Enterprise and Employability Youth Worker

  • Croydon
  • £25,000.00
  • OnSide Youth
  • 35-40 hours per week


OnSide Youth Zones is a charity with one simple aim…to build a network of 21st Century Youth Clubs, giving young people, safe and inspiring places to go in their leisure time. Young people need our help now more than ever before. Whether it’s a lack of ambition or qualifications, or negative behaviour and attitudes, the current childhood crisis is real and well documented. OnSide Youth Zones are designed to give young people aged 8–19 years old (25 for those with a disability) somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in their leisure time; occupying their bodies and minds with fun activities, learning new skills and socialising in a safe, positive way. Youth Zones are there for young people in deprived areas, where the alternative for many is spending their evenings on the streets or isolated in their bedrooms, surfing the internet.


To take a lead responsibility for the delivery of Legacy Youth Zone’s Enterprise and Employability offer, ensuring all young people have access to exciting enterprise projects and the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to improve their employability.  The post also involves the delivery of a targeted programme to support young people not currently in education, employment or training into positive destinations.


  • Be a role model for young people and present a positive “can do” attitude
  • Take personal responsibility for own actions
  • Commit to a culture of continuous improvement
  • Work within the performance framework of Legacy Youth Zone and OnSide
  • Represent Legacy Youth Zone positively and effectively in all dealings with internal colleagues, and external partners
  • Comply with all policies and procedures, with particular reference to safeguarding, codes of conduct health and safety and equality and diversity to ensure all activities are accessible


  • Proven experience of working with young people aged 8 to 19 (25 with disabilities) in a range of settings
  • Proven experience of engaging vulnerable, disengaged or hard to reach young people
  • Experience working in a team and with volunteers
  • Experience of youth work and delivering youth work programmes
  • Experience supporting NEET 16-21 year olds into positive destinations
  • Experience of delivering enterprise and employability programmes and workshops to young people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to coach, encourage, motivate and provide reliable support to children and young people
  • Ability to work with groups of young people
  • Strong commitment to young people and ability to engage and build positive relationships with disengaged young people
  • Ability to establish good professional relationships with young people, adults and partner agencies/organisations
  • Ability to manage and organise several tasks at a time
  • Ability to take initiative and work creativity
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting young people
  • Understanding of the principles of working with children and young people
  • A professional qualification at level 4 or above
  • GCSE or equivalent literacy and numeracy


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