Springboard Careers

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Available positions

We are currently recruiting for our a Youth Development Worker post and our Casual Workers list.

Please see further details below.

Youth Development Worker

Springboard has been operating over 30+ years creating and delivering innovative programmes that support the development of young people.  We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Belfast office for a full-time Youth Development Worker.

We can offer you:

  • a competitive salary at ££27852 per annum
  • 3% pension contribution
  • childcare vouchers scheme
  • paid comprehensive induction
  • 25 days per year, plus 12 statutory days
  • travel mileage
  • laptop & mobile phone provision (if appropriate)
  • wellbeing & development days
  • support & supervision
  • team meetings for shared learning & practice
  • continuous professional development including non-managerial support and half day per week release for approved training
  • organisation volunteer days, and
  • an enjoyable workplace!

Over the past 30+ years, Springboard has remained focused on supporting young people and communities from areas facing disadvantage. As a Youth Development Worker you will join a committed team and play a vital role in Springboard, making a difference to the lives of our participants.

We are looking for a Youth Development Worker who will support 16-17 year olds (up to 23 years for care experienced young people) on their personal and employability journey. Applying a youth development approach throughout the programme will be key.

Key criteria for the successful candidate include:

  • Has or currently studying 3rd level qualification either in youthwork, teaching or education and minimum 4 years’ experience of working with young people.
  • GCSE Maths and English OR Level Two Literacy & Numeracy or above
  • Customer Care qualification at Level 3 OR commitment to complete with Springboard
  • Hold Certificate in Teaching or commit to begin Certificate in Teaching within 2 years of starting with Springboard.
  • Experience of facilitation, of personal and social education, employability skills and supporting world of work activities.
  • Experience of recruiting and retaining young people on development programmes.Experience and expertise in mentoring / one to one assessment & support with young people facing multiple/complex issues

Full details can be found in the Information Pack.

Springboard is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes all applications regardless of sex, religion, age, disability or political opinion.

How to apply…

CV and Monitoring form to be emailed to general@springboard-opps.org

Please note your CV should respond to the requirements of the job specification.

Closing date and time for application is 4.00pm on Thursday 18th May 2023

Interview date to be confirmed.

Job details:
Job ref: YDW0523 | Salary: £27852 | Location(s): Belfast | Hours: 37.5 | Contract type: 2 years fixed term
Application documents:
Monitoring Form Word doc: 37.62 KB
YDW Information Pack PDF: 970.63 KB

Casual Worker List

On occasion Springboard requires temporary cover for programme delivery. The Casual Worker role involves working with young people aged 16-24 years old, both on a one to one basis and within a group setting to provide support. Recruiting, networking and carrying out administrative tasks may also be responsibilities. The period of employment can vary from a few days to a maximum of 6 months and candidate names will remain on the Casual Worker register for a 12-month period. The successful candidates will have a relevant recognised Level II or above qualification and experience of working with or supporting young people.

How to apply…

To apply please complete the application form and return it by email to Mark Hughes at markhughes@springboard-opps.org

Applications for inclusion onto the register are open throughout the year, with interviews to take place when a vacancy becomes available.

Job details:
Job ref: CW2022 | Salary: TBD | Location(s): TBD | Hours: Various | Contract type: Various
Application documents:
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