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Young Somerset

Environmental Youth Worker

Young Somerset is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Environmental Youth Worker to join its Alternative Provision team as a specialist youth worker. You will have a keen interest in working with young people and helping them grow and learn as well as knowledge and experience of conservation and environmental education.

This is a broad and varied position, and the ideal candidate will enjoy working with groups of young people outdoors in Somerset’s varied and beautiful landscapes. A key part of the job will be the delivery of Young Somerset’s Young Ranger programme working in partnership with the Quantocks Landscape Partnership Scheme, but you will also work across Somerset with groups and individuals who will benefit from the practical, accredited opportunities provided by Alternative Provision.

You will have a youth work qualification or be interested in achieving one, and as a minimum a basic qualification in the environmental, conservation or land-based sector.

Hours: 37 hours per week including some weekends and some evenings.

Salary: £21,959 per annum.

Contract: Permanent.

Holiday: 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Who we are

Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset and our mission is to put young people first.

Our aim is to work with young people, encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and become actively involved in shaping the communities in which they live. Young Somerset works to achieve social and economic outcomes with young people, through the delivery of measurable outputs and outcomes.

Young Somerset seeks to develop a youth work relationship that is open, honest, respectful, trusting and led by the young person.

Applying for this role

Please read the full job description here before applying.

For a conversation or more details feel free to contact Barney Simmons, Alternative Provision Operations Manager or 07773343335

Closing date: 22nd October 2021

Interview date: 29th October 2021

To apply, complete the application form here and email to

Young Somerset is an equal opportunities employer, and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

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Closing Date: 22/10/2021  Location: Somerset

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