Transitions UK – Supporting disadvantaged youth at risk aged 14 to 25 yrs

Job Vacancies

 

We are currently advertising for the following job vacancies within the Charity:

 

  • Aspire Project Manager – Hertfordshire Based Role

  • Attain Project Manager – Milton Keynes Based Role

 

Please see below for more details on each of these vacancies.

 

Aspire Project Manager – Hertfordshire based

£23-26,000 plus pension for the right person

37.5 hours per week. 

 

 

You will further develop and drive forward this exciting and innovative community-based project, part-funded by The National Lottery and already running for nine months. You will have primary responsibility, supported by our Chief Executive, to provide a mentoring and befriending service to young people aged 14-15 years who are at risk of criminal exploitation or offending.  The project currently runs across two hubs – in Watford and Stevenage – and we are planning to launch our third hub in Edmonton, N13 in partnership with Edmonton Rangers FC. You will support 25 young people and deploy a similar number of volunteers as mentors, both younger and older adults.

 

You are an excellent organiser, team-leader and communicator with a hands-on approach. From experience, you are able to work sensitively and effectively with young people who have personal challenges and need support – so you will provide a quality response to the challenge further developing this project. You will be well supported by an experienced high quality Board with personal support from the CEO. You will be excited by the opportunities in this role and growing charity and determined to achieve excellent results for the young people we support.

 

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Ability to communicate well at all levels (both verbally and in writing), establish and build relationships with colleagues, external contacts and young people – both service users and volunteers.
  • Empathy/Awareness and understanding of the needs, issues, and concerns of young people at risk of offending. Good experience of working with this group.
  • Experience of volunteering and working with volunteers of different age groups
  • Well organised and a good manager and organiser of others, excellent planner and motivator.
  • Experienced and good at creating and developing partnerships.
  • Confident in delivery of presentations using means appropriate to audience.
  • Good team player, capable also of working unsupervised. Self-Motivated, able to work on own initiative, planning and prioritising workload often in response to tight deadlines and “events”.
  • Actively encourages others, receptive to new ideas. Gives energy and attracts support.
  • Creative and proactive, gets things off the ground. Can do attitude, makes things happen, gets things done
  • Has high standards and a commitment to quality and good practice.
  • IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power-point. Publisher useful.
  • Honest, trustworthy and acts with integrity. Respected and respectful
  • Can relate to 14-16 year olds as well their families. Experience of working with challenging young people including volunteers.
  • Personal experience of learning disabilities
  • Enthusiasm and Passion for the Charity’s aims and objectives.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Able to work several evenings per week and occasional weekends
  • Able to provide a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
  • A car driver with no more than three points on licence with access to and willingness to use own car

 

Desirable

  • Experience of directly managing and supporting volunteers.
  • Youth work experience and qualifications, if possible relating to youth offending
  • Teaching and/or curriculum development experience/qualifications

For more information and an application pack, please contact Ron Overton, Chief Executive, on 01582 380620 / 07939 510922 or on ron.overton@transitionsuk.org

 

 

 

Attain Project Manager – Milton Keynes based

£23-26,000 plus pension for the right person

37.5 hours per week

Closing date 31st July at 1pm                  Interview date 10th August

 

 

You will launch and manage this exciting and innovative community-based project, part-funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation, launching on 1st October. You will have primary responsibility, supported by our Chief Executive, getting this important project off the ground and supporting around 25 vulnerable and sometimes challenging young people who are leaving care and transitioning towards independence, employment, next steps education.

 

 The project offers an 18 month to two-year mentoring and befriending service, including skills development and confidence building.  Launching and based in Milton Keynes, it will later roll-out to Bedford and Northampton. You will supervise a part-time assistant (10 hrs per week) and directly recruit, deploy, manage and support a team of 30-35 young volunteers.

 

You are an excellent organiser, team-leader and communicator with a hands-on approach. From experience, you are able to work sensitively and effectively with young people who have personal challenges and need support – so you will provide a quality response to the challenge of launching and developing this project. You will be well supported by an experienced high quality Board with personal support from the CEO. You will be excited by the opportunities in this role and growing charity and determined to achieve excellent results for the young people we support.

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Ability to communicate well at all levels (both verbally and in writing), establish and build relationships with colleagues, external contacts and young people – both service users and volunteers.
  • Empathy/Awareness and understanding of the needs, issues, and concerns of young people leaving care. Experience of working with this group.
  • Experience of volunteering and working with volunteers of different age groups
  • Well organised and a good manager and organiser of others, excellent planner and motivator.
  • Experienced and good at creating and developing partnerships.
  • Confident in delivery of presentations using means appropriate to audience.
  • Good team player, capable also of working unsupervised. Self-Motivated, able to work on own initiative, planning and prioritising workload often in response to tight deadlines and “events”.
  • Actively encourages others, receptive to new ideas. Gives energy and attracts support.
  • Creative and proactive, gets things off the ground. Can do attitude, makes things happen, gets things done</s