BGYS employ around 50 staff (as well as offering volunteering and student placements), to support young people all year around, during the day, evenings and weekends.
There is a commitment to ongoing Continuous Professional Development opportunities for students, staff and volunteers, which includes supporting them to take up youth work qualifications and role-specific training. The staff and volunteers are also given opportunities to undertake placements within all projects, access to experienced supervisors and a welcoming induction programme.
BGYS include a young persons’ panel during staff recruitment to ensure their voices are heard and offers young people the opportunity to train as Youth Workers via a Young Ambassador’s project.
The judges commended BGYS for demonstrating a full commitment to upskilling and developing their workforce to ensure it is fit for purpose in meeting the needs of young people.