Senior Youth Co-ordinator

The Swan Youth Project seeks a Senior Youth Co-ordinator who shares our passion to provide a vibrant youth centre that supports the personal and social development of the young people within the local community.

What is the Swan Youth Project?

As a community charity, the SYP aims to serve the young people (aged 11+) of Berkhamsted and surrounding areas as a drop-in centre (generally between 3.30 - 6.00pm) and provider of holiday time activities.

The position is part-time and involves 20-25 hours per week (fixed during term time and requiring some flexibility during school holidays).

Salary of £24-26k full-time equivalent (negotiable dependent on skills and/or experience).

The Swan Youth Project is committed to making a difference to the lives of its young people, and as such the successful candidate must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from its ethos.

Some of the Key Responsibilities within the role are:

  • Deliver positive after school youth activities in an active and vibrant youth setting;

  • Deliver a programme of age appropriate sessions during the school holidays;

  • Build appropriate relationships with and support young people;

  • Recruit, lead and inspire a team of youth workers and volunteers;

  • Build a rapport with and understand the current issues that affect young people;

  • Coordinate with the Admin assistant to ensure the Centre runs smoothly; and report to the Board of Trustees.

You could be successful in this role were you to:

  • Bring a recognised qualification and/or equivalent experience in youth work;

  • Have experience of mentoring young people in a community setting and on a 1:1 basis;

  • Be self-motivated, with proven ability to take initiative and organise your own

    time; and

  • Have relevant and up to date safeguarding qualifications, and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

In return, the Board of Trustees will offer you:

  • a competitive rate of pay; and

  • their support and engagement to ensure the Swan thrives.

How to apply?

Please send your CV and in no more than a thousand words, convince us that YOU are the person who can make a success of this position and inject new life and vibrancy to the Swan Youth Project.

You can do this by emailing ‘’ together with any questions that you may have.

We will acknowledge your interest and review all applications after the closing date of Monday, 30 November 2020.