Youth Development Lead - Solent

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent 

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on Thursday 21st October 2021

Salary: £21,000.00 to £23,000.00 dependent on experience

Location: Home-based but must be in the Solent area


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Youth Development Lead working in and around the Solent area. Working on our personal development programmes, we are looking for an experienced Outdoor practitioner who can build effective relationships with hard to engage young people aged 16 - 25. 


Although the role is home-based you will be expected to deliver face to face sessions with the flexibility needed to travel around the Solent area as well as to support residential work once this resumes.


You will be experienced in delivering a range of Outdoor Activities and personal development sessions to groups of young people both face to face and virtually.  You will be skilled at building rapport quickly with those that require additional support to engage in positive activity. 


It would be great if you also had experience of supporting young people in one to one situations.


You will be comfortable working in outdoor, adventurous activities and in a residential environment with either NGB, Youth Work or Teaching qualifications.  Alongside this, you will also be confident with completing reports, risk assessments and other programme related paperwork.


This role is perfect for you if you are passionate about developing young people and giving them the tools to transform their lives.


For more information, please go to the job description. (This will open in a new window)



Why we need Youth Development Lead - Solents:


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: 1105 


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Date added:  06-Oct-2021

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