Salary/Rate: £34,000 pa
Holidays: 25 days + bank holidays (pro rata)
Location: Home-based with access to co-work spaces in Manchester, Reading or London and regular travel to events.
Reporting to: Head of Programmes and Network
To create and develop effective new programmes that answer a need or ambition of the network and/or young people.
To effectively manage and deliver large national programmes and smaller initiatives to a high standard, on time, within budget, and maximising the positive impact on staff and young people.
Utilise your professional knowledge/experience of mental health and complex needs to create new materials, resources and training that build capacity and resilience of staff to meet the needs of young people who have faced the most challenging circumstances.
Duties & Accountabilities
Programmes and Innovation:
Experience and Skills:
Experience in building, nurturing and managing complex relationships both with youth work and/or housing professionals and young people.
Demonstrable expertise in all of the following areas:
Recent professional experience and knowledge of the mental health issues that impact young people.
Experience of securing buy-in and engagement in programmes and events involving young people and practitioners.
Evidence of using an Advantaged Thinking or another asset based approach to innovate in a professional, voluntary or personal capacity.
Experience of communicating with and influencing practitioners, managers, commissioners, statutory agencies and other stakeholders involved in developing and delivering young people’s services.
Demonstrable insight into the future potential and needs of different groups of young people who are unable to live at home, the services that work with them, and the opportunities to create Advantaged Thinking solutions.
Capable of using various technology platforms (e.g. Microsoft, Apple products, Zoom, Google suite) and other communications tools and approaches including Social Media platforms.
Attitudes and Behaviours:
A proactive and determined team player with a can-do attitude who enjoys working collaboratively, drawing on, facilitating and supporting the talents of others across different functions.
Exceptional planning and organisational skills, able to work under pressure and prioritise competing tasks to meet deadlines, with a flexible approach to meeting the changing demands of project activity.