Children & Young People -
Project Coordinator & Bid Writer
We're Hiring! Children & Young People Project Coordinator & Bid Writer
Post: Children & Young People Project Co-ordinator & Bid Writer
Contract Type: Three-year fixed term
Location: London, Enfield.
Salary: £28,000- £30,000 per year (pro rata).
Practical requirements: Late evening contact work may be required at times. Weekly and weekend work is occasionally required.
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Children & Young People Project Coordinator & Bid Writer
We are looking for an experienced Children & Young People Project Co-ordinator (with Bid Writing experience) to join our team to further develop and shape the future of the charity.
We are a well-established and successful partnership of 18 schools (including 17 Primary schools) who have worked collaboratively for over 10 years, setting up unique and exciting extracurricular opportunities for disadvantaged people. We are strongly focused on providing opportunities which help families to succeed and have well established links with both pan-London and local partner organisations and bodies. These include London’s Violence Reduction Unit, Enfield Council, the Metropolitan Police and National Health Services, as well as many other community and voluntary sector organisations.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join the charity and work with the board of trustees, our Chief Executive Officer and the large network of school leaders to meet the needs of our schools and the local community in Edmonton.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong leadership, organisational and project management skills.
- Experience of successfully researching and sourcing funding opportunities.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data.
- Experience of working with children and/or young people ,
- Experience of working with the voluntary sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Providing line management responsibilities to our team of two mentors and supporting their professional development.
- Engaging with primary school children, young people and youth organisations in our partnership and the local priority areas as well as building and maintaining relationships of trust.
- Help develop a relevant enrichment and extra curriculum off for our Primary and Secondary schools, which builds upon our partnerships and connections and focuses on early intervention.
- Chair School Partnership Network Meetings to help drive and develop our enrichment and extra curriculum offer. These meetings are a significant way of ensuring our projects are bespoke to our schools and effectively targeting needs within the community.
- Co-ordinate a creative enquiry process with schools and our team of mentors to establish the barriers to local participation so you can develop projects and pathways that overcome them.
- Represent Edmonton Community Partnership at community meetings and outreach events.
- Conducting conversations with young people alongside our team of mentors, identifying the issues affecting them and how their needs can be met.
- Identifying where targeted children and young people’s support is needed and facilitate referrals.
- Ensuring that all projects are properly documented, are delivered within budget and that work is evaluated and reported in accordance with contractual and funding commitments.
- Keeping registers, writing evaluation reports and inputting data into our management information system, Views (Viewsapp.net).
- Staying informed on legislation, local and national issues, and best practice in youth work.
- Ensuring child protection procedures are followed and that the safeguarding of young people is paramount.
- Carry out all duties in accordance with Edmonton Community Partnership policies on Health and Safety, Child Protection and Data Protection, and with relevant legislation.
- Act as a role model for children and young people, inspiring them to engage in the services and understand and appreciate the role of youth work as a career opportunity.
- Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by Edmonton Community Partnership.
This role offers the opportunity to showcase your creativity and firmly place your stamp on one of our new extra curriculum projects - #StrongerEdmonton (which is moving into its second year), as well as introduce new and exciting projects that meet the needs of our local community.
This role is full-time (35hrs) only (42 weeks. Days/times are flexible).
A CV and personal statement addressing your suitability for the post should be emailed to [email protected]
Closing Date: Friday 2nd September 2022
Interview: Week beginning 19th September 2022
For more information download the job description & person specification below.
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