We are hiring – Assistant Young People’s Worker

4YP offers children, young people and adults aged 7-25 safe places to go and trusted people to connect with. This is to enable their needs to be met and to support them to confidently transition to their next stage of life, thrive and reach their potential. Our youth work service offers young people a place to connect and go within many different settings including youth clubs, activity groups, schools and within the 4YP building. This is an exciting position within the youth work team, a key position for someone who enjoys a challenge and wishes to extend their skills.

If you are interested in this post please see the job advert below, for further information including an application form please contact enquiries@syphp.org.uk .

We are hiring – Counselling Service Administrator

4YP offers children, young people and adults aged 7-25 safe places to go and trusted people to connect with. This is to enable their needs to be met and to support them to confidently transition to their next stage of life, thrive and reach their potential. Our counselling service receives referrals from statutory health services and internally from our youth work team, and has a presence in 14 schools. We are seeking an organised, competent and empathetic administrator to join the counselling service, as part of the wider team serving children, young people and young adults throughout Suffolk.

If you are interested in this post please see the job description below, complete the application below and send to enquiries@syphp.org.uk along with any further questions.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 27 May

Shortlisting: Monday 30 May

Interviews: Wednesday 8 June

Pop Chorus teams up with 4YP!

As a way of celebrating their 10th anniversary, community choir Pop Chorus will be teaming up with 4YP throughout 2022. Pop Chorus will be promoting 4YP, working with young people and fundraising at all their performances, including at their 10th anniversary concert at the Ipswich Regent Theatre on Saturday 2nd July.

Pop Chorus Director; Yula Andrews, said “We don’t plan to just shake buckets for the charity, but plan to actively engage with the people 4YP support. Singing as part of a group is a great benefit to wellbeing and can improve self-esteem, so we look forward to sharing some joint singing workshops and giving young people opportunities to perform with the choir.”

Gavin Stone; CEO of 4YP said: “We are thrilled that Pop Chorus will be partnering with 4YP this year and generously helping our fundraising. Pop Chorus are a lifeline at the heart of supporting wellbeing of so many people throughout Suffolk, so we are particularly excited to have the opportunity to unite with, and learn from another local organisation that shares so many values with ourselves.”

If you would like to support them with their fundraising please visit their Just Giving page here – Pop Chorus Just Giving Page

Men’s Hub eMagazine by Wellbeing Suffolk

4YP wanted to share the Men’s Hub eMagazine by Wellbeing Suffolk. This eMagazine includes inspirational stories and quotes, self-referral information to Wellbeing Suffolk, other organisations in Suffolk, and information to help people to know where to turn to if you are feeling in a crisis.

It is crucial to for people to #GetTalking about their mental health and know that services such as Wellbeing Suffolk and 4YP are available to support your needs.

Appointment of new CEO of 4YP

4YP are delighted to appoint Gavin Stone as the new CEO.

Following 17 years of serving the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Gavin will be leaving his current post as Director of External Relations at the Royal Hospital School to take up this role. Gavin began his career as a youth, community, and school’s worker and during his time with the diocese spent a number of years advising on the work of the Church of England with young people and communities throughout Suffolk, prior to holding a series of senior management and leadership roles. He has remained engaged with youth work in a voluntary capacity throughout his life, primarily as a football coach.

Gavin says, “To be entrusted with the role of CEO for 4YP is a huge privilege and the fulfilment of both a life passion and career aspiration. I know first-hand as a parent how vital the support that 4YP provides to so many young people is, particularly as we continue to emerge from such challenging times.  Now more than ever, it is crucial that we not only listen to and hear the voices of young people but acknowledge what they are saying and act upon it. I look forward to working with the team at 4YP, funders, and other charities and statutory sector partners, to ensure that together we make a difference for young people where it is most needed.”

Richard Lister, Chair of the 4YP Board of Trustees said ‘We are delighted to have Gavin as our new Chief Executive. He brings experience, enthusiasm and he is highly regarded in Suffolk. We look forward to an innovative and successful future for 4YP delivering essential services for young people across Suffolk’

Gavin will take up the position of CEO in October 2021.

Johns Slater and Haward choose 4YP for their Charity of The Year!

4YP are very pleased to announce a Charity of the Year Partnership with Johns Slater and Haward.

As JSH comments;

“Johns Slater and Haward has been providing advice to the local construction industry both in Ipswich and East Anglia as a whole for over 100 years. We are designers of engineering systems in buildings (heating, ventilation, lighting and power etc.) and work in all sectors of industry, commerce and the community.

Central to our business is training and inspiring the young people that join us, which we seek to do both through academic learning and structured work experience. We firmly believe that where there is the desire and commitment to achieve, together with a helping hand, opportunities abound. We are currently supporting 3 engineering apprentices, including one administrator.

Accordingly, and particularly with the additional challenges brought about by Covid-19, we are delighted to be supporting 4YP throughout 2021 in the pursuit of the great work it does to improve the social, emotional, physical health and well-being of young people in Suffolk.

Students help 4YP with new website

4YP now have a new website thanks to the final year web-development students.

‘Karina Karushkova, James Wood and Alex Jacobs led the design and development of 4YP’s new website using the skills they have gained from their BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development degree and with the support of 4YP’s Business and Marketing Coordinator, Georgia Memory they were able to create a bespoke solution to improve the charities online presence.’

Take a look at this article – https://www.uos.ac.uk/news/students-help-young-people%E2%80%99s-charity – to read more about the project.