The London Borough of Newham is committed to putting young people at the heart of everything we do. The Mayor and Members have agreed ambitious plans to expand our youth services.
This full-time role is an important element of what is the biggest expansion in youth services in London for a generation.
Youth Participation Worker
Salary £32,717 - £35,321 inclusive of London weighting (JNC19-22).
Working within a remit set by the Youth Participation Senior Manager, the Youth Participation Worker will be responsible for supporting young carers to have voice within the borough, within formal democratic processes influencing the use of resources and the design and delivery of services; and within their communities, through developing opportunities for them to become involved and through supporting them to develop their confidence and capacity to take up these opportunities.
Your work will particularly focus on working with young carers who may need additional support, ensuring that those that face the greatest access barriers are able to benefit from the Youth Service, express their views, and take advantage of wider opportunities in Newham.
The type of activity you will be responsible for will include:
- Delivering innovative approaches to engaging young carers in shaping and participating in the activities offered as part of the Youth Service Curriculum, and in so doing raising the overall level of participation in Youth Service activity to 20% of 9 – 19 year olds;
- Supporting Newham’s young carers to have a say in decisions that affect them, through involvement in/co production of Newham’s Youth Citizens’ Assemblies, Newham’s Youth Movements and a range of local, national and online fora; and
- Inputting in to the development of Newham’s Youth Service Extended Learning Curriculum;
We are committed to recruiting someone that understands what it is like to grow up in an Inner City borough like Newham. Someone that can get to grips with the challenges and also make the most of the amazing opportunities that such an environment brings. Those that get these jobs will be able to see the potential in the young people of Newham.
Specific skills and experience are important to us. We want to hire the best youth work team. We want the most inspiring mentors. The best informal educators.
We will recruit someone who shares our enthusiasm. We want people with an incredible passion and commitment to making a positive difference working with Newham’s young people. People who have the imagination to work with those young people and to help them thrive.
Further information on the expansion of Newham’s youth service, including video messages from The Mayor and from young people, can be found on Newham’s dedicated recruitment campaign page.
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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