RG1, Reading
£25,769 - £28,451 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Starting Point, which is part of The Mustard Tree Foundation, is an exciting Project that provides mentoring and creates opportunities for young people who face disadvantage.

A great opportunity has arisen for an individual who is passionate about supporting young people who are ‘hardest to reach’ and at risk of/involved in exploitation, crime, and violence. We are looking for someone with programme management or co-ordination experience to oversee young person referrals; volunteer support and supervision; co-ordination of a hospital navigation scheme; as well as mentoring a caseload of young people directly. This role has clear pathways for progression in management as the project continues to grow.

The main purpose of the role is to manage, deliver and develop Starting Point Aware programme in accordance with the project’s values and objectives and within The Mustard Tree’s ethos and vision. This is a full-time position of 37.50 hrs per week, which includes some out of office hours and evening work. The key tasks are:

  • Manage the day to day delivery of the Aware Mentoring Programme
  • Develop and grow the programme
  • Oversee the referral and matching process of the young people to their mentors
  • Oversee the application, training and supervision of volunteer mentors and navigators
  • Outwork the outreach within A&E – Please note this can be a fast paced and high intensity environment
  • Coordinate the A&E navigators’ scheme for those involved in violence and risk-taking behaviour
  • To provide specialist mentoring for young people who are ‘high need’ and have complex behavioural challenges both within Aware and other programmes
  • Carry out regular reporting and monitoring of the programme and its effectiveness
  • Ensure the safeguarding policy and procedures are outworked within the programme
  • Represent the Charity and its ethos.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to communicate the values, vision and ethos of the project and charity; experience in managing teams of either volunteers or paid staff; experience of working with young people aged 11-25 (either professional or voluntary), experience supporting ‘high need’ and complex individuals, particularly those involved in/at risk of crime and violence. The right candidate will also need experience of public speaking and/or running presentations; have a clear understanding of Safeguarding and be PC literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to the HR team. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered for the role.

Interviews will be held on the 9th and 10th of March.

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Posted on: 10 February 2021
Closed date: 01 March 2021
Tags: Management, Volunteer Management

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