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Youth Development Officer and Careers Lead - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Rivermead Inclusive Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F80-40-S
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:£33,024 - £38,223
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week Commencing 4th March 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Rivermead Inclusive Trust for an exceptional Trust Youth Development Officer and Caeers Lead. The successful candidate will work as part of Rivermead School, in enhancing the life chances and life choices of all our learners.

 As part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust, they will join a team of highly skilled and committed staff who put the children at the heart of everything they do.

As a Trust we recognise that learners are transitioning towards independence and their next steps during their journey with us. We are committed to supporting and developing the next generation of adults to be able to engage in their wider communities effectively. Underpinned by the Preparation for Adulthood agenda and focussed on 4 key areas: employment, independent living, community inclusion and health – we are striving to offer the widest range of opportunities to our learners regardless of their SEN needs.

The Rivermead Inclusive Trust pride itself on offering a thereputic and holistic underpinning of educational excellence. We truly want to focus on youth development and careers as part of our Trust journey going forward.

 We are seeking to appoint an individual with the drive and ethos to transform our vision into reality. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator and have the energy, enthusiasm and experience to drive Youth Development and Careers forward for our learners.

Have you:

  • A genuine interest in helping students succeed.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of various career paths, industries, and educational options.
  • Familiarity with career assessment tools and resources.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to build rapport with students.
  • Experience of working with children and young people in both formal and informal settings
  • A commitment to continued professional development and training to ensure that the youth work offer remains relevant.

Please see attached job description for this exciting opportunity.





Information about the federation

Rivermead Inclusive Trust, strives to be diverse and inclusive and a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We welcome applications from all diverse and ethnic groups.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS check, Health Declaration and satisfactory references

If you require access arrangements to complete an application form please contact Rivermead Inclusive Trust who will cater to your needs ie. large print, coloured forms and an audio version.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust Office
  • Address:Long Catlis Road,
    ME8 9TX
  • Telephone: 01634 961080
  • Email: dstammers@r-i-t.org



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.