Youth Worker Academy - Schools Worker

If you bossed it in school and want to help teens in your community do the same, then a role at XLP could be for you.

As a Youth Work Academy team member you will be working with the XLP schools team and will have the opportunity to work in schools helping young people with literacy and numeracy. You will be on the ground and also aboard the XLP bus!

Your role will involve helping mentor young people on a 1-1 basis and helping senior staff run group workshops for young people who are not motivated to learn or at risk of exclusion. 

You will also help with the XLP after school clubs based on their Mobile Youth Centres in South East London (yes, this is the bus!)

These mobile youth centres enable a team of experienced youth workers to provide a range of services for young people. Whether table tennis or trivial pursuit, cooking or competitions, games consoles or group discussions, FIFA or Forza, XLP use their buses to help London’s young people create their positive future. 

You will provide a huge helping hand in creating a safe and encouraging place for the young people XLP support to get together, have fun, get advice and have new experiences as we come out of lockdown.

What makes a great XLP team member?

  • You are interested in the work that XLP are doing in London and want to help younger kids and teens in your local community.
  • You might not have been the best at school but you know the value of getting an education and you want to help others smash their numeracy and literacy. 
  • You got between an A-C in your Math and English GCSEs. 
  • You enjoy a bit of hard work and feel like you’ll be able to connect with kids and teens aged between 11-18.
  • You’ve got an open mind and like to listen to others and share ideas.
  • You pick new things up pretty quickly and adapt well to changes and challenges
  • You’re pretty organised.

If you’ve got it, flaunt it (if not, Google it!)

  • You’ve worked with teenagers before and enjoyed it.
  • You understand what mentoring is - maybe you mentored some younger kids at your school, or have younger siblings that you feel you’ve guided.

The above experience is great to have, but don’t worry if not - they are not essential criteria to you applying for the role.


How does a career collab work?

Career collabs are new, created by hundo to make sure you can start a career with companies that care. hundo has built loads of strong relationships with companies across the UK that want to invest in young people and help you grow. Our collabs are all about progression and we only work with businesses that are willing to put their time into helping you build a career.

Do I need to send my CV?

We don't care about CVs, we care about you. We believe in helping the real you shine, and that means getting you in front of the company as quickly as possible. Of course we can't make them magically disappear but we help take away the stress of getting it right and show you how to put together something that represents you.

Are there any real people I can speak to?

This is at the heart of what we are trying to do at hundo. We believe real careers are built on real relationships and our team will work with you to get you in the door and get you going in a new career as quickly as possible. We won't just hand you off to another HR person, we make sure you only speak to the right people and take the hassle out of the applying.