This post is funded by the Youth Investment Fund

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for almost 23 years. Our work is a combination of youth work approaches and principles, and early intervention and prevention services based on good practice, with young people’s voice at the heart of everything we do.

Chilypep, in partnership with our Landlord SOAR, are delighted to have secured funding for a brand-new Youth Club and facilities at our Southey base in North Sheffield, through the Youth Investment Fund.

We are currently looking for a skilled and dedicated Youth Worker Coordinator with experience of managing and running youth spaces and who has expertise in developing and delivering creative needs-led programmes with young people.

This role will oversee the day to day management of the centre S5 Youth Hub activities, and lead a team of staff, including youth workers and volunteers. The Coordinator, working alongside and with support from the Hub Facilities Coordinator, will be responsible for ensuring the centre is used to its full capacity.

The ideal candidate will need to be a thoughtful and flexible practitioner, leader and manager who places young people and their welfare at the heart of their practice and has a compassionate, authentic approach.

Job Description:

Job Title: Youth Work Coordinator

Salary scale:  Chilypep Scale 26 : (£32,511.03) to 28: (£34,379.45) as of 01/04/2023. Pro Rata.

Hours of work:  37 Hours per week. 37 FTE

Pension:  8% employer contribution

Benefits: Access to clinical supervision; BHN Extra’s: cycle to work scheme, bYond prepaid spending card and Extras Discounts. 

Leave entitlement:  38 days leave, including bank holidays (pro rata)

Place of work:  11 Southey Hill, Sheffield, S5 8BB

Duration: This post is initially until 31st March 2025 but further funding is actively being sought to secure this as a permanent post

Candidates must have proven experience and skills in:

· Knowledge and understanding of youth work values, principles and theories and its methods of delivery, including undertaking Community Profiles.

· Managing a youth centre/space and co-ordinating a range of youth work projects within it.

· Demonstratable and significant experience of working with young people in a range of youthwork settings including centre based, outreach and detached youth work – with a focus on participation and engagement.

· Line managing staff and volunteers.

· Competent in the use of computers and IT and Management Information Systems (Chilypep uses Lamplight)

· Using monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques to record outcomes.

· Flexibility due to significant amount of evening and occasional weekend work

You will need a JNC recognised qualification (level 4 minimum) in youth work/youth and community work, and 1 year FTE post qualification experience (Voluntary or paid).

Chilypep are an equal opportunity employer. Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be themselves at work. Our policy is to recruit a diverse workforce and follow the guidelines of the Equality Act. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

Our priority is to safeguard and protect the Children and Young People we work with, and we operate within strict Safe Recruitment Practices, including a DBS check, social media check, and 2 references covering a period on no less than 3 years for all staff and volunteers.

All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 9th May 2024

Interviews to be held in person on: Tuesday 14th May 2024

Further background information may be found on our website:

For a full job description and an application pack please download these below:

We would prefer potential applicants to use our website to download the application pack, but if this is not possible, please email us at:

CHILYPEP Job Application Form – Youth Work Hub Coordinator

Criminal Records Declaration Form

DBS Policy Statement Ex-Offenders

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form – 2023

Youth Work Coordinator Job Description and Person Spec final