Job details

Reference number - 2467 - 3049

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - Band 5 - £19,619 - £21,256 pro rata (£3,181 -  £3,446 p.a.)

Job type/hours - 6 hours per week permanent post - Hours to be worked over 2 evenings a week and some Saturdays to be arranged by Youth club manager staff need to be flexible in terms of their availability as well as working from different sites

Closing date - 20th June 2019

Interview process - 27th June 2019

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so. With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The youth service aim to improve outcomes for young people aged 11yrs- I9yrs and up to 25yrs for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We do this through, Information, Advice, Guidance and a range of activities provided through our youth clubs and projects. We support vulnerable young people who are at risk or future risk of further problems such as substance misuse, youth offending, teenage pregnancy and homelessness.

Working with young people aged between 11yrs -19 years, in a youth club setting, you will encourage young people’s participation in their club and in planning and running activities with them.  Building relationships with these young people, by being a good listener, listening to what the young people want from the activities as well as listening to their issues and sign posting them on to other services as and when required.  You will be expected to support the work under the direction of the centre co-ordinator.  Your duties could include, sport, dance, participation in art, music, drama, discussions, and cooking with young people to name but a few, also off-site activities to include day trips and residentials.

What you'll need to succeed

You need to:

  1. Be enthusiastic and be able to make and maintain effective relationships with young people.

2. Be friendly and approachable with a sense of humour and lots of patience.

3. Be able to work within a team, as there will be lots of interaction with volunteers and other staffs as this is very much a hands on job.

4. An understanding of anti-discriminatory practice is essential and the empowerment of young people is essential.

5. Be open-minded, but recognise and challenge inappropriateness in a young person’s behaviour or language.

6. Be flexible in your hours of work as you will need availability to work in the evenings and occasional weekends as well as working from different sites.

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the "Job Profile" to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to apply

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