Work With Us

Bar ‘n’ Bus is a Christian charity delivering professional, community-based Youth Work to engage and support local young people.  Our team is made up of full time youth workers, students and almost 25 volunteers working across our programmes.  We are a dynamic and growing charity, building new opportunities and breaking new ground.  We value openness, a willingness to get stuck in and personal passion to see young people thrive alongside formal qualifications and experience. 

Why work with Bar ‘n’ Bus?

Make A Difference – we are passionate about building positive relationships with young people that bring about development and transformation.  Our programmes place young people at the centre and include detached youth work, target group programmes, in-school projects and intervention and 1-2-1 support.

Faith – as a Christian charity our work in underpinned by a living and active Christian faith.  As a team we have weekly times of prayer and reflection as well as opportunities through the year to explore faith and mission and God’s heart for young people and communities.

Environment – The team from offices on the site of the Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm Estate in Essex.  The idyllic location is a truly inspirational space to work from, to meet and share together and use as a central base for our work which stretches across the south of Essex.  We offer 23 days of holiday  per year, plus bank holidays and operate an employer’s contribution pension scheme.

Opportunities – as a small and growing charity, we seek to stretch our team with opportunities to explore and develop new skills and experiences.  We welcome creative thinking and pushing boundaries in order to increase opportunities for greater support for young people.

Current Vacancies:

Youth Work Student

Bar ‘n’ Bus are seeking to appoint a Youth Work Student to join our dynamic youth work team from September 2021.


  • BA Hons Degree Course
  • 3 Years, Full Time with placement hours with Bar ‘n’ Bus
  • Full supervision and support provided
  • Student Accommodation and Study Travel Costs Provided


Youth Work Student Role Profile

Application Form

Deadline for applications – Noon, Friday 28th May

Interviews – Friday 4th June

Gap Year Student

Bar ‘n’ Bus offers a gap year programme through which you can take a significant amount of time to serve young people within a  local community, engage in an extensive youth work training programme, develop new skills, learn about yourself and grow in your faith. The gap year is run in partnership with the Salvation Army who input into training, accommodation and community programmes during the year.


  • Direct, hands-on experience of professional youth and community work
  • A nationally recognised qualification in Youth Work Practice
  • The opportunity to make a significant difference the lives of young people
  • Time to explore your faith and relationship with Jesus through study and worship whilst serving God’s Kingdom in your community
  • Additional professional youth work training provided through Bar ‘n’ Bus
  • Accommodation, Living and Training Costs Provided

Please *contact us* for more information about how to get involved in our September 2021 programme.


Gap Year Info and Role Profile

Application Form

Bar’N’Bus Trustees – We are looking for a person to join our Board of Trustees, who has a passion for developing work with young people in the communities of SE Essex. As a registered charity, motivated from Christian principles, we have a growing programme of engagement activities with 11-18 year olds to help them face the challenges of life and flourish as fulfilled individuals who contribute to society. Further information can be obtained through our website . For further details and to discuss what this work involves, feel free to e-mail the Chair of the Trust, Keith Norman, at to whom letters of interest should be sent. This important role can be very fulfilling for a person who wants to make a difference. Might that person be you?