This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's leading knife crime prevention charities and manage our expanding operations in London. Building on the successes of our exhibitions in Islington and Nottingham, we will shortly be opening our new site in Barking & Dagenham.
Set up by Brooke Kinsella MBE following the tragic murder of her brother Ben in 2008. The Ben Kinsella Trust exists to campaign against knife crime and to educate young people about its dangers, helping them to make positive choices to stay safe.
The Ben Kinsella Exhibition
We have purpose-built exhibitions from where we deliver our choices and consequences workshops. These exhibitions are in Islington and Nottingham and we are currently building a new exhibition in Barking & Dagenham. Every year the Ben Kinsella Trust works with over 3,000 children and young people, aged from 10-16 years old. The rooms which make up the exhibition give young people a unique and immersive experience, allowing them to see how choices and consequences are intrinsically linked.
Our workshops change young people’s attitudes to knife crime; debunking the myth that carrying a knife will protect you. They strengthen peer values; ensuring young people give better advice to each other and challenge peers who are carrying, or thinking of carrying, a knife.
Through our website we also provide a wealth of free resources for schools, young people and parents.
Our current position
The Ben Kinsella Trust's work is well recognised and respected, and we frequently attract national attention. We use our position to campaign strongly: speaking out against factors contributing to increasing knife crime.
Over 16,000 young people have been through our Choices and Consequences exhibition, learning about Ben’s life and understanding knife crime from the point of view of both the victim and the offender. As our charity rapidly grows, we anticipate more and more young people will learn from Ben’s life and Ben’s legacy.
Our online learning resources are used by schools, police forces and youth groups across the country. We estimate that over 10,000 people used these resources in the last year.
We are a small charity and feel very proud of our achievements. The organisation currently has 3 full time employees in the CEO, Operations Manager and Trust Coordinator. They are supported by our team of freelance workshop facilitators and actors who deliver our educational projects. The successful applicant will thrive on collaborating in a small team, working independently, and using their own initiative.
How to apply
Please send a CV plus a covering letter addressing the essential criteria outlined in the role’s person specification below:
- Experience of working with young people and managing youth projects or other in relevant setting (essential)
- Experience of successful collaborative working with senior managers, practitioners and beneficiaries (essential)
- Experience of line management, especially of part time or freelance staff (essential)
- Networking, influencing and engagement skills (essential)
- Knowledge of knife crime, youth violence and other key current issues affecting young people (essential)
- Ability to work independently, with a high level of initiative (essential)
- Well organised, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail (essential)
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