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Youth Leader

YMCA Fairthorne Group
4.0 out of 5
Dairy Road, Andover SP11
£10.42 an hour - Permanent, Part-time


Dairy Road, Andover SP11

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  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking

Full job description

Youth Leader - Tuesday Evenings

YMCA Andover

Salary: £10.42 per hour

Hours: 3 hours a week every Tuesday Evening

Our Benefits

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer pension
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays FTE, accruing an additional day for each year of service up to 30 days
  • Option to purchase additional leave (up to 10 days a year)
  • 50% discount on nursery fees
  • Enhanced Maternity
  • Day camps discounts: 1 week free and 1 week at 50% per child per annum
  • Campsite and activities discounts at YMCA Fairthorne Manor: campsite, river hire, activities, daycamps.
  • 30% discount on food in Cafes: Fairthorne, Eastleigh and Andover.
  • Wellbeing assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Good quality resources and a modern environment
  • A welcoming, caring and supportive culture

Job Purpose

This role will work as part of the YMCA Andover team, planning and delivering a weekly youth group in conjunction with the Community Lead Practitioner. This youth club is for young people ages 10–14 year olds. The postholder will programme activities which will be predominantly physical, co-ordinate a youth worker and volunteers, and lead the youth group.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • At all times work within the YMCA Way
  • Plan, initiate, design and deliver engaging, high quality and relevant activities for young people. Actively engage young people and partners in the design of content.
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers to aid in the delivery of the programme and organise cover when needed.
  • Collect attendance and monitoring data, including regular informal and quarterly formal feedback sessions with young people. Produce evaluation reports for the programme’s funder, supported by the Community Manager.
  • Find opportunities to grow the programme, attracting new young people through marketing and liaison with schools and local groups, and through social media.
  • Work in a trauma-informed way when young people’s behaviour is challenging and signposting to other services where necessary.
  • Provide risk assessments for all activities and help create procedures to support the smooth and safe running of the group.
  • Produce a monthly summary of any accidents, incidents and near misses.
  • Promote a culture of safeguarding, complying with YMCA’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policies at all times, taking any concerns regarding young people’s health or wellbeing to your line manager or senior management.
  • Positively engage with the wider YMCA team, customers, and all visitors.
  • Act in the interests of your own safety and the safety of others at all times
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings as necessary.
  • Anything else reasonably requested by the management of the charity.

Person Specification & Key Competencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in leading and inspiring a team
  • Experience of working with young people and delivering youth programmes.
  • Experience in evaluating youth programmes and an understanding of the factors which contribute towards a successful intervention.
  • An understanding of the issues facing young people within their community.
  • An understanding of the principles of risk assessment.
  • A basic level of computer literacy.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding good practice.
  • First Aid Certified or willingness to train
  • MIDAS or willingness to train
  • Youth work qualification

Personal Attributes

  • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the charity.
  • A commitment to supporting young people to achieve their potential.
  • Friendly and personable approach, with the ability to communicate positively with young people, families, YMCA team members and the wider community.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Punctual and reliable with sound organisational skills.
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Charity Context

We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives. YMCA Fairthorne Group (YMCA) is a community-based charity that brings people of all backgrounds and abilities together in YMCA places to identify and deliver effective programmes that meet their needs: People, Places, Programmes.

We work across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, from 30 venues, providing programmes to over 40,000 people every year. Programmes include multiple early years settings, Daycamps, community activities, the annual national Young Carers Festival, and supportive housing for young people and families experiencing homelessness.

Successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities charity with commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request.

Please apply now for this rewarding position and be part of an amazing charity who continue to support and achieve wonderful things within the community.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.42 per hour


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift

Work Location: In person