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  • Job: Youth Programme Officer (Educator / Youth Worker) – 16+
  • Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
  • Pay: £26,000
  • Full time, 37.5 hours 5 days per week – fixed term contract 30th September 2024
  • Applications Close: Sunday March 10th 2024 midnight

About Sculpt

Sculpt is a UK-based charity providing training, work-experience and research opportunities that empower young people to shape their own futures and those of their communities. We work directly with young people, employers and professionals who support young people. All our work is guided by young people themselves and based on carefully researched evidence. We:

  • Facilitate forums for young people to make their needs and their voices heard.
  • Conduct research to uncover young people’s real needs and what works to empower and support them.
  • Deliver training to build young people’s confidence, skills, ambition, resilience and sense of responsibility, so they can shape their futures and change their communities for the better, as leaders, social entrepreneurs and active participants in civic life.
  • Deliver training for professionals who work with young people, drawing on our research and expertise.
  • Engage with employers to facilitate work experience and employment opportunities for young people to develop skills and access diverse jobs.
  • Facilitate international exchange opportunities to encourage and enable young people to experience and appreciate other cultures, perspectives and ways of life.

Sculpt UK runs a variety of projects based with a focus on employability, leadership and youth voice. This has included us running projects surrounding gender justice and sustainability in the past. Our upcoming programmes include a variety of work experience programmes and a project developing young people’s skills in the charity sector, specifically encouraging young people to take on charity leadership roles e.g being a trustee.

What are we looking for?

Sculpt UK is hiring a programme officer who would deliver our direct intervention work with young people with a focus on skills building around employment through our holistic work experience programmes. Our expectation is that you will be able to take on the bulk of direct delivery and deliver programmes 4 days a week as well as assist in project development, outreach and reporting when there is no delivery. We are specifically looking for someone to take on the development and delivery of our two largest post 16 programmes ‘Bankside Futures’ and ‘Trust In You’.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to Sculpt UK’s safeguarding practices and procedures at all time
  • Deliver funded programmes focused on youth employability, leadership and youth voice in line with Sculpt UK’s delivery style and ethos
  • Work with Chief Executive Officer and their Executive Assistant to successfully to deliver projects and support in data collection required for reporting
  • Use your experience and knowledge of the issues affecting young people to tailor the workshops accordingly
  • Facilitate workshops on topics such as: gender stereotypes, social media, charity governance, finance & sustainability
  • Run mock interviews with programme participants
  • Develop a Theory of Change for each project
  • Ensure young people are filling out relevant entry and exit surveys
  • Debrief with Youth Programme Officers and provide ongoing feedback about your sessions
  • Undertake relevant training associated with Sculpt UK’s work included but not restricted to child protection & safeguarding.
  • Contribute toward and keep up to date with Sculpt UK’s internal / external communications platform such as slack, newsletters and social media
  • Engage with Sculpt UK’s Youth Advisory Board members, if and when invited to do so

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Skilled at facilitating workshops and working with young people who have a range of backgrounds and experiences
  • Experience working with young people in an educational or community setting
  • Confident, self-motivated and collaborative mindset
  • Commitment to young people and knowledge of issues affecting their lives
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills with the ability to create a safe and non-judgemental space, that allows young people to speak freely
  • Capable to maintaining confidentiality and professional boundaries with young people, peers and professionals
  • Able to adapt and be flexible in workshops to get the best engagement from a range of participants
  • Skilled at facilitating virtual workshops and working with a selection of online portals
  • Makaton or British Sign Language would be an advantage but not required

Requirements

  • Hold an enhanced DBS certificate or be willing for us to undertake a check on your behalf
  • Have a recent safeguarding qualification from a recognised provider or be willing to undertake additional training in this area
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional, after-school and occasional weekend / holiday hours
  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, confidentiality, data protection. Reporting concerns to an appropriate staff member.

How to Apply

Send us a copy of your CV and cover letter to contact@sculptuk.org

Fill out this form alongside your CV and cover letter

If shortlisted interviews will be held on 20th March 2024