Youth Engagement Worker - EmpowHER (Midlands)

Recruiter
British Red Cross
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Jun 2018
Closes
21 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Youth Engagement Worker - EmpowHER (Midlands)Location: CoventryContract type: Fixed term contract until Dec 2020 Hours per week: 35Salary: Circa GBP 23k per annumEmpowHER is a two year partnership programme between UK Youth (lead), British Red Cross and Young Women's Trust funded by the spirit of 2012. Our aim is to increase girls and young women's life chances through volunteering and social action. What you will be doing...The EmpowHER youth engagement worker will work to inspire young people to see the benefits of volunteering - new skills, networks, experiences and fun - and to arrange opportunities for trying out short term supporter activities. This role will require frequent face-to-face work with youth workers and young people out of office hours and frequent travel locally and to national meetings in London or other locations. Covering the Midlands, this role will be based out of our Coventry office and will cover an area including Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull. About the team...The EmpowHER youth engagement worker will be part of a team of 3 placed throughout England reporting to the EmpowHER manager. Extensive liaison will be required with local BRC staff and volunteers, local participating youth work staff and young people to ensure a range of opportunities to take action and identify skills development are offered. What we are looking for...Educated to a degree level or equivalent by experience, you must have a recognised qualification (minimum level 3) in youth work with a working knowledge of legislation relevant to working with and supporting young people. You should experience in working with young people in a variety of settings and of working with volunteers or staff who support them. You should also have: * Experience of project management and implementation of action plans* The ability to communicate effectively at all levels internally and externally* Interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, conflict resolution skills, a facilitative/consultative approach, presentation skills* IT Skills with competency in Microsoft Office applications Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 22nd of July with interviews to follow. A little bit more about us...The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave* Up to 6% contributory pension* Childcare vouchers* Flexible working policy Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). Follow us on and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Connecting human kindness with human crisis