London, Greater London
£35,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to help transform young Londoners’ lives? London’s heritage youth programme is expanding!

Proud Places Project Lead

We believe that all young people should feel a sense of pride in where they live. Heritage of London Trust (HOLT) restores the loved local places that tell the story of London and its people. Proud Places launched in autumn 2020, and through the pandemic has welcomed over 400 young people on site visits and creative workshops all across the city. We are now looking for an inspirational Proud Places Project Lead to help us expand. The Project Lead will lead and manage the programme, developing our partnerships to reach more young people and help redirect more young lives.

Proud Places has three key focus groups: young people aged 11-18 at risk of exploitation by gangs, young people in alternative provision schools, and young refugees. The programme also includes mainstream primary and secondary school pupils in local areas. The Project Lead will plan and deliver a programme of site visits and creative workshops in and out of the classroom, engaging target audiences and inspiring young people to develop curiosity, trust, confidence, knowledge, personal resilience and employment skills.

We are looking for someone with initiative and creativity, dedicated to inclusivity and building new audiences who can demonstrate enthusiasm for London’s history and the power of place. At least three years’ experience of youth work in either formal or informal settings is essential as well as an understanding of social, emotional and behavioural needs in young people, safeguarding legislation and best practice in youth engagement.

This is a ground-breaking youth programme for London. We would love to have you on board!

Key tasks

  • Develop partnerships with schools, community and youth groups across London
  • Develop and deliver site visits and creative workshops for young people
  • Working collaboratively with the HOLT team and the Proud Places Project Officer, develop, design and deliver inspiring project content including printed and digital resources
  • Work with corporate mentors to deliver presentation skills workshops for key stage 4 pupils
  • Plan and manage Proud Places budgets
  • Line manage the Proud Places Project Officer
  • Continuously develop our impact measurement tools to assess the effectiveness of the programme
  • Recruit and mentor Proud Places Young Ambassadors and volunteers to support the programme

Essential criteria and skills

  • Teaching experience, formal or informal
  • People management experience
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage your workload effectively
  • A warm, confident communicator, bold and creative
  • Reliable, driven and a robust work ethic
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and interests
  • Understanding of current legislation and guidelines around safeguarding and community youth work inside and outside the classroom
  • Good IT skills including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • A passion for historic London and willingness to learn
  • Flexibility for travel to sites inside Greater London


  • A background in delivering arts programmes
  • Creative writing experience
  • Familiarity with national curriculum learning

Heritage of London Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the young people we work with. Employment is subject to references and enhanced DBS checks.

Application Instructions

Please apply with the following:

1. Your CV as a PDF attachment
2. A brief covering letter with no more than 500 words about your interest
in the role and why you think you are suitable
3. When you would be available to start
4. Where you are based

Refreshed on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 08 October 2021
Job ref: Proud Places Project Lead
Tags: Support Worker, Teaching

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