Detached Youth Worker Post





We have vacancies:

Assistant Youth Worker, Oadby Youth Club. Fridays 7-9pm @ £9.50 per hr
2 Assistant Detached Youth Workers, Countesthorpe. 1 night per week each @ £9.58 per hr
1 Responsible Detached Youth Worker, Countesthorpe. 2 nights per week @ £12.12 per hr

Deadline is 9th May.


Do not send CVs, email for an application form and full job description.


Our News Letter





100 Mile Canoe

Follow the link below for more information on the 100 Mile Canoe…

100 mile Canoe Test Info 2018

UPS Road Code

Exciting Driver Simulation for Young People

Young Leicestershire can now provide a course in road safety for young people between the ages of 13 and 19.  Our staff are experts at engaging young people, they will lead, plan and deliver the sessions – managing evaluations and reports.   The course can be rolled out over 4 to 6hrs to a group of 10 to 12 young people.

UPS Road Codes aim is to empower young people to be safe in and around cars, before they learn to drive.

We focus the course on passenger and driver safety, with the aim of increasing the young people’s confidence to speak up in potentially dangerous situations.

With the support of our staff, the sessions combine interactive workshops with a chance to practice behind the wheel of a driving simulator.

This programme was redesigned in 2017 to respond to research around the need for road safety interventions and co-created new resources with young people to better resonate with the age group, including cutting edge virtual reality videos.


Ambition Quality Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved,  Ambition Quality Accreditation.  A nationally-recognised quality standard for the youth sector.

“By achieving Ambition Quality, this organisation has made an ongoing commitment to quality improvement. They have demonstrated their approach to quality through an evidence-based portfolio and ultimately ensure the best possible service for young people.”  Rachel Smith, Head of Quality and Training


Ambition is a leading national youth charity, reaching half a million young people every year across the UK. We have been meeting the needs of young people in local communities for 90 years through our diverse network of youth clubs and community projects. Through Ambition Quality, strategic support, funding opportunities, accredited training and innovative programmes, we provide our members with the tools they need to enable all young people to achieve.


We are beginning to use a site called Eventbrite.  You will be able to access, and pay for any future events or training packages through there.

Click on the link below.


Waterfront Sports and Education Academy

“A truly inspirational club with truly inspiring people.” Writes  Sarah Lewis, Project Manager for UK Youth


Waterfront Sports and Education Academy (one of our affiliated groups) have had a truly well deserved blog

written about them by Sarah  Lewis.  Follow the link to find out what she had to say . . .


The Kilworth Challenge 2017

Kilworth Challenge 2017

Are you looking for a means to raise money for Young Leicestershire? How about doing it with long-term supporter of the organisation – The Kilworth Challenge.

The Kilworth Challenge is a 2 day team event held in North Kilworth, Leicestershire and takes place annually – on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Teams of 4 can be male, female or mixed; just as long as you are aged 18 or over.

The KC is a registered charity and has been in operation for 25+ years. During this time more than £1million has been raised for good causes.

To find out more and sign up for the next event:

Thank you to our recent funder – The Postcode Community Trust

Young Leicestershire Ltd has received £19,569.00 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from Postcode Community Trust will enable Young Leicestershire Ltd to deliver four free Passport to Volunteering training courses and ongoing project support to community youth projects across Leicester and Leicestershire. This will provide a level one accreditation for up to 40 volunteers who wish to work in a youth work setting or are already doing so.  We expect that 60 vulnerable young people living in deprived or rural areas will benefit from development of improved provision and support.

Alison Jolley CEO of Young Leicestershire said: “We are indebted to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for this opportunity to widen our reach across the city and county and to provide much needed ongoing support for communities”.

When you sign up to play People’s Postcode Lottery, your postcode is your ticket. A minimum of 30% goes directly to charities across Great Britain and internationally, to date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £142 million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally”.

Charity Golf Day raises over £1,400

Each year we host a charity open golf day which is followed by an evening meal and then an award ceremony for the winning teams. This year we had a great turn out and even managed to raise over £1,400. Young Leicestershire would like to personally thank each individual who attended on the day and made it such a great event. We would also like to thank Kirby Muxloe Golf Club for being brilliant hosts on the day and Sophie Parris Catering for proving a lovely meal in evening.

We  look forward to seeing all players again next year and hopefully some new faces to join in such a fantastic day.

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