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Job Category
Children Services | Support, Advice and Guidance
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£20,679 - £20,951
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week
6 hours to support evening youth work sessions

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Youth Support Worker 
£20,077 - £20,341 Dependant On Experience (Pro-Rata)

This is an exciting time to join the Youth Support Team as we expand our youth work offer.  We have a number of part-time, permanent Youth Support Worker vacancies in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Stroud and the Cotswolds.

Successful candidates will be an invaluable part of our mission to provide an exciting and engaging Youth Work offer for young people across the districts.  As a Youth Support Worker, your role will be vital in supporting some of the most vulnerable young people and those with complex needs to make effective transitions into adulthood. We are looking for individuals that are passionate about this line of work, who are able to develop positive relationships with young people, and are able to be a positive role model for both colleagues and service users. Your role will involve supporting young people to undertake tasks, engage in activities, develop life skills and helping them overcome barriers to participation and achievement.


You will have:

  • Experience in a relevant area of work, eg Youth Work
  • Experience of working with young people, their families and communities, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion 
  • Experience of providing young people with practical support and guidance 
  • Ability to work flexibly and respond to the needs of the service and users 

Download the Job Description for full details.



Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.