JNC Qualified Youth Worker

Essex County Council
23679.00 - 26194.00 GBP Annual
28 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

JNC Qualified Youth Worker


Annual Salary : JNC pay points 13-16 (from GBP23,679 to GBP26,194)

Permanent, full time contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the youth work team in Uttlesford to develop and support youth work provision across the district in response to the area's diverse needs.

As part of your role you will support the commissioning and development of programmes of imaginative activities, encouraging the active participation of young people in developing their design and ensuring it develops their skills and understanding of others and the world around them.

Effective commissioning ensures that we are clear about what we want to achieve, how we plan to achieve it and ensuring that it is delivered. This involves working within an agreed strategic direction and making decisions about appropriate levels of commissioning, funding, capacity, location, cost and quality to deliver the best possible outcomes and secure the best possible provision within available resources.

These roles call for a different way of working. The post-holders will take ownership and accountability for defined areas of the work programme, but will also work flexibly across internal and external teams to support delivery in other areas. They will plan and deliver commissioning activity, work collaboratively with colleagues and partners, and help others to achieve.

The post-holders will develop new approaches, based on sound evidence and creative thinking, with a strong focus on improving outcomes; they will be both proactive and responsive, combining energy and enthusiasm with the tenacity and drive to see things through.

Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification or be prepared to undertake training
  • Ability to work in partnership and to influence partners across a range of sectors to support the identification of desired outcomes for young people.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE A - C or equivalent or demonstrable experience) or be prepared to undertake
  • Experience of working with young people which may be in a voluntary role
  • Ability to build relationships and relate well to young people
  • Ability to motivate young people and facilitate young people's learning
  • Commitment to challenging prejudice and ignorance
  • Ability to develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The job requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Depending on the geographical area, access to a vehicle or another mode of transport will be required

If you require further information contact Vicky Young -

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on *.

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What we offer

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of its employees, including:

  • A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • Life assurance (where a member of the LGPS) of 3 x annual salary
  • Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
  • Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
  • Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
  • Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
  • Training and development
  • Relocation package (up to GBP8,000) where agreed
  • Interest free travel loan Payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on requirement for business use or for employees at Band 8 and above)
  • Car cash alternative to employees graded Band 8 or above who do not wish to participate in the lease car scheme -
  • Private medical health insurance for employee and partner - Band 7 and above
  • Discounted health cash plans at employee cost
  • Dental health plan at employee cost
  • Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Reward vouchers and e-cards (to recognise high achievement)
  • Volunteering leave (up to 2 days per year)
  • Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice
  • Cycles to work, through salary sacrifice
  • Charitable giving through payroll deduction
  • Relocation package of up to GBP8,000 (at hiring manager's discretion)
  • Local shopping discounts
  • Microsoft Office home use program
  • Train fare discounts
  • Bus fare discounts
  • Car share scheme
  • Selected car parking depending on location and salary band

Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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