It’s hard and we’ve struggled. I’ve generally put our challenges down to the much aired ‘skills gap’ in Norfolk as well as our rather niche area of business.
Most valuable to reflect on is that the first two members of our team are not from a youth work background or any related field. And they’re awesome!
So, in fact, this time around I’m encouraging people to apply who are not trainers or youth workers of any kind! Youth workers are marvellous for youth work, but what we’re doing is something rather different and innovative.
So once again we find ourselves recruiting for values, energy, a shared mission and being excited to be part of our team.
Now to get people to show that enthusiasm when they apply!
Come on Norfolk, prove me wrong!