Youth Worker - Emotional Health And Well Being

Youth Worker (Emotional Health and Well-being) - Shaping Spaces

16 hours per week FTE £18,800

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.

We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.

Objectives of the Shaping Spaces Project

We are looking to appoint two dynamic worker to help develop our existing youth provision to support young people aged 16-25 with their emotional health and well-being.  Building on our existing Shaping Spaces programme and extensive BEES environmental experience the project will pilot ‘ecotherapy’ approaches to improving health and well-being and reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Job Purpose

To work as part of a team to design and deliver a programme of activities to support young people aged 16-25 to achieve the following:

  • Reduce social isolation by building connections/friendships/peer support through activities in outdoor spaces 
  • Improving young people’s connection to/belonging to their communities through accessing green community spaces 
  • Addressing loneliness/social isolation and breaking down barriers for entry into employment/education/training

Lead Worker additional responsibilities

  • Supervision of staff and volunteers
  • Monitoring and evaluation in line with grant agreements

To the successful candidate we offer:

  • Flexible working environment
  • Opportunities to apply for other internal roles
  • An opportunity to work for a company who offer on-going development within your role
  • The post holder must be aware of equal opportunity principles and comply with the equal opportunity procedures.
  • Job Share will also be considered

For an application pack on the above role, please email or visit

Closing date for the role(s) is 9:00am on Monday 14th January 2019

Job Info Pack

Application Pack

Equal Opportunities Form


Closing date: 14th January 2019 9:00am
Hours: 16
Salary: £18,800
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: YMCA Bradford
City of Bradford YMCA
Culture Fusion Building

Phone Number: 01274 307228