Job Description

Youth Work Specialist – Organisational Development (National Youth Agency)
Location Home based/remote working
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary £34,924 per annum
Benefits Competitive
The National Youth Agency is delighted to be recruiting for a Youth Work Specialist – Organisational Development
What we do
All young people deserve a productive, fulfilling future. Society needs the spark and energy of young people to make it tick, yet somehow thousands of young people feel blocked by the complex, sometimes disheartening challenges the modern world throws at them.
As the national body for youth work, NYA has a dual function. We are the professional, statutory, and regulatory body (PSRB) responsible for qualifications, quality standards and safeguarding for youth work and services in England. In line with our charity mission and aims, we also champion youth work through research, advocacy, campaigns, and programmes.
About the Role
We are looking to hire a qualified youth work professional who has experience in organisational development. The successful candidate will be customer focused, adept at developing and maintaining customer relationships, with a passion for supporting youth sector organisations to embed effective youth work practice.
The post will require significant networking and engagement across the sector and beyond to ensure the NYA’s work is rooted in the needs of young people and youth work.
The Youth Work Specialist will deliver consultancy, training, and developmental support for the NYA’s customers across the breadth of all we do and ensure the NYA is at the forefront of developing its products and services.
About you
As our youth sector expert you will work in partnership with NYA stakeholders, customers, and government agencies as you work across all areas of NYA business and strategy, applying your expertise and enthusiasm to enhance the experience of participants, contribute to the team ethos and ensure the voice of young people is heard loudly across the NYA and in all aspects of our work.
High level relationship management skills are essential in this role and experience in developing collaborative partnerships would be a distinct advantage.
Your organisational and/or well-developed project management skills will enable you to manage a diverse range of cases, working with customers and stakeholders to review youth work practice and delivery, using your experience and analytical skills to accurately and critically assess responses.
You will be supporting organisations to create development plans that identify where they can access support, guidance and resources that will help them to progress identified areas of development.
  • JNC qualified practitioner with 5+ years’ experience of working with young people in a variety of settings.
  • Proven track record in organisational development.
  • Outstanding relationship management skills.
  • Track record in programme or project management.
  • Customer/stakeholder focused with evidence of working collaboratively with internal and external partners.
  • Proven experience of designing and delivering inspiring training and development opportunities within a range of setting and to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of managing youth work practitioners and improving practice standards.
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, with a strong attention to detail, and experience working with staff at different levels to develop reports, products, and insight.
  • In-depth knowledge of public sector governance, performance, and scrutiny requirements.
  • Ability to receive, input and analyse data, producing accurate and informative reports and written feedback.
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and Office 365.
  • Experience of safeguarding requirements and a commitment to ensuring practices which promote safeguarding.
  • Qualified educator.
  • Qualified assessor with extensive knowledge of quality assurance processes.
  • Internal Quality Assurance qualification.
How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please submit the following:
A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements in line with the person specification in the About You section.
A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of the application and will be assessed as part of your full application
Please provide details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
Diversity monitoring form – your data will be stored separately from your applications and will at no time be connected to you or your application.
REF-202 069


Source:National Youth Agency Youth Work Specialist – Organisation (National Youth Agency) in East Midlands – Totaljobs