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Youth Work  Manager £20,716 per year actual for hours worked. FTE is £31,075 (based on a 36 hour week)

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.

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.

Closing date: 30 November 2020

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Mentoring Co-ordinator (12 hours per week @ £15.59 per hour)

We are looking for a mentoring coordinator to plan, develop and implement a 6 month pilot mentoring programme. This is an exciting opportunity to shape an innovative new programme offering support for local young people, whilst enabling local residents to connect with their community.  The programme will match young people to local residents for mentoring, and will work in close partnership with Oasis Academy Silvertown. This is a new project, so the successful candidate will need to evaluate existing programmes, network within the community to grow a pool of mentors, set up appropriate systems and oversee training and support for mentors.

The successful applicant will have a friendly and approachable manner, and will be able to grow relationships effectively. You will have experience of coordinating youth programmes, and partnership working. You will also need an ability to work independently and a solid understanding of safeguarding practices.  Experience of mentoring programmes, and a good understanding of operations within schools is desirable. If successful, we will use this pilot to secure long term funding for mentoring.

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.

Closing date: 23 November 2020

Visit our Charity Jobs page for full details and how to apply.