Part Time - £24,945 – pro rata for 28 hours a week
(The post is funded until March 2019)
Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is looking to recruit an appropriately skilled/experienced worker to plan, deliver and administer a range of informal learning sessions and volunteering activities for disadvantaged young people who are care leavers aged 18-25 in Manchester.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the delivery of one of GMYN’s new projects called Transitions.
Transitions offers young people aged 18-25 volunteering-based activities, informal learning activities, awareness raising sessions and support.
The worker will build effective relationships with the young people to enable them to engage in the project. The work will be delivered on a one-to-one basis as well as in group settings.
The young people will be involved at every stage of the project identifying activities they want, recording the activities, identifying the skills they have learnt and planning next steps.
The project will also offer progression routes, supporting young people to make links to education providers and employment once they leave the project, as well as signposting to other agencies where appropriate.
The Project Coordinator will work closely with referral agencies, particularly Barnardo’s The Curve – Manchester Leaving Care Team.
Key areas of responsibilities
- To create an effective relationship with care leavers, identifying their needs and help them to overcome barriers to participation.
- To provide appropriate support with a flexible approach to encourage participation in project activities.
- To enable participants to clarify their learning and development needs and volunteering interests, establish clear goals and next steps to identified progression routes.
- To support young people to participate in learning and volunteering activities particularly ones that will develop their life skills.
- To promote the project to referral agencies and develop effective working relationships with them.
- Develop and deliver informal learning sessions and volunteering activities.
- To ensure that in the project all participants are safeguarded and that good safe practice is followed in all project activities.
- To monitor and evaluate the project/programme outputs and outcomes reporting to the funder on a regular basis.
- To comply with GMYN policies and procedures.
- To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities that contribute to the organisations overall aims and objectives.
- To undertake any other tasks commensurate with this post which may be assigned by the Senior Manager.
The post will be based at GMYN’s offices in Manchester and the activities will be delivered throughout Manchester.
The hours of work are those necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role. This will involve occasional working unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends as well as during the day.
Closing date for applications: 28th January – 12 noon.
Any applications sent after this date/time will not be accepted.
Please note that interviews for this position will take place on 4th February. Please note that interviewees will need to be available all day.