Social Care

Youth Engagement Officer

Job description

Job purpose:

  • Coordinating the development and delivery of a menu of youth participatory activities, events and programmes within a range of settings but not limited to schools, youth/children’s centre-based, street and community settings for children and young people aged 5 to 19 and up to age 25 if they have a learning difficulty or disability.
  • To use youth work principles and practises to empower children and young people in the design, planning, preparation, evaluation and delivery of the youth participation offer.
  • Ensuring appropriate systems are in place to capture and monitor quality of work undertaken in line with service targets and performance management of inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering a varied offer of youth participation activities, events and programmes for children and young people.
  • Working with the team manager, colleagues and young people in in creating and delivering volunteering / apprenticeships / service plan / opportunities for the active engagement of volunteers, overseeing and managing the day to day supervision of apprentices and volunteers, assigning work priorities where appropriate, supporting, recruiting and coordinating the delivery of a volunteering across the service.
  • Using good practice initiatives ensuring that these are embedded in ways of working, building trusting relationships, advocate on behalf of children and young people and support parents/ carers.
  • Working with groups of children and young people involving parents/carers where appropriate to plan, develop and deliver participative sessions, activities and programmes in the Children and Family Centres / Youth Centres or other appropriate centres/ locations as needed, promoting active participation.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of appropriate procedures, guidelines and systems to improve the delivery of service priorities in participation and leadership programmes.
  • Keeping accurate and comprehensive records using appropriate management information systems and processes, maintaining and reviewing in a timely manner.
  • Forming and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with children, young people and their families.


  • A relevant professional qualification in a child, youth or family related discipline e.g. teaching, youth work, early years, probation; youth justice.
  • Experience of working effectively with other professionals in order to safeguard children, young people and their families particularly those who present with risk issues and challenging behaviour such as substance misuse, anti-social behaviour, mental health and criminality.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, policy, practice and current issues related to children, young people, youthwork, youth justice, crime and antisocial behaviour.
  • Experience of coproduction and working with young people and staff to develop projects.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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