Cotswold Chine School, Box, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AG

Employer: Cotswold Chine School

Salary: Upto £26,000 per annum with option for overtime

Closing: 31st August 2024

Are you keen to work with Young People and have a passion for creativity and being active?

Cotswold Chine School, part of Novalis Trust, is a charity that supports children with Neurodevelopmental Difficulties. Youth Support Workers are pivotal in creating and supporting tailored activities for young people. As a Youth Support Worker your personality and creativity will be key in shaping and helping children pursue personal aspirations.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Encouraging young people to engage in a variety of clubs and offsite trips.
  • Planning, organising, and running half term programmes.

(All of which promote social development)

Benefits for this role include:

  • Training and development opportunities which include recognised qualifications and accredited certificates.
  • Fixed 2-week rota to include one weekend day per fortnight.
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Clear progression career path for staff who wish to develop their careers within the Trust.
  • Free onsite parking and free meals provided if working during mealtimes.
  • Entitled to apply for Blue Light discount card
  • Health Cash Plan for Employees
  • Employee welcome bonus where you could earn an additional £600 in the first year, with payments made between 6 weeks and 1 year (subject to the normal PAYE deductions)

Requirements for the role:

The role would ideally suit someone with previous experience in sports coaching/ young people’s mentoring/ performing arts/creative activities;


who holds a qualification in Psychology/Sports and Exercise /Sports Coaching/ Youth and Community/Working with Children & Families.


We also offer this position in a trainee capacity for those who may not meet the desired requirements but are looking to start a career in this field. Please note in your application which role you feel is more relevant for you.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A motivated, creative, and empathetic approach
  • Enthusiasm to work with and support the development of young people
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities with young people
  • Confidence to contribute and collaborate with the youth support team and wider care team
  • A keenness to learn and implement Trauma Informed Practice
  • Previous experience in working with children and young people is desired
  • Driving licence desired

Novalis Trust is committed to Safeguarding. If shortlisted, you will receive a self-disclosure form to complete and return to us prior to interview. All applications will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity.