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As a brand new charity in Croydon, Legacy Youth Zone offers a chance to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of young people. If you have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be part of this exciting work coupled with the skills that our roles require, please apply TODAY.

The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people, we place huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.

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Volunteer Recruitment and Staff Training Manager

Circa. £28,000 (dependent on experience)
40 hours per week
Start in January 2019

A unique opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Recruitment and Staff Training Manager to lead on the volunteer recruitment and training strategy at Croydon Youth Zone, a brand-new charity with a state-of-the-art building offering a wide range of activities and targeted services for young people. 

Legacy Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art £6.5m facility currently under construction in Croydon and is due to open in Summer 2019. Attracting young people from across the borough and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone is a registered charity and will provide positive activities and practical support, with the aim of enabling young people to make constructive use of their leisure time and raise their aspirations. This is a brand-new role offering the opportunity to be involved in shaping a high-quality team of staff and volunteers to help shape the future of the Youth Zone.

The Role

The Volunteer Recruitment and Staff Training Manager will hold overall responsibility for the volunteer strategy and management of all volunteers. This will include recruiting, training and supporting a sizeable pool of volunteers to work alongside qualified staff across the different sections of the Youth Zone and on other projects. They will also support the Youth Work Manager to develop and deliver CPD and training for sessional youth workers and staff to enable the delivery of quality youth sessions in line with operating principles and recognised youth work values and competencies.

The Person

  • You will have substantial experience of recruiting, managing and motivating volunteers
  • You will demonstrate a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to enthuse and inspire your team.
  • You will have hands on experience of training design and delivery and be able to work well under pressure, underpinned with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills and a knowledge and awareness of issues affecting young people are essential in order to be successful in this role.

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This is truly a fantastic opportunity to be part of the brand new senior management team of the Youth Zone, helping to create a long-lasting legacy for young people in the area!

The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zone is the diversity of its people, we place huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check. As such, you will be asked to declare any cautions or convictions in confidence at the appropriate stage.

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  • Closing date for applications:  12 noon, 26thNovember 2018
  • First stage video interview (using a link we will send to you and can be completed in your own time) by: 29th November 2018
  • Interview day:  4thDecember 2018

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Application Process

Please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to debbie.wright@onsideyouthzones.org. Your cover letter should state your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please ensure that you provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package and notice period;
  2. Confirmation you are eligible to work in the UK (the successful candidate will be required to provide documentary evidence before a job offer is confirmed);
  3. Any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or the selection process.

Please note – CV’s without cover letters will not be accepted.