Youth & Play Team Leader

Do you have the drive and passion to support young people?
Do you want to help young people reach their full potential?

Then this is the job for you!

Youth First was born from the passion of youth and play workers to create a means to sustain and ideally grow youth work for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND), first in Lewisham and now beyond. 

Youth First’s mission is to support and improve young people’s lives through positive activities; adventure play and the provision of safe spaces. 

We now have fantastic roles available for Youth & Play workers to deliver high quality and an innovative range of youth and play services for young people from a variety of settings including youth clubs, adventure playgrounds or via outreach and street based work.

Employer: Youth First      

Closing on:                  Sunday, 19th June, 2022. 11:59pm

Hours:                         Various contracts available Tuesday to Saturday, between the hours of 3pm to 9.30pm and Saturdays 

Contract:                     Part-time, fixed term, temporary cover and casual contracts available 

Salary:                         Starting from £13.15 per hour, plus excellent benefits

About the role 

Your role will be to support and deliver appropriate face to face activities for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND) from a variety of settings including youth centres; adventure playgrounds; outreach or street based.

Your role will be essential to building the confidence of young people in developing their social development, safeguarding and early intervention to prevent escalation of young people’s needs.

Previous experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Essential Requirements 

What you can expect

How to apply

Please complete the application form on the Youth First website or send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to

Closing Date: Sunday, 19th June, 2022

Interviews will take place on various dates throughout April, May and June. 

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