Job reference: FEB20199791

Location: Grays, Thurrock

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Full Time

Salary range: £24,630 to £32,145 Per Annum

Closing date: Sunday 17 March 2019



Exciting opportunity to join the Youth & Outdoor Education Team within Thurrock Council as we develop opportunities for young people in 2019.

Our Youth Work Team deliver a range of services across Thurrock including sessional youth work, participation and youth voice, early intervention and project work including both Princes Trust and DofE.

We are looking for a qualified Youth Worker with experience in managing and delivering project based work, including residentails, with the focus on supporting young people into education, training and employment.  You will need to have local knowledge of the barriers that young people face and the skills to deliver solution focused outcomes which support young people to reach their full potential. You will have passion and drive to join us in making a difference to young people in Thurrock delivering high quality provision with excellent results.

You will have a proven track record of working with young people in a project setting, have knowledge of the Princes Trust model and be able to work with young people in an inclusive way.  You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of health & safety in the workplace enabling young people to have a safe and enjoyable experience across all elements of our work.

The successful applicants will need to demonstrate:

At least one previous years experience in working with young people post qualification, competence in leading sessions and projects for young people, delivering activities to meet identified learning outcomes, and will be qualified in the following:

  • Degree in Youth Work
  • First Aid

You will be flexible to working hours that include evenings, weekends and residentials, this may also include some Bank Holidays.

Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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