Job Title: Youth Work Apprentice
Job reference: 001905
Service Area / Directorate Community Services
Salary: £11,700 per annum in Year 1, with the potential to increase to £17,000 per annum in Year 2
Contract: 2 year Fixed Term from September 2021
Hours per week: 37 Working evenings and occasional weekends.
Location: Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers
Do you want to learn new skills whilst improving young people’s lives and support the community? If YES then would you like to kick-start your career in youth work? Are you keen to get practical experience at the same time as getting a qualification? Our Youth Work Apprentice might be just the job for you!
Working within the Youth Ambition Team, the apprentice will be supported to develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities to plan, organise and deliver a range of activities, projects and support services for young people. Youth Ambition deliver activities and services for young people aged 11-19 on Oxford’s regeneration areas, including Youth Clubs, Multi-sports sessions, Community projects, events and grants for external organisations.
In addition, the apprentice will complete a Level 3 diploma in Youth Work and Community Development, as well as receiving lots of other development opportunities.
We are looking for an apprentice who:
• Has the ability to build relationships with children and young people
• Is keen to contribute to our local community and the success of our team and service
• Is willing to challenge negative behaviour in a positive and proactive way.
• Is enthusiastic, ambitious and wants to learn new skills
Still interested? Then we would like to hear from you so please see below and find out how you can apply.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for the immediate future. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 13 June 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): Week commencing 05 July 2021 and 12 July 2021
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Joseph Barrett, Locality Co-ordinator on 07483 010641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Important addition to the selection criteria further below:
As part of our recruitment process Oxford City Council collects and process personal data relating to job applicants. For some roles we may share information with external partners or specialists involved in the recruitment process. This applies to our Apprentice roles where Apprenticeship Providers (Collages & Universities) are required to carry out eligibility and assessment checks for enrolment purposes. Where required these checks form part of the selection criteria set out below and no formal offer will be made until successful passing of the chosen College Apprenticeship qualification eligibility checks.
Please read our recruitment privacy notice before submitting your application.
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.