Youth Worker

Youth Moves
Contract Type: 
35hrs per week (will consider reduced hours to suit the best candidate or consider job share options)
Contract Details: 
Initial 12 month contract with option to extend
Details of Role: 

Youth Moves are looking to build our staff team and find great people to help us achieve our vision of inspiring the lives of young people through outstanding youth work.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Youth Worker to enhance and develop our offer to young people. Initially this will be for a 12 month contract but we fully expect this to extend during the year.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of outstanding youth work opportunities that improve the lives of young people from South Bristol aged 8-19 years old (up to 25 for those with additional needs). 

For this post specifically we are looking for a staff member to take on and lead the following areas of work:

  • Be the lead worker for Girls and Young Women’s work including programmes in community youth club settings and schools-based work focussed on e.g. healthy relationships, staying safe, body image, sexual health.
  • Overseeing the development of our Youth Participation programme Youth Opinions and ensure youth voice in decision-making processes across the organisation.
  • Development of our Seniors (13+) Youth Club delivery programme

We work with young people, families, schools and communities across South Bristol, but specifically target work with groups and individuals within those communities who need our help the most.

Many of the communities we work in are within the most deprived within the UK, but we aim to focus on strengths and to build upon these enabling young people to take responsibility for their actions, make positive choices and do things for themselves, so that ultimately their lives are changed for the better.

We provide a range of services including youth club provision, one-to-one mentoring, youth participation programmes, targeted outreach and group-work, positive activities and social action/ volunteering opportunities.

Youth Moves aims to intervene early where possible and to provide long-term opportunities and pathways, working with clear evidence of need and agreed success criteria. We have been nationally recognised for the impact that we make most recently as the winner of the CYP Now Youth Work Award in 2015, but we are proud of being local and rooted in our community.

Our goal is to support young people to make a successful transition to adulthood, through providing high-quality programmes and interventions that help them to make a long-term difference to their lives.

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate staff who are committed to the impact that youth work can play in making a difference to the lives of young people, putting young people in the lead to develop and shape these services, and building the evidence base for great youth work.

Closing Date: 
Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

Please read the Job Description and associated Employee Specification, then complete the Blank Application form showing how you meet all of the essential criteria and evidencing this through the application and especially the 'Further Information' section.

Please note CVs will not be accepted or read if sent in.

Once completed please email application forms to

If you have any questions regarding the post or the application procedure please call us on 0117 903 9796

Contact Person: 
Claire Hodge
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 903 9796
Postal Address: 
Youth Moves The Park Daventry Road Knowle Bristol BS4 1DQ