Youth Worker – New Lodge Arts – Closing 6 Jan 2021

Youth Worker – New Lodge Arts – Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 6th January 2021

Job Background

The Youth Worker will coordinate and support the delivery of OCNs and a range of youth development programmes for children and young people as part of the New Lodge Arts annual programme across the North Belfast area aimed at primarily developing personal and social skills, confidence and self esteem development.

The role will require a highly experienced, committed and innovative person who brings creativity, energy and strong youth engagement skills to supporting young people’s development. The role requires considerable experience in working with young people with low aspirations, and potential emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. The role will work closely with young people monitoring their on-going support needs within the programme.


  1. Take the lead on the planning, development and delivery of arts-based Youth Development project(s).
  2. To oversee and manage OCN programmes delivered across the organisation and with partners.
  3. To design and deliver a range of OCN qualifications.
  4. To manage and deliver a TBUC Programme
  5. To engage with local creative organisations to deliver partnership programmes for young people.
  6. To encourage a fun, positive, participative, youth-centred atmosphere at sessions ensuring that young people play an active role in the development of activities.
  7. To positively challenge oppressive behaviour in young people.
  8. To engage with a range of agencies including the local Family Support Hubs, education and alternative education providers to identify and recruit young people to the programme.
  9. To monitor and record participant’s interests and engagement throughout the duration of programmes and support young people in evaluating activities and the impact of the programme on their development.
  10. To work closely with artists, tutors, creative organisations and youth and community groups to maximise the creative outcomes from programmed activities.
  11. Complete funding applications and reports for Youth Development projects.
  12. Explore other opportunities for Youth Development projects within the wider community.
  13. Implement Ashton Child Protection Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy and work with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.
  14. Carry out administrative duties, under the direction of the Line Manager
  15. To adhere to Ashton’s Code of Conduct in working with Children and Young People.
  16. To carry out such duties, as may be assigned by the Arts Programme & Operations Manager, within the level of the post.

Other responsibilities

  1. Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
  2. To undertake any other appropriate duties which may be reasonably allocated.
  3. Assist in reporting to funders.
  4. Manage own project budgets and prepare reports for Finance Administrator as and when required.

To apply

Go to the following link to The Ashton Centre website and download the candidate booklet.

Youth Worker – New Lodge Arts

Closing date for applications is: 12noon, Wednesday 6 January 2021

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.