Job Title: Assistant Youth Worker (The Chatterbox Project)

Place of Work: YMCA Bournemouth
Location of Work: Wimborne
Salary: Salary: YMCA Bournemouth Grade 5: £16,549 to £22,510 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience and qualifications.

The position is offered as: Part-time  Permanent

Details of Hours / Contract Length: This vacancy is for 2.5 hours per week and the worker will need to work Monday evenings from 4.45 to 7.15 p.m.

Description of Vacancy:
a) Working directly with young people aged 11-25 years old to develop their skills and capabilities by providing programmes of activities, services and facilities. This may include work outside of the YMCA project/buildings such as a residential, event or outreach work.
b) To establish and maintain relationships and guide young people as part of YMCA youth programmes.
c) To be conscious of working as part of a broad YMCA youth team, serving young people locally and contributing to joined-up approaches.
d) To help produce written and verbal reports as required, to help keep appropriate records and to plan and evaluate his/her own face to face work with young people.
e) To work responsibly and appropriately at all times.
f) To escalate all safeguarding concerns efficiently and effectively and keeping their line manager informed of issues that have arisen. This role has a statutory and occupational safeguarding responsibility.
g) To undertake all work in adherence to YMCA Bournemouth’s policies and procedures, and in particular to those regarding: Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Lone Working.
h) To ensure that all health and safety instructions and risk assessments are adhered to and that all reasonable care is taken not to do anything that might endanger the worker or others; to report to the line manager any dangerous situations in the workplace or any shortcomings in health and safety arrangements.

In addition to the job set out in this job description the worker may, from time to time, be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary within his or her capabilities and status to meet the needs of YMCA Bournemouth.

To apply for the above vacancy please find below the contact details - please do not apply to Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Services

Contact Details:

Closing date for applications (on YMCA Bournemouth application forms) is 9 a.m. on Thursday 14 February 2019. YMCA Bournemouth undertakes to pay all staff aged 21 and over at least the National Living Wage. Employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applications must be on YMCA Bournemouth application forms, so please complete the documents from our website: and send either via email to, or by post to Sarah Barrett, YMCA Bournemouth, 56 Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BS. If you have no access to computers or printers, please email or call 01202 254890 to receive your application package.

Tel: 01202 290451
Closing Date: 14/02/2019