M4, Manchester
£23,559 per year (0.8 FTE £18,823)
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Who are GMYN?

For many young people, the transition to adulthood isn’t easy. In the UK, one third of young people are lonely, half feel unready for work and half feel like they don’t belong to their community.

At GMYN, our vision is #YoungPeopleCan and we help young people in Greater Manchester overcome this. We deliver a range of development programmes and drop-in activities to help young people transition to adulthood feeling skilled, supported and positive.


Job Summary

GMYN have been helping care experienced young people aged 13-25 since 2012 through fun but challenging weekly activities to build social skills, encourage health and positive wellbeing, develop self-esteem and provide skills for the future. We also match care experienced young people with volunteering and development opportunities for employment.

We have recently been successful in securing 12 months of funding from The Prince’s Trust Future Workforce Fund to expand our Care Experienced Programme into Tameside to support looked after children and care leavers aged 16-25 develop vital life skills, positive wellbeing and employability skills. We are therefore looking to recruit a skilled and passionate Programme Coordinator to join our Care Experienced Team and deliver this piece of work in Tameside through a mixture of weekly 1:1 support sessions, skills and wellbeing group activities, and employability workshops.

Key responsibilities 


  • To create an effective relationship with care leavers as well as young people who are in care; identifying their needs and help them to overcome barriers to participation.


  • Deliver positive life skills, wellbeing and employability focussed activities enabling young people to develop key skills, build confidence and gain the knowledge they need to support a positive future.


  • To provide appropriate group and 1:1 support with a flexible approach to encourage participation.


  • To enable participants to clarify their learning and development needs and draw up individual action plans.


  • To support young people to participate in learning activities including training and volunteering.


  • To work alongside Tameside partners, building and maintaining referral pathways in order to support CEYP access education, volunteering, training and employment opportunities.  


  • To be led by and focussed on the aspirations of the young person, in order to offer the most effective support.


  • To ensure that in the project all participants are safeguarded and that good safe practice is followed in all project activities.


  • Ensure that provision is of the highest quality and achieves positive outcomes for children and young people.


  • To monitor and evaluate the project/programme outputs and outcomes using GMYN’s data collection tools and report these to management and the funder.


  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities that contribute to the organisations overall aims and objectives.


Whilst our staff team is diverse in many ways, people from BAME backgrounds and people with disabilities are currently under-represented, therefore applications from candidates who identify with these characteristics are welcomed and encouraged.


Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) showing how you meet the person specification using this site by 12pm Weds 14th Oct.

Interviews: Interviews will be held on Weds 21st Oct in person, subject to government guidance, however we are able to conduct video interviews where needed. We can also offer reasonable travel expenses to shortlisted candidates if required.

Further information can be found in the attached job pack.

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Posted on: 25 September 2020
Closed date: 14 October 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Volunteer Management

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