Creative Assistant – Youth Worker

To plan, deliver and evaluate a range of positive creative activities to engage young people and achieve the outputs and outcomes as required by funder(s).

Closes May 22, 2019

About The Employer

Young Bristol is a youth-driven charity that works to offer a choice of opportunities and experiences for all young people. By working in partnership with a wide-range of community-based centres, and directly with young people through our programme of activities, we respond creatively to their needs and realise their capabilities.

“We Believe That Every Young Person Has the Right To Discover What They’re Capable Of!”

Background

As part of the Young Bristol Creative Team and reporting through to the Young Bristol Creative Lead you will be responsible and accountable for planning, leading, developing and delivering high quality community based creative programmes and opportunities for children and young people aged 8-19 years.

Job Description

NOTE: The below only contains the principal accountabilities relating to this post and does not describe in detail all the duties required to carry them out.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate a range of positive creative activities to engage young people and achieve the outputs and outcomes as required by funder(s).
  • To work primarily with, but not exclusively with, YB Community Youth Clubs based in Hartcliffe and Sea Mills through attendance at open access sessions and through engagement of young people 8-19 years of age deliver high quality creative programmes and opportunities.
  • To form positive working relationships with other community based Agencies through attendance of relevant meetings and networking events, to increase the profile and positive impact the work of the Community Youth Clubs and YB as whole provides for children and young people.
  • Encourage young person participation and input in both the activities of each Community Youth Club and Young Bristol and through appropriate use of social networks and media, develop effective communication systems with young people, Club and wider Community. Ensure regular update and maximise the use of official Club and Young Bristol social media networks e.g. websites, face book, twitter etc to promote the impact of the work being done in local communities being mindful of published guidelines regarding content, contact and professional boundaries.
  • On occasions it may be necessary for you to perform the role of Creative Youth Support Worker, which will include having responsibility for behaviour and pastoral care of young people whilst they are participating in Club and/or Young Bristol organised activities and/or sessions.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate creative programmes that support children and young people’s attainment of either the Arts Award and/or AQA credits in line with funding requirements.
  • To manage and ensure all required performance data is captured and input onto the VIEWS management system to both satisfy funder(s) requirements and support evidencing the impact our work is having on children, young people and the wider community.
  • To help recruit, coordinate, support and develop a network of volunteers who will help to deliver Community Youth Club and Young Bristol creative programmes and activities.
  • Under the guidance of the Young Bristol Creative Lead manage a small budget and undertake appropriate record-keeping and demonstrate financial competence in line with best practice and organisational procedures.
  • Assist with the preparation of written reports as required by the Young Bristol Creative Lead ensuring agreed outcomes are delivered and monitoring and evaluations are completed. This also includes attending any Young Bristol training and team meetings.
  • Undertake any other duties as are commensurate with the post or will be of benefit to Young Bristol and its various programmes and/or its network of community youth clubs

The Principles

Young Bristol is committed to these principles, which must be central to the work of all staff and projects.

  • Ensuring that Equal Opportunities, inclusivity and diversity are central to the operation both in terms of service delivery and employment practice. All staff must comply with the HR Policies of Young Bristol and be prepared to counter discrimination however and wherever it may occur.
  • Work in partnership with both voluntary and statutory organisations and other agencies.
  • The empowerment of young people, which enables them to participate in decision-making and the design of services.

Person specification

The person suited to this new post will demonstrate that they:

  • Have a good understanding of the aims and principles of youth work in a creative setting and a minimum of one years’ experience of working with young people in a youth work (or related setting).
  • Have a high level of skill and knowledge in one or more art forms combined with a track record of planning, inspiring and delivering programmes for children and young people in community settings.
  • Able to use a variety of approaches creatively matching these to children and young peoples different needs, abilities and interest.
  • Have a flexible approach to work as evening and some weekend work (including residentials) will be involved.
  • Is self-motivated, has a positive attitude, is a good communicator and has good planning and organising skills.
  • Holds a full, current driving licence and a means of transport to commute efficiently and effectively between a number of different locations. Age dependent holds a current MIDAS certificate or a willingness to undergo MIDAS training would be an advantage.
  • Is approachable, friendly and trustworthy.
  • Willing to work as part of the wider Young Bristol team.
  • Has a genuine desire to develop themselves and others and wishes to expand their experience of working with young people and the wider community.

The Package

Salary: £18,278.00 PA FTE – Pro Rata amount £7,410.00

Pension: A staff contributory pension scheme is available under this offer.

Start Date: Immediate.

Term: Fixed term – March 31st 2021 (Subject to cont. funding)

Holidays: 35 days per annum, inclusive of all public holidays – Pro Rata

Probation: This post is subject to a three month probationary period

Training: In house training will be provided in addition to project specific training which you may be required to undertake. We are committed to the development of our staff therefore any training commensurate to your role we are happy to explore

Line Manager: Creative Lead | Chief Executive Officer

Vetting: This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check.

Expenses: Work related expenses will be reimbursed, subject to receipts being produced, along with work related mileage in line with Young Bristol agreed payment rates.

Location: Young Bristol, The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG please note this role will involve a significant amount of work in local communities at various locations across Bristol and beyond. On occasions may involve working from home or other Young Bristol sites. There is no relocation package as part of this role.

Working hours: 15 hours per week, on a flexible basis which will include evening, school holidays and some weekend work by arrangement.

Recruitment

Applications will only be accepted on the correct application form, available at http://www.youngbristol.com, by request from us, or by calling 0117 929 2513. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions!

To apply for this position, please send your application to us by email on Human Resources or via post marked Private & Confidential to:

FAO – Recruitment

Young Bristol

The Station

Silver St

Bristol

BS1 2AG

We will confirm receipt of your application within 2 working days.

The closing date for applications is midnight on the 19th May 2019, with interviews to take place on the 22nd May 2019.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted as part of this process and if included they will be disregarded.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £9.50 /hour

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