Youth Social Action Apprentice

Location: City of Bristol College as the host college, Weston College as the partner college. Salary: £20,000 Closing Date: 16th June 2023

Salary: £20,000

Contract: Youth Social Action Apprentice

Location: City of Bristol College as the host college, Weston College as the partner college.

Contract: Full time and fixed term from August 2023 to April 2025

There’s never been a better time to join the fantastic team here at City of Bristol College, a rapidly improving college, judged “Good” by Ofsted in January 2023. With recent investments in our already outstanding teaching facilities, the College has a great deal on offer for both staff and students.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive Youth Social Action Apprentice.

Our Benefits:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days, plus bank holidays and 10 closure days which fall over Christmas to spend time with friends and families.
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 17.3 %
  • Membership to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 23.68%
  • Up to 30% off courses with the University of the West of England
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, compassionate leave, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave and job share
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

Please see our Staff Benefits Booklet for more information.

About the role:

Are you interested in embedding Youth Social Action (YSA) within your community?

We’re looking to appoint a highly motivated apprentice with support from the Pears Foundation and the #iwillFund and #NationalLottery to work across 2 partner colleges in our area, City of Bristol College and Weston College.

Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to gain skills knowledge and work in the community at the same time.

 In this role you will raise awareness of Youth Social Action (YSA) and increase high quality youth social action opportunities for students within two partner colleges, City of Bristol College and Weston College.

You will also raise the positive profile of the partner college, Weston College through YSA in the local community.

You will need to be qualified to Level 2 in English and Maths and passionate about developing young people and creating opportunities in YSA.

You will also need excellent communication skills, the ability to develop good working relationships with students and staff across the partner colleges, and the ability to work in an inclusive way upholding the principles and values of youth work practice.

 In return we will support you in achieving your Level 3 Youth Support Worker Apprenticeship and offer a wide range of staff benefits, as well as the opportunity to work within a vibrant and welcoming environment.

Contact us:

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact the recruiting manager Cathy Bowstead on 01173125000 who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail.

To find out more about Youth Social Action and to read some great case studies please follow this link.

Pears #Iwill Youth Social Action… | Association of Colleges (

About us:

At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.  We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website. 


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


We are also committed to becoming a Trauma informed setting. We recognise that some of our students have experienced adversity and Trauma and that for some, these experiences may be an ongoing part of everyday life. With this awareness a Trauma Informed approach is embedded in how we work in all departments across the college and this is enhanced by regular staff training and support.


City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The search of the online presence will be conducted for the successful candidates. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website. 


Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information.  


Closing date: Friday 16th June 2023 (midnight)

Interview date: Friday 30th June 2023

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