The Prince's Trust

Youth Development Lead (Engagement Programme focus)

Join The Prince's Trust as they are looking for a Youth Development Lead (Engagement Programme focus)

Contract Type:



Full Time, 35 hours per week

Closing Date:

23:59 on 26/04/2023


£21,500.00 to £26,900.00 dependent on your skills, knowledge and experience




6th and 7th of June 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 work with young people and referral partners to join our vibrant team as a Youth Development Lead! You will join our Engagement Programmes in Greater Manchester which offers young people a mix of fun group activities and one-to-one support to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the future! This ranges from confidence-building sessions to supporting interactive sessions with delivery partners such as ASOS and Sony.

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. Every day is different as a YDL and there are always exciting projects for you to get involved in.

Reporting any safeguarding concerns for young people on your caseload, including completing complex risk assessments, liaising with external agencies, and producing safeguarding reports. Engaging with and onboarding Young People who wish to learn new skills, enhancing their ability to succeed in education and jobs. Working with young people on a 1-1 basis to support them in overcoming barriers to employment, education, or training. Writing, developing, and delivering educational sessions, both face-to-face and virtually, utilising digital technology (including MS Teams).

What experience do I need?

If you believe you have the passion and skills to help young people change their lives and the job description excites you, then we really encourage you to apply! Our young people and employees come from diverse backgrounds, and 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 three in four young people on our programmes moving into a positive outcome in work, education or training. Youth Development Leads play a crucial role in supporting young people, no matter their 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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