Monday , December 4 2023

Cardiff Council UK Jobs – CORPORATE TRAINEE

  • Full Time
  • Cardiff

Website Cardiff Council

About The Service

You will earn £19,100 per annum pro rata in this Trainee role as we are Voluntary Living Wage Employer.

Internal applicants are not eligible to apply for this post. To be eligible to apply for this role you must live in Cardiff. Please check your postcode falls within the boundaries of Cardiff here:

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:

Our Youth Service Team is looking to employ a Corporate Trainee part time for 18.5 hours a week to be based at St Mellons Youth Club, St Mellons Hub, Crickhowell Road, St Mellons, CF3 0EF.

Our Youth Service consists of a talented and enthusiastic team of professional youth workers who operate a range of provisions across the city for young people aged 11-25. 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.

St Mellons Youth Centre is a neighbourhood youth provision based in St Mellon’s Hub and works with young people aged 11-25, many who live in the surrounding communities of St Mellon’s, Trowbridge and Rumney. This centre also delivers a Youth Club in Llanrumney. The centre offers a variety of creative and exciting activities to engage young people that promote life skills, healthy relationships and personal expression and development.

About the job

In this Corporate Trainee role you will support our service and will learn to:

Develop the skills you need to fully contribute to our Service and will learn to engage and support young people. You will be supporting the team with event, project & workshop planning, delivery and evaluation. You will support the team to collate data such as membership, attendance and participation. You will be required to carry out a number of IT based tasks and be happy to 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.

The service team 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 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).

The post holder will be expected to work unsociable hours including evenings and some weekends. You will be required to support the Youth Provision activities at St Mellon’s Youth Centre held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening 6-9pm. The remaining hours can be flexible between Mondays to Fridays, dependent on provision need and hours to be agreed with the manager. Any weekend work will be agreed with prior notice.

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, in order to progress their career.

Additional information

If after reading the job description, you have any questions about the role please contact Clare Barnett, Senior Youth Officer at [email protected].

To be eligible to apply for this role you must live in Cardiff. Please check your postcode falls within the boundaries of Cardiff here:

This post is not suitable for post share.

This post is part time and will work 18.5 hours per week. The salary shown however relates to 37 hours per week and will therefore be pro-rata’d accordingly.

We anticipate this post being temporary for 12 months based on a part time working pattern of 18.5 hours per week. If successful, we will confirm the exact length of your contract in writing

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.

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.

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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We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

Job Reference: EDU00488

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