Youth Development Lead

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent 

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on 17/08/22

Salary: £20,300.00 to £25,100.00 dependent on location and experience

Location: Glasgow

Interviews: 22/08/22


The Prince’s Trust Scotland is currently going through an exciting period of development and expansion. We have ambitions to grow our offer to young people by providing a blended approach of face-to-face and digital delivery and support. To help us on this journey we are looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our dynamic teams to work with young people either directly through one-to-one work or delivery of programmes.


We have a permanent role based in the West of Scotland in the following locations:

- Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley

- South West Scotland: Ayrshires and Dumfries & Galloway

Our Prince’s Trust Youth Development lead roles have a broad focus and we encourage cross working across teams and focus areas. Currently we are looking for Prince’s Trust Youth Development leads that will focus on one of the below areas;


Our Explore and Employability Youth Development Leads will focus on supporting young people into employment. You will ideally have a background in personal and social development and employment skills or have the experience or transferrable skills to support cohorts of young people into employment.


Our Enterprise Youth Development Leads help young people aged 18-30 to learn about self-employment and to decide whether starting a business is right for them. We ensure young people have the tools and skills they need to launch their businesses through our Explore Enterprise Course and offer mentoring, workshops, 1;1 support and funding to support new entrepreneurs at every stage of their business start-up journey.


This role is perfect for you if you have skills and experience in self-employment and are passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs to develop their businesses.


Key parts of this role will include:

  • Creation and delivery of sessions to groups of young people on the Explore and Get Into Programmes, focusing on personal and social development, life skills and employability skills.
  • Management of relationships with our referral and delivery partners, including contracts, payments, detailed delivery plans and quality assessment
  • Partnership and volunteer management: working with our partners to support the delivery of our programmes as well as supporting the volunteers that assist in programme delivery.
  • Delivering workshops and training on entrepreneurship
  • Providing 1-to-1 support directly to our service users
  • Supporting the development of business plans and financial forecasts
  • Working closely with volunteers and partner organisations to support our Young People
  • Working with wider colleagues to achieve a positive outcome for service users
  • Accurately completing paperwork and using our internal customer relationship management software to actively onboard and manage our Young People as well as day-to-day general administration


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Why we need Youth Development Leads:


This year, we aim to help more than 50,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, moving 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: 1811 


Glasgow, GB, G5 9JP

Date added:  03-Aug-2022

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