• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Contract Type:  Fixed Term 24 months

Location:  Various

Are you passionate about working with young people and supporting the health and social care sector?

We have several exciting opportunities to join our dynamic team that are well suited to individuals who are looking to  gain hands-on experience  in a thriving and supportive workplace. The successful candidates must be as  passionate  as us about transforming the lives of young people.

The areas that we have vacancies are shown below:


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Devon or Cornwall




Buckingham, Oxfordshire or Berkshire






Countless talented young people across the country are unemployed, under-employed or looking for a better career. Meanwhile, across social care and the NHS (one of the largest employers in Europe) there is currently a staffing crisis with thousands of vacancies across hundreds of roles. In this role you have the power to make a difference in this crucial time. Could you lead our programmes to support 10,000 young people into health and care careers by 2023?

As a Youth Development Lead, you will  work with young people , volunteers and partners to  deliver programmes and activities  to support and encourage 16-30-year olds into sustained health and social care roles. Working as part of a regional team, you will work with clear objectives to ‘connect’, ‘progress’ and help ‘transform’ the lives of young people who need us most.


  • Supporting young people to develop their confidence and skills
  • Organisation and delivery of Health and Social care short courses (programmes) to engage young people with the sector and prepare them for the application process
  • Accurately recording and tracking the young person’s journey and progression using The Prince’s Trust CRM system
  • Supporting young people into positive sustained outcomes including education, training, and employment
  • Ensuring young people who need us the most are recruited and engaged through outreach
  • Managing relationships with employer partners to ensure courses run in collaboration and to a high quality
  • Ensuring every young person ‘progressed’ has an action plan with an appropriate pathway of support
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers to support and deliver our services
  • Let us bring it to life for you with the videoon what it’s like for one of our current Youth Development Leads, Amy.


    To support our delivery requirements across England we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who have  some  of the following qualities:

  • An understanding of the NHS or Health & Social Care sector in any capacity
  • Experience of working with and effectively engaging with young people
  • A natural and effective communicator, passionate about delivering excellent customer service and making the right decision for young people
  • Experience working with data
  • The ability to engage in challenges with optimism and resilience
  • Be adaptive and flexible, ready to embrace change and innovation
  • Experience in providing one-to-one support and delivering high quality learning and development sessions through a variety of mediums.
  • Ideally have experience in at least one of the following areas: Youth Work or Teaching Health & Social Care sector Recruitment Careers & Employability Sector Managing Partner Organisations and Volunteers
  • A strong understanding of the challenges young people from within The Trust’s target groups might face. 
  • Why we need Youth Development Leads (Health & Social Care):

    Last year, we helped more than  70,000 young people , with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 

    The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to  inspire and support young people , to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.

    We believe all  young people should have the chance to succeed , and that  young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us .

    Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package ! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave ! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working!  Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free  season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform!  Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In- house learning platform!  Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute  5%  of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend  events  – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous  life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)
  • Here at The Prince’s Trust, we’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that’s representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.

    We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). For more information, .

    The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

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