Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£23,000 per year
Contract, 1 Year, Full-time
Job description

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with, supporting and engaging hard to reach young people on a one to one basis and in a community setting. They will have experience of delivering mentoring, outreach or training programmes for this client group and will be confident in following the correct policies and procedures in place to enable activity to be delivered effectively, within health, safety and legal guidelines.

The successful candidate will be excellent at engaging with, and motivating difficult and vulnerable young people. Communication and interpersonal skills are paramount as we need an individual who will be able to work confidently with a range of stakeholders and young people to deliver this programme. One to one mentoring and support, group work and outreach are essential to the role and it is key that this is done in creative and innovative ways that young people will enjoy.

This is an exciting and challenging role for a highly motivated, dynamic and creative individual who is passionate about helping young people make positive changes in their lives. IAF are looking for an enthusiastic and driven professional who will relish challenges laid at their feet, have the ability to gain the respect of the young people we are looking to help, and also have the ability to complete paperwork efficiently.

The successful candidate will also be a creative thinker and a problem solver, as they will need to find solutions to operational challenges on a daily basis. The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of what makes young people ‘tick’ and will be able to instantly gain the respect of young people whilst enforcing boundaries and expectations. IAF’s client group can, at times, show very challenging behaviours so the successful candidate should have experience of, and be able to confidently deal with, challenging behaviour.

The Inspire and Achieve Foundation is a small, thriving, Nottinghamshire based charity that does everything it can to help unemployed young people aged 16-26 into positive outcomes and into employment. We are a dedicated and ethically driven team that puts the needs of the young person at the heart of all our provision. We are looking for ‘can-do’ employees who are passionate, enthusiastic, have empathy and integrity, who are hard-working (go above and beyond), and who have a demonstrable passion for helping young people.

Our provision includes outreach work (sports and social), one to one mentoring/work coaching, and training programmes (inc. the Prince’s Trust Team Programme). We are based in Mansfield, Ashfield, Worksop and in Nottingham City. This role will be based in Nottingham City. Remote working will be considered for the right candidate.

The post carries a commitment of 40 hours per week. Due to the delivery nature of the role, some flexible working will be required. Enhanced DBS check will be required.

Finally, and fundamentally, the successful candidate must feel passionately about helping others within society, and must believe in the work that IAF do.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: Operations/ Delivery:

  • To assess clients, prepare individual plans and motivate service users to actively engage.
  • To deliver the NW4Y project in accordance with funding contract terms and conditions, and meet required outcomes/ outputs.
  • Overall delivery and co-ordination of the NW4Y mentoring programme. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Recruitment of Young People and Outreach (including leafleting if required)
    • Referrals
    • Mentoring
    • Identifying need and how to best respond to that need
    • Writing comprehensive support plans and action plans for young people
    • Providing IAG to young people as required
    • Home visits as required
    • Encouraging young people to actively address their support needs
    • Delivering Job Search and Application skills sessions
    • Delivering Employment Confidence and Ready for Work skills sessions
    • To deliver other IAF activity as required. This includes but is not limited to:
      • outreach/recruitment,
      • life skills workshops/ activity,
      • employability workshops/ activity as required,
      • sourcing/organising work experience and volunteering opportunities
      • to support all IAF activity including NW4Y related Training Programmes as and when required,
      • to provide wrap-around support to NW4Y participants on the Prince’s Trust Programme in Nottingham as required,
      • develop and maintain professional relationships and strategic partnerships with local partners such as colleges, training providers and other referral agencies,
      • attend meetings as required with stakeholders, partners, funders, and businesses.
      • develop positive working relationships with employers in the local area and encourage operational level linkages, such as work experience placements,

Governance, Quality, Paperwork and Policy:

  • To follow IAF policies and procedures to enable activity to be delivered effectively, within health, safety and legal guidelines.
  • To ensure delivery and associated paperwork is correctly completed and compliant with legal requirements such as safeguarding, health and safety, risk assessments, data protection, equal opportunities, and employment law.
  • To activity implement safeguarding policy and procedure on behalf of the charity.
  • To uphold quality of provision and integrity of the service delivered to young people.
  • To gather monitoring data and feedback across the charity as required.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records, as required by IAF or external funding contracts. These records must be managed in line with IAF’s GDPR policy.
  • Track the journey of each young person ensuring case notes and tracking systems are updated correctly
  • To manage petty cash in accordance with IAF financial procedures and guidelines.


  • Help with the management and supervision of volunteers as required.
  • Assist with the induction of new IAF staff as required.
  • To uphold the charity values and be part of an engaged, pro-active and unified working culture.
  • To present and promote an appropriate public image in representing the Foundation.
  • To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required commensurate with the post.
  • Keep up to date, so far as necessary for the efficient executing of your job, with new legislation, procedures and techniques.
  • To maintain strict confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • To supply information as required by IAF

The post carries a commitment of 40 hours per week. Expected working hours are 8:30am – 5pm, which includes 30 minutes for lunch and fresh air breaks throughout the day. Some flexibility on working pattern is available upon discussion with line manager. Please note that a DBS check will be required.

  • You will be entitled to 20 daysleave (excluding recognised bank holidays) pro rata.
  • Up to an additional 4 concessionary days leave will be granted over the Christmas period by the Trustee.


The post holder is to be based at the IAF offices Mansfield, and the majority of the work will be undertaken in Nottingham City.


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The Inspire and Achieve Foundation

The Inspire and Achieve Foundation is a small, thriving, Nottinghamshire based charity that does everything it can to help unemployed young peo... Read more

Refreshed on: 29 June 2021
Closed date: 14 July 2021
Job ref: NW4U Jun 21
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