Youth Development Lead - Leeds

The Prince's Trust
Advocacy and Campaigns, Children & Young People, Human Resources, Recruitment & Volunteer Mgt
Salary Details
£21,500.00 to £25,500.00 dependent on your skills, knowledge and experience
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Youth Development Lead on a Maternity Cover basis, who will support young people based across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Job Description

There will be a specific focus on our Get Into programme combined with support for the whole team on our outreach. This is a varied role that will combine home working alongside working from our Leeds centre, an understanding that there will be a requirement to travel to other towns and cities across Yorkshire and the Humber as a part of this role is important.

Our Get Into team supports young people into employment by working with our delivery partners to develop, train and expand their knowledge and skills in many different sectors. You will need to be able to have the ability to manage programmes, partners and volunteers as well as deliver to and support young people on their journey to employment.

Key parts of this role will include:

  • Creation and delivery of sessions to groups of young people on the Get Into Programmes, focusing on personal and social development, life skills and employability skills.
  • Management of relationships with our referral and delivery partners, including contracts, payments, detailed delivery plans and quality assessment
  • Partnership and volunteer management: working with our partners to support the delivery of our programmes as well as supporting the volunteers that assist in programme delivery.
  • Providing pastoral care and safeguarding support and signposting
  • Providing 1-to-1 support directly to our young people
  • Supporting the development of business plans and financial forecasts
  • Working closely with volunteers and partner organisations to support our Young People
  • Working with wider colleagues to achieve a positive outcome for young people
  • Accurately completing paperwork and using our internal systems to actively onboard and manage our Young People as well as day-to-day general administration
  • Creating marketing material and promoting our programmes to young people and referral partners

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Why we need Youth Development Leads:

This year, we aim to help more than 50,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, moving 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!

To apply: Click the apply link and you will be redirected to The Princes Trust recruitment page where you can apply. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker when applying to help to monitor our recruitment advertising.

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.