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Youth Advocacy Manager

UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.

About the role: Youth Advocacy Manager

Base Salary: £ 30,000 - £ 35,000, dependent on experience

Involving young people in the design and delivery of UK Youth’s activities and empowering them to become active citizens and create positive change is embedded throughout our work. This is an exciting time to join the Engagement and Advocacy team at UK Youth as we have recently launched a new movement to #StandWithYouth to ensure that all young people have access to high quality services in their community and ensuring young people’s voices are at the heart of that is essential.

It is a great opportunity for someone with first rate youth work and advocacy experience who’s passionate about changing the outcomes for young people and ensuring they are at the centre of decision-making processes. It offers the chance to play a leading role in supporting young people to influence national policy and secure UK Youth as a key voice, partner and influencer. 

You will be responsible for managing a range of projects and workstreams to enable young people from youth organisations across the UK Youth Movement to express their views and have them listened to. You will build effective ways of leading and representing youth organisations who are part of our movement and embed effective approaches to ensure there are opportunities for the young people they work with to get their voices heard. 

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NCS Youth Support Worker - Summer Job

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 4 week programme that offers young people the opportunity to develop the skills, confidence and attitudes while encouraging engagement with their local community.

The first two weeks of the programme are residential , residing at venues for two consecutive weeks Monday – Fridays and taking part in physical and team building activities which gives the young people a taste of independent living and learning a variety of skills for their future.

The remaining time is spent in the young people’s local districts working on a social action project to help their local community. The programme for 2019 will be running throughout July and August in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Harpenden, Borehamwood / Potters Bar and Tring.

YC Hertfordshire is looking for highly motivated and energetic individuals with experience of working with young people. The role will involve supporting young people to develop personal and social skills through residentials and social action programmes, enabling them to grow in confidence and gain resilience.

Successful candidates will receive paid training and ongoing support in the role, competitive pay (earning on average £1400 per 4 week programme) with travel, accommodation and meals paid for during the residential stay along with the unique opportunity to gain skills and experiences which will enhance their CV.

To apply for this summer job that is full of opportunities please send your CV to: HCC.YouthWork@hertfordshire.gov.uk If you have any queries or would like an informal chat regarding the role please contact Jo Rowles on: 01992 555 912 or ncs@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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Lead Community Fundraiser

Part-time role 25-34 hours per week.  Hours are flexible with reduced hours in school holidays, daytime term time availability is essential on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays.  

Rate between £14-£20 per hour, depending on experience.   DBS and references essential.  Membership of the Institute of Fundraising is desirable. 

Playskill is award winning charity which is seeking to recruit a dynamic & energetic person to help us develop our community and corporate corporate, community and trust fundraising. You will have excellent communication skills, and will lead a team with 2 other part time fundraisers, therefore experience in line-management is essential. 

The post holder will have skills and experience in soliciting high level donations, creating relationships with those who are fundraising for us in the local area, and experience of community fundraising and event management as well as being able to demonstrate excellence in proposal writing skills. Playskill is looking for someone who can hit the ground running, and who has ideally worked within a similar role or can demonstrate the relevant skills and experience required in the job description.  You will be confident working independently, be highly organised and will have a pro-active, can-do approach to your work.

A full driving licence and use of a car is required for this position, as you will be required to complete some travel for events and meetings ( expenses are covered).   The job will involve some home working, with some events and meetings on weekends and evenings. IT skills are essential, plus access to a computer and the internet.

Deadline for applications is midnight Thursday 9th May, interview Monday 13th May AM

Contact Claire Duggett for an application form with a CV to claireD@playskill.org or call for more information 07572 465504 or e-mail andrea@playskill.org.

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50/50 MATCHDAY RAFFLE SELLER

Location: Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts
Position: Casual – every home matchday
Salary: £7.05 /hr (plus commission)
Start date: ASAP
Closing date: Ongoing

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SESSIONAL COACH

Do you want to make a positive difference to young peoples’ lives?  Do you want to play a vital part in an ever growing organisation coaching a range of football-based sessions to a variety of audiences?

Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust deliver over 200 hours of coaching sessions and community activity across a wide range of educational, fun and engaging sport based programmes per week and we are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and committed football coaches to join our team to help support this delivery across Hertfordshire and Harrow. 

The types of football sessions include:

• Curriculum and after school sessions

• Holiday course and matchday events

• Girls and women’s specific projects 

• Disability multi-sports activities

The ideal candidate will have:

• FA Level 1 (or above) in Football Coaching

• FA Safeguarding 

• FA First Aid

This is a zero hour contract role, most of our coaches initially start with between 6 - 10 hours of coaching per week, depending on qualifications, experience and performance this can very quickly increase to 10 - 15 hours per week and so on. Some of our current sessional coaches deliver 20 - 30 hours per week across various programmes. 

Applicants will need have a flexible approach to work, with evening and weekend projects a possibility. This position is for a casual worker, with hours varying according to assignments.

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Young Carers Support Advisor

Full or Part Time, Full Time is 37 hours per week.

Worked flexibly according to service. Arrangements to be negotiated. Will require after school hours working some evenings and weekends and possibility of occasional overnights.

Salary: £21,723.03

Reporting to: Young Carers Team Leader

Start date: ASAP

Special Conditions: 

• 3 months’ probation period.
• Supervision and training are provided with the post. 
• Home working allowance is payable for remote workers.
• Travel across the county is required, for which mileage expenses are reimbursed. 
• Able to work unsociable hours to meet the demands of the service, including evenings and weekends and occasional overnights with a sleep in rate. 
• Full driving licence and access to own car.
• An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Main Duties: 

To work with young carers and their families to identify:

  1. The level of the young carer’s role and the impact this has on them;
  2. Support available to them to reduce the caring role and increase the young carer’s opportunities.
  3. To work with the family to set goals and review progress including making home and school visits.
  4. To develop networks with a wide range of relevant organisations and understand the services they provide and how families can access them.
  5.  To establish and promote clear referral systems between Carers in Hertfordshire and relevant agencies.
  6.  To use the Families First and Team around the Family (TAF) processes to appropriately support young carers and their families including taking on the role of lead professional when appropriate.
  7.  To support the work of the Young Carers’ Council, enabling and equipping young carers to have a strong voice on issues that affect them and their families.
  8. Delivering awareness training to a wide range of audiences including Governors, school staff, health and social care professionals.
  9.  Supporting schools to develop and deliver an action plan to increase identification and support for carers in their setting including attaining schools awards where appropriate.
  10.  To maintain up to date records of work using Carers in Hertfordshire database and Hertfordshire’s EHM system in line with data protection regulations, Carers in Hertfordshire policy and early help guidance.
  11.  To undertake relevant tasks as may reasonably be required as a team member of Carers in Hertfordshire.
  12.  To perform all duties in accordance with the Carers in Hertfordshire Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Practice.   
  13. To promote the charity and assist with fundraising.
  14. To ensure that all duties are carried out in line with the organisation’s health and safety, operational, performance management, personnel, data protection, and financial regulations policies and procedures.

For full job description and person specification

Carers in Hertfordshire Application Form  

For more information please visit Carers in Hertfordshire website here


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Sessional project workers

The Gifted are looking for passionate and experienced Sessional Staff to deliver our unique programmes.

Sessional project workers supports young people to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, you play a key role to enable young people to develop themselves further, build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, you will help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive through our Butterfly and Reality Check programme.

You will have experience of working with young people who have been labelled as ‘hard to engage’ and/or who have experienced disadvantage.  You have a proven track record of supporting young people to create change in their lives by providing constructive feedback and development mentorship.

If you are passionate about enabling young people to reach their full potential, to coach and develop the next generation of young leaders, while growing your professional skills  in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with The Gifted. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!

You must have a full driving license and use of a vehicle to travel to sites across Enfield and Hertfordshire.

Sound like you?

To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for The Gifted and what skills and experience you have that make you an ideal candidate.

For more information and to download a job description please follow the link below:

https://www.thegifted.org.uk/s...

Email: jobs@thegifted.org.uk

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Part-time Senior Youth Support Worker

The Swan Youth Project - Berkhamsted  £10 - £11 an hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed person to work in our team of Youth Support Workers and volunteers to help provide a safe friendly environment at our Drop-In sessions for young people aged 12 - 18 years. The main aim of the job is to ensure that young people have a wide range of social educational opportunities, which will encourage their personal and social development as well as raise their level of personal achievement. Experience in Youth Work is expected, plus a willingness to attend training courses where appropriate, and to be a committed member of our team is essential. The position will also include some administration and planning and delivery of activities.

Knowledge in IT experience and technical musical experience is desirable.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £10.00 to £11.00 /hour

Applicants need to email Penny at The Swan manager@swanyouthproject.co.uk

Experience:

  • Youth Work: 1 year (Required)

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Play Worker

Dynamic Ducks Ltd are looking to recruit a new Play Worker.

Main duties include:

 Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
 Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
 Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
 Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
 Administering first aid when necessary.
 Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
 Helping with club administration, where necessary.
 Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
 Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
 Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
 Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
 Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

To apply please contact Lizzy Duck on dynamicduckschildcare@gmail.com for an application form.

Playworker Job Description

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HIT Trustee Board Member

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At its simplest, the role of the trustee board is to receive assets from donors, safeguard them and apply them to the charitable purposes of HIT. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of HIT, exercising the same standard of duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility. The trustee board must act as a group and not as individuals. The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organisation. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy.

Duties of a trustee board member
The main duties of a trustee board member are to:
● ensure that HIT complies with its governing document (its Constitution), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
● contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to HIT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
● ensure the financial stability and safeguard the good name and values of HIT

Trustees are initially appointed for a 3-year period and expected to attend an induction meeting prior to their first board meeting. The post is unpaid but out of pocket expenses may be reimbursed.
Board meetings are held four times a year after office hours, Trustees are required to attend a minimum of three of those meetings. The meetings last approximately two hours and are usually at HIT’s office in Watford. Each year there is an Annual Meeting. Trustees are invited to attend HIT events, groups and activities.

Person specification

Each trustee must have:
● a commitment to the mission of HIT
● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
● integrity
● strategic vision
● good, independent judgement
● an ability to think creatively
● a willingness to speak their mind
● an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of HIT.

HIT are looking to augment the Board of Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:
● financial management, income generation and enterprise
● corporate and charity law
● public policy and public affairs
● national and local voluntary sector
● national and local government and statutory bodies
● social enterprise
● human resource management
● volunteering management
● funding/foundations
● social investment and impact

We would welcome a conversation with anybody interested in becoming a Trustee. Please contact Caroline Stevens, Artistic Director on caroline@hit-theatre.org.uk / 01923 216951

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Finance Trustee Vacancy 

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children aged 1-5 who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child. 

Financially sound and with good governance we are poised for a period of expansion.  We are now looking for a new Finance Trustee to join our team. Finance records kept in Xero, an understanding of this is essential to the role 

Please visit our website www.playskill.org to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, please call 07572 465504.  

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at stuartatril@aol.com and copy in our Director Andrea Clarke MBE at andrea@playskill.org and let us know a little about yourself.    

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references. 

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Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.


You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.


This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/leisure-support-worker-casual-contract. Any questions, please email Leisure@threeriverivers.gov.uk

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