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Youth Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,773 pro-rata
  • Dumbarton (On site)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

  • Advertised from 8th April 2024
  • 17.5 hours per week (0.5 pro rata of FTE 35 hrs)


Rock Community Church is a vibrant church community serving Dumbarton and the surrounding area. As part of our vision, we aim to be actively engaged in celebrating, supporting and loving the people within our community. In 2018 we created a community hub, The Phoenix, designed to primarily serve the people of Dumbarton West, namely the residents of Castlehill, Westcliff, and Brucehill. The Phoenix includes a community cafe and a wide and varied activities programme including youth work, toddler provision, adult learning, intergenerational events, art classes, fitness classes, wellbeing programme and volunteer opportunities.

Purpose of role

Do you understand the power of Youth work? We are really excited as we have been working hard to revamp and relaunch our youth work support

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Youth Worker who is passionate about developing and delivering quality, engaging & fun youth work activities for children & young people from Dumbarton West. This will include our youth clubs, youth groups support, Youth Voice and Outdoor Learning.

Your main role will be to support our Youth work lead/Centre Manager to plan, develop and deliver an exciting and engaging youth work programme including our established youth groups and youth work provision. This will include setting up, running projects, arranging workshops, organising training and events, providing activities to bring children & young people together.

You will work closely with children & young people, their families and any relevant partners, to ensure they are informed and supported to participate in any programmes, and any other community based activities. The post holder should be flexible as the actual times of work may involve working evenings, school holidays and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the development and delivery of our youth work support for children and young people aged 5-18 years.
  • To support children and young people’s involvement in the planning and delivery of youth work that meets their needs.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate activities which support, connect and inspire children and young people in Dumbarton West.
  • To use a variety of approaches to consult and engage with young people.
  • To maintain up to date and accurate records of youth work sessions and any other youth work activities delivered.
  • To understand and abide by the organisations policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Data Protection, Confidentiality and Child Protection.
  • Ensure non-discriminatory practices at all times in line with the organisations Equality and Diversity policy.
  • To work in partnership with key local organisations.
  • To liaise with parents, carers, professionals and partner agencies.
  • To support the development of learning for sessional staff, volunteers including Young Leaders.
  • To produce monitoring and evaluation reports as requested by your line manager.
  • In addition you will be expected to contribute across all aspects of the Phoenix support to Dumbarton West.

Application notes

For further information please contact Brian Smith, Phoenix Centre Manager, on 01389 600245. Your CV and personal statement should be emailed to .

Closing: Monday 8th April at 12pm