Youth Advisor Level 1

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20226223

Job details



Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£20,512 - £22,223 Per Annum

Closing date

14 August 2022

Salary: Band 5 – £20,512 – £22,223 pro rata (£3,326 – £3,603 p.a.)

6 hours per week – hours to be worked over 2 evenings a week and some Saturdays to be arranged by Youth club manager staff need to be flexible in terms of their availability as well as working from different sites

2 posts available:

·        Hillside Youth Club – Mondays & Wednesdays

·        Buckland Youth Activities Centre – Tuesdays & Fridays

The youth service aim to improve outcomes for young people aged 11yrs- I9yrs and up to 25yrs for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We do this through, Information, Advice, Guidance and a range of activities provided through our youth clubs and projects. We support vulnerable young people who are at risk or future risk of further problems such as substance misuse, youth offending, teenage pregnancy and homelessness.

What is the role?

Working with young people aged between 11yrs -19 years, in a youth club setting.  You will encourage young people’s participation in their club and in planning and running activities with them.  Building relationships with these young people, by being a good listener, listening to what the young people want from the activities as well as listening to their issues and sign posting them on to other services as and when required.  You will be expected to support the work under the direction of the centre co-ordinator.  Your duties could include, sport, dance, participation in art, music, drama, discussions, and cooking with young people to name but a few, also off-site activities to include day trips and residentials.

Who is the person?

You need to:

1.      Be enthusiastic and be able to make and maintain effective relationships with young people. 

2.      Be friendly and approachable with a sense of humour and lots of patience. 

3.      Be able to work within a team, as there will be lots of interaction with volunteers and other staffs as this is very much a hands on job. 

4.      An understanding of anti-discriminatory practice is essential and the empowerment of young people is essential. 

5.      Be open-minded, but recognise and challenge inappropriateness in a young person’s behaviour or language. 

6.      Be flexible in your hours of work as you will need availability to work in the evenings and occasional weekends as well as working from different sites. 

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the ‘Who is the Person’ points with the use of examples from your experience. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. The full job profile is attached.

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