Millwall Community Trust (MCT) are looking for an experienced Youth and Community Manager. MCT has a strategy of encouraging community participation through positive partnerships, operating several programmes across the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark. As well as supporting the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in developing appropriate partnerships and sourcing funding opportunities across South London and Kent.
This role will be the main point of contact and the Trust’s representative for Youth and Community Work partnerships. While being responsible for the effective management of all Youth and Community Work delivered by the Trust in line with Organisational objectives.
You will have responsibility of community partnerships and making sure there is an effective running of the community department.
Able to manage programme budgets, liaising with Finance Departments to give accurate data, along with collating information for payroll.
A Flexibility attitude, and able to adapt to work effectively in a changing environment.
The role includes, but is not limited to:
Oversee the management and delivery of all youth and community programmes (PL Kicks, Divert, Breaking Barriers, PL Targeted, PAN disability and Walking sports) using a range of community and youth work methods, ensuring that participants and their ideas contribute fully to the planning and delivery of all activities
Line Manage the department staff/volunteer team which includes PL Youth Engagement Officers, Community Workers, Mentors and Community Coaches creating clear KPIs and target setting where applicable. Monitoring and evaluating staff to ensure continuous improvement of programme delivery and maintaining/improving the standards set by the Trust (this will also include recruitment of appropriate staff to work across the Trust).
Ensure that all programmes are run safely and meet funders and organisational KPIs, that programme targets are met, for example participation, retention and outcomes
To contribute to fundraising / bid writing/ commissioning, grants and tenders for the service, identifying opportunities and submitting applications, working with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and reporting back to funders ensuring their requirements are met.
Work with the media department to ensure programmes/initiatives are advertised appropriately and in a co-ordinated approach with other departments, ensuring that the offer is well communicated to participants
To record programme data and targets via online systems, for example, maintaing accurate attendance and registers plus monitor and assess participants progress and achievements
To demonstrate commitment to the process of feedback and review of all youth and community work delivery, embedding systems and procedures to measure performance in order to demonstrate and ensure continuous improvement of delivery
Understand and adhere to the Trust’s policies and procedures with particular reference to safeguarding, codes of conduct, health and safety, and equality and diversity, to ensure all activities are accessible
Work closely with the SLT to ensure all programmes interlink (where appropriate) to achieve the overarching aims of the trust as a whole, contributing new ideas and views to help achieve success on a larger scale. To complete all Risk Assessment procedures and protocols in line with Trust policies, including COVID-19 guidelines.
Ensure that all requirements related to Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Safeguarding are implemented and comply with MCT policies and
procedures, in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all young people, staff and
volunteers involved in the programme.
To work cross departmentally by referring young people and their families to other services (when appropriate) to deepen the Trust’s impact.
To undertake any other relevant duties related to the further development, promotion
and sustainability of the organisation as set by the CEO
Hold a Level 5 JNC recognised Youth and Community Work qualification or equivalent
Qualifications/experience in mentoring young people and/or adults
Experience of working with SEN and disability groups
Developing and supporting youth or community forums
Mental health awareness accreditation
Knowledge of the Views System
Personal Skills/ Abilities :
Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and work within deadlines
Ability to write and complete funding applications, Project Management
Experience with line managing staff and volunteers
Supporting socially excluded young people/adults
Delivering, planning and evaluating Youth and Community Work
Emergency First Aid Certificate and Safeguarding Awareness Training
Ability to engage the local community and increase participation while able to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders
Understanding of the issues and barriers impacting young people and the communities within the Foundation delivery area
Able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication / presentation skills, which are culturally competent
Understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding and health & safety in a youth & community work setting
Able to work within a diverse community and draw on individual strengths to promote youth & community work
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified.
Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd May 2022.
This document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation. All employees may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
Millwall Community Trust are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our operations, activities and services in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.