JOB VACANCY: Oxfordshire Youth – Youth Leadership and Participation Officer

Are you someone who is passionate about developing the voluntary youth sector to provide great service and support to young people in Oxfordshire? Would you like to model effective youth work to our member organisations and support them to develop and deliver exciting youth work practice? If so, this vacancy is for you!

Oxfordshire Youth has been awarded a four year Big Lottery Reaching Communities grant for a new project, Sustainable Communities, from 2016 – 2020. Sustainable Communities project supports voluntary sector youth clubs, groups and organisations to provide high quality youth provision. This position will combine direct youth work delivery with our member organisations and providing infrastructure support and training to enable volunteers to develop new skills and knowledge. The post holder will model effective youth work practice to our member organisations and encourage volunteers and staff members to invest in their own learning and development.

This important role is part of Oxfordshire Youth’s core offer and will be working in a team of four staff providing meaningful membership support. You will be working with local communities across Oxfordshire to develop and support high quality youth provision. The position involves both office based and face-to-face work with young people, staff and volunteers.

This role would best suit an individual with solid experience and background in youth work and who has a good understanding of voluntary sector youth clubs and youth group settings. Regular evening and weekend working is required.

Job location (usual place of work): Headington

Pay rate: £21,956 – £24,123 pa (Fixed term end March 2020)

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Youth Leadership and Participation Officer

Applications close on date: 10am on Wednesday 8th August 2018

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Fixed term

Job description: This is part of Oxfordshire Youth’s core offer and is an important role that will be working in a team of four providing meaningful membership support. The main focus of the role is to model effective youth work practice and to facilitate the sharing of learning within our member organisations, developing their capacity to deliver high quality youth programmes. A significant element of this role involves working face to face with young people and requires solid skills in this area. There is scope for you to be creative within this programme and make a significant difference to the communities you will be working with.
A minimum of two evenings a week will be required.

To apply, please contact: For an application pack please visit or for more information contact us on 01865 767 899 or email

Youth Leadership and Participation Officer JD + PS July 2018

OY_Application_Form May 2018

Please return applications to or by post to Oxfordshire Youth, 1st Floor, Bury Knowle Coach House, North Place, Oxford, OX3 9HY