Youth Development Lead (Health & Social Care)

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: Fixed Term 24 months

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on Tuesday 28th September 2021

Salary: £20,300.00 to £25,100.00 

Location: Various



Are you passionate about working with young people and supporting the health and social care sector?


We have several exciting opportunities to join our dynamic team that are well suited to individuals who are looking to gain hands-on experience in a thriving and supportive workplace. The successful candidates must be as passionate as us about transforming the lives of young people.


The areas that we have vacancies are shown below:



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Devon or Cornwall




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Countless talented young people across the country are unemployed, under-employed or looking for a better career. Meanwhile, across social care and the NHS (one of the largest employers in Europe) there is currently a staffing crisis with thousands of vacancies across hundreds of roles. In this role you have the power to make a difference in this crucial time.  Could you lead our programmes to support 10,000 young people into health and care careers by 2023?


As a Youth Development Lead, you will work with young people, volunteers and partners to deliver programmes and activities to support and encourage 16-30-year olds into sustained health and social care roles. Working as part of a regional team, you will work with clear objectives to ‘connect’, ‘progress’ and help ‘transform’ the lives of young people who need us most.


This is a really exciting time for our team as we are expanding and have a number of Youth Development Lead vacancies across England.  We embrace flexible working at The Prince’s Trust so these roles can be home based, although please be aware there will be a requirement to regularly travel to the patch you are supporting to deliver programmes.  As part of your application, please indicate where in the country you are based/would like to work in and can commute to. 



  • Supporting young people to develop their confidence and skills
  • Organisation and delivery of Health and Social care short courses (programmes) to engage young people with the sector and prepare them for the application process
  • Accurately recording and tracking the young person’s journey and progression using The Prince’s Trust CRM system
  • Supporting young people into positive sustained outcomes including education, training, and employment
  • Ensuring young people who need us the most are recruited and engaged through outreach
  • Managing relationships with employer partners to ensure courses run in collaboration and to a high quality
  • Ensuring every young person ‘progressed’ has an action plan with an appropriate pathway of support
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers to support and deliver our services


Let us bring it to life for you with the video here on what it’s like for one of our current Youth Development Leads, Amy. 



To support our delivery requirements across England we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who have some of the following qualities:

  • An understanding of the NHS or Health & Social Care sector in any capacity
  • Experience of working with and effectively engaging with young people
  • A natural and effective communicator, passionate about delivering excellent customer service and making the right decision for young people
  • Experience working with data
  • The ability to engage in challenges with optimism and resilience
  • Be adaptive and flexible, ready to embrace change and innovation
  • Experience in providing one-to-one support and delivering high quality learning and development sessions through a variety of mediums.
  • Ideally have experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Youth Work or Teaching
    • Health & Social Care sector
    • Recruitment
    • Careers & Employability Sector
    • Managing Partner Organisations and Volunteers
  • A strong understanding of the challenges young people from within The Trust’s target groups might face. 


For more information, please take a look at the job description, or our Working with Young Peoplepage. (These will open in a new window)

Why we need Youth Development Leads (Health & Social Care):


Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 


The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  


We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.


Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)


Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.


We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). For more information, click here.


The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.



We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

Req ID: 1042 


Bristol, GB, BS1 6BY Liverpool, GB, L1 4EN Plymouth, GB, PL1 3RP Home, GB, Home

Date added:  14-Sep-2021

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