Working With Young People



44 per cent of 16 to 25-year-olds say their aspirations for the future are now lower as a result of the pandemic.  

It’s never been more important for us to be there for young people. The Prince’s Trust’s new strategy sets out our ambition over the next five years to give more young people a better future. We’ve reviewed what we do and how we do it to make it easier for young people and supporters to understand who we’re here to help, what we do, and what we want to achieve. 

This has created a number of exciting new opportunities at The Prince’s Trust, and we’re looking for passionate, dedicated and innovative individuals to join us. We’re focused on empowering our people to do their best work and, and to develop skills to accelerate their careers at the UK’s leading youth charity.  

If you’re excited at the thought of making a real difference in the lives of young people, we want to hear from you – click here to see our current list of opportunities and how to apply

Our Youth Development Lead's engage and build quality relationships with young people, volunteers and partners. They are passionate about delivering excellent customer service and making the right decision for young people.

They work as part of a team in a geographical area within a region/country and meet annual targets to ‘connect’, ‘progress’ and help ‘transform’ the lives of young people who need us most.

Here is the job description for you to see what we need from a successful candidate.


We help young people in the UK, covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, delivering programmes and services from our network of offices and centres.

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Our free 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 so they can continue to dream big.

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We've answered a few of the big questions we're asked when it comes to being a Youth Development Lead. If you want to know something, not in the job description, contact our Talent Acquisition team! 

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Through our partners, you will be directly and indirectly supporting young people to:

  • Engage in positive opportunities – creating learning sessions.
  • Develop skills for life – confidence, communication, teamwork.
  • Set and achieve their goals
  • Gain qualifications
  • Move into positive destinations – employment, education, diversionary activities or further development opportunities

Success Stories

As a Youth Development Lead, you get to make a significant impact on young people. Go to our success stories page to read how our Youth Development Leads and Volunteers have transformed someone's life.