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2 x Youth Support Worker/Senior Youth Support Worker Portsmouth

Position Title: 2 x Youth Support Worker/Senior Youth Support Worker

Location: Portsmouth

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £18,403-£26,182 per annum (dependent on skills, qualifications and experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (daytime and some evenings)


Motiv8 is a charity that is passionate about supporting young people and their families in the local community by building trusting relationships to equip them with the skills, resilience and opportunities to thrive.


We are looking for 2 experienced Youth Support Worker/Senior Youth Support Workers who can join our vibrant Portsmouth teams based in Portsea and Southsea. The successful candidate will be part of a community team offering a varied programme of activities and opportunities to support young people’s personal, social and emotional development.


Are you someone who is able to enthuse, inspire and empower young people? Do you have previous or lived experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable or at risk? Can you work collaboratively with others? Do you have excellent communication skills? Are you creative, committed and adaptable, with the motivation to make a difference? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.


Some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Individual and family support; providing individual mentoring for young people alongside wider family support.
  • Targeted group work; planning, overseeing and delivering youth provision for specific groups of young people particularly those most in need who may be vulnerable or at risk.
  • Community and Enterprise; Working with young people through street based detached and outreach provision alongside evening youth hubs.
  • Youth Voice: provide a range of youth participation opportunities to hear young people and involve them in decision-making.
Job Benefits

In return for your hard work, we offer:


  • A comprehensive training package, to provide you with personal and professional development
  • Thorough induction into core modules of work, providing you with a solid grounding in the field
  • Job role progression routes through a company competency framework
  • A challenging but rewarding work environment where you can make a difference
  • Continued wellbeing and welfare support to staff, through regular supervision, appraisals, staff feedback and access to support networks and 24 hour counselling access.

To apply for this role, please click here.  This will take you to our online recruitment portal, where you can register your details and upload your CV, supporting statement and monitoring information, which are shown below.

Supporting statement Youth Support Worker, Senior Youth Support Worker Portsmouth

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Sheet


The closing date for this role is midday on 20 April 2022


Interviews to take place week commencing 25 April 2022

Employment Type
Duration of employment
Job Location
6 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HL
Remote work possible
Working Hours
Monday to Friday
Base Salary
Date posted
March 28, 2022
Valid through
April 20, 2022
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