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YouNG Network Group


Working in partnership with schools to continue to develop a young person led social network to provide opportunities for young people, to improve their skills and introduce them to a professional working environment and generate vocational and entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity.

The Dream

  • Develop further a young person led social network covering the whole of Rushcliffe Borough
  • Develop the creative writing, presentational, social media and IT skills of young people
  • Provide opportunity for paid employment in a large corporate environment
  • Provide the voice of Rushcliffe young people to support partners in developing campaigns focused on young people 
  • Develop their ability in seeking out promotional opportunities to further enhance the social network
  • Work in partnership with schools to up-skill young people in multimedia technology 
  • Work towards a sustainable social enterprise and support and promote local businesses in Rushcliffe
  • Seek opportunities to support the local economy by partnering with local businesses to promote economic growth in the area 

The Reality

We need the commitment, enthusiasm and drive from

  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • The seven secondary schools
  • The Parents/Guardians
  • The Community and Business sector

But most importantly …from the young people of our Borough. 

Contact details

Allen Graham, Chief Executive, Rushcliffe Borough Council (PA – Emma Richardson)

Derek Hayden – YouNG Project Leader


Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7YG

Tel: 0115 981 9911

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will it take place?

A – 2 hours per week from 5pm - 7pm on a Wednesday evening during term-time and will also include some working in the school holidays, to fit in with commitments. There will be additional work promoting the project within your school and working at home, writing tweets and articles for the website. The project is scheduled to start in September and run until July each year.

Q. Will I have a contract of employment?

A – Yes. One will be issued before the young people officially start in September. They will also need a work permit jointly completed by parents and RBC.

Q. Will I pay tax and National Insurance contributions?

A – As they are under 16, they do not have a national insurance number so will not be required to pay national insurance contributions.

Q. Will I have a holiday and sickness allowance?

A – As the project will be delivered in term time only, holidays will be taken during the school holidays. There will be no sickness allowance, but if you are ill, please call the Anna Poole on 0115 9148 315 or 07837 811 402.

Q. How much will I be paid?

A – This is paid casual employment at a rate of £3.50 per hour initially for a minimum of 2 hours per week. This time commitment could increase occasionally depending on project commitments.

Q. How will I be paid?

A – Payment will be made direct into a bank account so each young person will need to provide account details. Salary will be paid in arrears. All young people will be required to sign in and out at each evening session – both for security/duty of care and also to support payment of salary.

Q. What is expected of me?

A – To arrive on time each week, ready to work with a strong commitment to working hard in a professional environment. We expect you to behave in a manner that is appropriate to a working office.

Q. What do I do if I am unable to attend on an evening?

A – Please call Anna Poole before 4.30pm on a Wednesday evening on 0115 9148 315 or 07837 811 402. We do need to know in advance if you are unable to attend.

Q. What do I do if I can’t attend any longer and wish to drop out?

A – Please speak with Anna Poole, Project Leader and your school.

The YouNG app

As part of the YouNG project, the team spent time with a local company - Wiseman Design - who showed them how to design an app for Andriod devices.

Wiseman Design took the teams ideas and suggestions and made the YouNG app!

You can download it from the Google Play store by clicking the link below:

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Rushcliffe Social Network