13 May 2022

Part Time: 20 Hours x 2

Full Time Equivalent Salary: £18,623

(Dependant on skills, level of qualifications and experience)


We have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our fantastic Youth Work team! 

YMCA Newcastle celebrated our 170th anniversary in 2019 making us one of the oldest youth work organisations in Newcastle. Today our Youth Work team supports children and young people aged 10-25 and the wider community. We operate from Walker Park Community Centre in the heart of Walker, predominantly serving the Walker and Byker areas of Newcastle.  We provide social, emotional and practical support through our day to day work. We deliver a variety of activities, trips and residentials for young people to broaden their horizons and motivate them to reach their goals and aspirations. While the people we work with can be challenging, job satisfaction is incredibly rewarding. We encourage and listen to young people to help shape our services and have a voice. 

We work closely with our Community Team who deliver our toddler group, young at heart club and individualised support for adults in Newcastle.


Our Team

You will be working with the youth work team Anna, Harvey, Holly, Jonny and our Youth Team Leader, Mary. All our staff are passionate about helping and empowering children and young people to achieve their full potential and we give unconditional support.

It is an exciting time to join our team as we begin to deliver new programmes coming out COVID-19 Restrictions. We deliver regular multi-sport sessions, cycling opportunities, arts, film, animation and trips and activities such as go karting, escape rooms, surfing and much more to broaden the horizons of young people. We go out into the Walker and Byker and reach out to young people and the community to engage with them on the streets as well as at our centre in Walker Park. 


Working Hours

Our work must be accessible to the young people it serves, and we often work after school and evening hours with a regular late shift being 12-8pm with the occasional weekend for a trip or residential!


About You

You will be passionate about engaging with children and young people and motivated to help make positive changes to their lives. You will be able to hit the ground running and work on your own initiative. Your positivity and enthusiasm will be important.  Our team will support and nurture your development and there will be opportunities for additional training in areas that interest you. You will have experience and an awareness of all or some of the following, safeguarding, confidentiality, risk assessments, sexual health, mental health, employability, homelessness and IAG as well as delivering activities and sports. Ideally you will have a driving licence to drive our minibuses.

We also manage our digital platforms to engage with people and monitor and evaluate our work, therefore, It is important that you are social media and IT savvy. 

You will also be required to complete  a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


Want to know more?

Contact mary.ashley@ymcanewcastle.com if you would like any more information.


How to apply

Download an application form here and send your completed form, along with a cover letter, to mary.ashley@ymcanewcastle.com

Closing date: Monday 30th May 2022