The Young Harrow Foundation (YHF) are looking for a YOUTH VOICE Co-ordinator to join our growing, dynamic team.
Salary £8,100 part-time working 12 hours per week. Fixed Term 2-year contract. *Based on the full-time salary of £27,000 per annum for a 40-hour per week.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced youth/community worker to co-ordinate our successful Youth Voice Programme, supporting and enabling young people to actively inform and change services designed for them.
Since 2019 Young Harrow Foundation (YHF) have trialled new ways of working in Harrow that put young people with lived experience at the very centre of developing, implementing and reviewing services that are designed for them.
The Change Champions, a team of 10 dedicated young volunteers aged 16-21, have been empowered and guided by YHF, to make important changes to existing services and be part of creating new ones in the borough. Each of them has lived experience of needing support in one of five areas – mental health / youth violence / inequalities / employment / physical activity.
This programme is about bringing these voices that do not typically get heard, to the fore – while protecting, supporting and empowering them into leadership positions.
This new co-ordination role is an exciting development in the programme. Your responsibilities will be to recruit, engage and co-ordinate the group with the aim of enabling and empowering them to ensure their voices are heard and bring about change This will include increasing their levels of confidence, improving their communication skills and improving their ability to self-advocate. Each will have unique circumstances and support needs that you will need to be mindful and supportive of.
The right candidate will have excellent communication skills, as they will also be responsible for liaising with our members and stakeholders on projects that the Change Champion are involved in. They will also be a proactive self-starter – capable of inspiring young people and ensuring good ongoing momentum on projects.
For more background on the project to date please refer to the Change Champion Report included in the application pack.
About Young Harrow Foundation
YHF is a relatively new charity, set up less than five years ago to work with inspirational organisations providing services focused on young people in the London Borough of Harrow.
Our mission is to have better, sustainable, high quality support services for children and young people in Harrow.
We seek to be an employer whose staff represent the diversity of communities in Harrow. We actively encourage applicants with the required skills which helps us meet this.
You must be over 18 years old and eligible to work in the UK.
Please send us your CV, including why you are interested in the role and complete the Person Specification Form demonstrating how you meet the criteria set out in the job description/person specification.
All applications must be received no later than midday on Monday 15 FEBRUARY 2021.
Interviews are scheduled to take place the following week dates TBC.
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