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PitC Vacancy

26 July 2013

Pompey in the Community
Department: Respect Programme
D-Day + Youth Arts Project Coordinator/Youthworker 

Details:
Temporary eight-month contract until April 30 2014   
Salary: £20,000 p.a pro rata, 37.5 hours per week
Located at PitC Respect Programme (Eastney Community Centre), and the D-Day museum

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday, August 2
Interviews to be held on Wednesday, August 7

Pompey in the Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Pompey in the Community’s Respect Programme
The Pompey in the Community (PitC) Respect Programme is a social inclusion scheme that delivers high quality, structured, creative and credible services to young people aged 8-19 through the provision of a unique community sports and arts based activity programme.

It provides volunteering opportunities, accreditation activities, health information and targeted interventions to support the social, emotional and physical development of young people. This results in a positive contribution respecting the local community and society as a whole 

Background on the D-Day + Youth Project
The D-Day + Youth Project has been developed to ensure that the D-Day Museum and its story continues its relevance to 21st century audiences, especially young people. The project will provide a range of activities to enable young people to engage with the D-Day story, its collections and the museum

Aim of the role
To deliver and promote the D-Day + Youth Project in partnership with Portsmouth Museums, Archives & Visitors Services (PMAVS) and its following streams:
- Youth Advisory Board 
- Road shows and open days
- Arts performance 
- General administration and coordination of the project and management of the D-Day apprentice, volunteers and current staff attached to the project

Working closely with PMAVS and the D-Day museum, you will promote and encourage young people to engage in the D-Day story and its collections through a variety of creative platforms as specified in the project brief.  

Main responsibilities
- Promote the engagement of the D-Day + Youth Project, the story of D-Day, its collections, and the D-Day museum, within youth groups and the local community.
- Encouraging a range of young people such as; those not in education, employment or training (NEET) and young offenders, to get involved in the D-Day + Youth Project activities.  

Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
- Recruit, facilitate and direct the Portsmouth Youth Advisory Board (YAB) including weekly meetings, training, and trips (England and Europe) providing a safe and friendly atmosphere conducive to the appropriate age group.
- In conjunction with the YAB; plan, support, and facilitate the development and delivery of the D-Day Road shows and open days throughout Portsmouth.
- Facilitate and support the reporting process of the YAB ideas to the D-Day team in regards to developing the D-Day museum so that it is more appealing to other young people. 
- Support the training of the YAB members in handling of the artefacts and telling the D-Day story by the PMAVS staff. 

Arts Performance
- Recruit, facilitate, and aid the production of a D-Day Arts Performance including weekly sessions, and intense rehearsals leading to performances and showcases throughout the year.

D-day road shows and open days
- Support the planning and delivery of the YAB to promote the D-Day story to the wider community, by taking the collection to other platforms such as youth clubs, community centers, adventure playgrounds, charities, etc. 
- Support the planning and delivery of a D-day open/fun day (similar to the Arts Open Day) promoting the D-Day story and offering competitions, showcases, and activities for young people in the community. 

General project administration
- Deliver and manage the D-Day + Youth Project
- Maintain a record system to enable effective monitoring and evaluating of the project and report on the process of the project throughout the year through weekly/ monthly and annual meetings with project board
- Completing the online Monitoring and Evaluation Process
- Broker the relationship between Respect, D-Day and young people
- Develop partnerships to enhance the activities/programmes offered to young people  
- Manage staff throughout the project
- Complete monthly budgets and forecasts for the project
- Supporting the development and relationship with veterans
- Support the development of a film for D-Day museum to be displayed in the D-Day museum. 
- Market and promote D.Day + Youth through print, PITC Respect Programme’s website, social media, etc in liaison with the D.Day Museum staff
- Develop exit strategies for all aspects of the programme as and when appropriate.
- Support the PITC Respect Programme’s ethos of providing a safe and secure environment for young people to participate in positive activities by following the policies and procedures of PITC with regards to CRB, safeguarding and child protection awareness.
- Ensure that all young people are appropriately supervised and all staff have the appropriate qualifications.
- Be aware of your responsibilities under Pompey in the Community (PITC) Health and Safety policy and take all reasonable steps to ensure safety of all participants and of any other person or property affected by the activity.
- Administer First Aid if required (when qualified), and document according to procedure.
- Promote Pompey in the Community policy of equal opportunities

Applicants must
- Have experience of working with and engaging young people from a variety of backgrounds and social settings
- Be motivated by making a difference in their community. 
- Be committed to collective success
- Be committed to self development, by having a strong desire to learn and professionally develop
- Have a positive and committed attitude and do what they say they will do when they make a commitment 
- Be able to commit to the programme for eight months
- Be socially adept
- Be an effective communicator - good listener, sincere and able to win people over 
- Be confident enough to take the lead when appropriate
- Be flexible, adaptable and willing to take on any tasks
- Be interested in and have a desire to make their mark in the arts and culture and youth work industries 
- Be confident enough to deal with a range of people
- Be able to come up with multiple solutions and be able to take constructive feedback on your work
- Uphold company standards, ensuring business professionalism and reputation for excellence

You will have
- Experience of working with and managing staff and volunteers
- Experience of running events and activity programmes
- Experience of H&S (including risk assessments) and Safeguarding
- Experience of developing strong partnerships
- Highly developed organisational skills and good presentation skills
- Well-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills 
- Good IT skills
- An understanding of the current financial context of working in a local authority
- Ideally (but not essential) knowledge of D-Day

You will be
- Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) 
- Able to work flexibly as part of a team
- Able to adapt and respond to change
- Able to priorities, manage a busy workload and work to deadlines
- Approachable, self-motivated, non-judgemental, sensitive and able to deal with many different people and cultures
- Confident, composed and resilient under pressure

How to apply
There is no application form. We will shortlist for interview/assessment based on the information you provide so send us your details including: 

- Why you are the right person for this job – remember to demonstrate why you are suitable against each of the points described in the above information. This might be through qualifications or descriptive examples from your work/personal experience, which clearly illustrates what you did and the effect it had.
- If you are submitting a CV please ensure it is tailored to meet the profile following the advice above. Include your full education history from secondary school, name and address of establishment, details of relevant qualifications and awarding body. Please explain any gaps. Also include your full work history, explaining any gaps and including employers name, address, dates from and to and reasons for leaving.
- Please provide details for us to obtain two references. If you are currently working we will need a reference from your current employer and previous employer. If you are not currently working, we will need references from your two most recent employers.

Our process can include assessments/testing and interview, Should you be shortlisted we will, in the first instance, contact you by phone to inform you of the next stage. We will at that point discuss with you if there are any disabilities or conditions we need to be aware of.

Please send application by email to julian.wadsworth@pompeyitc.org.uk or by post to: 

Respect Programme
c/o Julian Wadsworth
Eastney Community Centre 
Bransbury Road, Bransbury Park
Portsmouth
Hants
PO4 9SU

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