Pathway into a Professional Youth Work Career with the Creative Arts and Digital Innovation Team

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1446217

 Job Description

The Pathways Scheme offers a great opportunity for people from a range of different backgrounds to develop a career in youth work, without accumulating student debt.

Youth Support Worker-in-Charge (Creative Arts & Digital Innovation Team – Pathways Programme)

Job Reference 19000563

Location: Northern Ireland – Various Locations Available

Contract Type: Please refer to the candidate pack for full details.

Status: Full-Time

Working Pattern: 36 hours per week (The successful candidate will be expected to work four evenings per week and weekends, as and when required. Travel time will not be included as part of the working hours as travel to and from your work base is in employee’s time.).

Grade/Scale: Please refer to the candidate information pack for full details

Additional Information:

  • Working in partnership with the University of Ulster, EA has created the Pathway to Professional Youth Work Scheme, which aims to attract fresh, new talent to the youth and community work sector.
  • The scheme will offer 21 successful candidates the opportunity to combine studying for a professional, accredited Honours Degree or Postgraduate Qualification, whilst employed as a trainee youth support worker for EA.
  • Initial appointments will be offered on a fixed term basis. Upon successful completion of the professional youth work qualification, the post will be confirmed as permanent and upgraded to qualified youth worker status. For those applicants who are successful at interview and already hold a qualified youth work qualification, the appointment will be confirmed as permanent. See candidate information pack for full details.

Responsible for

The development and delivery of the agreed programme, the management of appropriate staff/volunteers and the implementation of Education Authority organisational policies.

Job Purpose

To work directly with young people to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities. This post is for workers that have operational responsibility for delivery of programmes/projects using creative arts and digital media.

The post holder will be line managed by the assigned Senior Youth Worker, providing strategic leadership and operational guidance. The post may involve the development of youth work across a range of settings.

Essential Criteria 

  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s (grades A* – C) one of which should be English (essential skills level 2 is accepted as an equivalent to GCSE English).
  • One GCE ‘A’ Level (grade A* – E) or equivalent or higher **.
  • OCN Youth Work Level 2 or equivalent or higher¤.

**Please note these are the academic qualifications required for entry onto the JNC qualified course. Original documentation will be required for each qualification before being accepted onto the Scheme.

  • Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to working with children and young people.
  • Experience delivering youth work practice using creative arts and digital media. 
  • Ability to demonstrate readiness to learn.
  • Ability and willingness to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to commence the under-graduate or post-graduate programme of study in January 2020.

Have access to a suitable vehicle (appropriately maintained and insured for Education Authority business) that will enable you to carry out the mobility requirements of the post in an efficient and effective manner;


Provide sufficient information to satisfy the employer that you have access to an appropriate alternative form of transport that will enable you to carry out the mobility requirements of the post in an efficient and effective manner.

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Closing Time: Friday 18th October 2019 at 11.59PM