Youth Development Lead (Delivery Partnerships & Volunteering)



Organisation
The Prince's Trust
Reference
1138
Sector
Children & Young People, Education & Training
Location
Birmingham
Salary Details
£20,300.00 to £22,000.00 dependent on location and experience
Contract Type
Fixed
Hours per Week
35
Closing Date
05/12/2021
The newly formed Delivery Partners and Volunteers Team for the West Midlands are looking for an organised and enthusiastic candidate to become our new Youth Development Lead.

Job Description

This is a full-time, fixed-term position until November 2022.  

The successful candidate will be working across two Education programmes that the Trust delivers in partnership with schools and colleges in the West Midlands. Specifically, you will be working to organise and manage the provision of ‘Mosaic’ – a programme matching young people with aspirational mentors and ‘Enterprise Challenge’ – a short course giving young people a taste of business development. You will build strong relationships with local schools and colleges as well as volunteers who will help deliver the programmes. You will be responsible for scheduling, managing, and overseeing delivery across a range of schools and will frequently support and deliver programmes/training sessions to young people, volunteers, and partners. On occasion you might support colleagues in your team working volunteers, organising events, and attending outreach opportunities.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has excellent organisation and planning skills
  • holds some previous experience delivering face-to-face sessions/training young people
  • feels confident pitching/presenting to potential partners and volunteers
  • can travel to schools and colleges across the region when necessary

If you are up for a challenge and would like to be part of a great team, we would love to hear from you! Your application will be a CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement must provide evidence of how you have acquired and applied each of the essential skills, knowledge, and experience criteria and if possible, each of the desirable skills, knowledge, and experience criteria, outlined in the job description, in current and previous roles, or other scenarios.

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Why we need you:

Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 

The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  

We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.

We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). 

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:

We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

To apply: Click the apply link and you will be redirected to The Princes Trust recruitment page where you can apply. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker when applying to help to monitor our recruitment advertising.

Company Description

The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should be given the chance to flourish.

Since 1976, we’ve achieved a great deal, supporting more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK, and have returned £1.4 billion in value to society over the last ten years alone. Yet, this still represents only a small proportion of the young people who might benefit from our support. Three in four young people on our programmes move into work, education or training. Our job is to inspire and support them, to help them reach their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. 

Many of the young people we help are disadvantaged, either in, or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our free programmes give young people the practical skills and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.