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Experienced Youth Worker for Blue Mentor post

Flexible 18.75hrs pw

£28-£30k FTE dependent on experience

Home-based, with travel across the region (mainly Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region) and some UK travel.

£20 monthly phone allowance and IT equipment provided

Mersey Rivers Trust is excited to have received funding from The Ernest Cook Trust and #iwill to create a 3 year part-time (18.75 hours per week) post to develop and deliver an innovative programme enabling young people aged 10 – 14 to undertake social action projects in support of the water environment in their area.  We have a long-held ambition to develop our work with young people and see this post as an important first step in turning this ambition into reality.

The key elements of the role are to:

  • Build a network of organisations, charities, groups and institutions in your area that support young people and are looking to enable environmental youth social action
  • Engage with 60 young people (target age 10-14 year olds) per year of the project or a total of 180 young people across three years to become Blue Influencers
  • Support the Blue Influencer groups in the conception, planning, delivery and continuation of youth-led environmental social action projects of their choosing
  • Support local networks in communicating and embedding environmental change beyond the life of the projects

As a member of the MRT team you will be working with a group of people committed to improving our blue environment and the engagement of local people with the rivers and waterbodies in their area.  Whilst you will be spearheading a new project you will get lots of support from colleagues to develop and deliver project ideas and to introduce you to our existing networks in the communities we work with.

The post holder will be one of 20 Blue Mentors in England and the national project lead, the Ernest Cook Trust, will provide opportunities for training, networking and mutual support throughout the project.

The person we are looking for to join our team will have:

  • Significant experience in working with young people in our target age group in informal education and/or youth work settings
  • Experience in enabling and empowering young people to develop and deliver the activities and projects that are important to them
  • A passion for the natural environment
  • An understanding of the principles of community engagement and action
  • A proven ability to build networks
  • Experience in developing, managing and evaluating the impact of projects.

The full job description is available here.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lindsay Beaton on 07447 405596 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications should consist of:

  • A CV of employment history, highlighting relevant experience (2 pages max)
  • A covering letter describing how you meet the requirements of the post (2 pages max)

and be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of Monday 19 February 2024 at latest.

Interviews will be held in February by Zoom or in person, according to circumstances.

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