Prince's Trust Associate Youth Worker (Casual Contract)

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
1639.10 GBP Hourly
15 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Safer Communities CIC are looking for Prince's Trust Associate Youth Worker to join our dynamic team in delivering exciting and inspiring sessions to young people across Staffordshire. You will be working with us to help achieve the Prince's Trust vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed.

We are looking for individuals who have experience of working with young people especially those with experience supporting those who have multiple barriers towards employment, education or training.

As the posts require you to deal directly with young people, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You should have the ability to work unsupervised and use your own initiative when resolving problems. Organisation of your own time and the ability to evidence capability of meeting deadlines is essential.

It would be beneficial to possess experience in the use of Word, Excel and Outlook and be able to demonstrate a practical aptitude. Accredited awareness of Safeguarding and Health and Safety legislation would also be an advantage.

Equality and Diversity:

Safer Communities CIC is committed to ensuring fairness and recognizes the need for diversity/Inclusion within its recruitment and management of staff.

About the programmes:

Team - The Team programme is one of The Trust's most long-standing and core programmes. It is a full-time 12-week personal development programme for 16 - 25 year olds largely delivered through community work. Its primary aim is to build confidence, motivation and skills to help unemployed young people return to education or move into employment. It is delivered by external Delivery Partners and also directly by Prince's Trust staff in some areas. It is the Team Leader's responsibility to deliver the Team programme directly in line with the Toolkit, KPIs and targets.

Fairbridge - Available to 16-25 year olds who are unemployed and not in full time education and offers a mix of group activities and one-to-one support to develop the skills and confidence to move forward. Starting with a five-day Access course, individuals get the chance to do outdoor adventurous activities, as well as take part in a residential trip. Once the Access course is complete, they can choose from lots of different activities from sports to drama and photography to cooking.

Get Started - Available to 16-25 year olds who are unemployed and not in full time education, Get Started uses a theme such as sport, drama or music to inspire young people to take the first step to increase their confidence, skills and employability. Through working with local partners, it provides an opportunity for young people who are unable, unwilling or lack the confidence to take part in a longer personal development programme, or may be unable to access such opportunities locally.

The Prince's Trust Values:

Approachable - we are open minded and value diversity

Non-judgmental - we focus on the potential not the past

Inspiring - we lead by example

Empowering - we enable positive change

Passionate - we are absolutely committed to supporting young people

Please see Job Description for more details.

Closing date for receipt of completed expressions of interest is 28th July 2017.

Job Description:

Role: Princes Trust Associate Youth Worker (Casual Contract)

Location: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stoke on Trent and


Responsible to: Reporting to the Prince's Trust Programme Manager

Hours: Casual Hours to cover busy periods, staff training and annual leave. There are a number of programmes running simultaneously so we would expect it to be approximately a commitment of a day per week depending on demand.

Overall Function (Purpose)

Working as a Prince's Trust Assistant you will work alongside the Delivery Partner Manager and Leaders to deliver and support in the delivery of the suite of programmes we offer to young people across the county.

Job Description

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. To assist the Prince's Trust Leaders to deliver the required number of programmes, ensuring delivery complies with the processes outlined in the toolkits issued by Prince's Trust.

2. To be prepared to work occasional evenings and/or night times if required during residential parts of the programmes.

3. Support the recruitment of a range of young people across target group and ensure young people are referred to the Team within agreed timeframes.

4. Work with the team to progress young people through the programme in line with local budgets, achieving a range of KPI targets including the number of young people recruited; their retention on the programme; and the qualifications and positive outcomes achieved.

5. Assist in gathering information required for End of Team Reports after each programme and ensure actions to improve the quality of the programme are followed up and completed in good time.

6. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, paper and electronic, as required by The Trust or external funding contracts and in line with The Trust's data protection policy.

7. Compliance with the Delivery Partner's and The Trust's policies for working with young people, Recruiting Safely, Safeguarding and Health and Safety and any other operational procedures for direct delivery

8. Attend all necessary internal/external training courses and management/steering group meetings as required including Prince's Trust initial Team Leader Training course, Safeguarding, Risk Management and, if not already held, Food Hygiene and First Aid at Work.

9. Carry out other Team-related duties as may reasonably be required by the Delivery Partner or The Trust, including deputising as appropriate on activities relevant to area of responsibility

Personal Specification

We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate:

Experience of working with challenging young people.

Maths and English Level 2 or GCSE Grade C and above is essential.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Presentation and delivery skills.

The ability to work as part of a team.

Excellent IT and administrative skills.

Excellent organisation skills and the ability to prioritise your work to meet deadlines.

A full driving licence is essential.

The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work some evenings, weekends and night cover on the residential week when required.

To be able to demonstrate leadership qualities.

Ability to give and receive direction and work as part of a team.

Ability to complete a small amount of written work and complete forms.

Excellent time keeping and organizational skills.

Knowledge and training in the STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts and math's) principles.

The ability to speak an additional language (Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Cantonese, and Polish etc.) would be advantageous.

Additional skills such as British Sign Language, basic first aid.

The ability to work on own initiative.

Additional Information:

An Enhanced plus Barring DBS Check will be required for this post.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external applicants.

All communication regarding this vacancy will be issued via email, so please check your email account on a regular basis.

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact James Hettihewa-Young on .

Human Resources Department

Salary: GBP9.10 per hour. Date posted: 15/07/2017