YAY! Young and Yourself Project Worker Application
This form is to apply for the position of Project Worker for YAY! Young and Yourself.
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PROJECT WORKER VACANCY
We are looking for a someone to fill a new post of Project Worker for YAY! Young and Yourself the youth group for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning people aged up to 25 in Cornwall.

You will be joining our team, based at our youth centre in Truro, you will need the ability to travel independently. The Intercom Trust provides services across the South West of the UK.

A full job description and person specification are attached at the end of this form. Please ensure that you provide evidence of your ability to fulfil these within your answers to the questions on this form.

Your own sexual orientation or gender identity should not be seen as a barrier to applying. Please see our web site for further details of our equal opportunities policy.

We would encourage anyone who is interested in applying to complete this form however if you need additional information then you can email office@intercomtrust.org.uk include in the subject 'Application'

Renumeration: This post is currently paid at £24,500 pa pro rata. Working 21 hours over 3 days a week. With a workplace pension 5% of salary. Travel costs are covered for working away from Truro at HMRC rates. This post is funded by a three year grant from Children in Need and managed by the Intercom Trust.

Applications should be submitted no later than 6pm on 28th January 2018 selected candidates will be interviewed in February 2018 with a anticipated commencement date by March 2018.

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Phone number *
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Email address *
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Postal address *
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Details of your relevant qualifications *
500 word maximum. Please give details of anything that may be relevant.
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Details of your relevant employment / volunteering *
500 word maximum. Please give details of anything that may be relevant.
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Provide details of knowledge or experience of working in a hands on role with young people facing challenging issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse *
200 words maximum. You can include details of your best example in the last three years, include lessons you learnt.
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Provide details of knowledge or experience of delivering training *
200 words maximum. You can include details of your best example in the last three years, include lessons you learnt. We are looking for evidence of your ability to prepare and deliver training.
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Provide details of knowledge or experience of local safeguarding proceedures *
500 words maximum. You can include details of your best example in the last three years, include lessons you learnt. We are looking for you to provide evidence of your understanding and application of safeguarding proceedures in Cornwall.
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Provide details of additional support services for young LGBTQ people in Cornwall and Nationally that you would consider referring young people to. *
200 words maximum. Young People accessing the serivce often need advice with regard to other services specifically for LGBT people or universal provision, please help us to understand your knowledge of available services. We are looking for you to show an understanding of the services available in Cornwall and Nationally.
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Provide evidence of your ability to manage projects. *
500 words maximum. Please provide evidence of your ability to manage projects including how you manage budgets, staff and volunteers. This post is funded by Children in Need, you will need to provide evidence of your ability to report effectively to funding providers and line managers including qualitive and quantitive data collection methods you have used and or developed.
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Provide evidence of your ability to work remotely and manage yourself and others. *
200 words maximum. Please provide evidence of your ability to manage yourself and others. This post may often require the postholder to work independently, remote from direct supervision and to manage staff who are working similarly, please provide evidence of your ability to work in this way. Describe how you have been able to create and develop new contacts and networks relevant to promoting an organisation.
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Please include any other information you would like us to consider
500 words maximum. Please tell us of anything else that is relevant, you would like us to consider as part of your application
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Key Responsibilities and Tasks
JOB TITLE
YAY (Young and Yourself) Project worker

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB
Day to day running of the project
Running and overseeing youth group sessions
Recording activities and other monitoring data
Participating in training and development sessions
Promotion of the group
Reporting to funder's and trustees via line management
Keeping children and young people safe.
Development and implementation of qualitative and quantitative assessment methods

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Initiating, preparing and leading sessions, workshops and activities for young people including activities tailored to address sensitive issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse as needed within the group
Attending, and supporting young people to attend, key events such as local and national conferences or pride parades
Undertaking 1-1 work with young people
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records in respect of both individual young people and activities
Line Management and Supervision of youth workers and volunteers
To complete induction paperwork for each new member and session reports at the end of every session
Reporting and attending project management meetings and facilitating methods for young people to communicate with the trustees
Attending Intercom staff and line-management meetings as required
To support and encourage the Yay Young People’s Council to fully carry out their role
Responding to and reporting safeguarding concerns and disclosures promptly and accurately to the designated person for child protection
Developing provision and resources for young people who identify as LGBTQ throughout the county
Working closely with professionals from external agencies to raise awareness of the group and its services, and of the needs and issues that affect young LGBTQ people
Attending TAC and CAF meetings and taking lead professional role if appropriate
Handling of petty cash and local bookkeeping for travel expenses
Maintenance and development of online resources including Facebook, Twitter and the group webpage
Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in all aspects of work
To undertake any other tasks of a similar level of responsibility as requested from time to time
Proactively promoting the group

Skills and Abilities
Ability to engage successfully and professionally, on a basis of shared understanding, with young people
Clear and concise written and spoken skills
Ability to present written and spoken material in a structured and balanced way appropriate to the needs of recipient
Ability to be able to speak in public situations including training sessions
Ability to develop and maintain good professional relationships
Good organisational skills
Ability to lead, and work as a member of, a team
Good administrative skills in respect of record-keeping, monitoring, and activity management

Experience
At least three years’ experience of working directly with young people
At least one year’s experience of working with people from a minority or disadvantaged group
At least one years’ experience of working with young people facing challenging issues such as self-harm, suicide or drug abuse
Use of a car to travel across the county and elsewhere when required for Intercom events
Good working knowledge of the issues that face young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and those who are questioning their identity/gender role
Good working knowledge of sources of support which are available for young people who are LGBTQ locally and nationally
At least one years’ experience of managing staff and/ or volunteers
Experience of producing accurate reports and keeping confidential records
At least one years' experience of working with confidential information and a sound evidenced track-record in maintaining confidentiality
A good understanding and knowledge of Safeguarding procedures.

Knowledge
A relevant professional qualification (such as NVQ Level Three, DIPSW or a teaching qualification)
Previous work experience in a youth group setting
Training in Safeguarding procedures
Training in First Aid procedures

Personal Atributes
Personal commitment to enabling, empowering, respecting and supporting young people
Willing to travel and occasionally work unsocial hours
Be a good team worker demonstrating respect and commitment to the organisation and team members

Your plans to develop
Please tell us about your plans to develop. 200 words maximum.
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References
Please provide details of two people who could provide a professional reference should you be successfully selected
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Equality Monitoring
Ensuring that we do not discriminate on grounds of any protected characteristic at any stage of our selection process is important to us. To help us understand more about applicants we ask that you provide the following equality monitoring information. This information will not form part of the selection process.
Your date of birth
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Your gender identity
Your sexual orientation
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Your ethnic origin
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Your nationality
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Your religion or belief
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Do you have a disability?
If you have a disability please give us a little more detail
Is your disability
If you have a disability do you have any reasonable adjustments you would like us to make provision for as part of the selection process
This information will only be used to ensure we can make reasonable adjustments as part of the selection process and will not form any part of the selection itself. For example: do you need this form in another format? A further conversation for sucessful candidates will take place with regard to reasonable adjustments in employment.
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