Arts Worker

Location: Hub (Egerton Street)
Team: Youth Work
Contract: Part Time
Pay: £9.50-£10.70 per hour (dependent on experience)
Hours: 8.5 hours per week during evening and weekend sessions

Mahdlo Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art multi-million Pound location providing young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 for those with additional needs, engaging and exciting opportunities to try something new, seven days a week.

We’ve got incredible facilities including a 3G Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) pitch climbing wall, boxing gym, three court sports hall, sensory room, fully equipped gym including weightlifting equipment, recreation area and dance, arts, music and media suites and much more.

The role

Our arts team bring our Get Creative theme to life using visual, literary and performing arts as a tool to encourage discussions within a youth work setting to motivate young people to make better choices.

We’re looking for someone with a love of visual arts and a passion for improving opportunities and raising aspirations for young people to join our team as an arts worker. The role focuses on Senior Zone (ages 13 to 19, 25 with additional needs) on Friday nights and Family Zone on a Sunday, for young people of all ages and their families.

It is essential you have a passion and experience in working positively with young people, and a Level 2 Arts Leaders Award, Arts Gold Award, or Youth Work Qualification is desirable but not essential.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • To work directly with children and young people (8-12 years and/or 13-19, 25 with a disability) to lead and deliver safe sessions within the Youth Zone.
  • To confidently establish and maintain positive relationships with groups of children and young people.
  • To work with young people from a range of backgrounds and with a range of needs.

Why work for Mahdlo Youth Zone

This is truly a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Mahdlo Youth Zone team and to help to create a long-lasting legacy for young people across the borough.

Working at Mahdlo means you have free access to our onsite gym, 14.54% of your hours worked paid holiday allowance, learning & development opportunities, branded workwear and more!

The strength of Mahdlo Youth Zone and the OnSide network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people; we place huge value on equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, communities and abilities.

This role offers:

  • Free onsite gym access
  • Life insurance
  • Birthday gift
  • Automatic enrolment to Medicash Health Care scheme on successful completion of probationary period

In accordance with Mahdlo’s Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check and will require you to complete Safeguarding training within three months of appointment and refresher training thereafter.


Application forms are also available by emailing

You must be committed to working within the spirit of Mahdlo’s core values – Passion, Respect, Inclusion, Dependability and Excellence – which describe the way we work.

Closing date: 9am on Friday 10th February
Interviews to be held on Thursday 16th February

Please note an earlier version of this job advert included some incorrect information. It is now correct as of 0815 on Monday 16th January.

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