Youth Worker

SALARY: £18,000 per annum (FTE £22,500)

HOURS: 30 hours per week

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term until 31st March 2021 (with probable extension for the right candidate)

OPERATIONAL AREA: Devon and Cornwall

LOCATION: Saltash/ Callington

Ref: DC07


Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

It is an exciting time to join our expanding Devon & Cornwall Team, working on a project to enable Young People in the areas of Saltash and Callington to have a voice and take social action on how their community spaces are best used for the benefit of the whole community.  A passion for youth work, supporting young people to achieve their individual potential and enhance their life skills to make positive life choices is fundamental to this role.

This will be a varied role that would suit someone who has had experience running a similar Youth Advocacy role, and who has a background in community engagement, with the ability to be self- motivated and proactive in their approach.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups.  Inline with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

A job application pack can be downloaded below please send to Louise Bucknell on For more information regarding the post please contact Liz Muir on 07718 043224

Closing Date: 6th August 2020

Interview Date: 13th August 2020

Application Pack

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

How To Apply

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of our Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.