TITLE:                                   Senior Youth Worker

SALARY:                                £11.46 per hour

LOCATION:                            Smethwick

HOURS:                                  12 hours per week including Tuesday evenings

RESPONSIBLE TO:                 Chief Executive Officer

CONTRACT:                            Fixed Term Contract til 31/07/2022

An exciting and unique opportunity to work for a local charity supporting children and young people. The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick & offers a place of welcome and opportunity for the local community.

We are recruiting a Senior Youth Worker to lead our Youth Club which provides young people, aged 11 – 18, with the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy experiences in a safe environment whilst enhancing personal and social development.

Applicants will be committed to working with young people and have experience of working with them in variety of settings. Applicants will be enthusiastic, friendly, and approachable and able to inspire and maintain effective relationships with young people as well as having the ability to lead a small team and using own initiative when completing tasks independently.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding and child welfare issues and a commitment to sustaining the service and meeting objectives and targets as part of our funding agreement with BBC Children in Need.

There is a requirement to work flexible and unsociable hours which may include occasional weekends.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, permission to work in the UK checks, and associated references.

To apply for this vacancy please read the Job Description and submit a completed application form to us via email [email protected] or post to Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick, B67 6EH.

While we would like to contact all our candidates, unfortunately, this is not possible so if you haven’t heard from us a week after the closing date, your application has not been successful.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 21st August 2020.

Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 31st August 2020.