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Why work for Young Devon?

yd 2017 why work for us poster a4Young Devon provides a wide and far reaching variety of services making us unique as an employer.

As part of our 2017 Commitments following the last Workforce Survey, we have tried to raise awareness of the non-paid benefits of working for Young Devon.

During 2017, we have asked for feedback from you, the workforce, on what you enjoy about and feel are the benefits of working for Young Devon

Thank you to everyone who has given feedback throughout the year and at our All-Staff Day in July.

Here is what you said…..

  • Making a difference to young people’s lives – this has been mentioned LOTS!
  • Amazing team work (again mentioned LOTS!), working with like-minded people
  • Generous annual leave
  • Generous Company Sick Pay
  • Phased return to work helped after being off sick
  • Feel valued
  • Passion and purpose
  • Making a difference
  • Flexibility when returning from maternity leave
  • Flexibility, positive work-life balance (mentioned lots)
  • Managers are supportive, encouraging, inspiring, honest
  • Support for personal and professional development
  • Helped develop skills as a Youth Worker
  • Bumping into ex-residents and having them say “you helped”
  • Lack of politics and bureaucracy getting in the way of good work
  • Great support for Hosts
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Good people – all kind, caring and supportive

Our Values

At our core are our values, which describe the behaviours that all our employees are expected to demonstrate in the workplace

  • We encourage leadership, promote professionalism and celebrate innovation.
  • We are trusting and trustworthy, non-judgmental, honest, empowering and challenging

Holidays and leave 

All employees get 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays. This is pro-rata’d for part-time employees. To help you live a fuller life outside of work we also have a Special Leave policy and offer career breaks where possible.

Work life balance 

We support you if you want to work flexibly by considering the following options:

  • flexi time
  • part-time working
  • compressed hours
  • home working
  • annualised hours
  • job sharing

All employees have access to Mindful Employer Plus, which is a free, confidential service offering a listening ear, guidance and signposting to further advice on any issue either in or out of the workplace.

We offer a Childcare Voucher scheme.

Quality Management Standards

We are proud to have achieved, as a workforce, the following quality standards:

  • Investors in People Gold
  • PQASSO Level 1 (currently awaiting the result of PQASSO Level 2)
  • Ambition Accreditation
  • Mindful Employer
  • Disability Confident


We provide access to a pension scheme.

Learning and Development

We offer opportunities for learning and development wherever possible. We are proud to deliver a high standard of internal training, including the chance to gain an accredited Level 2 Award in Youth Work.

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