Youth Act Trainer/Facilitator
Salary: £26,500 - £32,500
Pension: 5% employer’s pension contribution
Annual Leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Normal office hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm but this role will involve some agreed out of hours activity (occasionally at weekends) and working away from the office and home.
Location: Central London
Applications deadline: Friday 28 September 2007
Interviews: Friday 12 October
Youth Act is the Citizenship Foundation’s flagship, award-winning political education programme for youth action and engagement in disadvantaged areas.
Youth Act supports groups of young people who want to achieve political or social change in their school, youth club or community. London Youth Act offers evening and residential weekend training in the skills of problem solving, team building and cooperation, influencing decision makers, communication, fundraising and campaigning. The national rollout of Youth Act offers a Train the Trainers programme to adults who work with young people with a view to creating a national Youth Act network.
Main purpose of the job
You will be responsible for the preparation, delivery and follow-up support of all Youth Act training programmes.
Main duties and key responsibilities
- London-wide: Research, plan, prepare and deliver training to groups of young people and their supportive adults, focusing on generic campaigning skills based on the Youth Act methodology and resources
- Nation-wide: Research, plan, prepare and deliver training courses (materials and programmes) using a Train the Trainers approach, training adults to run and deliver Youth Act in their area
- Create networks from education, youth and community sectors in new Youth Act areas in order to facilitate the delivery of Youth Act
- Promote Youth Act in existing youth work, citizenship and community networks, including running Taster training sessions
- Coordinate training with local area providers e.g. youth agencies, local Children’s Trusts
- Prepare, train and support Youth Act adults for their supporting role throughout the process
- Monitor and evaluate the training programmes
- Support, monitor and evaluate the campaigns/activities of Youth Act groups after their training
- Participate in the central Youth Act team including the development of the graduate council and national gatherings of Youth Act graduates.
You will also be required to:
- Liaise between London Youth Act groups and national activities
- Represent Youth Act and the Citizenship Foundation in public forums, at conferences, events and meetings as agreed with line manager
- Work with partner organisations on behalf of the Citizenship Foundation as agreed with line manager
- Provide information for the Citizenship Foundation websites and those of partner organisations
- Respond to enquiries about the work of Youth Act from teachers, youth workers and other individuals and agencies
- Contribute to staff meetings and consultations, in which every member of staff is given the opportunity to be involved in shaping the policy, practice and future development of the Citizenship Foundation
- Contribute to quarterly reports for the Board of Trustees
- Contribute to disseminating best practice and promoting education for citizenship where appropriate
- Put into practice the aims and values of the Citizenship Foundation
- Carry out other tasks as agreed with your line manager
The application from and related documents can be downloaded from the list on the right. Alternatively email us or contact us on 020 7566 4141.
Deadline for applications is Friday 28 September 2007.
Interviews will be held on Friday 12 October.
The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity working throughout the UK and internationally to promote more effective citizenship through education about the law, democracy and society. Founded in 1989, it aims to empower people, particularly the young and disadvantaged, with the knowledge, skills and understanding to engage positively with their communities. Our work includes: a comprehensive range of citizenship resources for a wide audience from teachers to young offenders; nationwide training; national active learning projects for secondary schools and community-based projects to develop citizenship education as a collective responsibility.