Home based in Leeds (serving mainly wider West Yorkshire areas)
Plus frequent local and regional travel, occasional UK-wide travel and overnight stays.
Anne Frank Workers are the front-line delivery posts for all the education programmes of the Anne Frank Trust UK, leading our workshops, training our peer educators and mentoring our ambassadors in schools and communities across the country. This is a varied, exciting and demanding role for highly organised professionals with a deeply held commitment to equality and the skills to engage 10 to 15-year-olds in a structured, creative journey of learning and empowerment. If appointed, you will joining a dedicated team of people who are inspired by Anne Frank, passionate about young people and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice.
- Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
- Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification below (up to 4 pages).
Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 5pm
Tasks and Responsibilities
- To be outcome-focused and highly organised in planning and carrying out a varied portfolio of educational work, aimed at empowering young people (usually aged 10 to 15) with the knowledge, skills and commitment to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
- To be pro-active, methodical and determined in booking Anne Frank Trust programmes into schools and community settings, and to maintain close working links with key schools and partner organisations.
- To lead inspirational classes and workshops in schools, in community venues and online – teaching about Anne Frank, the Holocaust and all forms of prejudice today; challenging stereotypes; building anti-discriminatory values; and developing skills in recognising and responding to prejudice.
- To train young people as peer educators so that they share their knowledge and values with their schools and communities, e.g. as guides to Anne Frank exhibitions or by running activities based on Anne Frank’s Diary.
- To train small groups of peer educators as Anne Frank Ambassadors, drawing on their personal views and experiences of prejudice to produce creative responses to Anne Frank, and empowering them to disseminate their anti-prejudice messages as effectively as possible.
- To provide mentoring to a caseload of Anne Frank Ambassadors, usually out of school hours, supporting them through a journey of learning and empowerment from induction to alumni support when they turn 16.
- To be imaginative, collaborative and practical in organising and supporting events and projects with Anne Frank Ambassadors and their communities, including local Anne Frank exhibitions, regional multi-school training days, and an annual national conference.
- To plan, deliver and monitor all work to meet the targets set by the Trust’s funders and operational plans, and to implement the Trust’s curriculum, quality standards, values and policies.
- To achieve excellent practice in working with young people, notably by focusing on ambitious but realistic learning objectives, by maintaining a balance of warm engagement and clear boundaries, by identifying any safeguarding or welfare needs, and by making appropriate referrals to other agencies.
- In all aspects of the role to give a high priority to equality and diversity, notably in the reach, content and impact of educational activities.
- To keep thorough records of all activity on the Trust’s databases, and to be proficient in gathering data for evaluation, e.g. by encouraging young people to complete questionnaires
- To use manual handling skills when necessary, e.g. to carry, set up and dismantle educational exhibitions made of pop-up banners.
- To assist occasionally with fundraising, e.g. by contributing ideas to grant applications or by supporting young people to speak at donor events.
- To undertake a continuous process of professional development and self-reflection, participating in training, and keeping up to date with best practice especially in education about prejudice and in youth empowerment.
- To be managed through close two-way communication with line manager, including monthly one to one Support & Supervision sessions and an Annual Appraisal.
- To be a collaborative team member with the Anne Frank Workers and other colleagues, participating in staff meetings and contributing to the development, cohesion, productivity and team fun of the organisation as a whole.
- To undertake other tasks commensurate with Anne Frank Worker role, especially as led by the empowered Anne Frank Ambassadors.
All applications to the posts will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Educated to at least degree level, ideally with a relevant professional qualification, e.g. teaching or youth work.
- Full driving licence.
- Substantial experience of running learning activities with groups of young people, including aged 10 to 15.
- Experience of engaging with and meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people and/or those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
- Experience of providing pastoral or emotional support.
- Experience of working successfully as part of a team.
- Experience of keeping records and writing reports.
- Knowledge of best practice in teaching and/or youth empowerment.
- Familiarity with the needs and issues experienced by young people, their families and communities.
- Sound understanding of safeguarding.
- Understanding and ideas about how to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Highly developed organisational skills, able to meet deadlines and manage a varied workload.
- Ability to identify, initiate and sustain effective relationships with other professionals and organisations.
- Ability to use initiative and develop new projects or ways of working.
- Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
- Manual handling skills, e.g. for carrying and using pop-up banners.
- Excellent presentation skills – able to present clearly and inspire an audience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate a balance of warmth and boundaries.
VALUES AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Enthusiasm for Anne Frank and the work of the Trust, including a commitment to the Trust’s strategic direction to greater youth empowerment and creativity.
- A deeply held belief in equality and diversity.
- Passionate commitment to the wellbeing and empowerment of young people.
- Creativity, energy, a can-do attitude to solving problems, with a willingness to learn.
- Willingness to travel regionally and across the UK, and to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Access to a car
- Enhanced DBS check on appointment
- If working from home, an appropriate working space
At the Anne Frank Trust UK we are strongly committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We aim for a diverse workforce and inclusive work practices. As an anti-prejudice education charity, we positively value the insights of staff who have lived experience of prejudice or discrimination.
If you would need adjustments or specific support to carry out any of the tasks or responsibilities in the job description – e.g. because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this during the recruitment process. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will respond.
If you believe that you may be unfairly disadvantaged in meeting any of the points of the person specification or if you need any specific help during the recruitment process – e.g., again, because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this in your application. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will take it into account or what support we can offer.
• Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
• Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification (up to 4 pages).
• Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022
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