Youth Development Lead - Staffordshire and Stoke

Company:  Prince's Trust

Contract Type: 6 months 

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23:59 on Sunday 26th June 2022

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

Location: Staffordshire and Stoke (One role will require more extensive travel across the West Midlands)

Interview dates: 4th & 5th July 2022


This is a great opportunity to join our local delivery teams in our Central Region.  We are looking for a Youth Development Lead to manage and support a caseload of Young People into sustainable outcomes and deliver our core enterprise programme, digitally and face to face. The role will be based predominantly in Staffordshire & Stoke, with some wider travel across the West Midlands required.


Your responsibilities will include the delivery of a range of sessions to local Young People helping them secure positive outcomes within Self-Employment. Working as part of a small team you will need to be flexible, adaptable and build great relationships with Young People, our delivery partners and volunteers. You will help to deliver our ambitious plans to provide the very best support to young people across the area whilst ensuring the Trust is known to local recruiters for referrals.


We have the ambition to become the very best organisation within the sector. You will be required to continually innovate, review, and support our operations to ensure we deliver the very best for young people across the area.  We want to hear from applicants that have high motivation to succeed, can work to local contract requirements and KPIs, and are great team members.  You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (internal and external) and ensure that our delivery plans are achieved, and the quality and impact are high.


The Trust has a behavioural framework that forms all our work with colleagues, young people,and partners. Through the process, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to lead by example, communicate effectively, continually improve themselves and others, and by working as one team to deliver results for the benefit of young people.


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


Why we need a Youth Development Lead


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: 1529 


Stoke-on-Trent, GB, ST1 1LX

Date added:  17-Jun-2022

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