Youth Support Worker - DYS Space Ltd

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • JNC: unqualified scale pt 5 - 6, qualified scale pt 7 - 10: £3,653.40 - £4,183.00 pay award pending

SPACE  is an ambitious and innovative charity, driven by our values and seeking to support even more young people by developing current and new services.  Our employees strive to achieve the best they can and must be committed to seeing the best in others. We value everyone's contribution and create safe spaces for exploration and growth.

Do you want to help us unlock potential with young people and their communities?  Do you love a challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Support Worker to work at our youth centre in Exeter. The work will be part-time, permanent, 7 hours per week, and will include 2 evenings per week.

What is the role?
• Supporting youth work in a variety of settings
• Being collaborative and a team player 
• Supporting the design and deliver of the youth work curriculum and programmes
• Planning, evaluating and evidencing of youth work

Who we’re looking for 
About You: 
• Passion for supporting and advocating for the rights of young people
• Creativity and solution focused thinking
• Respectful with excellent empathy and kindness
• Ability to to be adaptable and reachout when you need help and support
• High commitment to continuous professional practice
• Prepared to reflect and learn from experiences

Space is an inclusive and learning organisation. Our employees should strive to achieve the best they can and must be committed to seeing the best in others 

As part of our ambitions to improve equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

What we offer
• Annual leave: 6 weeks for the first 5
• years then increased to 7 weeks (pro-rata’d for part-time roles)
• Additional 3 Statutory days given between Christmas and new year plus bank holidays
• Pension contributions starting at 6% rising to 8% in the third year
• Employee assistance programme 24/7
• Free on-site parking
• Casual dress code 
• Social occasions
• Continuous Professional Development: Formal and informal training opportunities
• Enhanced sick pay
• Trained wellbeing champions available for a chat
• Chromebook 
• Value-driven culture

How to apply
At SPACE, we work with young people and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare is a priority at all times. As part of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, all of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which will include:
• An identity check (photo ID) 
• Receipt of satisfactory references  cover for 3 years to current
• Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK 
• A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Please read the job description and apply with your CV and supporting statement, describing your passion for this role even if you don’t feel you meet every point in the description. 

If you’d like an informal discussion about the role, please contact  Ben on  01392 662227 or 07764326435 for more information please visit www.spaceyouthservices.org

To apply for this post please download and complete the attached supporting statement and return along with your CV either via email to recruitment@spacepsm.org  or posting to DYS Space Ltd, 100 Club, Wear Barton Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 7EH

Interview Date: 18th August 2022 (evening)

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 7EH


  • Reference

    DYS186


  • Occupational GroupYouth & Community


  • Salary Details

    JNC: unqualified scale pt 5 - 6, qualified scale pt 7 - 10: £3,653.40 - £4,183.00 pay award pending


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart Time
  • Hours

    7 hours per week (2 evenings per week)

  • Closing Date

    09/08/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes