Youth Development Officer

Up to £22,575
Based: Blackpool
36.25 hours per week.
Fixed term (extension available subject to continuous funding)

We are looking to recruit a Youth Development Officer, helping to deliver the Prince’s Trust Team Programme in Blackpool (@The Grange, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool FY3 7RW).

This fantastic 12-16 week personal development programme is for people aged 16-25 who are not currently in employment full-time education or training. Your role will involve working as part of a team to deliver the programme, in order to achieve the desired outcomes and raise the life chances and attainment of young people taking part.

At Groundwork we believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities.  We help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Many of the young people we help are in, or leaving, care.  They may be facing issues such as homelessness, suffering with their mental health or have been in trouble with the police.

Our programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives.  We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation to enable them to reach their full potential.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic and creative, who can motivate others. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference to people’s lives, we’d like to hear from you.

Youth Development Officer Blackpool – Job Description and Person Specification

How To Apply

To request an application pack, please email or telephone 01942 821 444.

Alternatively, please download and complete and return a Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please email your completed forms to or send by post to Groundwork, 74-80 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1HP.

Key Dates

Closing Date: 2nd March 2020 at 12 noon

Interviews: 6th March 2020

More Information

For more information about the Prince’s Trust Team Programme please see: