London, Greater London
Between £24,799 and £26,999 pro-rata depending on experience and qualifications. 21-28 hours a week
Permanent, Contract, Part-time
Job description

Are you  passionate about social change and keen to make a difference for young Gypsies and Travellers in London? 

Who we are?

London Gypsies and Travellers is a vibrant humanitarian charity with a mission to represent and empower Gypsies and Travellers to seek equality, increase social inclusion and challenge discrimination. In partnership with the Traveller community, we use our grass-roots knowledge and experience to influence local, regional and national policy. 

Job Purpose

To work within the LGT team to develop and deliver the ‘Bright Futures’ youth programme which aims to increase opportunities for young Gypsies and Travellers to realise their potential and make informed choices. The programme aims to increase young people’s access to education, training and employment and to build their capacity to represent themselves and their community. This will involve working with young people and their parents through outreach, group work and individual mentoring.  

Role and responsibilities

  1. To be responsible for the development and delivery of LGTs work with young people within the aims of Bright Futures programme
  2. To undertake outreach in order to build relationships and increase the engagement of young people and parents in the programme
  3. To work directly with young people through small group work and one-to-one mentoring as required.
  4. To support young people’s access to education, training, employment and other youth services. 
  5. To coordinate the delivery of vocational taster courses and personal development for young people.
  6. To develop young people’s awareness of social change and support their involvement in youth activism in order to to represent their community in LGT campaigns and wider forums
  7. To develop positive working relationships with a wide range of service providers and organisations.
  8. To undertake the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the programme including monitoring and reporting to funders.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  1. Demonstrable knowledge, skills and experience in working with young people and parents.
  2. Ability take initiative and to work alone as well as within a team
  3. Ability to deliver skills training to small groups of young people in an accessible and engaging way
  4. Ability to develop positive working relationships with other agencies
  5. A commitment to equality and challenging discrimination
  6. Knowledge and skills in planning, evaluation and project managment .
  7.  Ability to work flexibly to respond to changing needs of the Traveller community and the organisation and to prioritise work within the resources available
  8. Good communication skills, both written and oral, with a wide range of people.  Good basic IT and administrative skills and the ability to write reports and keep accessible records

Desirable

  1. Previous experience of working with Gypsy, Traveller, Roma young people and parents
  2. Qualification in youth and community development (JNC recognised)

Please submit a CV and detailed cover letter explaining why you would like to work for us and why you are suitable for this role

Applications without a cover letter may not be considered.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December

 

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London Gypsies and Travellers is a vibrant humanitarian charity with a mission to represent and empower Gypsies and Travellers to seek equality... Read more

Refreshed on: 17 November 2019
Closed date: 26 November 2019
Job ref: Youth Development Worker
Tags: Advocacy

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