Swan Youth Project, Paradise Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9JE | t. 01366 386259

Job Vacancies

We have 1 current vacancy and 1 coming soon

Current vacancy

Position:  Youth Advisory Board Extra Capacity Youth Worker

Organisation Name: Swan Youth Project

Responsible to: Project Manager/YAB Participation Worker

Salary: £25000pa

Location: Kings Lynn

Hours per week: Full Time (Fixed term contract to 30th Aug 2022)

Closing date: 01/11/2021

Interview date: TBA

The Organisation:

Swan Youth Project is a community-based youth charity located in Downham Market West Norfolk, an area marked by significant disadvantage in learning, skills, employment, and health

The project was created to be a centre of excellence for youth work in the area, empowering, enabling and educating young people to be the best they can. We deliver programs in Downham Market and Watlington Norfolk

Our approach to delivering services is key to our success and focuses on youth engagement which enables us to deliver innovative but focused programs in response to need. We aim to support our young people to overcome their barriers and achieve their aspirations, empowering them with the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to resolve their own needs in the long term.

Swan Youth Project take their responsibility towards safeguarding very seriously, it is embedded in every part of the project and is at the core of everything we do. Keeping children safe from significant harm is the responsibility of all adults especially those working with children. We follow Safer Recruitment procedures and all staff are DBS checked

Job Role:

  • To support and plan delivery of high quality youth work programmes and short courses with young people in the area as directed by the YAB West Norfolk.
  • To promote and recruit young people to the West Norfolk YAB
  • To ensure that evaluation of the work occurs in consultation with participants, staff and management at all levels.
  • To work co-operatively with the team and under the direction of the YAB Participation Youth Worker (line management from Swan Youth Project Manager)
  • To undertake administrative work associated within the session under the direction of the Project manager / YAB Participation Worker
  • To deliver support and information to youth and community groups within the West Norfolk area

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Demonstrable experience in youth work Settings (Centre, Outreach and Detached), with a range of groups of young people aged 11 to 19 years.
  • The ability to work autonomously and manage own work load
  • Direct experience of planning, monitoring and evaluation of work.
  • Experience of utilizing a variety of methods to delivering work with young people
  • Experience of participatory models of practice
  • Prepared to work flexible hours, which will include evening and weekend work (and occasionally residential)
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the issues which impact on the lives of young people
  • A nationally recognized JNC Qualification in Youth Work or equivalent
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current youth work principles, practices and priorities
  • Facilitation of young people’s participation in decision making

Desirable (not essential, training can be provided)

  • Experience of working with the voluntary and community sectors
  • First Aid Trained
  • Experience of delivering issue-based and accredited youth work

What you’ll get in return:

  • Regular line management and support
  • Access to training opportunities
  • A supportive and forward thinking team around you

What to do next:

For more information on this role and to request an application form, please contact Anna Foster 01366 386259 anna@swanyouthproject.org Application form

The Swan Youth Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be requested from most recent employer plus one other.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting employment.


Coming Soon:
We are going to be recruiting a young person to the Kick Start scheme. This will be aimed at a young person aged 18 – 24 who is unemployed and claiming Universal Credit. It will be 25 hours a week at national minimum wage, for 6 months.
The role will be helping to run our Re-new shop and Hygiene Bank as well as supporting the No Child Goes Hungry campaign, plus some light admin tasks.
There will be training and support provided, with the hope that the role will become self funding from the profits from the shop. It is a fantastic opportunity for someone to get lots of varied experience in an interesting role.
This has to be applied for through the DWP website, but please do call Anna for an informal chat if you are interested and would like more information:  01366 386259
Volunteer Roles
Volunteers are important to our small charity and support us in many different ways:
  • Becoming a trustee
  • Fund raising
  • Supporting sessions
  • Caretaking
  • Maintenance
  • Gardening

All volunteers apply in the same way as paid workers, via the application form and all will be interviewed and DBS checked. For more information contact anna@swanyouthproject.org