We're looking for a home based, part time volunteer (for approx. 8 hours per week daytime, evenings and/or weekends) who has at least 2 years Programme Management experience (desirable in youth development or related area but not essential) to join us at Ranger Cadets to help us make a difference by providing much needed youth programmes for young people across England, starting off in London.
The Ranger Cadets is a new independent not for profit uniformed youth development organisation that is being set up to work with young people aged 13 to 25 years old across England in a new cadet organisation, providing new opportunities and experiences, such as life and social skills, team work, community engagement, training, fun, community spirit and personal development at weekly unit cadet meet ups which will take place one night per week normally held between 7pm and 9pm in which young people (Cadets) will take part in fun, challenging and rewarding activities, they also will get to complete missions and challenges in order to earn and receive badges for their uniform, gain accreditations in a wide range of topics and feel a sense of belonging and achievement. We aim to ensure young people are “Prepared for Life” and all the challenges that they may face as an adult.
As well as attending weekly unit cadet meet ups, Cadets will get involved within the community at weekends attending and supporting public community events as well as attending camps, residentials, trips and other youth development activities.
We are a non-political and non-religious youth organisation that is open and welcoming to everyone regardless of their background. Our overall aim is to prepare our next generation of young people preparing them for their adult lives and give them the tools and skills to live independently and successful.
As Youth Programme Manager, you will lead on the creation, development, and evaluation of our youth programmes, creating a syllabus for cadets to follow and enable them to learn new life, social, employability and personal development skills, build confidence in themselves, self-worth and their identity, understand teamwork and community, build resilience and problem solving skills as well as mental wellbeing skills, which will also allow cadets to earn badges for their uniform build a positive image for our young people and allow cadets to get involved in the community and show what our cadets are made of.
All our programmes must be fun, interactive and rewarding, to give young people a sense of achievement and belonging.
You will also lead on the creation, development and evaluation of the following key development training in the life of a cadet, including in the following 4 areas:
1. Recruit Training
(for all new young people joining Ranger Cadets to learn about the organisation and the role of a cadet which when passed earns them their Ranger Cadet uniform).
2. Cadet NCO/Youth Leadership
(for those young people who want to lead other cadets and help us run their cadet unit. Once complete they will receive the rank of Senior Cadet which is 1 stripe/chevron. After which Senior Cadets can be promoted to Cadet Corporal or Cadet Sergeant, dependent of experience and service).
3. Youth Leader / Officer Training
(for those who run cadet units and work with young people, learning about challenging behaviour, safeguarding, how to run a cadet unit, etc).
We are looking for someone who is committed and dedicated, who can put in the time and effort to help us and who understands what needs to be done without waiting to be told what to do. We are very busy, and we need people who can hit the ground running and who has the confidence to get on with it, use their initiative and quickly gets to grips with what’s expected of them.
We also need someone who is very approachable, a people person, bubbly, and fun personality and who has passion for youth programmes, training and development and also what our organisation is trying to achieve.
If you have what it takes and are looking for a volunteer role that you can really help to make a difference, then we would love to hear from you.
We are accepting CV’s and Cover Letters as Applications. Please outline your experience and what you would bring to the role and to the Ranger Cadets.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a NON-Uniform Role.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving your completed application as detailed above.