Careers at N-Gage

Here at N-Gage we’re always looking for talented people to join our team. We’re an award winning, living wage employer and there are great benefits in working for us 

Our Head Office is based in Northenden, so if you’re applying for a role with us, you’ll have great access to transport links including the M56 and local buses, plus plenty of local shops and cafes. 

Below are our current vacancies. For more details please click on the job title. If you have any questions about any of our open positions then please email recruitment@n-gage.org.uk

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Working with young people | NGage

YOUTH WORKER

N-Gage’s goal as a charity is to work with young people to enable them to reach their full potential.
Catalyst is our detached and centre-based youth work project which operates from a mobile youth centre to facilitate workshops for young people aged 9-18 at locations across Greater Manchester.
The Catalyst Sessional Staff role involves playing a key role in the delivery of these youth work sessions on a weekday evening.

  1. Under the guidance and support of your Team Leader deliver the Catalyst programme at locations across Greater Manchester. This includes spending time with young people, acting as a positive role model, investing time in their interests and proactively seeking to understand what motivates and challenges them.
  2. Engaging in a range of sport and social activities both on and off the mobile youth vehicle.
  3. Ensuring the welfare of the young people and the N-Gage team through education in such areas of their life as financial and emotional health.
  4. With direction from your Team Leader or Manager, play an active role in any community action projects or residential trips which may be included in the Catalyst area in which you are working.
  5. Encourage the development of young people holistically (spiritually, emotionally and physically) in line with N-Gage’s beliefs and key aims.
  6. Be an enthusiastic ambassador of the N-Gage charity.
  7. Consider how each young person that you encounter may be able to progress into other N-Gage programmes or other partner agency services.

ESSENTIAL

  • Passion to work with young people.
  • Fully conversant with principles and practice of Child Protection.
  • Ability to drive, with own transport or a willingness to use public transport where possible to get to sessions.
  • Have a proven capacity to function as a team player.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with young people.
  • Demonstrate respect for authority including Team Leaders, Directors, CEO and Trustees.
  • Be able to show evidence of possessing the ability to relate to groups of differing ability, age and culture.
  • To adapt quickly and take responsibility when required and to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • To play a full and active role as a worker for N-Gage, through participation in events and meetings when required whilst working, in line with the ethos of the charity.

DESIRABLE

  • Previous experience of inner-city youth work.
  • Experience of creative youth work in the community.
  • Be flexible in your availability to work different evening sessions.
  • Reliability to deliver and attend all sessions you are booked to do.
  • Formal qualifications in Youth Work (JNC 2 preferred) or a willingness to undertake NVQ Level 2 or the equivalent.

SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT

This centre is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of its patrons and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A satisfactory DBS check and references will need to be returned prior to commencement of employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

N-Gage is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All staff and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).