Youth4Youth Young Facilitator

Duration: 30 hours a month

Direct line manager and accountability: Youth Manager & Programme Coordinator

Salary:£12 per hour

Location:Froud Community Centre, Manor Park, E12 5JF and home based.

Job type: Fixed term – 15 months

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 7th June 2019. Interviews will take place the following week. 

 

Background:

Aston-Mansfield’s vision is to see more children, young people and families in Newham and east London leading happy healthy lives, realising their potential and unlocking their ambition. Using an integrated and community focused approach we will make long long-lasting change, offering opportunity, community and inspiration to children, families and young people in Newham and east London.

 Working with over 400 young people each year, our aim is to create a vibrant and inclusive learning environment so that young people can become successful and active citizens contributing to their communities. We have specialist skills in working with young people with special educational needs, disabilities and their families and in working with young people at risk of mental health issues. We are proud of our work in developing challenging young people to become young leaders through our programmes and we are currently working with London Youth to gain accreditation through their quality assurance framework. We run a range of youth projects in Newham including Young Achievers Group (YAG) for young people with special education needs and disabilities; a youth leadership programme, Youth4Youth and outreach/street work.

We are looking to recruit 3 young people aged 18 – 25 for the role of Young Facilitator. The successful candidates will support the successful delivery of Youth4Youth, a leadership development scheme for young people who live, work or study in Newham. The scheme enables young people to come together for a series of team building and skills development sessions. As part of their journey towards becoming an agent of change in their community, young people plan and deliver events and campaigns, growing their confidence, experience and networks. The role of the Young Facilitator will be to support young people through the training, learning and delivery of their social action projects.

 The role is home based and will require some evening and weekend work.

 Primary tasks:

 To support the growth and development of Aston-Mansfield’s Youth4Youth project and to act as a representative of Aston-Mansfield at appropriate forums and events and build relationships with relevant stakeholders.

  • Promote, encourage and sustain youth participation within Aston Mansfield by supporting small cohorts of Youth4Youth participants.
  • Facilitating and hosting socials, meetings and recruiting young people to get involved in the Youth4Youth programme.

 Specific tasks:

  • To support the Project Coordinator to ensure that all Youth4Youth activities and outcomes are planned, prepared and implemented, in consultation with young people and staff
  • To support the implementation of the outreach model to recruit numbers of young people on to Youth4Youth
  • To be the main point of contact with a cohort of young people and feeding back regularly to colleagues and line manager.
  • Help to raise the profile of Aston-Mansfield’s work with young people through social media channels, blogs and case studies.
  • To build rapport and maintain engagement with young people through regular meetings, learning days and socials.
  • To help prepare and deliver Youth4Youth Leadership Academy Week – a week of learning, fun and team building to induct young people on to the programme.
  • To support the planning, administration and delivery of youth led projects and events.
  • To gather and share learning and information with staff, young people and external organisations.

 Person specification:

Education, qualifications & experience

 

Essential:

  • Experience of working with groups of young people
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding young people
  • Experience of coordinating small scale events, residential trips, and/or project management
  • Experience of collecting data for impact measurement
  • Experience of working in a similar environment/role
  • Passionate about leading, developing and improving the quality of youth work
  • Experience of outreach, recruitment and retention of young people on a programme

Desirable:

  • First Aid training
  • Health & Safety training

Skills/Abilities

 

Essential:

  • Flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability and confidence to establish positive relationships with young people and motivate them to participate in Youth4Youth
  • Ability to work effectively across teams
  • Ability to work effectively with young people
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to facilitate small working groups

Personal qualities

 

Essential:

  • Friendly, cheerful, positive and self driven, able to work independently and as part of the team
  • Passionate about young people and their progression to achieve their full potential
  • Show a flexible approach to accommodate changing priorities
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with young people, staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders
  • Share Aston-Mansfield’s values and ethos
  • Able to work in the evenings and weekends

 A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is required for this role

 To apply, please send a cv and covering letter stating how your experience meets the person specification to yokeu.kusnama@aston-mansfield.org.uk

 

 Please also get in touch using the email address if you would like to arrange an informal chat about the role.

 Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 7th June 2019. Interviews will take place the following week. 



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