Youth Engagement Specialist - Welwyn Garden City

Reed In Partnership
Welwyn Garden City
£20,000 - £24,999
17 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about making a difference and helping others?

Interested in empowering young people to reach their potential? Able to give engaging presentations and champion exciting opportunities?

Consider the role of a Schools Engagement Executive at Reed in Partnership!

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

What the job is about:

The main purpose of a Schools Engagement Executive is to publicize the National Citizenship Programme to young people, parents and teachers. The Programme is a 4 week course where 16-17 year olds can explore their talents, meet other like-minded students and take part in projects that will build life-long skills.

Your main responsibilities will include:

• Identifying and engaging with key contacts in schools and colleges who are in a position to invite NCS team in for recruitment and promotional purposes
• Following up on expressions of interest from school events and encouraging young people and parents to sign up to the programme
• Assisting in the presentation of NCS and any other educational benefits of the programme effectively to different audiences
• Support the Programme Manager in the day-to-day management of the NCS contract.

What's in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary of £21-24K depending on experience and great flexibility with your working schedule, we also offer training, development and progression opportunities. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

Skills and Experience

Required skills and experience:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, confident presenting skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Being approachable, enthusiastic and excited about working with young people
  • Own transport, willingness to travel locally and work flexible hours
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma
  • GCSE English Language at a minimum of a Grade B (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). OR achievement of a Level 2 in Literacy Assessment at interview stage.

Desirable Attributes:
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise busy work schedule and run a number of projects concurrently
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality and equality of opportunity

Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.