London Football Journeys
01 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Join us! We are looking for a driven and passionate Programme Manager to lead on and coordinate activities for this innovative 2-year partnership project funded by Comic Relief. This role is a great opportunity for someone who has the appetite to take ownership of the programme and deliver fun and interactive youth workshops for women and girls. Locations: Hackney Laces (Shacklewell Ln, London, Hackney, E8 2EY) Limehouse Laces (Stepney Green, London, E1 3NG) South London Laces (Kennington Park Rd, London, SE11 4BE) Desk based space at Impact Hub Islington (27 Dingley Pl, London EC1V 8BR) Position type: Part time (4 days a week, with evening work required) Salary: GBP28,000 pro rata Contract: 2 years fixed term Annual Leave: 28 days per year (pro-rata) Reporting to: LFJ Director Key stakeholders: Coaches at each club, schools, Director Hackney Laces Deadline for applications: Monday 18th September at 5pm. Interviews in the w/c 25th September. Applications will be reviewed as they are received so please don't delay. To Apply: please send a full CV (no longer than 2 pages) together with covering letter outlining relevant experience and explaining why you want to apply for the role (no longer than 1 page). E-mail your application stating 'LFJ-Laces Programme Manager Application' in the subject line. About the London Football Journeys (LFJ) Laces Community Club (LCC) Partnership Project LFJ and LCC are delivering a new inter-community leadership project. The project will enable girls and young women to: build communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem; reduce negative stereotypes; access opportunities in education, employment and training; and improve leadership skills. About LFJ and LCC London Football Journeys uses the language of film and love of football to bring young people from diverse backgrounds together to increase understanding and empathy, build relationships and develop our future leaders. Laces Community Club places female football at the heart of bettering their community, creates opportunities for young women in both life and in football, shares their experiences, skills and knowledge with others and provides a safe, fun and inclusive environment for girls. Purpose of role Your role will be to plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate our youth programmes and to support the wider work of LFJ & LCC. Key result areas: To plan, deliver and coordinate the running of youth programmes, reporting to the Director To ensure that all work undertaken with young people is fed into the relevant KPIs and targets To successfully coordinate with programme partners and work to contract aims and objectives Input regular data and information for our monitoring and evaluation framework and reports defining progress, problems and solutions Keep up-to-date with youth, community and educational issues that affect LFJ & LCC Coordinate events and communications to publicise the project's activities Manage and carry out any necessary administration (e.g finance) Input on social media and communication platforms Within delivery of activities: Build relationships and engage with young people and the local community Facilitate learning and development for young people Promote young people's self-awareness, confidence and participation Provide access to information and support for further leadership development Key performance indicators: Deliver exciting and innovative workshops and activities that build on the LFJ & LCC approaches and encourage the engagement and participation of young people Coordinate effective relationships with external youth organisations and the voluntary and private sectors to support the development of youth programmes Plan and deliver across a range of areas including accreditation, youth governance and monitoring & evaluation Ensure that partnerships and projects are successfully supported so they continue to progress, build upon achievements, increase quality and are sustainable Provide quarterly comprehensive progress reports as well as monitoring and evaluating projects Ensure all administrative duties are completed in a timely fashion Person Specification Skills and abilities Proactive, highly motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team with the ability to manage own time and work load to meet deadlines and complete administrative tasks such as budgeting, action planning, file management and report writing Excellent youth facilitator / people skills - ability to connect with people from different backgrounds including young people as a client group and other professionals Experience and knowledge Proven experience in working within youth work, preferably with a JNC qualification or equivalent Experience of supporting young women and girls to develop and then implement leadership skills in both formal and informal settings Experience of successfully engaging and supporting hard to reach and vulnerable young people and their families Demonstrable evidence of the development and delivery of successful youth projects and programmes Experience of successfully meeting project targets and KPIs Knowledge of child protection, health and safety and other youth work related issues Demonstrate an active commitment to equal opportunities, with the ability to work in culturally diverse communities and groups Personal attributes and other requirements Commitment to LFJ and LCC principles Self starter who will take ownership of the role and has strong desire to succeed Able to work to agreed timelines Ability to respond to challenges and turn them into solutions/opportunities An interest in football Our Benefits We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including: 28 days (pro rata) annual holiday plus bank holidays Pension scheme with employer contribution Sociable and engaging co-workplace of innovators who share a passion for social change Opportunities for training in areas identified for professional development Two year fixed term contract with aim to extend LFJ operates an equal opportunities policy and will appoint solely on the basis of the applicants' ability to do the job in question. LFJ does not discriminate with reference to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, marital status or disability, nor will such factors play any part in decisions on appointment or selection. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates.