Youth Worker

Location: District (across Oldham) Hub (Egerton Street)
Team: Youth Work
Contract: Part Time Permanent
Pay: £26500 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: 30 hours per week

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

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit two highly motivated and proactive people to the role of Youth Worker.

You will provide professional youth work and deliver a range of exciting programmes to children and young people at Mahdlo and across Oldham. You will also provide direct line management support, coaching, and development for sessional youth and activity workers and volunteers to ensure young people receive high quality youth service delivery.

The ideal candidate will have a qualification recognised by the JNC for Youth and Community Work. You will have experience of face to face youth work delivery and will be confident in working with and managing children and young people (8-19 and/or 25 years old with a disability, both in groups and individually) to develop their social education by providing programmes of activities, services and facilities that are engaging and enable young people to develop. You will also have a commitment to personal and professional development.

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.

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:

  • 33 days annual leave pro rata (including bank/public holidays)
  • Free onsite gym access
  • Life insurance
  • Birthday gift
  • Automatic enrolment to Medicash Health Care scheme on successful completion of probationary period.


Application forms are also available by emailing

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 3rd June 2024

Mahdlo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required with this post. The successful applicants will be expected to join the DBS Update Service. Job offers are also subject to two satisfactory references.

Mahdlo is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from all candidates. We treat all applicants for employment and employees equally.

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