London, Greater London
£22,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

THE ROLE

The The Diana Award’s Mentoring Programme works with schools to target young people (aged 11-18yrs) who are at risk of becoming NEET (Not in education or employment) and who may benefit from having a positive role model.  We support these young people by collaborating with local partners and businesses who provide mentors to give them life-changing experiences and insights into the world of work.

The programme places a strong emphasis on social action; in addition to career skills training, mentors and mentees work together over 12 weeks to develop a campaign around a social issue that affects their community. This two pronged approach prepares young people for their post-secondary future and instils a sense of active citizenship. We are now looking for two facilitators to join our London team, facilitating weekly sessions in schools and orchestrating the mentor/mentee journey and relationship* You will be responsible for the young person's journey and development throughout the whole of the programme which will mean working collaboratively with schools, further services and mentors over 16 week period.

*Please note that due to current restrictions these will take place online until at least the beginning of next year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work in close collaboration with the mentoring team to ensure an integrated approach to the programme delivery across your region

  • To coordinate young people’s engagement with the programme and offer further opportunities where appropriate

  • To effectively track information on individual young people’s journeys and record information in a safe and timely manner

  • Contribute to programme development and ensure effective intervention is delivered across your region

  • Build and sustain strong relationships with schools in your region, actively network to develop relationships with local community groups, organisations and business

  • Take responsibility for managing volunteers throughout programme delivery

  • To work in line with all safeguarding policy and champion best safe practice when working with young people

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Office Suite

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

  • Ability to prioritise own workload and deal with competing demands

  • Ability to build relationships and work successfully with people at all levels

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Experience/Knowledge

  • Experience of facilitating youth intervention programmes focused around social action (knowledge of careers programmes is a bonus)

  • Experience of volunteer facilitation (experience working with corporate volunteers is a bonus)

  • Knowledge and experience in safeguarding and child protection (or willingness to undertake training)

  • Experience of working in or with schools and knowledge of the education sector

  • A proven track record in designing and delivering effective youth programmes

Personal Attributes

  • Commitment to and ability to inspire commitment to The Diana Award’s vision, values and mission

  • Personal integrity and credibility

  • Resilience

  • A ‘can do’ attitude

  • Commitment to self-development

  • Commitment to keeping up to date with key trends/developments in the sector

  • Good judgement

  • Driven to achieve great results

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of ‘normal’ office hours

The Diana Award is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all. This is a responsibility that is shared by all members of staff the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS or equivalent police check.

The Diana Award is committed to building and developing a workforce which reflects the diversity of the young people we support. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias.

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Refreshed on: 10 October 2020
Closed date: 19 October 2020
Tags: Training, Practitioner