• Posted October 3, 2023
  • youth worker/ staff officer

We are currently recruiting for Youth worker/Staff Officer based in Bangor. The successful candidates will be required to start once the vetting paperwork and ANI completed.


Start date: ASAP

Duration: up until March 2024

Hours of work: Full time 37 hours (Home working in place )

Rate of pay: £17.09


Key Responsibilities:


The post holder will work alongside the current Staff Officer on a range of work duties, but will have lead responsibility in supporting the TBUC Camps and Planned Interventions Programmes. The main duties include:

  1. a) Youth Policy
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the Department’s Youth policy;
  • Support the provision of policy advice and guidance on a range of policy, legislation and operational queries in relation to the youth service as appropriate;
  • Develop and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with youth sector stakeholders;
  • Represent the Team at meetings, stakeholder events and forums as required;
  • Maintain a knowledge and awareness of the youth service.
  1. b) Youth Service Budget
  • Support the oversight, monitoring and reporting on the Youth Service resource budget (circa £34m per annum);
  • Provide input to allocation letters for EA Youth budget resources including T:BUC Camps and Planned Interventions funding;
  • Provide appropriate information for monitoring purposes throughout the year, including scrutiny of the expenditure.
  1. c) T:BUC Camps/ Planned Interventions
  • Support the Deputy Principal in liaising with other departments in relation to budgets for both programmes;
  • Ensure the Department meets its commitments in the Memorandum of Understanding with TEO;
  • Support with monitoring expenditure of both Programmes by regular commissioning of financial monitoring reports.
  • Attending the Operational Subgroup as required, and in the absence of DP attend the TBUC Camps/PI Programme Board.


  1. d) General Duties
  • Provision of high quality, timely and effective support for senior officers and an incoming Minister, including the preparation of AQs, INVs, COR and TOF cases and briefing.

(Note – the role will not include direct delivery of youth work to young people, but there will be opportunities to engage with young people to inform policy through the associated duties).


Essential Criteria applicants must have:

A degree level qualification (or equivalent) in youth work, social science, social policy or a field directly relevant to the duties of this role.


At least three years relevant work experience in the field of youth services within the last 6 years.

Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as part of a team;

Capacity to deliver results and outcomes, sometimes within tight time frames and requiring effective prioritisation;

Good oral and written skills; and

Budgeting and financial management experience.


Please send your CV via the link or to karen.cameron@therecruitmentco.uk

This opportunity is no longer accepting applications.