Adventure Play and Youth Worker

Hours 18.5 £12.73 per hour (full-time salary equivalent £23,166-25,209)

Centre based role/s in Wythenshawe, Moss Side, Ardwick, and Blackley

Do you have the right mix of creativity and passion for working with children and young people and a commitment to making a real difference?

We are recruiting Adventure Play & Youth Workers at Manchester Young Lives, to provide open access and targeted play and youth work activities. Our after-school adventure play provision is Ofsted registered and provides activities for 6-13 year olds. Our youth provision engages with young people aged 11+ after school and during the evenings.

Our work enables often disadvantaged children and young people the opportunity to learn, develop and connect with their communities, build safe and supportive relationships with committed workers, and let off steam on our adventure playgrounds.

If you can build relationships with children and young people, have fun and supportive conversations, we would love to hear from you.

These roles are at Manchester Young Lives Adventure Playgrounds and Centres in Wythenshawe, Ardwick and Moss Side, and a community venue in North Manchester.

18.5 hours a week term, as well as additional casual hours in the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. Roles can work alongside daytime education or other work/personal commitments.

Manchester Young Lives is a warm supportive environment to work in. Training is provided and staff who do not hold recognised qualifications in play or youth work will be supported to achieve these.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. Application and Demographic forms must be returned either via email to [email protected] or by post to Manchester Young Lives, The Addy Young People’s Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Wythenshawe, M22 9TF. Please ensure you complete the final section of the application from, giving information as to how you meet the person’s specification.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The closing date for completed application forms is 9 am Monday the 8th of July.