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Youth Worker (Project Officer)

Youth Worker (Project Officer)

Posted 19 September by CHM
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Do you have knowledge & experience of working with young people in the community? Our client is looking for a Youth Worker to lead their HLF funded Kick the Dust project to help facilitate participation of young people in heritage green space activities.

ROLE: Youth Worker (Project Officer)
HOURS: Part time 22.5 hours per week
SALARY: £10,710-£12,600 (FTE £17,850-£21,000 per annum)
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract 30th June 2021
OPERATIONAL AREA: West of England
LOCATION: Lockleaze, BS7 9TD
REF: YW18

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, someone who is passionate about helping improve young people’s prospects and reach their potential. You will be planning, organising and overseeing community programmes and 1-1 support, facilitating youth-led activities (including community volunteering) and help support the personal, social and emotional development of young people to helping them connect with their local heritage on their doorsteps. You will also working closing with community organisations and VCS groups (particularly friends groups for historic parks and heritage landscapes) to build their capacity to engage and work effectively with young people.

Come and join the team at Lockleaze Youth and Play Space, they are looking for a highly motivated, equally enthusiastic person to join their team and help them to make a real difference.

Your main duties include:

  • To lead young person engagement through outreach and partnership working, seeking to build participation in new heritage sites during each year of the project.
  • To build constructive and professional relationships with young people with the aim of supporting their personal and social development.
  • To deliver training and development activities for young people to enhance their skills, confidence and future prospects.
  • To support community groups and VCS organisations (particularly friends groups) to adopt practices that will encourage more young volunteers to participate in local heritage on their doorstep.
  • To work with the Senior Community Worker to plan, organise and oversee community events and volunteering activities in consultation with young people, friends’ groups, other partners and the wider community.
  • To support young people to lead project activity and deliver sustainable impact, including through campaigning, fundraising, or bidding for grant funds in support of their local heritage site.
  • To support the creation of youth governance structures, helping to ensure that young people have a voice in local decision-making in relation to their local heritage park and landscape.
  • To monitor and evaluate project activities through agreed processes and procedures and participate in national meetings relating to the Kick the Dust programme, as required.
  • To deliver project activities in line with minimum standards, the needs of beneficiaries and partners/ funders.
  • To work with support from senior practitioners to build constructive relationships with key stakeholders, including schools and other youth-focused organisations, to ensure the smooth running of programmes and in the interests of sustaining relationships.
  • To encourage formal and informal feedback from clients on the delivery, content and structure of youth activities and to respond accordingly, driving continued improvement and relevance to local needs.

Our client is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects they work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

In return our client offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • Childcare Voucher schemes are available on a salary sacrifice basis
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups. Inline with their Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

Due to insurance provision, applicants must hold a full UK driving licence and be aged 21 plus with more than 12 months driving history.

The charity is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate their commitment they have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. Our client guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form and submit this with your application. The charity will ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout their workforce and in service delivery.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. They welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of their Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.

Closing Date: 27/09/2018
Interview Date: 03/10/2018
Start Date: ASAP

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website.

No agencies please.

Required skills

  • Engagement
  • Events
  • Training
  • Young People
  • Project Work

Reference: 36146693

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