Job Title: PL Kicks Targeted Officer
Duration of contract: 7 Month Contract – potential extension subject to funding
Hours of work: 37.5hrs per week
Salary: £27,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Location: Based in community with focus on Hammersmith and Fulham
Reports to: Youth and Communities Manager
Department: Youth and Communities
The main purpose of the PL Kicks Targeted Officer role is to deliver a specialist service to young victims or witnesses of gang related crimes or serious youth violence linked into the focused Kicks areas.
The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support to young victims of gang related crime both on a 1:1 basis and work in partnership with other professional colleagues in the borough. The PL Kicks Targeted Officer will develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people, involving them in service design, delivery, and evaluation. The role will also require you to develop good working relationships with partner agencies and undertake detached/outreach youth work with other YOT workers engaging with hard to reach and hard to engage young people within their own communities. The role will also involve developing and delivering workshops to young people on the project as part of group work.The post will be based in the community and linked in with Hammersmith and Fulham Youth Justice Service, but there will also be co-location working.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To monitor and demonstrate improved outcomes for this cohort of young people.
Engage and inspire participants in the programme with a focus on young people
Deliver against agreed targets as per the project plan and funding conditions
To plan, deliver and evaluate services to young people identified as at risk of gang involvement.
Plan, provide and evaluate individualised 1:1 mentoring support for local people as requested
To plan, deliver and evaluate appropriate interventions to these young people through socialisation, recreation and learning within a framework of age-appropriate informal education and other measurable personal development outcomes.
Develop a knowledge of all opportunities for young people in the community and signpost accordingly
Deliver effective mentoring sessions using a range of restorative approaches for local people as requested
To ensure that young people are involved in the planning, organisation, and delivery of the project
To establish and maintain effective working frameworks with other relevant agencies working to deliver services to young people at risk or involved with gangs.
To share information and intelligence, where appropriate
To actively access and participate in training opportunities.
To work closely with the Deputy service manager, community safety, and Business Support Officer to set and monitor and maintain budgets commensurate with the running requirements of the project
To comply with the authority’s financial regulations and standing orders.
To prepare, monitor and evaluate programmes in line with specific funding requirements.
To maintain a proactive approach challenging prejudice and discrimination in all its forms and promoting social cohesion.
When required, provide cover and assistance for other coaching staff across all boroughs/areas that the Trust operates. This cover may extend to attending meetings, conferences, workshops, and events if required.
Continually monitor and evaluate all sessions, activities and programmes and adapt delivery accordingly.
The type of experience we are looking for:
Minimum FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
Recognised Youth Work Qualification Level 2
Driving Licence (desirable)
In date DBS. Safeguarding & First Aid Qualifications (desirable)
Skills, Knowledge, Experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience of direct work with young people, 10 to 19-year olds
Experience of working with young people involved in gangs
Track record of developing and managing strong community relationships
Mentoring young people through coaching or teaching
Supporting socially excluded young people
Evaluating the impact of sessions
Partnership working: experience of working effectively with a range of agencies to achieve good outcomes for young people, e.g. schools, Police, Youth Projects, housing
Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding principles and procedures
Ability to work Flexible hours to respond to availability of the networks to be worked with – evenings and weekends on a planned basis.
Experience delivering community-based session to differing sized audiences (Desirable)
Ability to develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, school staff, stakeholders, partners and pupils
Time management and administration skills
Able to use a variety of delivery styles to engage and motivate individuals
Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)
QPR in the Community Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This will include an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service DBS Check.
Queens Park Rangers Football Club and QPR in the Community Trust are committed to Equality