Youth Development Officer (North)

Posted by Canal & River Trust

Youth Development Officer (North)

Flexible Location

£32,680 including allowances

Contract

2018-5331

Job Description

About the role

Here at the Canal & River Trust, we know life’s better by the water. We also know how positive learning experiences can transform individual lives and ultimately lead to meaningful societal change. With that in mind, we're looking for a full-time Youth Development Officer to join us on a 12-month, fixed-term contract.

£32,680 including allowances

Full-time, 12-month temporary contract

Based in Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Leeds, Red Bull Wharf or Wigan

The challenge – which covers the whole of our Northern region – is two-fold. First, you'll provide specialised support to our own central and localised teams around the key issues of working with young people (in this case, those aged between 13 and 25). And second, building relationships with a variety of external partners, you'll devise and deliver new projects and interventions aimed specifically at this same youth audience. Your overall objective will be to increase levels of youth engagement and boost participation in the full range of formal and informal learning opportunities the Trust provides.

About you

To rise to the challenge, you'll need considerable experience of working with young people yourself. Experience that includes partnering with other organisations to develop and deliver targeted youth engagement programmes. You'll also need to be well-versed in the marketing and promotion of these programmes, especially through social media.

Just as important as your practical experience will be the personal qualities and professional skills you bring to the role. A natural communicator, you'll be as comfortable working one-to-one as you are coordinating larger groups. And your excellent project management skills will be matched by a good grasp of IT and a highly organised approach.

The nature of the role means you must be willing to work during the evening and at weekends occasionally. And, of course, you must be prepared to travel across the region.

Although a criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment with us, this role does involve regulated activity with children and adults at risk. Therefore, an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken as part of the selection process.

About us

One of the UK’s biggest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations. We believe living waterways transform places and enrich lives. Achieving this vision will be a fascinating challenge. Come and be part of it.

To apply

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.

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