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Job Opportunity – Youth Worker

Posted: 10 February 2021

Dwellbeing Shieldfield and The NewBridge Project are looking for an experienced and confident Youth Worker to work in collaboration with our Youth Working Group to plan and deliver a youth-led, innovative programme of activity which is supported by local young people and families.

The youth worker will work with both organisations, and will understand the interests of young people and will be passionate about nurturing and empowering the 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.

Find out more about the Shieldfield Youth Programme here.

Job title: Youth Worker

Deadline: Monday 8 March 2021, 12noon

Interview dates:

Zoom workshop with Youth Working Group: evening of Wednesday 17 March

Panel Interview: daytime of Thursday 18 March

Start date: April 2021, subject to agreement

Salary: £12/hour

Hours: Part time, 16 hours per week

Contract: Beginning April 2021; contract until March 2023
(potential to be extended – funding dependent)
3-month probation period.

The role could be either a salaried/employed contract, or on a fixed-term, freelance basis (with you responsible for your own tax and NI)

Please read the job pack for full details about the role

Diversity Monitoring

We encourage applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Monitoring 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.

How to Apply

All applications must be sent to 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 below
  • 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 the job pack carefully before applying (download above) – the job description and skills outlined should help you to make a strong application.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by Youth Management Group and members of the youth working group. We assess applications using a matrix-based criteria (outlined in section 3 of the job pack) 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.


The Interview process will be held on 17th and 18th March. This will involve you delivering a 15-minute workshop session with the Youth Working Group on Wednesday 17th March, 7-9pm followed by a 45 minute panel style interview on Thursday 18th March (daytime). 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 be holding all interviews on video call. More details will be provided closer to the time.

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 either team, then please get in touch and let us know at and include Shieldfield Youth Worker query as the subject line, and we will arrange a time for someone to give you a ring back.

Due to the pandemic The NewBridge Project phones are not currently staffed, so email is the best way to get in touch.