Vacancies at the National Youth Agency


Practice Development Manager

Location: Flexible (Office space available in Leicester, London and Newcastle, or role can be home based if preferred)

Contract: Permanent contract

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum

Contracted Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: Monday 30th April 2018 – 12 noon.

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th May 2018. (in Leicester)

Are you a JNC qualified youth worker with a passion for workforce development? If you have the experience, proven track record and energy to support us to develop a skilled and effective youth sector workforce come and join our team.

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is the national body for youth work. We believe investing in young people’s personal and social development helps them overcome challenges and reach their potential. We want to ensure young people get access to the youth workers they need, so we seek to secure youth work through policy and advocacy; supporting youth workers to do their jobs better and; securing new resources.

NYA is in a new and exciting period of development and a key part of our work is to grow the support and services we provide for all those working with young people.

This management post is central to leading and developing the work of NYA across workforce and quality standards development within youth work. It will be pivotal in working with stakeholders across the sector to ensure that the initial training of youth workers reflects the needs of the landscape in which they operate, and the young people they work with as well as ensuring quality CPD to ensure youth workers are supported to retain strong professional identity and competence through their careers.

We need a proactive person that can competently manage a mixed portfolio and bring youth work expertise to everything we do. This role requires a JNC qualified youth worker with experience within a higher educational institution setting or who is experienced in initial training/CPD design and delivery.

This role will include leadership of the professional validation programme (JNC) and support the Education and Training Standards Committee (ETS) as well as ensuring the wider NYA’s training and quality standards guidance and offer makes a powerful difference to the development of the youth work workforce.

For more information and to apply, please download the Job description and Person specification, and the Application form.


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