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Jobs at The Boathouse Youth

Youth Support Worker

As a Youth Support Worker you will work primarily in the evenings with the occasional weekend at one of our youth centres located in Whiteholme, Grange Park Estate, Fleetwood and Bloomfield Ward. We are growing our Whiteholme Youth Support function, where this role will be predominantly based. As part of your initial training and introduction to our organisation, you will be asked to work from any of our sites. You will be be responsible for supporting the delivery of all sessions, as well as managing behaviour and safeguarding. You will be part of the team running the programme.

Our Youth Services Team are at the very heart of what we do; they are on the front line! As a member of this team, you will be working directly with our young people, delivering a variety of sessions and activities that support the charity in meeting its core objectives.

The role requires a mutli-skilled individual who wholeheartedly believes in the work the charity undertakes and passionately wants to make a difference.

You MUST be a positive role-model. This means you need to be a person of honesty, integrity and good standing. You should be well-presented, well-mannered and well behaved.

You’re a natural with all people! You understand how to engage them in all levels of conversation and relate to them on a personable level whilst maintaining a professional dignity.

You have a good understanding of modern technology including smart phone applications, internet-based software and the basic Microsoft Office programmes.

You have a POSITIVE and “can do” attitude to everything in life. You want to continually improve yourself and others. You accept feedback/support and help.

You are GREAT FUN – 99% of the time! Our young people want infectious laughs, contagious smiles and lots of energy. We are their favourite thing!

Your main responsibilities will include:

Build and maintain genuine professional relationships with children and young people attending the provision.

Support and/or manage the provision to which you are assigned including:

  • Ensure you have full understanding of the session plan before you are required to deliver a programme.
  • Ensure you have all of the required resources in place before you are required to deliver a programme.
  • Manage the group’s behaviour effectively to ensure their safety and well-being is always protected.
  • Have fun and make sure others do, too!

To complete a thorough and honest session report after every provision.

Report any incidents, accidents, allegations or concerns in line with the relevant procedures.

Have a good knowledge of the following documents:

  • Staff & Volunteer Handbook
  • Safeguarding Bundle
  • Health & Safety Policy

Ensure that delivery sites are left clean and tidy at the end of each provision.

Build and maintain effective relationships with staff, volunteers, parents and other stakeholders that are conducive to effective performance in your role.

Participate in regular staff meetings:
Provide constructive feedback on proposed session plans and ideas. Present your own ideas for provision delivery and improvement. Pro-actively discuss previous delivery with a view to improving next time.

Develop and maintain a good knowledge of The Boathouse Youth.

Professionally and proactively represent the organisation at all times.

Following instruction, other responsibilities may include:

Attending one-to-one supervision meetings and annual appraisals. Cleaning and maintaining premises, vehicles and delivery areas. Working in partnership with other agencies.

Other reasonable duties as advised.



An understanding of the issues and challenges faced by the children, young people and families living in Blackpool and Fleetwood.
Experience of working at ground level with children, young people and families in a community setting.

Experience of delivering educational and/or recreational activities to children and young people. Ability to work with large groups of children and young people in a fast paced environment. Great communication skills and the ability to work in a team.


Level 2 Safeguarding and Basic First Aid training
Relevant Level 3 Qualification or higher in working with children and young people. (Highly Desirable: Level 3 in Youth Work Practice).
Other relevant qualifications i.e. Dance, Performing Arts, Outdoor Ed etc.
Experience of working in the charity sector.

The Boathouse Youth is committed to the effective Safeguarding of its Young People. This post will be recruited in accordance with the NSPCC’s guidance on safer recruitment. This includes a thorough interview, scrutiny of former employment, a requirement for references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Use of Apple MacBook Personal Development

Regular workplace social events like Tough Mudder and our annual Staff Residential

Wellbeing support – An additional 3 wellbeing days.

Key points

Reports to:
Centre Manager
Youth Services
Senior Leader:
Line Management Responsibility:
Budget Responsibility:
Salary Range:
£10.44 - £12.27 (depending on age / experience / qualifications)
Blackpool & Fylde Coast (covering our sites Whiteholme, Grange Park, Bloomfield and Fleetwood)
Closing date for applications:

Please note we reserve the right to close the application process at any point and therefore encourage early applications.

Interview Date:

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Covering Letter to sarah@thebhy.co.uk

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