YMCA recruiting now

Friday 25th April 2014

YMCA Thames Gateway, a local charity delivering innovative projects for children and young people in Greenwich, Dartford and Ashford, is looking to recruit a Lead Street Youth Worker and a Street Worker.

YMCA Thames Gateway is embarking upon a new and exciting national youth project within the Greenwich Dockyard area working with young people in high risk situations to provide open communication channels for sharing experiences and social integration.

The project offers a range of challenging, fun opportunities, which allow young people to engage by developing positive relationships and increasing personal and social skills.

Lead Street Youth Worker

Location: Woolwich Riverside Ward

Salary: £11.25 per hour: 11 hours per week

(including 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, debrief, planning and admin time)


Street Youth Worker

Location: Woolwich Riverside Ward:

Salary: £9.21 per hour: 6 hours per week

(including 2 x 2.5 hour sessions and debrief time).

There will be some flexibility in when these hours can be worked and workers will occasionally be asked to facilitate some evenings and weekend work

Initial fixed term contract to 31st March 2015 

We are seeking to appoint creative, highly motivated individuals who have a strong commitment to the development and progression of young people.

The post holders will be responsible for approaching young people within their own environment, gaining trust to encouraging them to consider alternatives and raise aspirations by offering support to achieve their full potential.

You will be creative, have energy and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with experience in street/detached work and a qualification in youth work.  You will work with the team to develop and deliver youth work to young people in their own environments. You will contribute to the development and delivery of session plans that are based on an understanding of needs and educational outcomes. 

Closing Date: 12noon on Friday 2nd May 2014

Interview Date: week commencing 12th May 2014

For an application pack please email:

All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure & Baring Service (DBS) and satisfactory references.

YMCA Thames Gateway is an equal opportunities employer.