Starting Salary    £19,518 per annum pro-rata

Locations   Chichester- Steyning – Ashington – Icklesham –  Uckfield – East Grinstead

Job Type   Part-time – sessional

Hours   Afternoons and Evenings. Leaders are normally paid for 5 hours per week which includes 3 hours for delivering a club and 2 hours to be worked flexibly for admin.

Application Form: Community Youth Club Leaders

Application Deadline: March 2022

Please email completed applications form to:

Sussex Clubs for Young People is a leading provider of youth clubs and activities across
East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove. Supporting a membership of over 140 youth
clubs and organisations and directly delivering youth activities each week we have an impact
on the lives of over 10,000 young people every week.

Job Description

Job Title: Community Youth Club Leaders
Reports To: Team Manager

1. Job Purpose and Principal Activities

1.1 The role exists to create positive informal, educational and recreational activities chosen by and developed with young people aged 9 to 19 (or to 25 with special educational needs) rooted in their community that are safe, fun, welcoming and engaging.

1.2 The Community Youth Club Leader will ensure that all project outcomes are met and that any activity and/or provision is accessible and appropriate to young people regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnic identity, social background and sexuality.

1.3 The Community Youth Club Leader will manage any support workers, adult, and young volunteers, liaising with the local community and others to develop a responsive, effective and high-quality service.

2. Main Duties and Responsibilities

2.1 To consult and develop with young people aged 9 to 19 a programme of positive informal, educational and recreational activities which reflects their needs and areas of interest raising funds as necessary with the active participation of the young people from the local community and other sources.

2.2 To work with a team of part time support workers and volunteers, managing the team on a day to day basis, and taking responsibility for their work with young people, ensuring the provision of an effective and high-quality service.

2.3 To work closely with the community to support young people’s needs and make referrals to specialist or targeted services where appropriate.

2.4 To encourage young people to participate in training and positive activities provided by Sussex Clubs for Young People.

2.5 To maintain registers, registration, and media consent forms and any accompanying evidence producing required session activity logs, monitoring reports and case studies at regular intervals.

2.6 To gather feedback from and to consult young people about their needs and involve them in the design, development and conduct of any appropriate social action that they can be involved in to effect change in their community.

2.7 To actively promote the youth club to young people via a range of media and outreach into the local community.

2.8 To oversee budgeting for the day to day running of the youth club.

2.9 To assist in the recruitment and induction of part time members of staff and volunteers.

2.10 To attend staff meetings and training as required.

2.11 To adhere to safeguarding policies at all times, keeping up to date with safeguarding training, and ensuring all children accessing the project are safe from harm, taking appropriate action where uncertainty is raised.

2.12 To ensure health and safety regulation and policy is adhered to at all times. 

2.13 To produce appropriate risk assessments for any activity, session, building, equipment or vehicle before any programme delivery and ensure that actions and precautions are adhered to prior to and during sessions, any accidents or incidents are recorded and reported using online reporting systems.

2.14 To carry out appropriate emergency drills for the setting or venue at least once a term.

2.15 To promote and adhere to Equal Opportunities Policies.

2.16 To contribute to fundraising activities that will support the ongoing development of the project and Sussex Clubs for Young People.

2.17 Wherever possible to involve young people in all of the duties and responsibilities listed here.

2.18 To undertake any other appropriate duties as may be reasonably requested by your Line Manager.

3. Person Specification
3.1.Hold a recognised qualification in working with young people (JNC youth work or teaching)

3.2 Relevant experience of working with young people and an understanding of the particular issues they face.

3.3 Ability to effectively plan, co-ordinate, and deliver a termly programme appropriate to the needs of 9 to 19 year- old young people and up to 25 with special educational needs.

3.4 Ability to effectively manage and motivate a team of part time support workers and volunteers.

3.5 Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with managers, external agencies, colleagues, parents and young people.

3.6 Ability to work independently and on own initiative, with excellent time management skills and an ability to manage a range of projects at any one time

3.7 An understanding of the legislation pertaining to work with young people and safeguarding, and the ability to implement policies in relation to the job responsibilities.

3.8 An ability to monitor outcomes, achieve targets, evaluate projects and report results.

3.9 The ability to successfully motivate and engage young people in youth work programmes.