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Do you want to join the PYF team?

Due to continued growth, the Positive Youth Foundation are looking to recruit candidates to join our growing, sociable team based in central Coventry.

Due to continued growth, the Positive Youth Foundation are looking to recruit candidates to join our growing, sociable team based in central Coventry. The foundation is more active than ever, taking a key role as honorary partner of Coventry’s successful bid to become the UK City of Culture and lead agency of the newly formed Coventry Youth Partnership, designed to help young people across Coventry access opportunities. 

 We are dedicated in working with young people from the ages of 8-25 across a variety of disciplines including health, community safety and education. Candidates must have a genuine interest in working with young people, the personality to build relationships and relish the opportunity to manage your own workload with minimum supervision.


As an employee at the Positive Youth Foundation, you’ll play a part in delivering our nationally recognized, award winning sessions which receive accolades for their creativity, innovation and ability to produce impressive outcomes for young people. You will be rewarded to see the positive impact you have on young people, first-hand. 

We meet the needs of young people by making our sessions accessible in every way; therefore, you will need flexibility to work at varied times, which could include evenings and weekends where necessary. We’re looking for people who want to work alongside a motivated team and can hit the ground running. 

If this sounds like an organisation you’d like to work for, we’d invite you to send in an application by clicking on the respective job role below for the relevant job description and person specification.



Sessional Staff Roles

In addition to the posts advertised below, we also have the opportunity to recruit applicants to our bank of casual, part-time and specialist provider positions; Sessional Staff. We want to encourage a breadth of experience and energy to the team, people with one passion in common; working towards improving the lives of young people. By offering this flexible recruitment approach we hope to open up the opportunity to a whole range of candidates, for example:

  • - Those already in part time employment

  • - Those considering a career working with young people, needing to gain further experience

  • - Those with particular skills which they would like to share with others

  • - Those at University looking for part-time work in industry

Sessional Staff on average are paid between £8.50-15ph*, offered flexible contract terms and frequent paid training opportunities. Many of our sessional staff go on to become permanent full time employees at Positive Youth Foundation.

* in some cases this can go up to £50ph for specialist work

The closing date for this post is the 9th February. 


Closing date for all roles are 9th February unless otherwise specified

Employability Programme Co-ordinator (Routes to Ambition)

Full Time - £21,000 - £22,500

Your role will be to co-ordinate, develop and implement Positive Youth Foundation Young People's projects, ensuring that effective partnerships are developed with key partners across the city

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Creative Programmes Mentor
(Routes to Ambition)

Full Time - £18,500 - £21,500

Your role will be to develop innovative projects and programmes which are aimed at the development of self-esteem, confidence and skills of young people across the city.

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Project Co-ordinator
(Newly Arrived Young People’s Programme)

Full Time - £21,500 - £24,000

As part of this role, you will able to effectively engage with young people who are newly arrived, refugees or seeking asylum, empowering them to make positive life choices.

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Project Co-ordinator
(#iWill Volunteer Programme)

Full Time - £20,000 - £21,500

To co-ordinate, develop and implement the Positive Youth Foundation’s Comic Relief funded ‘#iwill project’ which targets reluctant or marginalised groups of young people, into meaningful social action and volunteering opportunities

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Progress Mentor
(BBO Progress Programme)

Pro-Rata - £17,500

We are looking for a Mentor that can engage, support and enthuse young people who are currently not involved in education, training or employment.

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Youth Engagement Officer (Health Mentor)
(Healthy Futures)

Full Time - £15,500 - £17,750

We are looking for a Youth Engagement Officer to support the delivery of a range of health-focussed youth programmes.

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