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Lead Youth Worker

Location: One YMCA, Welwyn, Hatfield, Stevenage & High Wycombe (+ frequent travel within & around Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire) Hours: 37.5 Salary: £24,612 per annum

Overview: The YMCA is continuing its exciting and ambitious development of our youth and community activities, ensuring that our various services work in an integrated and responsive way.  Our youth and community activities are themed by general youth work, project-based, mobile and mentoring.  The YMCA aims to ensure that each young person can progress between our specialisms in each location and, where possible, each neighbourhood.

Reporting to the Youth Work Manager, the Lead Youth Worker is responsible for delivery and coordination of a range of outreach and centre based youth work with young people aged 11-25 years and in line with the YMCA Youth Work Strategy and Principles.  The activities will include up to 4 evening sessions a week, occasional weekends and daytime during holidays.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience: Degree or equivalent qualification in Youth Work and ideally a JNC recognised qualification Experience of leading and managing a team in a youth work setting Experience of working with young people from different backgrounds, providing a range of activities and support Knowledge of the potential barriers that young people face Experience of collaborative working with others (colleagues and other agencies) Knowledge of Health and Safety Practice and risk assessments within a relevant environment First Aid at Work Qualification or willing to undertake a qualification Child Protection/Safeguarding Level 2 or equivalent Full driving license and a D1 classification for minibus driving

For a full Job description and to Apply, please visit: – 

 For further information please contact Simon Rudiger on 07776 672303  

Closing Date:  Monday 29th October 2018 

 Interview Date: Week Commencing 5th November 2018


Safeguarding & Compliance Lead

Salary is £18 - £20,000 for a 25 hour week, based on £27-£30,000 if a full-time role.

The recent departure of our Safeguarding Lead, the changes we have been making to the organisation in light of our strategic plan, and the changing world of safeguarding following the publication of Working Together to Safeguard Children in July 2018 means that this role has developed significantly. 

It is therefore a great time to join the team and bring your expertise on safeguarding and compliance in the children & youth sector to influence many organisations that we serve across the county.

You will work closely with the team as we all share a focus of supporting our members and partners. Your work particularly dovetails with that of our Quality lead, an area where there are also new initiatives happening.

Pro-Action Hertfordshire supports, represents and champions the many organisations and individuals across Hertfordshire who work with children and young people.

Our Vision is for “Every child and young person in Hertfordshire to access high quality opportunities and provision to enhance their growth and development.”

We do this by focusing on 3 key strands of work:

• Quality
• Safeguarding
• Wellbeing & Resilience

Three ways we work are:

• Delivering a Training programme to those working with children & young people.
• Providing & encouraging opportunities for Children & Young People
• Engaging organisations & groups as members to provide support.

We currently support over 150 organisations. This represents over 20,000 young people and children, 3,500 volunteers and 1000 full and part-time paid staff. We provide a high quality service that supports those working with children and young people.

We do a great job and set the bar high for ourselves. With doing more partnership work, the challenge to ensure everyone is working to the same values means we need to step up even more to ensure compliance and quality is met at all levels.

Pro-Action is a great organisation to work in, we have a team approach and commitment is high and achieving results to benefit young people is what we do.

For more details please look at our Safeguarding & Compliance Lead Person Specification here.

How to apply:

Application is by CV and supporting letter, telling us why you are the right person for the role and Pro-

Email: by Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 1pm at the latest.

Interview Dates: week commencing 5th November 2018.

Safeguarding Compliance Lead Package 2018

Team Structure

Safeguarding Compliance Lead Jd 2018


Specialist Worker Position (Two positions available)

Required for the charity Playskill with pre-school age children, working in a play based setting.  

Monday’s term time, 8.45-12.15PM,12:15PM-3:30PM or 12.15pm to 3.30 PM, in Watford. 

Experience of working with children with Special Needs is essential and applicants need to be fit for pre-school based work.   

DBS & references. £8.66 per hr. (including holiday pay), with pension option. 

Informal visits welcomed  Monday 15th October.  Start date 12 November.

 Deadline for applications is Thursday 18 October 2018

Interview date Monday 22 October 2018, PM . 

 Contact Claire Duggett for an application form

For more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or

Charity No. 1122745. 


Watford FC Ladies General Manager

Salary: £24,000 - £28,000

 An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of full-time General Manager for Watford FC Ladies, who compete in The FA Women’s National League Southern Premier.  If you are a dynamic, self-motivated and committed individual with high standards and a strong work ethic, then you may be the person we are looking for.

 The General Manager will have responsibility for the day to day management of the administrative and operational activities associated with running Watford FC Ladies.  This includes managing and supporting staff and volunteers.  The job holder will be expected to work collaboratively with all stakeholders (e.g. The Trust, Watford FC, The FA, Clubs, Sponsors and Partners) to ensure the smooth and successful running of the Ladies teams.  The General Manager will act as the primary contact with The FA to ensure that all statutory responsibilities are fulfilled.  The role will also be responsible for the Watford FC Ladies budget, as well as promoting Watford FC Ladies in order to attract sponsorship and increase revenue streams.

 The working week will vary depending on the needs of running the teams, but will inevitably include evening and weekend working for the successful performance of the role.  Applicants should ideally live local to Watford and be UK/EU residents, or non-residents with a valid UK work permit.

 Essential criteria:

• Experience of operational management, including administration, recruitment, seeking commercial opportunities, contracts and partnership agreements.
• Experience of building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners.
• Experience of managing staff and volunteers.
• Proficient IT skills.
• Experience of working to deadlines, in a high-pressure environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
• Experience of managing budgets.
• Evidence of valid safeguarding and emergency aid certificates (or willing to attend courses).
• A full and valid UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle for work.

Application Process:

Please download and complete the application form located on the Club website under the career section (Menu/ Club/ Careers) or from the Trust website under the support section (Work for the Trust).

Application closing Date: 25th September 2018 (midnight)                           

Interview Date:  5th October 2018


HIT Trustee Board Member


At its simplest, the role of the trustee board is to receive assets from donors, safeguard them and apply them to the charitable purposes of HIT. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of HIT, exercising the same standard of duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility. The trustee board must act as a group and not as individuals. The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organisation. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy.

Duties of a trustee board member
The main duties of a trustee board member are to:
● ensure that HIT complies with its governing document (its Constitution), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
● contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to HIT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
● ensure the financial stability and safeguard the good name and values of HIT

Trustees are initially appointed for a 3-year period and expected to attend an induction meeting prior to their first board meeting. The post is unpaid but out of pocket expenses may be reimbursed.
Board meetings are held four times a year after office hours, Trustees are required to attend a minimum of three of those meetings. The meetings last approximately two hours and are usually at HIT’s office in Watford. Each year there is an Annual Meeting. Trustees are invited to attend HIT events, groups and activities.

Person specification

Each trustee must have:
● a commitment to the mission of HIT
● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
● integrity
● strategic vision
● good, independent judgement
● an ability to think creatively
● a willingness to speak their mind
● an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of HIT.

HIT are looking to augment the Board of Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:
● financial management, income generation and enterprise
● corporate and charity law
● public policy and public affairs
● national and local voluntary sector
● national and local government and statutory bodies
● social enterprise
● human resource management
● volunteering management
● funding/foundations
● social investment and impact

We would welcome a conversation with anybody interested in becoming a Trustee. Please contact Caroline Stevens, Artistic Director on / 01923 216951


Watford CVS Service Manager

Watford & Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) wants to recruit a capable and motivated Service Manager to join our team and take responsibility for leading Watford CVS.

The successful applicant will have confident social and networking skills, and be driven to deliver the best possible service to local charities and voluntary groups. You will need to understand the voluntary sector, be utterly committed to Watford, and have excellent data, research and ICT skills.

A full job description will be provided for shortlisted applicants. Reporting to the Development Director initially, you will be required to work a minimum of 4 days a week and broad responsibilities will include:

  • Consulting members on their needs and priorities
  • Working with our team of consultants to deliver excellent bespoke support to CVS member organisations
  • Planning and delivering a programme of training, networking and conference events
  • Carrying out detailed research into the local sector
  • Producing detailed reports on activities
  • Championing the local voluntary sector and managing social media content
  • Leading member & stakeholder engagement, and involvement with a new internet Radio Station 

They welcome applications from people with experience in community, charitable and volunteering management. If you would like to be considered for interview then please respond with your CV and a short covering letter in the first instance.

Application deadline: Monday 17 September 2018 

For more information and to apply click here.


Sport and Education Trust Project Officer

Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 (three year, fixed-term)

Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust (registered charity no: 1102239) is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual to this full-time role. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our team, based at Watford FC Stadium, Vicarage Road.

The Sport and Education Project Officer will be responsible for leading on the coordination and delivery of the Trust’s school’s programmes and related activities (including Premier League Primary Stars, Move & Learn and core school provisions). The Officer will work closely with the School Sport Manager on the development and delivery of schools-based provision Hertfordshire and Harrow. The role involves providing high quality football/sports coaching sessions for children, as well as supporting and developing primary school teachers with their delivery of physical education and school sport.  

The post holder will also be expected to complete admin tasks related to school programmes and school provisions, including producing after school letters, generating school service level agreements, creating impact examples and inputting data on views.  

The ideal candidate will have:

• At least two years’ experience of working with children and young people of all abilities in a school environment.
• Experience of working on PL Primary Stars programme or a similar PE teacher education programme.
• Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football.
• Working towards achieving or has completed the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport award (AFPE)
• Working towards or the desire to complete the FA’s Youth Award Modules 1 & 2.
• Experience of managing or supervising staff/volunteers. 
• Proficient IT skills. 
• Good organisational and problem-solving skills.
• A full and valid UK Driving Licence, as well as access to a vehicle for work.
• A passion to make a difference through sport and education.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work some evenings and weekends. In return for your dedication to this role we will support and develop the successful candidate. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

To request an application form and job description please contact Sophie Read on 01923 496352 or by e-mail at

Application deadline: Monday 24 September 2018, 9:00am

Interview date: Friday 28th September 2018 


Community Outreach Worker

Hertsmere Community Support Service:

Community Outreach Worker - 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

£23,000 per annum incl. Outer London Weighting (OLW) (pro rata based on 37.5hrs)

Borehamwood - (including outreach within Hertsmere Borough – Elstree, Radlett, Potters Bar, Bushey and Shenley)

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for the position of Community Outreach Worker.

Hertfordshire Mind Network has formed a partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council to provide an outreach Community Support Service.

The aim of the Community Support Service is to provide advice, information, onward referral and holistic support to clients with drug and alcohol difficulties and mental ill-health particularly when they are coming into repeat contact with the following services: Police, Tenancy Sustainment Services, Housing, Homelessness and Environmental Health. These clients may have been victims of crime or have an offending history.

An approved enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

For more information about the role: Community Outreach Worker

An application pack is available to download at

For more information, or to return your application pack, e-mail

Application deadline: by 5:00pm Friday 14 September 2018

Interview date: Friday 28th September 2018


Finance Trustee Vacancy 

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children aged 1-5 who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child. 

Financially sound and with good governance we are poised for a period of expansion.  We are now looking for a new Finance Trustee to join our team. Finance records kept in Xero, an understanding of this is essential to the role 

Please visit our website to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, please call 07572 465504.  

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at and copy in our Director Andrea Clarke MBE at and let us know a little about yourself.    

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references. 



Working for Award winning charity Playskill with pre-school age children with physical difficulty in a play based setting with a multi-disciplinary team based in Watford, but also working in Hemel Hempstead. 

We are looking for a person experienced in administration and IT to help with co-ordination of the 6 groups that Playskill runs. An understanding of the new Data Protection laws is essential. 

You will have a crucial role in the team in our new office, liaising with parents and organising written communications working alongside an Administration assistant and co-ordinating a group of volunteers working for the office. 

You will have a responsible attitude and a good understanding of administration systems. 

You will have experience in excel, access, and word plus an ability to use Mailchimp. 

You will be aware of Office 365’s capabilities. 

You will need to have good communication, empathy, numeracy and administrative skills. 

You will have good electronic record keeping, providing accurate information and dealing with both internal and external agencies. 

£8.78 per hour [including holiday pay] depending on experience, with pension option. 

Working 20 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from our base in Watford.  

DBS & references required.  

Deadline for applications will be Tuesday 28th August. Interviews Thursday 30th August PM. 

 Contact Claire Duggett for an application form / Or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504. 

 Reg Charity no 1122745. Funded by The Big Lottery Fund.


Admin Support Volunteer

Pro-Action is a small voluntary organisation with a wide reach.  We work with volunteers and staff who deliver children and young people’s provision across the county of Hertfordshire.  We have a long standing commitment to supporting projects across the county, by engaging them as members of Pro-Action and ensuring they offer a safe and quality service. 

We require an organised and efficient individual to support us in our admin work, processing admin for bookings and enquiries and supporting the office processes in membership.


The skills we require:

  • Organised
  • Efficient
  • Good computer skills in word & excel
  • Professional & friendly telephone manner
  • Competent in email skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to work in compliance with policies and procedures


We are looking for volunteers who are able to offer one, two to three mornings or afternoons per week on a regular weekly basis.  Timings of attendance are flexible around other commitments.

This role would suit an individual age 18+

We will provide expenses for travel incurred within the role.

Volunteers will be covered by our insurance.

Volunteers can access our training programme and can benefit from this.

The individual will be office based in Hatfield, and can work Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 4pm.

We would ask that the individual volunteer regularly for a minimum of 2/3 hours each time.


You will receive training, support and supervision.

Add something to your CV.  Make a difference to young people across Hertfordshire!

 To apply please send your CV with covering letter to 


Play Worker

We are looking for a qualified/experience person in after school club setting.

You will be working:

  • 1 hour in the mornings & 3 hours in the afternoon (3.15-6.15) 
  • Monday to Friday
  • In St Albans
  • Permanant 
  • 20 hours per week 

The breakfast club you will receive £10 for the session and minimum wage depending on qualifications.

This position is to start in September. We also have other available hours in our holiday club.

If you would like to apply please contact us on:

Telephone number: 01727848355

Email address:


Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.

You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.

This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to Any questions, please email