Manchester, Greater Manchester

£20,400 - £23,460 per year (depending on experience)

Contract, Temporary, Full-time

PO-MCR-19

About the organisation

ReachOut is an award winning charity that changes the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities in London and Manchester through one... Read more

Job Description

Background

ReachOut supports young people from disadvantaged areas to develop character and improve Maths and English skills. ReachOut runs mentoring projects for young people in various schools in the afternoon and evening. Each project involves one-to-one academic activities with volunteers and extracurricular activities such as multi-sports, drama and arts and crafts. Our Project Officers support Project Leaders (sessional staff) to deliver projects across Greater Manchester and Liverpool as well as directly delivering projects.

Job Description

  • Work with the Project Manager to plan and run your allocated mentoring projects and to support the development of Project Leaders (sessional staff)
  • Manage the progress and development of the young people
  • Line manage and support up to 12 Project Leaders
  • Monitor the budget for allocated projects
  • Communicate with schools on a day to day basis to ensure expectations are met and the projects run smoothly
  • Safeguard ReachOut’s young people, exercise and promote best practice when working with young people in a safeguarding context
  • Carry out project related administration
  • Assist in developing the ReachOut curriculum and other project resources
  • Support with recruitment, screening, induction and development of volunteer mentors through referencing, DBS checking, training and ongoing support.
  • Project Officers also share the co-ordination of additional activities, for example:
    • Project Delivery
    • Leadership Programme
    • Curriculum development
    • Sourcing and management of sports coaches
    • Workplace Experience Visits
    • Events management
    • Project resource management
  • Follow ReachOut’s policies and procedures
  • Carry out any other duties as required by ReachOut and to act in a manner that is in keeping with ReachOut’s values.

Person Specification

  • Belief in the ReachOut mission and passionate about our character building agenda
  • Experience in planning and delivering activities with groups of young people in the range of 9-16 years old
  • Experience of supporting young people with a range of needs e.g. behaviour, confidence, attainment
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • A degree or relevant experience
  • Proficient IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office programmes
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Good communicator: orally and in writing
  • Proactive and can use initiative and find solutions to problems
  • Has the ability to adapt and learn
  • Positive, enthusiastic and adopts a “can do” mentality
  • Can work flexible hours when necessary
  • Willing to travel to various locations in Manchester and Liverpool to attend projects and events
  • Willing to travel to our London Office on occasion and stay overnight if required