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 Youth Work Lead you will take lead responsibility for the delivery of the youth work programme at Croydon Youth Zone, ensuring all young people accessing the Youth Zone have access to a fun, creative, active and developmental programme. You will provide direct line management, leadership and support to the youth work delivery team including paid staff and volunteers. As a lead member of the delivery team you will work across all Youth Zone sessions and will have lead responsibility for the Senior Club offer to 13-19 year olds (up to 25 with a disability) ensuring this is a high quality offer focused on the needs of young people and in line with Croydon Youth Zone’s aspirations to provide young people with the best possible experiences and opportunities. You will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the delivery and inputting towards the strategic delivery plan for Croydon Youth Zone.
Youth Zones are amazing places: accessible, vibrant, welcoming, fun and caring are just some of the words used by young people to describe their Youth Zone. Croydon Youth Zone, which is opening in July 2019 will be no different. Youth Zones are for young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 for young people with additional needs. Croydon Youth Zone is part of the growing OnSide network and is the third Youth Zone in London.
Croydon Youth Zone is centrally located, dedicated to young people making a bold statement about the importance of giving young people high quality places to go in their leisure time and has big ambitions to be a flagship for quality youth provision. Open 7 days a week, at weekends and during school holidays, the Youth Zone’s purpose is to help young people grow to be happy, healthy and successful adults. The state-of-the-art £6 million building will provide young people with access to a range of activities, all offering young people the opportunity to try new things, meet new friends and gain support from friendly, warm and positive staff and volunteers. The facilities include a 3G pitch, a gym, sports hall and recreation area, and dance, arts, music and media suites.
As a Youth Work Lead, you will lead on the development, implementation and review of the of the senior club offer by:
You will lead the delivery team on sessions providing:
Your responsibilities will also include:
You will take a lead role in ensuring the safeguarding of young people by:
Croydon Youth Zone are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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