Youth activities sessional worker
Approx 4 hours per session week in termtime, freelance (additional paid hours may also be available in school holidays)
From £11 per hour dependent upon experience, plus expenses
Mentoring Plus is an award-winning community youth charity delivering multiple support projects across Bath & NE Somerset, and we aim to be an inclusive, welcoming employer focused on supporting professional development, staff wellbeing and flexible working. We’re a small and friendly team used to pitching in to help deliver the best experience for our mentees.
Offering accessible, supported group activities to children and young people is the ‘plus’ of Mentoring Plus. Alongside one to one mentoring with an adult, regular group sessions where a young person feels safe and able to try new things builds confidence, forges friendships and opens the way to positive new interests and community connections.
We’re looking for three group activity sessional workers who can support our group leaders to make our weekly termtime sessions (2 evenings per week, Monday and/or Thursdays 6-7.45pm) fun, safe and beneficial for our young people. We also run regular school holiday activities, which can be additional hours on this contract by agreement.
Our sessional workers drive 2-3 young people to and from sessions, for which expenses are paid, so you’ll need a full driving licence and permanent access to a well-maintained car.
Transport isn’t an add-on: it is vital for young people to access these sessions safely from all parts of Bath & NE Somerset. It’s also an opportunity to chat supportively in the car about things which are on young people’s minds. A few texts on the day ensure that young people are attending and parents are aware.
Most sessions are at our youth hub on the eastern side of Bath (parking provided). Often sessions will be youth-club style with a choice of sport, cookery, games and crafts, plus a nutritious meal which everyone shares. Sometimes it’s a special visit to a local venue, or a guest expert able to offer sports, music, arts, bushcraft and more.
You need to cope calmly and effectively with the team to respond to any safeguarding issues which might come your way, following our clear procedures and careful training. We keep staff ratios high to make this easier.
You can download a full job description / role profile here.
If you love the energy of group work, have professional or volunteer experience in a similar field (mentoring, youth work, group work, teaching, pastoral care or similar) and want to help young people facing tougher challenges than most to benefit, please initially email a CV to email@example.com.
We’ll follow up with an initial telephone interview, but have to follow Safer Recruitment guidelines for shortlisted candidates after that, including asking them to complete a full application form.