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Programme Officer
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Position

Programme Officer

Hours

Full time

Contract

fixed term

Location

London

Salary

30.000

Closing Date

28/06/2024

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and passionate Programme Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating our programmes, ensuring they meet the needs of our participants and achieve our organisational goals.

You will need to be a strong team player with a genuine passion for social mobility and dedication. The ability to work independently with high levels of self-motivation is essential, along with strong problem-solving skills and the capability to make decisions to deliver all aspects of a program from design to reporting and evaluation.

 

You will also lead a team of facilitators, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of our youth programmes while embodying the values and mission of our charity.

 

Overview of Role

 

The Programme Officer is responsible for leading and managing BelEve’s youth development programmes, activities, and services. The ideal candidate will be passionate about youth empowerment. Reporting to the Programme Director, this role will support the strategic planning, programme development, staff supervision, community engagement, and advocacy to ensure the successful implementation and impact of BelEve youth-focused initiatives. You will lead a team of facilitators, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of our youth programs while embodying the values and mission of our charity

Candidate Requirements

Essential

• Will hold a Youth work qualification or experience in a similar field.

• Minimum of two years previous experience in youth development, particularly in areas related to personal development, leadership, or education. Also, must include programme management and staff supervision.

• Must be passionate about working with young girls and be able to show their creative and innovative skills as part of their everyday role.

• Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

• Strong facilitation and communication skills, with the ability to engage and connect with young girls effectively.

• Ability to lead and motivate a team of facilitators, providing guidance and support.

• Demonstrated understanding of issues impacting young girls and a commitment to their empowerment and well-being.

• Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.

• Adherence to safeguarding practices and a commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment.

• Dedicated to personal integrity and embodying the values of BelEve.

• Must be able to travel and have access to either a car or public transport, which will enable easy travel across the various locations.

• Experience working with diverse populations and addressing issues of equity and inclusion.

• Commitment to the empowerment and well-being of young people and communities.

 

Desirable

• Lived experience relevant to the challenges faced by the girls we serve.

• Previous experience in program development, curriculum design, or educational content creation (or similar) would be beneficial.

• Familiarity with community resources and networks that support youth development.

• Knowledge of adolescent development theory, trauma-informed practice, and culturally responsive programming.

 

Role & Responsibilities

1. Programme Leadership
Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of BelEve programmes.

2. Facilitation
Lead or assist in leading various programmes, workshops, or activities designed for the young people with our community. These could include educational sessions, recreational activities, skill-building workshops, or support groups.

3. Strategic Planning
Responsible for delivery of the long-term strategic plans and goals for youth development initiatives in alignment with BelEve’s objectives.

4. Staff Supervision
Provide leadership, supervision, and support to a team of youth facilitators, and volunteers. Delegate tasks, set performance expectations, and conduct regular supervisions to ensure staff effectiveness and professional growth.

5. Community Engagement
Build and maintain relationships with our community organisations, schools, government agencies, and other stakeholders to enhance collaboration and resource-sharing for youth development efforts.

6. Advocacy and Outreach
Advocate for the rights and interests of young people at the local, regional, and national levels. Raise awareness about issues affecting girls and young women and mobilise support for positive change through advocacy campaigns, media outreach, and community organising efforts.

7. Evaluation and Assessment (Quality assurance)
Support the Programme Director to Implement methods for assessing the effectiveness and impact of youth programmes, including collecting data, measuring outcomes, and reporting findings to stakeholders.

8. Training and Capacity Building
Provide training, workshops, and professional development opportunities for staff members, volunteers, and community partners to enhance their skills and knowledge.

9. Risk Assessment
Identify and mitigate risks related to BelEve programme implementation, participant safety, and organisational liability. Develop and enforce policies and procedures to ensure the well-being and security of youth participants and staff.

10. Collaboration and Networking
Collaborate with colleagues across BelEve to integrate youth development efforts into the organisation’s overall mission and strategic priorities of the organisation. Participate in professional networks and forums to stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in youth development.

General:
● Act as the Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
● Participate proactively in weekly team meetings and other meetings as required.
● Be an ambassador of BelEve at all times.
● Undertake any other duties and reasonable requests that are in keeping with the nature of this post and to flag any issues of capacity as soon as they arrive.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

• This position will require evening or weekend work during high volume program delivery.
• Travel to different program sites within the community will be necessary.

Note: This job description is designed to attract candidates who are not only qualified but also deeply passionate about the mission of the charity. It emphasises the importance of both professional skills and personal alignment with the organisation’s values and goals.

How to Apply

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 28 June 2024
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 8 July 2024.

To apply click the ‘apply now’ button.

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