Head of Youth Work – London

Head of Youth Work

NFP People Limited



Head of Youth Work

We are recruiting for a Head of Youth Work, this is an exciting role with a significant amount of autonomy for an ambitious and experienced youth work professional.

The aim of this amazing charity is to help improve the lives of young people in Barnet by giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to?  Do you want to use your experience of working with young people to change lives?  If you have a passion for putting young people first, we want to hear from you!

Position: Head of Youth Work

Location: London Borough of Barnet

Salary: £36,000-£41,000 depending on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week (including evenings & weekends)

Closing Date: noon on Friday 10 March

First round interviews: Monday 20 March

About the role:

As Head of Youth Work you will work alongside talented youth work colleagues, you will oversee a dynamic, exciting programme that is always evolving to meet the needs of young people. You will make sure it stays within budget, that health and safety is always respected and that appropriate boundaries between staff/volunteers and young people are always adhered to.

You will work in tandem with the Chief Executive, the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees to help the charity achieve its goal of delivering life-changing youth work to young people in Barnet. The role is also supported by a network of fellow Heads of Youth Work across the charity’s network.

About you:

To be successful in the role of Head of Youth Work you will be driven, hardworking, organised and equally comfortable engaging with young people and staff/volunteers. You will have a sense of fun, plenty of energy but also a calm temperament and the ability to operate at a senior level. You will believe in young people’s potential and be proactive and can-do. You won’t be afraid to get stuck in leading sessions yourself if needed, and you will lead on safeguarding within the organisation.

You will ideally have experience of engaging with external partners (if this includes the local authority/Children’s Services that is a bonus) and be accountable not only to the Chief Executive but also to the Trustee Board. You will be comfortable with monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

If you are looking for a leadership position that requires creativity, that will enable you to flourish, be ambitious, operate both strategically and operationally, and drive success then this is the position for you.

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable groups. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The strength of the organisation is the diversity of its people, there is a huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

We very much welcome previous experience working as: Child and Youth Program Manager, Assistant Youth Development Manager, Youth Work Lead, Child and Youth Development, Youth Support Manager, Mental Health Youth Worker, Educational Youth Worker, Youth Work Lead, Behaviour Support Assistant, Residential Youth Worker, Child Care Worker, Youth Worker, Holiday Club Lead, After School Club, Youth Club, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.