Vacancy: Detached Youth Workers | CYZ and The Rock Youth Project – Working in Partnership

Applications for this position have now closed.

Working in partnership, CYZ and The Rock Youth Project are looking to recruit 2 x Youth Workers (1 to be employed by each organisation) for an exciting new Detached Youth Work programme being delivered in the Harraby, Botcherby and Belle Vue ward areas of Carlisle.

Detached Youth Work is about taking our youth work offer out to where young people are choosing to meet. This means being out and about on the streets, meeting young people in housing estates, parks, cafes, sports pitches and other spaces they have chosen to be. A comprehensive training programme on Detached Youth Work is being offered as part of the induction and development for all youth workers involved in this new work.

Hours: 14.5 hours per worker per week (x 2 workers)
Pay: £10.94 – £11 per hour
Delivery: 3 evening sessions per week (days to be agreed) plus planning and development time
Contract: Initially fixed term for 26 weeks (extension subject to funding)
Application Deadline: we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis with 9am Monday 6th March 2023 as the final closing date.

We are open to exploring different combinations of hours to that advertised – so if you can only commit to one or two evenings per week, please get in touch to discuss options.

For any questions, please contact Caroline Taylor-Beswick (CEO at CYZ) on or Hannah Gill (Project Manager at The Rock) on

If this sounds like a role for you then please find additional information and the application form linked below.

Download Recruitment Pack (PDF)
Download Job Description (PDF)
Download Application Form (PDF)

Download Application Form (DOC)

We recognise the strength of our organisations and partnership is the diversity of our people, and we are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion, ensuring a culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We welcome all applications and especially encourage those from under-represented groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ+ community.

In accordance with our Safer Recruitment procedures, these posts require CYZ and The Rock respectively to complete an Enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check.

The roles are funded by Cumbria County Council Community Grants scheme