The OK Club is a Christian youth work project in South Kilburn, NW London and part of the Worth Unlimited family. We've just celebrated 60 years of supporting young people in our neighbourhood and now are looking for an experienced youth worker to join our team, lead our work and inspire hope with children, young people and their families.
This is an exciting full time opportunity for someone who sees their work with young people as a vocation rather than a job, who believes that all young people have gifts, skills and talents and who is looking for an opportunity to stretch their leadership skills.
Hours: 37 hours per week including 3 evenings & occasional weekend duties.
Salary: Up to Pt 15, £32,428 pa dependent on experience and qualifications
Pension: 3% (dependent on 5% employee contribution)
Holidays: 6 weeks plus bank holidays
Location: The OK Club, 45 Denmark Road, London, NW6 5BP
The OK Club runs a Christian missional community house, called Christian Holt House, which shares the same site as the OK Club. If required, there is the possibility of a below market rent accommodation (2 bedroom flat). Note that the accommodation is not a part of the remuneration package or terms/conditions of this post and would need to be negotiated separately.
The OK Club is a partner branch of Worth Unlimited, so while the charity is small and independent, it benefits from the support, expertise and interactivity of a larger organisation. This successful individual will be line-managed by the National Director of Worth Unlimited.
A key part of this role is overseeing the current team at The OK Club which is small but passionate about serving young people and families in South Kilburn:
One other full time youth and children's worker who takes the lead on Children's Work and our Volunteer programme.
Three interns (one full time and two shared with churches and so part time), usually from abroad on gap year schemes.
Christian Holt House can accommodate up to seven further individuals who live as part of the missional community and are required as part of their tenancy to contribute to Club activities.
A small but important number of volunteers are recruited from among parents and the community generally.
We are keen to grow this team, particularly with older young people and other members of the local community.
The work of the OK Club is overseen by a Management Committee (Trustees) who meet every two months. As well as these main meetings, there are a number of subcommittees to support the day to day running of the Club (currently finance & buildings).
Timetable (subject to amendment):
August/September: Post is advertised
17th September: Closing date for applications
19th September: Successfully shortlisted candidates notified
w/c 27th Sept: Interviews
The successful candidate may start as soon as they are available and appropriate checks have been carried out.
Inclusion & Diversity:
The OK Club strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background.
The OK Club is a Safe Recruiter and will require all applicants to undergo a DBS disclosure as well as taking references. A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to working for us but must be declared on application.
Closing date: 5 pm on 17th September 2021