We are looking for a Youth Work Manager to develop and coordinate a variety of activities which empower young people to feel connected to their community and live to their full potential. This is an exciting project to reshape our existing youth project, building on the success of our previous work whilst listening to new voices to take it forward.
Our youth project has been established in the community since 2007, with summer provision, evening drop-ins, sports activities and a youth leadership programme. The rapid changes in our community, and across the globe, mean that we want to adapt our offer to give young people the best opportunities to connect and thrive.
West Silvertown Foundation has already established strong links with Oasis Academy Silvertown, and the successful applicant will foster this relationship to grow a robust relationship and wrap around provision for young people in the Royal Docks. The successful candidate will also be enthused by partnership working with other local youth providers and partners.
We believe young people are the future leaders of our community, so coproduction with them will be an important part of this role. We also know that young people are a vital part of the wider community so this role will involve connecting young people with other aspects of West Silvertown Foundation’s work, and with the wider community.
The successful applicant will enjoy working with young people from a range of backgrounds, with a range of needs and aspirations. You will act as Designated Safeguarding Lead for West Silvertown Foundation, so will have a robust understanding of safeguarding policy and procedures. You will manage our youth sessional staff, and will plan, lead and evaluate sessions in our 2 community centres and across the community. We are also seeking funding to enable this to become a full time role.
If you relish a challenge, are keen to make a positive difference to people’s lives and contribute at the heart of a diverse community in London’s Royal Docks then we would love to hear from you.
We want to hear from all interested candidates, and to be considered for the position we strongly recommend submitting a detailed covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you're right for the role.
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