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Job Opportunity – Youth Worker

Posted: 12 September 2022

We are looking for an experienced and confident Youth Worker to work in collaboration with young people on the development and delivery of the Shieldfield Youth Programme, a programme of activity developed by Dwellbeing Shieldfield and The NewBridge Project.

Salary: £12p/h

Hours: Part time, 24 hours per week

Deadline: Monday 10 October, 12 noon

Interview Dates: The interview will take place in 2 parts.
Workshop / session
with some members of the Shieldfield Youth Programme: Thursday 20 October (15 minutes between 4-6pm). Panel Interview: Friday 21 October (45 minutes between 10am – 5pm)

Thank you for your interest in working with The NewBridge Project and Dwellbeing Shieldfield in the role of Youth Worker for the Shieldfield Youth Programme. The closing date for applications is Monday 10th October, and interviews will take place over 2 days on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October (to include an interview and short session with a group of young people.)

The Youth Worker will be responsible for the planning and delivery of meaningful youth activity programmes for children and young people, and we are looking for an experienced and confident Youth Worker to work in collaboration with young people on the development and delivery of the Shieldfield Youth Programme, a programme of activity developed by Dwellbeing Shieldfield and The NewBridge Project.

The Shieldfield Youth Programme creates a space for young people to come together in the place where they live, build new friendships, and offers opportunities for them to develop their creative skills and talents and to explore new ways of thinking and doing things together. It aims to empower people to become active members of the local community and is locally rooted, thematically strong and aims to instil values of solidarity, social and economic justice and creativity.

The youth worker will understand the interests of young people and will be passionate about nurturing and empowering the children and young people of Shieldfield to be leaders in the place where they live and address the issues that affect them. They will be committed to creative thinking about working alongside young people as part of the process as well as through the programme.

About The NewBridge Project
The NewBridge Project is an active artist-led community that supports artists, curators and communities through the provision of space for creative practice, opportunities and an ambitious programme of exhibitions, commissions, artist development and events. We deliver this responsive programme in consultation with artists and community members. 

About Dwellbeing Shieldfield
Dwellbeing Shieldfield is a co-operative of Shieldfield residents and community members of all ages and backgrounds. Through our projects, research, and events we share life together, support our neighbours and celebrate and empower our rich and diverse community.

Please download the job pack for full details about the role

Diversity Monitoring

We encourage applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Form which helps us monitor the diversity of our organisation and our work. Your responses will be treated with full confidentiality, if there are any questions you would rather not answer, please just tick ‘prefer not to say’ or skip to the next question.

The deadline for application is Monday 10 October, 12 noon.

All applications must be sent to applications@thenewbridgeproject.com with the subject heading Shieldfield Youth Worker Application 

We have a number of different ways to apply for this role. You can do this through:

–       A single PDF document containing the information outlined in the job pack

–       A video or audio file containing the information outlined below

–       A mixture of written and video or audio application (eg. an audio application but written Equal Opportunities Form)

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, then please contact us directly so we can discuss how to support you in your application.

Please read this job pack (download above) carefully before applying – the job description and skills outlined should help you to make a strong application.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by Youth Management Group.  We assess applications using a matrix based criteria outlined in section 4 and the answers given in your statement or audio/video application.

Equal Opportunities monitoring information may be taken into account at the final shortlisting stage to help us achieve our diversity and inclusion goals. This is part of our commitment to taking positive action to achieve equality of opportunity throughout our recruitment process.

Interview

The Interview process will be held on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October.

This will involve you delivering a 15 minute workshop session with a group of young people on the Thursday 20th followed by a 45 minute panel style interview on Friday 21st. Please indicate in your application if you cannot make any of these dates/times.

If you are shortlisted for an interview, we will contact you via telephone or email, giving full details of the time and who you will be meeting at interview as well as details of the workshop session that you will need to prepare.

We will also provide you with the main interview questions you will be asked in advance, though we may ask some follow up questions during the interview particularly in relation to the content of your workshop session.

Getting in touch

If you would like to find out more about this role and NewBridge / Dwellbeing, and would like to chat to a member of team, then you can attend our online OPEN DAY on Thursday 29th September, where you will can ask any questions you have about the role. Please sign up for a slot HERE.

Once your appointment is confirmed we will email you a zoom link, or we will request a phone number to reach you by telephone if you prefer.

We are also happy to meet in person if you prefer, or arrange a time to chat on another day if the 29th doesn’t work for you.

We can also answer written questions via email, please send your query to applications@thenewbridgeproject.com with the subject heading Youth Worker Query. Please don’t leave it too late with any questions though, so we can make sure we have time to get back to you.

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