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Newton Abbot

  • Part time
  • 2024-04-17
  • £24,528 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Fixed term
  • Job code: 260324-49816

In the community – based in Newton Abbot, The Change Academy

Fixed-term contract until 31/03/2025 (Maternity Cover)

Are you a creative Youth Worker with a passion for exploring thinking and behaviour?

Are you passionate about actively engaging and building quality relationships with young people?

This is a great chance to be part of a well-established team of Young Devon staff in The Change Academy, whilst developing our targeted work exploring healthy relationships and harmful sexual behaviours with young people. You’ll be responsible for delivering proactive, engaging and high-quality Youth Work in the community, as well as targeted group work and 1:1s. You will get to know young people and work with them to provide opportunities to explore views and attitudes, reduce harmful sexual behaviours and experience healthy relationships.

We are looking for someone who has experience of inspiring young people to explore their thinking and behaviour within relationships with others, has some knowledge of using a shame competent, trauma informed approach to sex and relationship education.

Young Devon is a youth work charity (1057949) passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and committed to embracing diversity.


Closing date for applications: 12:00pm noon Wednesday 17th April 2024

Interviews: Thursday 25th April 2024 in The Change Academy, Newton Abbot


You can request an application pack (which includes the Application Form and Job Description & Person Specification) from or download from our website at


Please submit your Application Form to


Please read the job description and person specification. If you then have any further questions about the role please contact Duncan Cherrett (07970640661)


Young Devon is committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable groups and all applicants who will or could have unsupervised access to these groups will complete the required checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

The post holder will be expected to work 10 hours per week. Flexible working across the week is desirable.

·         Hours of work will vary to meet the needs and availability of young people

·         The post holder will be expected to travel within the locality and occasionally elsewhere and to transport young people in own vehicle or travel on public transport with young people

·         Some evening and weekend work will be required


Job category

Youth work


Young Devon Changing the odds in favour of young people

Type of organisation





Young Devon is a youth work charity (1057949) who is actively committed to embracing diversity.

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