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Youth Engagement Worker (Kick the Dust)

YMCA NorfolkHours: 30 hours per week

Location: Norwich

Contract: Fixed term until 31/03/2022

Salary: £10.24 per hour

The Role:

Do you like a challenge and making a difference to someone’s life on a daily basis?

Do you have a passion for working with young people and enabling them to be the best that they can be?

YMCA Norfolk are looking for a Youth Engagement Worker to be part of a new project ‘Kick the Dust’ funded by the Norfolk Museum Service.

The successful candidate will engage and support YMCA Norfolk residents to access the Norfolk Kick the Dust project. Whilst promoting meaningful use of time across all services to aid in the personal development of service users.

The Organisation:

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Working at YMCA Norfolk is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and our stakeholders. By supporting our staff and volunteers to develop their talent and ideas, together we can make a difference.

What you’ll need to succeed:

An understanding of effective participation methodology and excellent engagement and interpersonal skills to communicate with young people and adults from a variety of backgrounds. We would like you to have experience of youth participation and running small group sessions. Along with experience of acting in an advisory capacity, confidently making recommendations to external partners. You will be prepared to work unsocial hours, hold a full driving licence and have access to your own transport.

What you’ll get in return:

  • Death in service benefit of 2 x annual salary
  • Healthshield Health Care Plan
  • Health and wellbeing events and activities
  • Family friendly policies
  • In service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
  • Annual staff day and staff awards to celebrate our successes
  • Regular line management and support
  • Staff discount at Stepping Stones Café

What to do next:

Job Description

For more information on this role, please contact Stephanie Coker on 01603 621263 Ext 161 or

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward along with your CV to or by post to Stephanie Coker, HR/Payroll Administrator, 35-37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP.

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced / Standard DBS check prior to starting employment.

Closing Date: Tuesday 21 August (9am)