Emerge Medway Youth Worker: 20 hours per week @ £11 per hour
Emerge Medway is expected to launch in late April 2020, three nights a week (7pm – 11pm), and increasing to six nights a week in October! The Youth Worker will be instrumental in this, working with the Project Lead to prepare for the launch by helping to recruit and train volunteers. As the project goes live, the youth worker will be the key player in delivering the service, with support from the Project Lead. Both will spend quality time with the Guildford based team to learn all about how the service works and become confident in delivering it according to our model.
The role will involve a mixture of youth work in hospital during the evenings and following up with young people post discharge during the day. In addition, you’ll be assisting the Project Lead with behind the scenes tasks.
The service is predominantly delivered in the evenings, so the Youth Worker would need to be able to work three evenings a week during the first month of the project at least, with a view to reducing to two evenings per week once the volunteers are confident and able to go into hospital alone. We will decide during March which days of the week will be our three nights to operate, in discussion with the Youth Worker, Project Lead and Medway Hospital, but we intend these to be three consecutive nights.
Connecting with local churches is the foundation of our approach, so the Youth Worker will work with the Project Lead to do this through speaking in services to share the vision and opportunity for people from churches to get involved through volunteering and praying for the work.
All Emerge youth workers (staff and volunteers) go through a process with the hospital in which they are based to become registered hospital volunteers. This involves references, DBS, Occupational Health clearance and attending the NHS Trust induction day.
What else do you need to know?
This post has been funded by Medway Public Health Directorate who will also support the role through making available relevant training, local information and networking connections to Emerge Advocacy and the postholder. The role is initially for 12 months but we hope to extend this by securing further funding.
The closing date is the 13th of February at 9am, and interviews will be on the 25th of February.
To request an application pack, please email
There is a genuine occupational requirement that the postholder be a practising Christian in order for the post holder to carry out the role according to the vision, values, ethos and model of Emerge Advocacy.