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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/08/2022.

Youth Worker (XR05)

Job Reference: 298-CHI-964

Leeds Children's Hospital
298 Transitional Services - Childrens
The Leeds General Infirmary
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

The role of A and E Navigator is a newly developed post aimed at identifying, supporting and referring young people who have entered the hospital system as a result of exploitation, violence and knife crime. The main focus of this pilot project is violence reduction. This is a new model of working for Leeds and will be an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to work within the NHS with young people who can be challenging to engage.


The work will be shaped by a dedicated team of Navigators, aimed at working with young people aged 11-25 years who may be involved in antisocial behaviour, violence, gangs or illegal activity. The role will require shift work including twilight and weekends on a rota basis.


This is a secondment role that is initially funded until 31st March 2021, it is anticipated that further funding will be established on completion of this initial pilot. It is expected that applicants will have good experience in having worked with hard to engage young people to achieve positive outcomes. Individuals applying for this post should also be willing and able to work autonomously to actively engage young people in the hospital setting, going the extra mile to locate and engage service users.


For further information on the role please contact Matthew Guest on 0113 25964 / 07827357782 or email

This vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service & pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

Please note that a car parking permit or space is not guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme & we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Recruitment on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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