Youth & Play Worker - Street based Team

Would you like the chance to make a real difference in children’s lives? This is a great opportunity to join Youth First a respected local charity to work and improve the lives of young people in Lewisham and surrounding areas.

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 in our street based team. 

Employer: Youth First     

Salary: starting from £12.02 per hour, plus excellent benefits. Casual work is also available at £11.05 per hour

Hours: 18 hours per week – Monday/Wednesday/Friday 14:30 – 20:30

Contract: Fixed Term – Up to 2 Years.

Job role/responsibilities

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.

Essential requirement include (Please see job description for further details)

What you can expect


How to apply

If you have the skills and experience required for this role, please visit for further details about the post.  Please send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to or complete the application form on the Youth First website.

Closing date:  Midnight 10 July 2022
Shortlisting will take place throughout this advert, so apply early to avoid disappointment.


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