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Youth Engagement Worker

Merton CollegeMerton

Permanent, Full Time (36 hours per week)


Term Time Only (40 weeks per year)


Working as a member of the Student Support Team, the Youth Engagement Worker will play a key role in engaging with students around the campus; ensuring that students are attending lessons, that social spaces, corridors and other communal areas in the College are safe and welcoming and that students maintain reasonable standards of behaviour. Providing 1-2-1 support with an identified group of learners in terms of their attendance and punctuality, you will support young people to make positive changes in their lives and help them to develop action plans in order for them to build resilience, develop new skills and achieve their learning potential.


So, if you have experience of working with and positively engaging young people 14-19 years of age from a variety of backgrounds and have an understanding of the needs and issues surrounding them and the difficulties students face, then we want to hear from you.


You’ll hold a Level 2 qualification in a related field such as Childcare, Health and Social Care, Youth Work or IAG and have the ability to listen and communicate with young people in an individual or group setting. The ability to use initiative, organise and prioritise is a must, as is a working knowledge and ability to deliver topics around personal development, behaviour and attitudes.


This position is based at Merton College.


Closing date for the return of a complete online application form is 16th September 


South Thames Colleges group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


The benefits package includes generous annual leave, there is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme


The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.


We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.


When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.



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