Part time project co-ordinator

Part Time - £23,945 – pro rata for 21-28 hours a week (flexible)
(The post is funded until March 2015)

Applications for secondment are welcomed
Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is looking to recruit an appropriately
skilled/experienced worker to plan, deliver and administer a range of informal
learning sessions and volunteering activities for disadvantaged young people who are care leavers aged 18-21 in Oldham and Bury.

Staff Role
The Project Coordinatorwill be responsible for supporting the delivery ofone of
GMYN’s projects called Boom+funded by the Cabinet Office.
Boom+offers young people aged 18-21 volunteering-based activities, training and
support. These organised activities will support young people’s independence and will encourage active citizenship as well as providing enjoyable activities for people in a safe, supportive environment.
The worker will support the young people to engage in the project and other activity,
by addressing barriers to participation and raisingtheir confidence.
The project will also offer progression routes, supporting young people to make links to advice, education providers and employment once they leave the project.
Key areas of responsibilities

• To work with care leavers as well as young people who are in care; identifying
their needs using appropriate assessment tools in order to identify their
• To enable participants to clarify their learning and development needs and
draw up individual action plans.
• To support young people to participate in learningactivities including training
and volunteering.
• To act as a point of contact for Looked After Children Teams and Leaving
Care Teams in Bury and Oldham seeking information and support regarding
training and volunteering opportunities for young adults aged 18-21.
• To work with volunteer involving organisations to develop volunteering
opportunities for the client group.
• Promote the project across Bury and Oldham using appropriate publicity and
• Develop and deliver informal learning sessions and volunteering activities
across different areas of Greater Manchester.
• Make and maintain links with leaving care teams, youth organisations, referral
agencies, voluntary sector organisations and volunteer involving
• To ensure that in the project all participants aresafeguarded and that good
safe practice is followed in all project activities.
• To monitor and evaluate the project/programme outputs and outcomes.
• To comply with GMYN policies and procedures.
• To undertake any other tasks commensurate with this post which may be
assigned by the Senior Manager.

Working hours/location

The post will be based at GMYN’s offices in Manchester and the activities will be
delivered across Bury and Oldham. It is therefore essential that the worker has
access to a vehicle. Travel expenses will be paid.
The hours of work are those necessary to fulfil therequirements of the role. This will involve occasional working unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends as well as during the day.

Person Specification
Post: Project Co-ordinator

Essential Criteria
• Experience of working with disadvantaged young people particularly those
who are vulnerable.
• Experience of volunteering either as a volunteer or supporting others to
• Ability to lead a project/programme.
• Experience of delivering non-formal learning activities to young people.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with young
people, the public, staff and management (face to face, telephone, reports,
letters and emails).
• Time management skills and ability to use your owninitiative.
• Willing to work occasional unsocial hours (activities need to be delivered
outside of normal school/college hours).
• Be able to demonstrate a commitment to equality ofopportunity.
• Use ICT skills to produce a range of materials, including leaflets etc.
• Ability to work in a methodical and logical way.
• Experience of working with referral and partner agencies.
• Ability to support young people to overcome barriers.
• Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation and good practice.
• Knowledge of Health and Safety, including good practice in risk assessment.
• Awareness of issues facing young people.
• Experience of working with young people who are in care/ care leavers.
• Experience of working within the voluntary and community sector.
• Experience of producing training materials.
• Skills to identify problems and plan actions to overcome such problems.
• Experience of providing outreach support.
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating a project.
• A youth work, social work or equivalent qualification.

Equal Opportunities:

The Project Coordinator will be expected to work within the principles of equal
opportunities and to implement all aspects of GMYN’s Equal Opportunities policy.
The post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check via the criminal records

Further information:

For application information please contact GMYN on 0161 274 3377
email or visit
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28th August - 12pm.

Any applications sent after this date/time will notbe accepted.

Please note that interviews for this position will take place on Friday 5th Sept.

21-28 hours a week
£23,945 – pro rata