Prospectus is pleased to be partnering with Generate, a charity whose mission is to create opportunities for people with learning disabilities, with the overall aim of increasing independence and integration into their local community. Delivering services across Wandsworth, they are now looking to recruit a Youth and Social Opportunities Manager to lead their Youth Projects.
This is a great opportunity to join a committed team of youth workers as the Youth Project continues to grow and develop. The Youth Project offers great scope for ongoing development and creativity, as it meets the changing needs of young people with learning disabilities and autism in Wandsworth. This is currently being done through youth clubs, a 1-2-1 buddy scheme, residentials, and holiday activity programmes in and around London. Much of this is achieved through partnership work with a broad range of local and London-wide organisations. In addition, you will also oversee the Generate's Social Opportunities programme, which provides evening and weekend social opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. This person-centred service sees their members grow in confidence, as they develop strong social connections with their peers, empowering them to access new opportunities and experiences locally and across London.
To be successful, you will have demonstrable experience of managing a team of dedicated youth workers, be passionate about working directly with young people and will possess knowledge and understanding of the needs of individuals with learning disabilities. Due to the nature of this position, you will have significant experience of managing key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally, combined with proven practice of managing full project life cycle from planning and budget, through to delivery and evaluation.Finally, a JNC qualification is strongly desirable, however a commitment to youth participation is essential.
This is a rewarding opportunity to join an organisation that enables and inspires those with learning disabilities to discover their passions and connect them with their community.
Please apply with a Word copy of your CV. Further information will be provided to the shortlisted candidates.