We’re hiring: Programme Manager (Youth Violence)

Job Title: Programme Manager (Youth Violence)
Closing Date: 28 November 2021
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£30,000- £35,000 per year (FTE) dependant on experience
5 days per week or part time negotiable at same salary
Fixed Term Contract for 12 months (with the possibility of extension)

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead an exciting new project in North Westminster bringing the community, voluntary and statutory services together to tackle youth violence in the geographic area of North West Westminster.

The dedicated Programme Manager will bring together the community in the North West of Westminster across Westbourne, Queen’s Park and Harrow Road wards. The Programme Manager will identify community groups that currently exist and individuals who are interested in contributing to the project development (including those not currently involved in established community groups). A central part of this role will be to build trust to ensure that the community members feel comfortable in sharing and explaining their views and issues. This builds on recent consultation in the area which found that adults and young people felt that the community needed to be more joined-up.

The key objectives of this role are to:

  • Build and oversee a serious youth violence network
  • Develop and manage a local community fund
  • Liaise with community partners to develop a clear local picture of priorities and solutions to tackling serious youth violence
  • Establish and coordinate estate level youth-led steering groups across 4 estates.
  • Communicate on the project findings at regular intervals to stakeholders through writing project reports and presentations.
  • Development of a set of recommendations and a plan to sustain the project.

To be successful for this role you must be an experienced Programme Manager with community engagement experience. You will be able to easily engage with people from different organisations backgrounds and perspectives and meet the needs of diverse stakeholders.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, creative and adaptive and always finds opportunities to involve young people and the community in the design of services and programmes. You need to be hardworking, organised, able to work independently and have a positive approach to problem solving. A skilled communicator, confident at suggesting and implementing new ideas is key to the success of this role.

At Young Westminster Foundation we offer an attractive package of benefits to our staff. This includes:

– Competitive pay package and pension scheme
– Annual leave – 28 days plus Christmas closure
– Enhanced maternity pay
– Sabbatical scheme
– Flexible working
– Cycle to work scheme
– Learning and development opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion

At Young Westminster Foundation we are committed to equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating discrimination. We aim to create a workforce that is as diverse and welcoming as the borough of Westminster itself; promoting positivity, and instilling a can-do attitude which is inclusive in design and delivery of services. We encourage candidates that are able to support the development and inclusivity of the communities of Westminster.

How to Apply:

Please apply by submitting your CV and a one page covering letter which outlines your specific interest in the position, Programme Manager, and ability to successfully fill this role.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further process.

Application Process

There are 4 stages to the selection process:
– CV and cover letter
– First stage interview
– Second stage interview
– Enhanced DBS Checks and Reference

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