Youth Programmes Officer

Global Generation

£20,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent Rachel Solomon

Sectors: environmental education, food, farming & organics, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 08 September 2017

Job Purpose 

The Youth Programmes Officer will be focusing on two main strands of work with young people within Global Generation. One will be the engagement of 13- to 24-year-olds, recruiting and supporting them to develop and participate in local voluntary projects with positive social and environmental impact throughout the year. The other is supporting young people aged 16 to 25 throughout their development on our livelihood and employability programme, Global Generation WORKS.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leading on the recruitment and engagement of young people throughout the year, primarily through community groups, local referral
  • agencies, schools and further education colleges
  • Creating and maintaining strong relationships with a wide range of audiences, including young people, parents and local community groups
  • Enthusing young people to participate via assemblies, talks and follow up phone calls
  • Working closely with the Youth Programmes Manager and Youth & Community Project Coordinator in preparing and facilitating sessions with young people
  • Facilitating and mentoring young people to lead on their own socially and environmentally impactful projects in the local area

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working with 13- to 25-year-olds
  • Ability to communicate and engage with young people and, where relevant, their parents/guardians in both group and individual settings
  • Ability to adapt presentation style to a varied audience
  • A strong work ethic, excellent time management skills and motivated to work towards set goals
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workloads and work as part of a team or individually as required
  • Experience in using computer applications such as Microsoft Office and email
  • Experience of working in a people-facing role and establishing relationships

A full Job Description can be downloaded from our website

We require the return of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. Global Generation will assist with the application for, and pay for the processing of, a new DBS for staff members.

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