Junior and Holiday Club Manager

  • Croydon
  • £28,000.00
  • 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.


As a lead member of the delivery team you will you will work across all Youth Zone sessions and have lead responsibility for the Junior Club and Holiday Club offer to 8-12-year olds, ensuring there is a high-quality, creative and fun offer, which focuses on the needs of young people and is in line with Legacy Youth Zone’s aspirations to provide young people with the best possible experiences and opportunities. You will have a passion to put young people first!  The Holiday Club runs all day Monday to Friday during school holidays. You will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the delivery and inputting towards the strategic delivery plan for Legacy Youth Zone. This is a fun, exciting and challenging role in a new, growing and ambitious charity where with up to 250 young people attending a session no two days will ever be the same.


  • 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
  • Represent Legacy Youth Zone positively and effectively in all dealings with internal colleagues, and external partners
  • To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring the welfare and safety of Youth Zone members is promoted and safeguarded, and to report any child protection concerns to the designated Child Protection Officers using the safeguarding policies, procedures and practice (training to be provided)
  • To assist with any promotional activities and visits that take place at the Youth Zone
  • To actively promote the Youth Zone and positively contribute towards increasing Youth Zone membership


  • 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 of youth work
  • Experience of managing a staff team including volunteers
  • Experience of dealing with safeguarding issues within a multi-agency setting
  • Organising and delivering a programme of youth work activities in an open access setting
  • Ability to motivate and engage staff, volunteers and young people through sessional work
  • 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 as part of a team, and lead a team
  • IT literate
  • A professional youth work qualification at level 4 or above
  • GCSE or equivalent literacy and numeracy
  • A management or leadership qualification


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