Youth Development Lead (Health & Social Care) - South East & South Coast

The Prince's Trust
Education & Training, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Youth
South East
Salary Details
£21,300.00 to £23,000.00 dependent on location and experience
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team and is well suited to an individual that is looking to gain hands-on experience in a thriving and supportive workplace.

Job Description

The successful candidate must be as passionate as us about transforming the lives of young people.

Countless talented young people across the country are unemployed, under-employed or looking for a better career. Meanwhile, across social care and the NHS (the largest employer in Europe), there is currently a staffing crisis with thousands of vacancies across hundreds of roles. In this role, you have the power to make a difference in this crucial time. 

Could you lead our mentoring programme to support 10,000 young people into health and care careers by 2023?

The Delivery Partners and Volunteers Team for the South East and South Coast are looking for an organised and enthusiastic candidate to become our new Youth Development Lead.

You will provide quality support to volunteers and young people across the south. The role is suited to you if you enjoy working with people and building strong relationships.

Volunteers are very important to us and in this role you will be responsible for recruiting and onboarding new volunteers. Holding a firm understanding of Prince’s Trust programmes, you will effectively manage the provision of volunteers according to service delivery needs. Delivering excellent support, you will ensure quality volunteering experiences are had at the Prince’s Trust. You will support and deliver volunteer training; you will work with volunteers virtually and face-to-face. The role will involve organising and managing events for partners and volunteers, again in virtual and face-to-face capacities.

As a Youth Development Lead, you will work with young people, volunteers and partners to support and encourage 16-30-year olds into sustained health and social care roles. Working as part of a regional team, you will work with clear objectives to ‘connect’, ‘progress’ and help ‘transform’ the lives of young people who need us most.

To support our delivery requirements across England we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who have an understanding of the Health & Social Care sector, experience working with data, experience of working with young adults, ability to engage in challenges with optimism and resilience, and A strong understanding of the challenges young people from within The Trust’s target groups might face.

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Why we need Youth Development Leads:

Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 

The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  

We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.

We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network).

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

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Location:  Crawley, GB, RH10 1AH Chichester, GB, PO19 1LB Tunbridge Wells, GB, TN1 2AD Dartford, GB, DA1 1AB East Grinstead, GB, RH19 1EQ Dover, GB, CT16 1BW Horsham, GB, RH13 6AA Canterbury, GB, CT3 4JZ Portsmouth, GB, PO1 1AB Horsham, GB, RH13 6AA Brighton, GB, BN2 1RF Canterbury, GB, CT3 4JZ Sevenoaks, GB, TN13 1AA Chichester, GB, PO19 1LB, Hove, GB, BN3 7EG Worthing, GB, BN11 1AA Maidstone, GB, ME14 1JF Lewes, GB, BN7 2AF Dover, GB, CT16 1BW Worthing, GB, BN11 1AA Hastings, GB, TN34 1BA

Company Description

The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should be given the chance to flourish.

Since 1976, we’ve achieved a great deal, supporting more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK, and have returned £1.4 billion in value to society over the last ten years alone. Yet, this still represents only a small proportion of the young people who might benefit from our support. Three in four young people on our programmes move into work, education or training. Our job is to inspire and support them, to help them reach their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. 

Many of the young people we help are disadvantaged, either in, or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our free programmes give young people the practical skills and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.