JOB DESCRIPTION FOR PROGRAMME PROFESSIONAL
LEAD, YOUNG PEOPLE EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
Job Title: Lead Project Facilitator
An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen with The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, an internationally renowned Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding charity based in the North West of England.
The purpose of this post is to lead the coordination, planning, delivery and evaluation of the Foundation’s youth programmes that are project-based, on the long established leadership development model.
The aim of the Foundation’s work with young people is to equip them with the skills, ability and confidence to manage conflict in their own lives and where possible, to influence others with their resulting leadership skills. This work involves us working with young people of all backgrounds, but includes some of the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised young people (including some of the ‘most excluded’ socially or educationally).
The work within the youth programmes is designed to tackle prejudice, develop resilience to prejudiced ideologies, enhance conflict resolution skills, and increase young peoples’ confidence in their own identities, but with an awareness or appreciation for others. The projects and products currently delivered within the youth programme, include the THINK project and My Former Life, the Foundation’s latest multimedia education project designed to tackle and prevent extremism.
This post therefore requires a Lead Facilitator who is excellent in both project coordination/management and implementation as well as possessing excellent delivery and facilitation skills. Experience in the field of conflict resolution or fields relating to the themes identified are essential. Those with a background in education, theatre and/or participatory methods of facilitation are of particular interest as the Foundation’s methodology is highly participatory. The post holder will be involved in significant direct delivery to a wide range of young people, including those who may display challenging behaviours. With significant travel across the North of England for the coming year, this post requires flexibility and commitment.
The Foundation has two decades of experience working with communities, young people, and those affected by violence to prevent, resolve, and respond to conflict. As the contemporary challenges of international conflicts play out here in the UK, some of our communities face increasing tensions, while professionals in the public sector and beyond find themselves needing to build capabilities to tackle difficult issues of difference, discrimination, conflict and extremism. Our programme for peace addresses these acute challenges.
Our work programme covers material relating to the ‘prevent’ agenda and the wider ‘preventing violent extremism’ agenda. This role will see significant interaction with this topic and therefore experience in this area of work is advantageous.
Position in organisation: The post holder will report to the Programme Manager and has no direct line reports but is expected to manage external associates as required.
Main duties and key responsibilities
The successful applicant will be expected to (including but not limited to):
Hours of Work:
Full time: 37 hours per week
Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.
Leave: 25 days per year
Salary: £28,000-30,000 per annum dependent upon experience
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Permanent
Deadline for applications: Friday 8th July 17:00
Interviews: From week commencing 11th July 2016
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At the Foundation, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.
To apply for this role, please complete the application form or email: email@example.com or call 01925 581246 for an application pack.