to create a framework for excellence.

The Youth Work Participation Officer will also be part of our national Peer Review Programme, funded by the DCMS, where you'll guide young people in assessing and shaping the youth work services in their communities. Your expertise will offer invaluable insights to local authorities, driving sector-led improvements and catering to the evolving needs of young people.

Responsibilities will include:

- Recruiting, training and managing young people from across England.
- Supporting young people to facilitate consultation sessions with their peers.
- Monitoring and evaluating they programme with young people, gathering feedback from participants and stakeholders, and implementing improvements as needed.
- Working with young people to identify existing Digital Youth Work provision across England and develop a plan to consult with young people and youth workers about existing provision and identify gaps.
- Supporting the Digital Youth Work Development Manager to develop a Digital Youth Work network in England with specialist networks in participation, practice and safeguarding
- Working with young people to build a network of voluntary sector and statutory service Youth Work providers who work with young people (11 – 25 years)
- Overseeing the creation of digital content, including social media and programme materials.
- Advocating for the importance of Digital Youth Work and its positive impact on young people, both internally within the organisation and externally in the wider community.
- Staying up-to-date with emerging digital trends and technologies relevant to Youth Work, and proactively integrate them into the programme to enhance engagement and reach.

Apply now and be the change you wish to see in the world of youth work.

Why work for us?

Our team members rated NYA 9 out of 10 as an employer 90% would recommend working at NYA to their friends and family.

What our team say about working at NYA*:

‘A great environment to work, with colleagues who I care for & who care about me’

‘I feel INCREDIBLY supported & grateful to work for this fantastic organisation’

‘Always willing to listen, providing trust & freedom as an employer’ *Source: NYA staff survey January 2023

NYA operates as a people-first organisation, prioritising the well-being and needs of its employees.

NYA offers an exceptional flexible working approach which encourages our team to balance professional responsibilities with their personal life.

A remote based team, spread across England, fostering inclusivity and diverse talent. Despite geographical distances between team members, NYA maintains a highly motivated and connected team through the optimisation of digital tools.

NYA is committed to supporting the continual personal and professional development of our team and helping them achieve their ambitions.

We provide 25 days leave plus 8 days, life assurance scheme, 5% employer pension contribution and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme via Spectrum.life with unlimited specialist support available to all NYA employees.

To apply:

Please download our applicant pack to find out more about the role and requirements

Please use our online application process to submit the following by 23:59 on Friday 8th December 2023:
A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements in line with the person specification in the 'About You' section.

A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of the application and we will not accept CV’s without one.

Diversity monitoring information – your data will be stored separately from your applications and will at no time be connected to you or your application.

We encourage you to apply without delay as we may close the recruitment process early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Interviews are scheduled to be held from 18th December 2023

More about us

Discover more about the National Youth Agency and our work on our website.

Application resources
Posted on: 10 November 2023
Closing date: 08 December 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 209818
Tags: Support Worker