Youth Engagement Specialist

Reed Talent Solutions
£20,000 - £24,999
18 Aug 2019
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are currently recruiting for a Youth Engagement Specialist to support the delivery of the NCS Programme.

As a confident and engaging presenter with a desire to help the nations future workforce, could this be the next role for you?

The Programme
NCS is a government-backed programme that helps young people build their confidence and gain new skills while having fun and giving back to their community - the best possible springboard for their future. Whether they're about to start sixth form or college, or preparing to enter the working world, signing up to NCS is one of the best decisions a teenager can make. This life-changing programme designed to support their transition to adulthood and promote social mobility and inclusion is open all teenagers aged 15-17.

The Role
A Youth Engagement Specialist is a key role in the delivery of our NCS programme responsible for engaging with Schools, Colleges, Youth Clubs, Sports Clubs, Pupil Referral Units, Local Authority departments and other organisations that work with young people to promote and engage the NCS programme. The focus of the role is to deliver engaging NCS promotional events to Young People in order to influence and persuade 15-17 years olds to sign up to the programme.

As a Youth Engagement Specialist, your key responsibilities will be:

Event Delivery
· Presenting NCS at all possible recruitment sites that have been identified as having an eligible cohort of Young People. In schools this will mainly be Year 11 & 12 assemblies, break times, tutor groups, and parent's evenings. In a non school setting this will vary according to the type of organisation we are working with.
· Delivering a range of "Follow Up Events" such as Lunch Time Stands, Tutor Groups, PHSE Lessons, Parents Evenings and Open Day stands to maximise EOI generation from each recruitment Source.
· Adapt Presentation(s) and Event Types to ensure access to groups of Young People who may otherwise not see "NCS as a programme for someone like me"
· Providing additional information to Young People and/or their Parent Guardians on a one-to-one or small group basis, as required in order to overcome objections

Expression of Interest (EOI)
· Collecting EOIs from Young People, ensuring name and contact details are captured accurately.
· Ensuring all EOIs are returned to our central hub in a timely manner.

Relationship Management
· Ensures Schools and other Recruiting Source Organisations requirements and expectations are met at all times
· Troubleshooting any issues as and when they arise professionally and at speed

What will a typical working day look like?
The beauty of the role is that there is no such thing as a "typical day", and no two days are the same. For example, you could spend one day:

· Meeting the teachers of a school in the morning, presenting at an assembly,
· Then travelling to your second school of the day to run a lunchtime recruitment stand,
· Finally attending a third school at a parents evening or after school event.

Then onto your second day:
· Presenting at a morning assembly,
· Working with colleagues at a Reed in Partnership site with the Expression of Interest paperwork in the afternoon,
· Lastly, presenting at a youth club or sports club after school hours.

Due to the geography covered, candidates would need to be a driver with access to their own vehicle. The role is remote within each region with occasional travel to the hub office in Stoke for team meetings etc.

A recent cleared DBS or if you are part of the DBS update service would be desirable but not essential