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3 Mar 2023

Part-Time Youth Advice Centre Receptionist

YMCA DownsLink Group – Posted by Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

  • Earnings: £20,975 per annum, pro rata

THE ROLE – Part-time (7.5 hours per week) / Permanent / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website

CLOSING DATE – 30 March 2023 at midnight. Please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis and as such may close the vacancy before the deadline

The YMCADLG Youth Advice Centre (YAC) provides advice, support and guidance to young people in Brighton and Hove. YAC workers are able to offer expertise in a wide range of areas. Our aim is to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support. We are the first place to go for housing advice for anyone under 26 years old who is homeless or threatened with homelessness. We also offer a family support and mediation service and a support and advice service providing sexual health advice and services, emotional and wellbeing support and benefits and money advice.

You will be part of a busy, energetic team providing reception and administrative support for the Youth Advice Centre, a multi-agency youth hub, enabling young people aged 11–25 years old to access appropriate information and advice on a wide range of issues. You will welcome clients and visitors, ensuring the drop-in space is well maintained and reflective of the needs of the young people. You will assist with the triage of all clients accessing the service and manage waiting lists, maintaining links with external agencies. You will be responsible for internal and external post systems and the maintenance of office equipment. In addition, you will be required to support with Social Media promotions and communications alongside the promotion and publicity of the service through mail-outs.

This role is based on site at the YAC in Brighton – working Wednesdays 9am – 5pm

We are also recruiting for a Food Market Coordinator (15 hours per week) and welcome joint applications for interest in both roles. Please do let us know if you would like to be considered for both roles on your application.  

ABOUT YOU – We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself

You will be compassionate and determined to help support the lives of young people. You will be a strong team player who thrives in a busy environment and have an ability to relate to young people with varying needs. Some proven experience of safeguarding and experience of working with young people aged 11-25 would also be an advantage. A successful candidate would also be well organised, have good written and verbal communication skills and be competent with Microsoft Office packages.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at

TO APPLY – Please ensure you fully complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

How to Apply

Please apply for this role via our website: Youth Advice Centre Receptionist in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom | YMCA Careers (

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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