UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.
About the role
UK Youth are recruiting a positive, proactive and highly efficient, Programmes Coordinator to join our National Programmes Team. As the Programmes Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating and scheduling project related activity to facilitate the delivery of a portfolio of large-scale programmes that support young people to develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed in life.
We are looking for a Programmes Coordinator with experience of coordinating effective projects and a particular passion for working with young people. You will be a key member of the National Programmes Team working across a portfolio of our inspiring projects that give young people the skills they need to grow into confident and capable adults who lead fulfilling lives.
Our programmes tackle widespread issues and range from music and sport engagement, coding, social action, road safety, financial education and employability. Our partners and funders include Microsoft, UPS, CCEP, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Home Office.
You will be creative, proactive and have initiative and ideas. You will be organised, driven, reliable and have a positive approach to your work. You will be able to work at a high level both within UK Youth and with our charity and corporate partners, have a flexible approach to work and a willingness to work irregular hours, and be prepared to travel away from home on occasion to meet operational needs. Above all, you will have an interest in changing young people’s lives for the better.
Why work at UK Youth?
We are a passionate and committed team and can provide a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities to socialise with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as out of work social events with recent outings including bowling, tennis and karaoke.
We will shortly be moving to a new accessible office in Pimlico. With multiple public transport links, the office will offer a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, cafes, bars and shops. The office space will have lots of natural light throughout, a staffed reception, showers and cycle storage with breakout and communal spaces.
We offer a salary of between £22,000- £26,000. Additional benefits include 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%), a life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary and additional staff benefits including an Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally. We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth.
UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which are race, age, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy.
We also encourage candidates who would like to work part time or as a job share to apply.
We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
How to apply
To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification on our website.
Closing date for applications will be the 30 June 2019 and interviews are likely to be in the week commencing 1 July 2019.
Please apply online with your CV and covering letter.
Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.