Part Time (3 days/week)
30th of March 2019
Job Styles
Youth Work

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Phone: 07476812928

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Youth Activities manager


1. Hold Activities for young people

• Manage Paiwand’s structured social development and mentoring portfolio of activities, including sports, youth clubs, arts and crafts, trips, mentoring and others
• Assess children, identify their needs and refer to appropriate activities
• Oversee mentoring and one-to-one support for 20 young people each year
• Organise and participate in one-off or regular events such as competi-tions, performances and inset days
• Ensure that these activities are held on time and to high standard of quali-ty
• Promote these activities internally and externally to young people
• Work with young people to develop new activities

2. Staff and volunteer management

• Assist with the recruitment of sessional workers and volunteers through writing job descriptions and adverts
• Interview and induct new sessional workers and volunteers
• Ensure that enhanced DBS checks and references are acquired for new sessional workers and volunteers
• Provide high quality regular supervision and support to sessional workers and volunteers
• Ensure that sessional workers and volunteers offer a high level of stand-ard of activity to young people
• Review training needs of sessional workers and volunteers and recom-mend appropriate skills development
• Deal with other management issues including signing off expenses, or-ganising sickness cover, etc.

3. Working with young people

• Ensure that young people are safe and secure at all times
• Follow Paiwand’s safeguarding policy and procedures including risk as-sessment reviews
• Ensure that young people from all backgrounds are treated equally and fairly
• Work with the steering group of young people to review existing activities, develop new ones, and any other tasks as decided
• Listen to the views of young people and act upon them as appropriate
• Conduct a general annual evaluation with all young people participating in the project, as well as evaluations of individual activities

4. Project Administration

• Compile and advocate for the emerging needs of the projects’ beneficiar-ies’ (children and youth)
• Financial management of the project
• Record keeping: monitoring records, records of meetings and classes
• Regular monitoring and review of classes, as well as project evaluation
• Submit a monthly report summarising targets and activities to relevant line manager
• Provide quarterly reports as required to senior management and trustees of Paiwand
• Provide yearly reports and details of work carried out to project funder

5. Professional Relations

• Publicise project (e.g. to schools, Colleges, Leaving Care Team, other ref-ugee organisations)
• Work with other Paiwand staff and management to develop the organisa-tion and take part in staff training and team meetings
• Research further funding opportunities and liaise with current and poten-tial funders
• Liaise with other refugee organisations and refer young people to them as appropriate
• Keep abreast of all relevant law and policy changes as they affect refu-gees/asylum-seekers and children, and undertake any training that may be necessary for the effective performance of these duties
• Liaise with relevant professionals in the furtherance of the organisation’s Youth Project

Person Specification: Youth Project Manager

1) Essential Criteria

• The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience in youth work
• Previous experience of successfully managing volunteers and sessional workers
• Previous experience of mentoring and assisting young people with com-plex needs
• Previous experience of evaluating project effectiveness and reporting to funders
• Education/Qualification Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent
• An understanding and commitment to Child Protection Regulations, Health and Safety Regulations and Equal Opportunities Regulations
• Ability to positively support and address the particular needs of disadvan-taged children and young people
• Knowledge/awareness of the voluntary sector
• Ability to relate positively with young people
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both in speaking and writing
• Ability to keep records and monitor effectively
• Knowledge of the Government’s Youth Policy and Local Authorities ob-jectives
• Ability to work flexible hours in order to attend important functions, meet-ings etc outside of normal working hours, as well as Saturdays

2) Desirable

• Access to own transport
• Current police checks declaration
• Ability to communicate effectively in Farsi and Pashto