WAM Youth - Youth Worker Vacancies

WAM's team is growing! We are currently advertising some vacancies. There could be the opportunity to combine some of the roles for the right candidates.

Job Title: Office Administrator

WAM are looking for a part-time Office Administrator to manage the administration of WAM Youth projects and activities and to support the delivery of Youth Work and Volunteer Management across WAM’s projects

Hours: 15 hours per week (ideally Monday to Friday but at a minimum 4 mornings per week)

Salary: £8970 per annum (£22425 pro rata)

Type of Contract: 12 Months

Location: WAM’s Offices are based in Winchcombe.

Main purposes of Role:

  • Day-to-day administration including but not limited to:
    • Dealing with enquiries from parents/carers, referrers, prospective and current volunteers and other stakeholders
    • Booking venues and organising meetings as required by WAM Project Managers
    • Keeping policies and procedures and other relevant documentation up to date and accessible including health and safety compliance
    • Working with other administrative staff/volunteers to ensure efficient volunteer and mentor recruitment processes including processing DBS checks, safe recruitment processes are followed and keeping volunteer records up to date
    • Ensuring WAM Youth young people’s records and information is kept up to date
    • Working with WAM Project Teams to organise appropriate training and support for volunteer records
    • Issuing Service Level Agreements and Contracts and managing the invoicing process for WAM’s services
    • Writing reports & updates with and for WAM Project Teams as and when required, including funder reports
    • Assisting the Director of WAM in seeking grants and general fundraising
  • Working with other WAM Staff & Volunteers to assist in other general office duties such as marketing and communications by:
    • Keeping the WAM website, Facebook page and Twitter account up to date and active
    • Managing the distribution of a WAM newsletter

Key Requirements for Role:

    • A genuine desire to support the work with young people in developing their emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing
    • Experience of working in an administrative role and data handling, ideally with some experience of this in a context where safeguarding is a key priority
    • The post holder must be able to work in support of the vision and mission of WAM Youth

This list is not exhaustive and additional duties or responsibilities may be required by the employer as the role develops. This job description is not exhaustive and responsibilities may change accordingly. WAM follows a safe recruitment process and all appointments are subject to reference checks and an enhanced DBS check.

Reporting to: Gemma Madle, Director of WAM Youth

Applications must be completed on WAM’s Application Form and returned to Gemma Madle at gemma@wamyouth.org.uk by 5pm 6 December.

Job Title: Outdoors 1:1 Youth Worker

Do you enjoy being outdoors and inspiring young people to engage with adventure and to connect to the natural world? WAM Youth is looking for people to join its outdoors team to enable the delivery of 1:1 support, group sessions and corporate days. Based in our woodland near Evesham and at other outdoor centres you will spend your time helping young people to build their confidence, learn skills, raise aspiration and connect with nature through bush craft activities, climbing, canoeing, wilderness living skills and woodland maintenance.  Enthusiasm, patience and a willingness to learn are important as well as a genuine desire to help and support vulnerable and at-risk young people.

Department: WAM Outdoors

Type of Contract: We are looking for casual staff or freelancers to provide ad-hoc session support/activity instruction

Salary: Dependent on experience and specific role undertaken

Main purposes of Role:

  • To assist in the delivery of a programme of outdoor education for vulnerable and at-risk young people aged 10-18 by supporting students during their sessions to engage in activities and achieve positive outcomes
  • To support group sessions for children and young people who are home schooled and/or school groups and/or holiday clubs
  • To work towards fulfilling WAM’s strategic objectives and intended outcomes

Key tasks:

  • To work alongside the Youth Work Co-ordinator in providing 1:1 outdoor mentoring-style education.
    • To plan and deliver activities to students being sensitive to the needs and capabilities of the student.
    • Contribute to the effective reporting and evaluation of the students progress and participation in the project
    • To encourage students to engage with the activities and AQA Unit Award Scheme on offer and to develop their confidence and skills in the outdoors
  • To work alongside the Youth Work Co-ordinator to deliver group sessions
    • To encourage positive behaviour and participation
    • To support or lead activities as required
  • Contribute to the development of the project and its sustainability
  • To seek to improve practice and professional skills through relevant learning and reflective practice
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all young people that are accessing WAM Youth’s services, including adherence to policies and procedures, and making appropriate safeguarding interventions as required

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Previous experience working with young people (ideally vulnerable and/or at risk young people) in small groups or 1:1 supportive relationships either in a paid or volunteering role and ideally in an outdoor environment
  • Experience in leading outdoor activities is desirable
  • Sympathy with WAM Youth’s vision, mission and values

 

Reporting to: Dave Willcox, Outdoor Education Project Manager

All staff and volunteers will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and safe recruitment process.

For more information please contact Dave Willcox, Outdoor Education Project Manager at dave@wamyouth.org.uk

Closing Date: Applications will be processed as and when received until posts are filled.

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