Participation Worker Jobs in Liverpool
Can you make sure that kinship carers in England receive high quality, user centred training online and in person?
About the role
We have been awarded the Department for Education contract to deliver high quality training to kinship carers across England. You will be responsible for delivering high quality online and face-to-face training and managing a team of inhouse facilitators and external partners.
This is a new team so you will need to be someone who is comfortable with a high level of ambiguity and who is able to build outcome and target driven services from a user centred approach. We have a lot to do over the next 18 months.
From April 2024 to March 2025, your team will need to deliver exceptional training to 4,000 kinship carers in England through in person and online sessions. These are divided into introductory and advanced training. We will be delivering at least 16 roadshows across England so travel will be required in this role. In person training will also involve experiential learning in peer support groups and community venues. Introductory training will be delivered in-house.
You will also work with external expert facilitators and partners to develop new advanced training sessions and modules. Subject experts within Kinship, will also deliver training and you will need to ensure content and delivery meets a consistent standard.
The right person will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across Kinship and be used to working in cross-functional teams. You’ll need to be curious, detail orientated with an improvement mindset.
What we’ll offer you
Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.
Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.
This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!
Please apply for this role through BeApplied. You will be asked to answer five questions and attach your CV. You will have max 250 words per answer.
- Describe how your experience and your values are a good fit for this role
- This service needs to deliver 4,000 training experiences for kinship carers over 1 year, please clearly describe your experience of delivering high quality training at this scale and pace.
- If you were offered the role, what would you prioritise in the first two months and why? Tell us about what you’d need to find out and what would be your approach to the role.
- Please describe how you would ensure that training is meeting the needs of kinship carers (think about outcomes, evaluation and participation).
- How would ensure your team are motivated, high performing and delivering exceptional training – both in person and online?
Application deadline: 9:00am on Wednesday 13 December 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2023 – in-person (Vauxhall). It is anticipated that this will be a one stage in-person interview process, but this may change depending on the volume and calibre of applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the role
Parkinson’s UK is powered by the Parkinson’s community and how we work for, with, and alongside the community is embedded in many areas of our work. This role is crucial in communicating and increasing how the charity is influenced by the voices of those with Parkinson’s and their loved ones.
Supporting charity staff to connect, build their knowledge, and grow confidence in participatory ways of working and increasing the variety of ways the charity mobilises the skills of the Parkinson’s community. You will lead a team that works across the charity to connect current projects, lead a community of practice, and design a monitoring and evaluation framework.
The team is supportive and flexible, with both part-time and full-time staff within in. The work spans across the charity meaning you will work across all areas of the charity and get to experience the breadth of the participation & involvement work across the nations and specialisms.
What’ll you do
You will ensure the effective support, overview and connection of the charity’s involvement programme, working across directorates and teams to bring the ways we work with the Parkinson’s community together
Create ways for the charity to share this part of our work and to attract more members of the Parkinson’s community to take part
You will design and implement the monitoring and evaluation of involvement and the value it brings across the charity
Lead and develop the cross charity Co-creation community of practice, with an emphasis on embedding learning and support across the charity
What you’ll bring
Experienced in leading projects or teams to contribute to a strategic vision, with strong creative facilitation skills.
Experience of shaping programme design, Involvement strategies and evaluation framework
Confident in understanding a range of involvement frameworks, and when best they might be applied.
Experience of leading a team in a charity, working across different teams or directorate
Sounds like you? We’d love to hear from you
Whilst this is advertised as a full time position, we are committed to being flexible in our roles and would consider reduced hours, compressed hours or a job share.
The hiring manager is very happy to answer questions and talk to interested potential applicants about the role and the team.
You can download the full job description on our website via the apply button.
Please apply by sending us your CV and a detailed supporting statement which will fully demonstrate how you meet all the criteria of the role, as stated in the ‘What you‘ll bring‘ section of the job description.
Interviews will take place w/c 11 December 2023
Anyone can get Parkinson’s. It’s vital that the people who work for Parkinson’s UK are representative of our diverse community. We actively encourage people from all sections of the community to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
Salary: Band 7 £11.95 per hour
Location: Home based/Remote working
What we do
As the national body for youth work, NYA has a dual function. We are the professional, statutory, and regulatory body (PSRB) responsible for qualifications, quality standards and safeguarding for youth work and services in England. In line with our charity mission and aims, we also champion youth work through research, advocacy, campaigns, and programmes.
Our Digital Vision
By 2030, NYA envisions a digital youth work landscape where the extensive day to day use of technology and resources not only broadens our engagement with young people, but also respects and integrates their digital cultures and skills into our practices.
Youth workers will need to be skilled, equipped and informed to operate in this digital landscape as effectively as they do in real work environments.
About the Role
- This exciting new programme will support the development of Digital Youth Work nationally and as Digital Directors you will work with others to inform the design, development and testing of new and exciting youth work opportunitie
- We are seeking enthusiastic and imaginative youth ambassadors who are passionate about the world of Digital Youth Work to join us as Digital Directors.
- Whether you are into gaming, social media, virtual reality or just interested in Digital Youth Work, as Digital Directors we need your thoughts, ideas and energy to help shape the future of Youth Work!
- The successful candidates will work with young people across England to identify needs and gaps in youth provision and young people services. These roles will focus on engagement and participation with young people, supporting them to review their services, needs and explore digital opportunities to develop their local digital youth service provision.
The role will see each Digital Designer meeting various youth groups online, and on occasions face to face, consulting with the young people who are attending. In addition, there will be a commitment required for the Digital Designers to attend training offered to support them in their work with the young people.
Join us on this exciting journey to empower young people through digital youth work!
As an NYA Digital Director, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on young lives while exploring the potential of digital technologies to shape the future of youth work.
As a Digital Director you will
- Be part of an exciting new team of 15 Digital Directors (Youth Ambassadors) who will work with at least 225 young people to identify needs and gaps in youth provision and young people services.
- Have the opportunity to explore, test, review and implement cutting-edge digital technologies, including VR, AR, AI, gaming, and social media platforms.
- Work closely with young people from various communities across the country. Your role will involve reviewing and enhancing their local digital youth work offer. This will include brainstorming creative ideas, designing engaging digital content, and providing valuable insights to improve digital services and experiences for young people.
- Work with local youth services and young people service providers to review their current digital (and in-person) services, identify gaps and to create a plan to develop digital youth work opportunities to fill the identified gaps.
- Attend national events and complete NYA training to enhance your skills and knowledge, supporting you on your own journeys to adulthood.
- Support the development of training and skills development for youth services and service providers.
- Work as a team to evaluate and measure the overall success of the work.
- Please download our applicant pack to find out more about the role and requirements,
How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use our online application process to submit the following by 23:59 on 22nd December 2023.
An up to date CV setting out any jobs, responsibilities and achievements.
A covering letter (maximum two sides) explaining why you would like this role and use the 'About You' section to show how you would be a great Digital Director!
Please note that the covering letter is an important part of the application and we will not accept CV’s without one.
Diversity monitoring information – The Hireful ATS will ask for this optional data which will be stored separately and anonymously.
Help to apply
We are aware that for some people this may be the first time applying for a job, below are some links to follow for guidance on creating a CV and hints and tips on writing personal statements and covering letters.
CV Advice - Youth Employment UK
Tools, Guides & Support (continued) – Amplifi
Amna means safe in Arabic - representing the core of our work - supporting communities and frontline workers to bring non-clinical mental health support to every person affected by war, conflict and displacement. At Amna, our core values of respect, understanding, curiosity and connection guide everything we do. Our mission is to build community capacity for healing. Our vision is a world where refugees can determine their future unbounded by the impacts of conflict and displacement.
We partner with local organisations and institutions working with displaced communities to set up psychosocial healing services in which individuals and groups can discover and connect to practices that promote their healing and wellbeing. We invest in and train people within these organisations to provide this support, and we help partners build psychosocial interventions in collaboration with refugee communities – all with a values-based, trauma-sensitive and identity-informed approach.
Our partnerships are not limited. We connect partners through our global healing network of peer organisations to exchange learnings and enhance their practices as the network strives to support forcibly displaced communities around the world.
The role-holder will have experience working according to ethical and good practice safeguarding principles. They will be expected to adhere to and promote Amna’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Policies as they will be involved and responsible for programmes working with children and vulnerable groups in different settings.
How Will You Make a Difference?
Amna is seeking two full-time new facilitators to join Amna’s team of trainers, one (1) with Early Childhood Development background (ECD) and one (1) with therapeutic/clinical background. As a Trainer & Facilitator your responsibilities will involve delivering training sessions and group facilitation to support and create learning spaces for training participants on themes centred around trauma and identity informed psychosocial healing care with displaced communities.
Amna’s identity and trauma informed approach is centred around community healing practices with communities that aim to restore participants sense of safety, belonging, agency and joy. Amna services are co-created with the communities being worked with and we prioritise refguee participation and leadership in service design and delivery wherever possible.
The role holders need to have experience working with communities affected by adversity, including displacement, war and conflict, poverty, abuse or marginalisation. Given the nature of Amna’s work in emergency settings with displaced communities, applicants need to be comfortable working in environments where there is uncertainty, change and exposure to distress.
Specifically, successful candidates will have a strong experience in at least one of the following areas:
- Work with children and families;
- Therapeutic experience;
- Community work experience;
Amna will train role holders in Amna’s training and facilitation approach.
- To deliver high quality, interactive trainings in person and online.
- To develop Amna’s training materials including engaging content, structure, visuals and activities.
- To provide ongoing support to Amna’s training participants from a range of countries on how to set up safe, community healing spaces with displaced communities.
- To facilitate learning and support groups for Amna training participants.
- To coordinate the preparation and delivery of in person and online trainings.
- Outside of Amna’s trainings, to maintain engagement with Amna’s training participants to share and exchange learning.
- Travel to various countries to visit, train and observe partner organisations.
- To work in collaboration with all departments within Amna to achieve Amna’s objectives.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Experience working with communities affected by adversity.
- Experience working in a therapeutically informed way, e.g. working with sensitivity to the needs and experiences of the communities worked with.
- Comfortable working in English – spoken and written.
- Confident computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint.
- Able and willing to travel for work (if you have travel restrictions to some countries, please notify us in your application).
Early Childhood Development role (1):
- Minimum two years of experience working with vulnerable children and their caregivers in psychosocial support or education settings.
Therapeutic Trainer role (1):
- Minimum two years of experience working therapeutically with communities affected by adversities.
- Minimum two years of experience delivering therapeutically informed community programmes using creative tools.
- Life or work experience with refugee or/and displaced communities.
- Written and spoken in Arabic, Farsi, French, Spanish or any other widely spoken language.
- Education or experience in social studies such as community work, social work, intercultural education, or creative healing practices.
- Therapeutic training (minimum 2 years training).
- Work experience coordinating / project management role.
- Experience in designing and delivering experiential training.
- Experience in delivering trainings to groups with mixed genders, languages, cultures, ethnicities, religions, (dis)abilities.
- Amna offers Wellbeing Support Fund for its employees and are eligible to apply after the end of the probation period.
- Amna offers reflective supervision to all employees.
Associate trainer/therapist team
If you are unable to commit to a full-time role but are still interested in contributing to our mission, Amna has an associate trainer/therapist team responsible for delivering trainings and facilitating therapeutic wellbeing groups for frontline teams. As an associate trainer/therapist you will play a pivotal role in our organisation. To express interest in this role, please submit your CV and motivation letter, specifying “Associate Trainer” in your application.
At this time, we are prioritising hiring associate trainers who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Native Arabic or Farsi speakers
- Have a creative therapeutic training background, such as Art/Movement/Music therapist.
Work Location and Environment
This role is a remote job opportunity, and open to applicants in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Amna offers a hybrid working environment to its employees allowing for a blend of remote and in-person work.
Please note that the nature of working environment and hybrid schedule may be adjusted as per the organisation’s evolving needs.
Remuneration: 32,625 – 36,250 GBP per annum.
We recognise that cost of living and market conditions vary in different contexts, as such the final compensation package will be tailored to reflect the specific location and skill set of the successful candidate.
At Amna, we are committed to attracting and retaining top talent by offering competitive compensation and benefit packages. We believe in rewarding talent and expertise at a level that corresponds with the local market conditions, ensuring that all our team members are fairly compensated for their skills and contributions.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Amna is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents.
As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disabilities status.
Applications are strongly encouraged from people with personal or family lived experience as refugees and displacement.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.