One of the UK's most inspiring and best-known faith based organisations is looking for a passionate Community youth worker.
The Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Estate incorporates the Mission Team, Hadleigh Training Centre, Rare Breeds Centre, Tea Room, HUB visitor centre and a working commercial farm
In total the Estate attracts in excess of 700,000 foot-fall per annum. The work carried out across Hadleigh Farm Estate reflects The Salvation Army's core Mission, "Love God, Love Others"
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Youth Engagement Worker (CYEW) to join our team here at The Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Estate. As a CYEW, you'll be responsible for creating, developing, and implementing a youth-based strategy in line with the Estate’s mission development plan and missional framework. You will set, organise and run community programmes aimed at young people aged between 11 and 25. Through these programmes, you'll help them to explore and understand their ideas, values and beliefs, building their confidence and life skills so that they can make a successful transition to adulthood.
The successful candidate will be JNC qualified, or equivalent in youth and community work with experience of developing, promoting, organising and delivering personal, social, sporting, spiritual and educational programmes with and for young people. Be a committed and practising Christian as this post holds an Occupational requirement.
Need to be a self-starter, keen networker and a strong communicator with the ability to reach a wide range of people
Need to be able to build effective working relationships, work as an individual contributor or as part of a wider team and be willing to work flexibly to ensure service delivery
Assess the needs of young people in the Castel Point area to correctly plan and deliver programmes related to areas such as (for example) health, wellbeing, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying
Set up and run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities
Develop a relationship with young people based on respect and trust, ensuring they have a safe place to grow their identity and place in society
Offer and develop spaces for young people to explore Christian Faith and spirituality
Support young people in different settings, including detached work, mentoring, coaching and support individuals, encouraging greater social inclusion
Set targets for progression and regularly monitor and review the quality of our offering
Work in partnership with families and other key people in the young person's life, as well as with professionals from other organisations such as social care, local Salvation Army Corps, health service, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities, in order to build a strong support network
Manage budgets, write reports and make formal presentations to funding bodies
Previous experience of working within a youth services environment with the ability to develop, plan, monitor and evaluate programmes, increase participation and work with external services/agencies
Good knowledge of relevant legislation and workplace safeguarding processes/policies
A relevant youth work qualification and/or equivalent practical experience Relevant experience and knowledge of youth work and ministry, to include a range of styles and models
Demonstrable skills in youth and community engagement including facilitating small groups of young people, mentoring and supporting young people/youth leaders and understanding the cultural pressures facing them
The ability to think and reflect theologically around mission
Ability to lead and influence people
Demonstrable good communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey processes and procedures to stakeholders in a clear, effective and professional manner
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong, successful, and collaborative working relationships both with internal colleagues and external service providers
Proven good experience of using Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) and Outlook to perform your
You may have…
Experience of Salvation Army youth programmes and structures
Experience of mentoring programmes
Experience in coordinating activities, schedules and logistics
What we can offer....
A supportive, friendly and welcoming team
Amazing working environment
Employee assistance programme
25 days annual leave (Pro rata for part time)
The normal working pattern will be split between daytime working and evening working. There may also be a need to consider weekend provision should the need arise. Working environments may include schools, Hadleigh Farm Estate and detached. You will need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
The work carried out across the Hadleigh Farm Estate reflects The Salvation Army's core Mission, 'Love God, Love Others'.
Hadleigh Farm has evolved over the last 122 years. Covering 950 acres, today we incorporate a Commercial Working Farm, Training Centre for adults with additional support needs, Tea Rooms, The HUB Cafe, Rare Breeds Centre and Mission Team. We are a place of natural beauty, committed to environmental and social progress, and home to an English Heritage site.
We combine our commitment to environmental conservation with family fun at our rare breeds centre. People of all ages will love our rare sheep, ponies, pigs and poultry.
So if you are interested in nature or history, whether you want a place for treasured family memories watching your children our sheep and goats or are simply looking to immerse yourself in the idyllic English countryside then Hadleigh Farm Estate is perfect for you.