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You will earn £19,100 per annum pro rata in this Trainee role as we are Voluntary Living Wage Employer.
Cardiff Council delivers over 700 different services to our citizens, visitors, and businesses across the City. As a local government organisation, our customers depend on us to deliver our essential services every day, even during a pandemic. Whether employed in a customer facing, technical, trade or support role, our employees help us to make a difference to the communities we serve. You must live in Cardiff to apply for this role, and you can check your postcode falls within the boundaries of Cardiff here: http://ishare.cardiff.gov.uk/mycardiff.aspx
Our Youth Service Gabalfa Youth Centre Team is looking to employ a Corporate Trainee based at based at Gabalfa Youth Centre, Colwill Road, Gabalfa CF14 2QQ for 18.5 hours per week for 12 months. The successful candidate will contribute to our Service helping us to deliver youth work provisions for young people aged 11-25 joining a talented and enthusiastic team of professional youth workers who operate across the city. This set up consists of youth centres, specialist provisions, youth mentoring and street-based youth work teams that all provide a wide variety of creative opportunities and experiences that encourage the participation and development of young people in communities.
The Gabalfa Youth Centre is a neighbourhood youth provision based in Gabalfa and works with young people aged 11-25, many who live in the surrounding communities of Gabalfa, Mynachdy, Llandaff North and Whitchurch. The newly established provision will offer a variety of creative and exciting activities to engage young people that promote life skills, healthy relationships and personal expression and development.
This role may involve home working and you will be encouraged to develop the skills to support this. Where homeworking is required, you will be given the necessary equipment however, you will need to arrange your own internet connectivity. Some evening or weekend work may be required.
About the job
In this Corporate Trainee Youth Worker role you will support our service and will learn to develop the skills you need to fully contribute to our Service and engage and support young people. You will also learn to: support the team with event, project & workshop planning, delivery, and evaluation; collate data such as membership, attendance, and participation; carry out a number of IT based tasks and use a computer to create documents using a variety of software.
As part of a team who are responsible for supporting young people to develop holistically, you will be working face to face with young people to facilitate their personal, social, and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence, and place in society and to reach their full potential.
Full training will be provided by our Team who will help and encourage you to develop in the role and you will be encouraged to take on a variety of duties. You will receive supervision and on the job training and will have a named mentor to support you to deliver an efficient and effective service in a positive, customer-focused manner.
The Corporate Apprentice & Trainee Scheme also provides opportunities to enhance your transferrable skills to help support your career progression.
Many of our teams have moved to online and homeworking and you will be encouraged to develop the skills to support this. Where homeworking is required, you will be given the necessary equipment however, you will need to arrange your own internet connectivity (some support may be available to help with this).
Although you will be provided with a base, you will be required to work from various locations in accordance with the needs of the role. This will include evening work each week and occasional weekend work.
What We Are Looking For From You
Our customers depend on us to keep delivering services even in the most challenging of times. We are looking for individuals who are interested in our work, keen to learn in the role and in helping us making a difference to our customers by delivering exceptional public services in Cardiff.
Our Corporate Trainees gain valuable experience working for the largest Council in Wales. Whilst we cannot guarantee that the appointed candidate will go on to secure a further role at the end of this initial contract, they will be supported and encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available within our organisation, to progress their career.
If after reading the job description, you have any questions about the role please contact Craig Bartlett, Senior Youth Officer, Gabalfa Youth Activity Centre Tel: 02920 615260 / 07976056220
To be eligible to apply for this role you must live in Cardiff. Please check your postcode falls within the boundaries of Cardiff here: http://ishare.cardiff.gov.uk/mycardiff.aspx
This post is not suitable for post share.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
This post is temporary for 18.5 hours a week over 12 months.
This salary is subject to the Living Wage Supplement that tops up the basic rate of pay to £9.90 per hour. The supplement will be reviewed every April. Cardiff Council reserves the right to make any changes to, or removal of, the Living Wage Supplement.
When completing your online application, you should tailor your application to the role in the Supporting Information section, stating how you meet each of the essential criteria listed on the Person Specification. You should also state how you meet any desirable criteria as we may use these to shortlist should we receive a large volume of applicants meeting all the essential criteria. The Supporting Information section of the online application form is limited to 4,000 characters – you can upload additional Supporting Information but please do not submit a CV as this is unlikely to provide the information needed. Please read the guidance on how to apply.
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If you need help with your application, please contact our Into Work Services Teamat www.intoworkcardiff.co.uk.
We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.
Job Reference: EDU00487