Youth Development Lead - North East

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: Fixed Term until August 2023

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on 15/08/2022

Salary: £21,500.00 to £26,900.00 dependent on your skills, knowledge and experience

Location: Newcastle and the Tees Valley

Interviews: 22/08 and 23/08


We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Youth Development Lead who will support young people based across the North East with a focus on Newcastle and the Tees Valley. There will be a specific focus on programme delivery and support for the whole team in recruiting for our programmes and building relationships with referral partners. This is a varied role that will combine home working alongside working from our 2 centre bases in the NE, an understanding that there will be a requirement to travel as a part of this role is important.


Our Youth Development Leads work with young people from every background, so we’re passionate about building a diverse workforce that represents the young people we support. We therefore welcome applications from everyone who meets the essential criteria for the role, if you’re not sure if you do, please feel free to apply as you’ll have the chance to fill in a supporting statement and let us know what you would bring to the table and if you have lived experience that will help the North East’s Young People.


Key parts of this role will include:

  • Working with young people on a 1-to-1 basis to support them to overcome financial barriers to employment, education or training
  • Creation and delivery of sessions to groups of young people
  • 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.
  • Providing pastoral care and safeguarding support and signposting
  • Working closely with volunteers and partner organisations to support our Young People
  • Working with wider colleagues to achieve a positive outcome for young people
  • Accurately completing paperwork and using our internal systems 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: 1807 


Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB, NE1 4HZ Benwell, GB, NE15 6UN

Date added:  01-Aug-2022

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