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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOBDay to day running of the projectRunning and overseeing youth group sessionsRecording activities and other monitoring dataParticipating in training and development sessionsPromotion of the groupReporting to funder's and trustees via line managementKeeping 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 activitiesLine Management and Supervision of youth workers and volunteersTo 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 trusteesAttending Intercom staff and line-management meetings as requiredTo 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 AbilitiesAbility to engage successfully and professionally, on a basis of shared understanding, with young peopleClear and concise written and spoken skillsAbility to present written and spoken material in a structured and balanced way appropriate to the needs of recipientAbility to be able to speak in public situations including training sessionsAbility to develop and maintain good professional relationshipsGood organisational skills Ability to lead, and work as a member of, a teamGood administrative skills in respect of record-keeping, monitoring, and activity management
ExperienceAt 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 confidentialityA good understanding and knowledge of Safeguarding procedures.
KnowledgeA 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 AtributesPersonal commitment to enabling, empowering, respecting and supporting young peopleWilling to travel and occasionally work unsocial hours Be a good team worker demonstrating respect and commitment to the organisation and team members