We’re excited to be recruiting to our Targeted Youth Support Service in Barnsley, the place of possibilities! There are lots of great things about working for Barnsley Council, but don’t just take our word for it.
We’re a council that prioritises Children’s Services, and we want every child in the borough to achieve their full potential, to be safe and happy and to be able to share their views. We highly value the work of our Children’s Services, and we are looking to recruit highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed staff to join our workforce. Could that be you?
Candidates must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification or a diploma in Youth Work practice in a relevant area E.g., Youth and Community work or Working with Young People in the secondary age range.
This post operates on an any 5 from 7 basis with the work pattern varying each week to total 18.5hrs (part time) inclusive of at least two twilight/evenings per week as standard. This post also requires some weekend work and work on the occasional overnight residential experience.
Candidates are expected to travel independently to various sites of work across the borough daily including schools, youth provisions and other BMBC and partner buildings. The nature of this role is that the service meets the needs of young people at a time and place that allows them to be involved.
If you have relevant qualifying experience of working with and for Young People aged 11 to 25yrs in a variety of settings including in secondary schools, youth groups and in the community and you are interested in Young People’s voice and current affairs/issues which affect them this opportunity may be for you….
Are you able to competently engage with adult decision makers and senior leaders on behalf of Young People, advocating on their behalf and representing their voice at strategic and operational meetings via active discussions, presentations and verbal and written updates?
Do you believe that Young People have a right to articulate their wants and needs and should be encouraged to be active citizens and make a positive contribution to community life?
Do you have experience of competently planning and delivering creative, interactive sessions and activities with and for young people?
This Youth Voice and Participation Coordinator role is responsible for developing, planning, and coordinating the work of Barnsley’s elected Youth Council, allowing Young People to exercise influence over services they receive locally, regionally, and nationally, working alongside a range of professionals and representatives from partner organisations.
You will establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with Youth Council members and their represented peers, key decision makers, internal and external stakeholders and partner organisations through meetings, events and face to face sessions in secondary schools, youth groups and outreach work the community. Developing and supporting youth consultations across council services and partner organisations, thus ensuring the voice of Young People is included in the design and delivery of strategies and services which affect them.
Take a look at the Youth Council Website to find out more https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/our-council/youth-council/
Interviews for shortlisted candidates be held on Tuesday 20th December 2022.
If you would like any further information, we invite potential candidates to contact us prior to applying for this position to discuss details of the post, its working pattern and or the necessary requirements. Please contact the team manager, Emma Baines on 07766698011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.