NEET Engagement Worker

NEET Engagement Worker

Job Title: NEET Engagement Worker 

Location: SYST HQ, Telford

Contract: Fixed 12-month contract with a possibility to extend

Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Salary: Up to £24,000 p.a. dependant on experience.

Are you passionate and enthusiastic about empowering young people and helping them overcome barriers to success? Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Youth Engagement Officer to join our team.

With an annual salary of up to £24,000, this position involves working 40 hours per week, offering benefits such as;

-22 days Annual Leave, pension scheme, staff discounts, health cash plan, a supportive culture that welcomes everyone, coupled with a range of benefits and learning & development opportunities.

About SYST: SYST, a registered charity since 2015, operates from The SYST Enterprise Centre in Telford.

Our mission is to empower young people, particularly those facing multiple challenges such as mental health issues, NEET status offending behaviours, and social exclusion.

We run enterprise centres and hubs, delivering workshops, mentoring, and coaching to create opportunities for personal and financial independence.

Purpose of the Role: As a NEET Engagement Worker, you will be responsible for delivering NEET & Employability and Enterprise Programmes, guiding young people towards sustainable futures. Your role involves building quality relationships with young people, volunteers, and partners.

If you have the skills and passion to support young individuals in changing their lives, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

• Community engagement to promote SYST’s services and generate program referrals.

• One-to-one engagement with individuals, focusing on their strengths and priorities.

• Co-producing personalized Support Plans with clients.

• Building strong links with local organizations and stakeholders

• Collaborating with Employment & Skills Providers for effective partnership working

• Maintaining accurate records and reporting progress regularly


• Minimum one year of experience in delivering positive activities with young people.

• Proven ability to inspire and motivate individuals from diverse backgrounds.

• Experience in planning, leading, and facilitating group sessions and 1-to-1 activities.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Commitment to safeguarding, health and safety, equality, and diversity

• Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and willingness to travel within the work area.


In Return, SYST Offers:

• Competitive salary: up to £24,000 p.a. (depending on experience)

• Annual salary review based on performance.

• Friendly working environment with an open and honest culture

• 22 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays

• Employer contributory pension scheme

• Subsidized car parking at Telford town centre

• Discretionary funded training programs & professional development

Application Process: To be considered for this role, submit a covering letter along with your CV to

Note: We reserve the right to close this advert early if the vacancy is filled before the advertised closing date.

Job Type: Full-time Contract

Length: 12 months (Possibility to extend based on performance)

Salary: Up to £24,000 p.a. dependant on experience

Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Staff Discounts, Health Cash Plan Schedule: 8-hour shift, Day shift, Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person at Telford.

Application Deadline: 31/01/2024

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: Up to £24,000.00 per year

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