Current Vacancies with the National Youth Agency


    Youth Work Participation Worker

    Our Youth Work Participation Worker will work in a team at the forefront of revolutionising youth engagement. Be part of our ‘Routes to Community Success’ digital initiative and help us achieve our 2030 vision of a digital-first youth work environment. The Youth Work Participation Worker role will be crucial in integrating digital culture into our practices, enhancing our outreach, and ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and valued. You will be responsible for overseeing our digital platforms, creating impactful resources, and collaborating with key players across the youth work and digital landscapes to create a framework for excellence.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Recruiting, training and managing young people from across England. 
    • Supporting young people to facilitate consultation sessions with their peers. 
    • Monitoring and evaluating they programme with young people, gathering feedback from participants and stakeholders, and implementing improvements as needed.
    • Working with young people to identify existing Digital Youth Work provision across England and develop a plan to consult with young people and youth workers about existing provision and identify gaps.
    • Supporting the Digital Youth Work Development Manager to develop a Digital Youth Work network in England with specialist networks in participation, practice and safeguarding 
    • Working with young people to build a network of voluntary sector and statutory service Youth Work providers who work with young people (11 – 25 years)
    • Overseeing the creation of digital content, including social media and programme materials.
    • Advocating for the importance of Digital Youth Work and its positive impact on young people, both internally within the organisation and externally in the wider community.
    • Staying up-to-date with emerging digital trends and technologies relevant to Youth Work, and proactively integrate them into the programme to enhance engagement and reach.


    Digital Director (Youth Ambassador)

    Join us on our Youth Ambassador’s Programme as one of our Digital Directors.

    This exciting new programme will support the development of Digital Youth Work nationally and as Digital Directors you will work with others to inform the design, development and testing of new and exciting youth work opportunities.

    We are seeking enthusiastic and imaginative youth ambassadors who are passionate about the world of Digital Youth Work to join us as Digital Directors.   

    Whether you are into gaming, social media, virtual reality or just interested in Digital Youth Work, as Digital Directors we need your thoughts, ideas and energy to help shape the future of Youth Work! 

    As a Digital Director you will  

    • Be part of an exciting new team of 15 Digital Directors (Youth Ambassadors) who will work with at least 225 young people to identify needs and gaps in youth provision and young people services.  
    • Have the opportunity to explore, test, review and implement cutting-edge digital technologies, including VR, AR, AI, gaming, and social media platforms.
    • Work closely with young people from various communities across the country. Your role will involve reviewing and enhancing their local digital youth work offer. This will include brainstorming creative ideas, designing engaging digital content, and providing valuable insights to improve digital services and experiences for young people.
    • Work with local youth services and young people service providers to review their current digital (and in-person) services, identify gaps and to create a plan to develop digital youth work opportunities to fill the identified gaps. 
    • Attend national events and complete NYA training to enhance your skills and knowledge, supporting you on your own journeys to adulthood.  
    • Support the development of training and skills development for youth services and service providers.   
    • Work as a team to evaluate and measure the overall success of the work.







    We are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. To reflect the communities we serve, we strive to bring different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience, and identity to enrich our insights and power the work we do together.

    We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

    National Youth Agency is not a licensed sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to valid right to work in the UK being provided.

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