Author Archives: Louise McCoy

Spotlight on KICK

We are delighted to have been included as one of the organisations that the National Youth Agency have featured as part of this year’s Youth Work Week. Click on the link below to see an interview with our Operations Manager, Louise, alongside a video of ‘A Day in the Life of a Youth Worker’ where we show you what a typical day at KICK looks like.


Join Our Team

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to support young people in your community? Would you like to join an enthusiastic and supportive team? We are recruiting for 1 person to join our team with this exciting term time only post.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31st October with interviews in the week beginning 7th November.

If you would like to apply please complete our application form and send with your CV to

We’re really looking forward to hearing from you!


KICK is seeking to extend its Board of Trustees and is looking for people willing to undertake this role on a voluntary basis (out of pocket expenses will be paid). 

You will need to be able to make the necessary time commitment; have strategic vision, independent judgement and a passion for helping to improve the lives of young people.

Please click on the links below for more information and an application form.

Please return your completed application form to

Graffiti Classics – a review by Isaac

The graffiti classics performance there were tons and tons of great, talented detail and positive points put in within the performance, nothing was bad.

The performance was quite skill full there were using quick tempo on the base and the violins as swell as a bit of comedy releasing through peoples humorous. Funny laughing comments would shoot out of there mouths and in the actions they performed. And as well as being funny they would interact with the audience making it better and more humourful.

There was nothing wrong with the performance, nothing I didn’t like in the performance.

The reason I went was because I thought it’d be a great experience for me and fun. Obviously it was fun and a good experience.

I learnt music can be used for comedy and be humorous.

I would recommend this musical performance/band to many it is a beautiful and funny experience. And good social interaction which if unlucky or lucky depending on who you are they will choose you to answer a question or something like that.

If I could see any other event/performance I would like to see the trio band wonderland. Who are a group of teens 17 -19 who are talented musicians and my favourite band.

We’re Hiring!

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to support young people in your community? Would you like to join an enthusiastic and supportive team? We are recruiting for 2 exciting term time only posts starting in September 2022.

Sessional Worker – Community Projects and Alternative Provision:

Sessional Worker – Community Projects:

The closing date for both vacancies is Thursday 14th July with interviews on Wednesday 20th July.

If you would like to apply please complete our application form and send with your CV to

We’re really looking forward to hearing from you!

KICK Create – a new project for 11-14 year olds

We are so excited to be working in partnership with The Norris Museum again on another project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

KICK Create is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 11-14 years to work with professional artists in textiles, film and drama.

There are still some places available so we have extended the closing date to book your place to Monday 10th January. If you would like to find out more information or to book a place email


We are so excited to let you know that our kickboxing sessions for 12-19 year olds are returning to The Broad Leas Centre, St Ives on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

The group runs every Tuesday during term time for 5.30 – 7pm and spaces are strictly limited to ensure that we are COVID secure and able to keep everyone as safe as possible.

If you would like to book a space please contact

We can’t wait to see you all again!

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a Youth Work Coordinator to join our team in supporting young people in Cambridgeshire.

This is currently a 12 month contract at 25 hours per week. There is the possibility to be flexible around hours and to extend the contract for the right candidate, dependent on funding.

Experience in working with young people in both community and education settings is essential.

Click on the links below to find out more and send your completed application form and CV to

Closing date: Friday 8th October 2021

Interviews from Friday 15th October 2021

We’re Hiring!

Are you looking for a new opportunity and would like to support young people in Cambridgeshire? We have 2 Sessional Youth Worker positions available, starting in September 2021.


  • KICK Sessional Youth Worker


  • Part time, 10 hours per week.  Term time only.


  • £12 per hour


Closing Date for Applications: Monday 6th August 2021. Please email your application form, available via the link below, and CV to

Interviews from Monday 16th August 2021.


  • To be accountable and responsible for the delivery of youth services under the direction of the Operations Manager.
  • To help young people (age 11- 19 years) grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society through the provision of a range of activities that develop their social, physical and mental capacities, promoting self-worth, independence, a sense of responsibility and respect for others.


Delivery of youth work programmes to support young people

  • Assist in planning and delivery of KICK projects – including our community based youth groups on 2 late afternoons/early evenings between 3 – 7.30pm.
  • Promoting the participation of young people in the activities.
  • Establishing relationships and a style of working that will enable the young people to safely learn and develop, in accordance with the principles and values of KICK.

Evaluation of sessional work

  • Supporting the monitoring and evaluating of sessional work including providing input to reports when needed.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To work in accordance with and commit to KICK’s policies and procedures including child protection, equal opportunities and data protection.
  • To familiarise themselves with the local community amenities and providers of services for young people.
  • Promote and champion KICK and its associated projects.
  • To understand their role in the health and safety of young people, for the safeguarding of premises, furnishings and equipment, and also for the collection and recording of monies received in accordance with guidelines and instructions where appropriate.
  • To report any Child Protection concerns to the KICK Operations Manager in accordance with the KICK Safeguarding Policy.

To attend supervision meetings and annual appraisals and to contribute to staff meetings and training courses as required.

  • To carry out any other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Operations Manager and/or Trustees in line with the aims of the charity.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES    Ability to communicate effectively with young people and colleagues.   Ability to plan youth work activities in a structured and balanced way appropriate to the needs of the young people.   Able to work effectively within a team and be able to plan, monitor, record, evaluate and prioritise a range of work requirements.
EXPERIENCE    Experience of planning activities and/or sessions for young people.   Able to demonstrate experience of successfully working with children and young people.  
KNOWLEDGE        Knowledge of Health and Safety management including Child Protection Procedures.   Have undertaken, or be willing to take, Safeguarding children and young people training.  
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS    A high level of resilience and adaptability.   Proven ability to communicate effectively within a range of settings using a wide range of communication skills.   Ability to create, maintain and develop professional positive relationships with young people, families, carers and wider partnerships.   Able to work flexibly including up to 3 evenings where necessary and travel to a variety of locations when required including evenings and weekends.