You will engage, support and build relationships with some of Surrey’s most at risk children & young people.
The starting salary for this position is £16,348 per annum for working 36 hours per week. The role will include some evening and weekend working.
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All applicants must hold GCSE English and Maths (Grade C, point 4 or above) or be willing to undertake both Functional Skills in English and Maths Level 2 qualifications, alongside the Youth Support Worker Level 3 qualification. You must also be able to work within the county of Surrey in one of the four quadrants.
Please note the nature of this role requires an Enhanced DBS check for regulated activity and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and be car drivers with access to a vehicle for business purposes (for which mileage expenses are paid).
There are 2 vacancies in the North West (Woking, Runnymede, Surrey Heath), 2 in the South West (Guildford and Waverley), 2 in the South East (Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley) and 1 in the North East of the county (Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell).
This position sits within the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning, Youth Offending and Youth Offer Service and will be of interest for those looking to develop a career within youth work or allied professions as you work towards your Youth Support Worker Level 3 qualification.
Surrey County Council is an inclusive and diverse employer, which is recognised as a great first place to work if you're looking for a long and lasting career – this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development within a welcoming and supportive environment.
Our 18-month Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your course work. The scheme is designed for individuals who are living and entitled to work in England and are not in full-time education.
This Apprenticeship scheme is a great opportunity to gain experience and training. You will gain the skills needed for a professional role that will make a difference for people in Surrey. You will receive guidance and career support every step of the way.
Some of the tasks you will be involved with in the role include:
- Supporting the delivery of the Targeted Youth Work programmes, working towards delivering better outcomes for children and young people at risk.
- Working directly with and alongside vulnerable children and young people.
- Supporting the set up and administration of new projects.
- Providing wider support to Senior Colleagues within the Youth Offer.
- Initiating and completing tasks that support effective service delivery.
- Reviewing our service delivery and making suggestions for improvements.
- Communicating in a variety of written and verbal methods.
- Working in local communities and with partners.
- Updating and reviewing databases.
- Recording information.
- Working in a team that includes some lone working and one to one work.
To apply for this role, please submit your current CV and a cover letter or personal statement telling us:
- How you meet the required criteria outlined in the job description.
- Why you are interested in and feel suited to one of our Youth Work Apprenticeships.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21/08/2022.
Following shortlisting, interviews will take the form of an assessment and selection day planned for 31st August 2022.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact one of the following Senior Youth Workers by email:
Gary Nash (email@example.com)
Sandie Bolger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Darren Smith (email@example.com)
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.