The Prince's Trust

Youth Development Lead- London

Join The Prince's Trust as they are looking for a Youth Development Lead- London

Contract Type:



Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date:

23:59 on Tuesday 6th June 2023


£25,400.00 to £30,200.00 dependent on your skills, knowledge and experience


London (Hybrid)


15th and 16th June 2023 At The Prince's Trust, we’re passionate about supporting young people aged 11 to 30 to get into jobs, education and training. We've got an exciting opportunity for somebody enthusiastic to join our vibrant London Enterprise Team to work as a Youth Development Lead, to support young people exploring and launching businesses! This role is hybrid but will require you to be in the office up to 3 days per week to collaborate with your team, with flexibility to travel across London. You will join one of our Enterprise Programmes in London. Our Enterprise Programme ensures Young People have the tools and skills they need to launch their businesses through our Explore Enterprise Course and offer mentoring, workshops, and funding to support new entrepreneurs at every stage of their business start-up journey!

What does a Youth Development Lead do?

_Your Day-to-day Activities To Make An Impact Will Include _

As a Youth Development Lead (YDL), you will be at the heart of our Delivery Team. Each day is different and there are always exciting projects for you to get involved in.

Reporting any safeguarding concerns for young people on your caseload. This includes completing complex risk assessments, liaising with external agencies, and producing safeguarding reports. Delivering workshops and training on entrepreneurship, both face-to-face and digitally. Supporting the development of Young People's business plans and assisting young people to assure viability of personal finances. Working closely with volunteers and partner organisations to support our Young People.

What experience do I need?

If the job description excites you and you believe you have the passion and skills to help young people change their lives, then we encourage you to apply! Our young people and employees come from diverse backgrounds, so we would love to hear the different perspectives and experiences that you could bring to the team.

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What happens next?

Please submit a CV, and Cover Letter that includes your experience, transferrable skills and motivation to work for The Prince’s Trust! The Team will be in touch about the next steps shortly after the closing date.

Why do we need Youth Development Leads?

Last year, we helped more than 40,000 Young People, with every three in four moving into a positive outcome for either work, education or training. Youth Development Leads play a crucial role in supporting young people, no matter the young person's background or current circumstances, to fulfil their full potential. We want to continue having a positive impact on young people’s lives and we couldn’t do this without the important work of Youth Development Leads!

Perks for working at The Trust!

Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure on the days between Christmas and New Year Flexible working! Unless the location of the role is remote, the Youth Development Lead role requires a combination of office days and working from home. You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc. In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial well-being support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas. Personal development opportunities through our Networks – PT CAN (Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network), PULSE (LGBTQIA+ Network). Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks of full pay and 13 weeks of half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks of full pay for paternity leave. Interest-free season ticket loans The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

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Equal Opportunities

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion and sex. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives. We are looking for people that can bring different perspectives and experiences and especially welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our organisation and sector, such as candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBTQIA+ Network). For more information,

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The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

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