City of London, London
£25,690.03 - £28,087.95
Contract, Full-time
Job description
Project Officer - Step Up Transitions
Vauxhall, London

The Organisation

Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity that helps those affected by mental illness. We aim to challenge attitudes and change lives. Currently, we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England, helping them through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.

The Step Up Transitions programme has already had three successful years of operation and has now received funding for a further two years. Step Up aims to equip young people with the tools to understand their mental health, manage it and take steps to find further support if and when they need it.

We are now seeking a Project Officer to support Step Up through its next two years of operation for a fixed term contract until the 31st December 2021.

The Benefits

- Salary of £25,690.03 - £28,087.95
- An additional £360 a year if home based or an additional £3,285 inner London weighting if office based
- 25 days’ holiday pro rata plus 8 bank holidays (rising to 30 days)

This is the ideal role for a project professional with a background of working with young people to take on a new role making a real difference and putting young people on the right track to manage their mental health.

Within this exciting and innovative environment, you’ll discover teams of dedicated superstars who are driving the programme forward and supporting young people to make great choices and recognise their own problems.

We’ve had great success with this project already and so, if you are ready to take it to the next level, build on previous successes and make a real impact, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the Project Officer, you will be tasked with supporting the delivery of the Step Up programme, and assisting the Project Manager to engage with schools and colleges and create and implement a programme of training for young people.

You will be involved in all aspects of project work with the aim of empowering young people, providing skills, abilities and information that increases their resilience. You will assist in enabling young people to self-manage change and transition in their lives and avoid potential crisis situations.

Supporting engagement at a number of schools, you will help to embed workshops and training which will be delivered by young peer ‘Experts by Experience’ alongside teachers. In order to support this approach, you will also support the development of a ‘Train the Trainer’ programme for teachers.

Your role will also involve:

- Reporting to the Project Manager
- Assisting in the implementation and ongoing delivery of the project
- Delivering activities that support the work of the project
- Promoting the programme to school, colleges and other stakeholders
- Reporting on progress to the Project Manager and attending planning meetings

About You

To join us as the Project Manager, you will need:

- Experience of facilitating group work and/or participatory training
- Experience of working directly with young people
- Experience of working in a co-productive environment or a solid understanding of applying co-productive approaches
- The ability to communicate project status, risks/issues and successes to a project team, stakeholders and all levels of management
- The ability to quickly and efficiently identify and complete tasks independently
- The ability to use feedback mechanisms, supervision and personal development positively and be self-reflective in your own personal and professional practice development
- A commitment to improving, innovating and advancing in supporting practices and approaches in mental health
- Well developed IT skills including competency in the use of Microsoft Office, and electronic record keeping systems
- Evidence of commitment to personal and career development relevant to the post

Other organisations may call this role Project Co-ordinator, Programme Officer, Project Delivery Officer, Programme Delivery Officer, Youth Project Officer, Youth Work Programme Officer, or Community Project Officer.

This is a full time role, working 37 hours per week.

Webrecruit and Rethink Mental Illness are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Project Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Posted on: 22 November 2019
Closed date: 12 December 2019
Job ref: ACHIN0301/CC-HL
Tags: Project Management