Leicester, Leicester
£26,627 - £30,468 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

In a Nutshell:

As Lifeskills Centre Manager you will lead a dynamic team and be instrumental in delivering all aspects of our programmes in Leicester to serve our fantastic young people.  It is a critical time for us as we are entering a new phase of development as well as looking to create new and exciting projects to serve disadvantaged and disengaged 16-24 year olds.

The Lifeskills Centre manager oversees all operations, people, finances and external relationships based from their Lifeskills Centre. This includes both support and education packages based in the Centre, and work with young people on projects that run externally, leading to the achievement of great outcomes for young people. You will oversee a team of Teachers, J2W Coaches, Love4Life Coordinator and Youth Worker, Centre Administrator, Sessional staff and Volunteers to deliver different support, educational, enrichment and vocational sessions that correspond to grant, contract and organisational targets. Giving high priority to Youth Participation, committed to gathering and implementing young people’s ideas, you will develop existing and new courses to effectively outwork and achieve TwentyTwenty aims and outcomes. You will lead in developing external relationships that gain increased numbers of young people year on year, and promote TwentyTwenty’s services and the local reputation of the Lifeskills Centre. You will oversee a Centre that is vibrant, engaging and effective for some of the most disadvantaged and disengaged young people around.

Job Description

  1. Centre

1a. Drive Lifeskills team towards TwentyTwenty’s four key performance indicators through leading a vibrant, engaging culture, developing teaching content/delivery, enhancing pastoral and progression support.

1b. Run the Lifeskills Centre on a day-to-day basis, motivating staff and students, organising via weekly timetables and team meetings, and responding to issues and opportunities that arise. 

1c. Give ongoing support, feedback and development opportunities to staff and volunteers; supporting, challenging and empowering them to deliver engaging and effective work. 

1d. Oversee the Centre’s health and safety requirements; liaising with landlords, managing the space, working with the internal H&S lead, and equipping and resourcing the Centre to be fit for purpose practically.

1e. Work with your team, young people and the Programmes and Impact Director to develop and lead new and existing courses and projects, in-line with sector research, funding opportunities, local needs and the wider TwentyTwenty strategy.

1f. Operate within the Senior Management Team, responsible for cross-organisational duties, contributing into overall strategy and representing TwentyTwenty in different front-line and strategic panels and meetings.

  1. External stakeholders

2a. Be an ambassador for the Centre and for TwentyTwenty with local businesses, agencies and professionals, proactively and creatively building external links via networking and project planning.

2b. Build quality relationships with young people, parents, carers and referrers to help design and adapt courses and projects, and to aid engagement from young people.

2c. Implement local promotional and recruitment strategies and activities to gain young people on our courses; to exceed learner number targets and strengthen TwentyTwenty’s reputation.

  1. Programmes

3a. Fulfil all contract and exam board obligations from the beginning to end of the learner journey.

3b. Oversight of high quality schemes of work, lesson plans and marking, exam processes, internal verification of exams, liaising with external compliance organisations, storing of work, and keeping abreast of funding changes to qualifications.

3c. To cover teaching sessions where necessary.

3d. Support teachers to ensure the students achieve their qualifications and develop work-ready skills and attitudes.

3e. Working alongside the Employability Coordinator you will support aspects of work experience such as visiting businesses, completing risk assessments and coordinating transport for work experience.

3f. Act as safeguarding lead for the centre, ensuring staff are aware of and trained on their safeguarding responsibilities and their support of young people, liaising with local authorities and the TwentyTwenty Designated Safeguarding Lead as appropriate

3g. Oversee J2W coaches to ensure that young people are well-supported through their time with us and grow in confidence, self-awareness and personal and social development.

3h. Interpret collected programme data and use it effectively to adapt teaching, improve processes, and inform leadership of status of projects and programmes.

  1. Finance

4a. Manage the Lifeskills Centre budget, including the achievement of income targets via contracts, open market and commercial income.

4b. Implement strong cost-control on expenditure, and follow robust financial processes.

More about TwentyTwenty

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Posted on: 16 January 2020
Closed date: 21 January 2020
Job ref: Centre Manager - Leicester
Tags: Senior Management, Management

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