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Role: Sessional Youth Workers

Location: Blackburn

We are looking for 3 x new Youth Workers, the focus of this role is to build on our

current work and deliver IMO’s youth projects.


This role will involve you in working closely with the Sports & Community

Development Lead in developing and generating additional projects on our youth

and young people strategy.




Job Title: Project Officer – Youth

Department: IMO Sports & Community Development

Responsible to: Sports & Community Development Lead

Place of work: IMO Office and Across the Blackburn with Darwen

Salary: (£16,835 - £21,164) pro rata

Hours of work: 2 sessions per week

Annual Leave: 25 days plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata) and pension

Contact type: Fixed Term 31st March 2020 (subject to further funding)


Purpose of post

To join Inspire Motivate Overcome (IMO) team of existing and new workers to

deliver a structured programme of projects and activities that endeavour to meet the

needs of the young people in delivering IMO projects.


Principal responsibilities

 To maintain the ethos of the organisation by providing a caring, safe and

supporting environment.

 Supporting the Lead and the organisation as a whole, to implement policy

decisions and objectives.

 To ensure the young people play an active role in the IMO activities.

 To develop and maintain positive relationships with young people, by

engaging and encouraging participation and involvement in the planned


 To be part of a team of workers that are able to identify the formal and

informal educational, social, cultural and recreational needs of the young

people and plan a programme of positive interventions and innovation, that 

enhances the knowledge, awareness and the personal development of the

young people.

 To develop relationships with young people that allows the development of

one to one support recognising the different needs and starting points of the

young people.

 To inform management of any personal concerns relating to the session, as

well being able to identify the personal needs of young people.

 To be part of a team that encourages the acquisition of accredited

opportunities and encourages participation in other initiatives.

 To support young people in evaluating youth work activities and identifying

the impact of youth work in their personal development.

 To articulate and record young people’s progression in sessional and project

recording documentation and support senior staff in providing information for

management and funding reports.

 To support the development of Outreach and Detached provision of the

organisation, as well as the creation of external projects and activities.

 To attend monthly programme planning and training sessions.


Personal Specifications


Knowledge, Experience and Ability

 5 GCSE grades A-C including English Language. Essential

 Level 1 or 2 in Youth Work Desirable

 Level 1 or 2 in Sports Desirable

 Good communications skills, verbal and written and experience

of engaging with young people.



 Extensive experience of working with young people. Essential

 Experience in planning and delivering activities, projects and

individual interventions on issues relating to young people’s

health and wellbeing, as well as organisational and local issues

of concern.



 Experience of working as a team to plan IMO strand base

sessions and to participate in the delivery of them.



 Proven experience of working as part of a team, as well as using

own initiative to deliver structured programme of activities.



 Proven experience of providing one to one support to young




 Ability to utilise the organisations I.T packages to develop

projects with young people.



 Ability to challenge young people’s language and behaviour




 Ability to work with individuals and groups of young people in

order to identify personal progression and solutions to




 Ability to record and articulate young people’s progression and

to support IMO leads in identifying organisational impact on

young people’s lives.



 Ability to work independently as well as being part of a team of




Personal qualities

 Commitment to IMO’s mission and values - desire to make a difference.

 Proactive.

 Team player.

 Flexible and willing to work in the constantly changing environment of a

growing service providing charity, which operates across the town.

 Conscientious and responsible.

 Ability to support and enthuse others and maintain a professional image.


You MUST read the above document before applying as this contains the person


Appointment to this role subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance. Please

note: Use of own car and a clean driving licence will be an advantage.