FYA is a youth led and development organisation that working with vulnerable youths aged 16 to 30 years in Nottingham. Our digital media and safe space programmes are aimed at enabling young people to access opportunities, learn and gain confidence to go beyond their individual and societal expectations. Our physical and virtual safe spaces help young people develop social and life skills, confidence, resilience, and self-esteem. In addition to skills and employability support, our safe space brings young people together to produce digital contents, including music and videos, and support them to talk about issues affecting them. Our aim is to make a lasting improvement to the lives of vulnerable young people.
We are looking for a motivated individual to manage the delivery and expansion of our services. Working with the FYA Manager and Board of Directors, you will be responsible for the implementation of our youth development and support services strategy. Given the rise in child poverty, youth unemployment and difficulties affecting the New and Emerging communities, you will help us grow our work and reach those individuals most in need. You will need experience of direct work with young people, as well as experience working with or managing staff, volunteers, and interns.
The post is subject to a six months’ probationary period.
To be up to the challenge you will need excellent understanding and a proven track record of working with vulnerable and challenging young people. You will need comprehensive knowledge of volunteering, and demonstrable skills at building effective relationships with volunteers, parents/carers, and professional organisations. You will need strong engagement skills to effectively support both the young people and volunteer mentors. You will be an excellent communicator, a strong team player and an exemplary role model.
We need someone with:
FYA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. Therefore;
Please review our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy available on our website https://fyaonline.com/safeguarding
Please complete the Application Form below which includes the opportunity to outline why you think you are suitable for this role, making specific reference to the Role and Candidate descriptions above.
Applications Closing Date: Monday 14th December 2020 at 9am
FYA sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.