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Activity and Recreation Youth/Play Worker (23 hours/week)

Added 12th February 2020

Wigan Youth Zone, which opened in June 2013, is part of the OnSide network of fourteen Youth Zones.  Youth Zones are for young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 for young people with additional needs.  Wigan Youth Zone is centrally located, dedicated to young people and makes a bold statement about the importance of giving young people high-quality places to go in their leisure time.  Open 7 days a week, at weekends and during school holidays, the Youth Zone’s purpose is to give young people a space so they can be happy, healthy and successful adults.

The Activity & Recreation Youth/Play Worker will support their line manager in the management of the recreation area which is the centre of Wigan Youth Zone and where every young person goes to at some point every visit.  The role requires the creation of a space that is warm, welcoming, active and full of life and challenge.  You will also provide additional support to young people to enable equal opportunity access to the wide range of activities on offer at Wigan Youth Zone, and deliver fun, engaging and energetic activities to young people.

Application Process

Closing date: Friday 21 February 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 24 February 2020

To apply, please read the attached role profile and then send your completed application form (attached) to or post to HR & Office Manager, Wigan Youth Zone, Parsons Walk, Wigan WN1 1RU.

Job reference Activity and Recreation Youth/Play Worker (23 hours/week) Salary £8.00 - £9.00 per hour Contract (23 hours/week) Closing Date 21/02/2020 Apply today