Assistant Youth Development Worker – Be Yourself

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: JNC 12-15 - £23,101 - £25,935
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. Fixed term contract for 1 year.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 21/01/2022 at 23:55
Reference: CSC530RJ

We are currently recruiting for a full time Assistant Youth Development worker - Be Yourself Your Futures, to work with young people aged 16-24 years who are currently Not in work, education or training (NEET).

The main purpose of this role is to support delivery of the ‘Be Yourself-New Futures programme, offering information advice and guidance, using a bespoke support process for young people aged 16-24 years who are NEET.  Managing a caseload of service users and supporting their transition, identifying gaps in provision and advocating and negotiating on their behalf.

Reduce the number of Young People that are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and hold a caseload using a case management system ensuring monitoring, tracking and engagement can be recorded.

To offer flexible, face to face provision to give young people the confidence and tools required to apply for Education, Training, Kickstart placements, Apprenticeships or paid/voluntary employment

Essential qualifications/experience-

  • Level 3 qualification in Careers Guidance and/or knowledge and experience in this area.

  • Experience of working with young people with CEIAG support needs, including those with complex support needs

  • Significant experience building relationships with young people aged 16-24 years

  • Experience of working with a variety of partners and agencies to support young people

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Good interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to create and sustain partnerships

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Tarnya Cregeen on 01634 335599.

Interviews are planned for the week of 24th January 2022.


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after educationenvironmentsocial carehousingplanningbusiness and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.


Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How toapply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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