Youth Work Manager - DYS Space Ltd (DYS114)

Close date :
31 October 2021
Salary :
See below.
Location :
Northern Devon
Description :

Hours per week: 37 hrs

Contract: permanent full time

Salary: £34,917.00 to £37,961.00 (pay award pending)

We are seeking an experienced, energetic Youth Work Manager who wants to work for a cutting edge South West youth charity, in an incredible part of the country. 

Could you bring the necessary drive and passion to help us to collaboratively - unlock potential with young people and their communities. 

Space (DYS Space Ltd) is an ambitious and innovative charity, driven by our values and seeking to support even more young people by developing current and new services. 

Our values are: 

Integrity - doing what's right even when no one is looking 

Respect - interacting with fairness, kindness and dignity 

Determination - we give people a second chance and a third, fourth…..

Collaborative - doing great things together and with others 

Accountable - managing risk, taking responsibility and be accountable to each other and our stakeholders 

Dynamic - creating fun and a little bit of weirdness 

Our employees strive to achieve the best they can and must be committed to seeing the best in others. We value everyone's contribution and create safe spaces for exploration and growth. 

About You:

  • Are you a people person? 

  • Do you motivate and value others? 

  • Do you value partnerships? 

  • Do you collaborate rather than compete? 

  • Do you understand the challenges and opportunities faced by young people today? 

  • Do you cherish global education? 

  • Do you recognise the benefits of physical activity and do you know how to develop resilience and positive mental health in others? 

  • Are you creative, adaptable, and full of energy, with the motivation to make a difference! 

In a nutshell: 

● You’ll bring something new to lead the continual development, quality and range of youth work across Northern Devon and other Space services 

What we offer: 

● Superb and challenging work environments 

● A real employee voice in our charity 

● Pension: 6-8% employer contribution 

● Ongoing continuous professional development (CPD) and training

Having the JNC professional youth and community degree is an advantage but not essential. If you have relevant qualifications, transferable skills or previous experience working with young people, get in touch - we recruit for attitude!

As part of our ambitions to improve equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under any of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. 

SPACE is committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable groups and all applicants who will or could have unsupervised access to these groups will complete the required checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interested? Please download the job description for the role of a youth support worker. Visit our website: to learn and get a feel for our organisation. If you have further questions then please contact Simon on 07590639378. 

Ready for your next challenge:

If so, download the job description for this key position by clicking on the above link. To apply for this post please download and complete the supporting statement (just click on the above link) and return along with your CV either via email to or posting to DYS Space Ltd, 100 Club, Wear Barton Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 7EH 

Interviews being held at Barnstaple Youth Centre over 2 days: Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th November 2021.   Travel and overnight accommodation expenses will be paid where necessary.  This will be arranged with those shortlisted for interview.

Please note that the interview process will be held in person over 2 days for all candidates shortlisted.