Project Administrative Assistant

An opportunity has arrived to join Age UK Plymouth as a Project Administrative Assistant in our Information and Advice team.  Age UK Plymouth exists to care for and work with older people and their carers in and around the City of Plymouth, improving their quality of life through the promotion of choice, opportunity and independence.

You will be responsible for the delivery of our Household Support Fund project, connecting the elderly of Plymouth with essential funds to help combat the cost of living rises. This is a busy and rewarding, customer-focused role, where you can make a real difference in people’s lives.

The right candidate will possess excellent organisational and IT abilities, good communication skills and empathy for older people. You will also be organised, proactive, flexible and able to work within a developing environment.

In return, Age UK Plymouth offers excellent training opportunities that will complement your role, and provide you with an enhanced skill set and clear career path if desired beyond the 6-month contract.

Company Sick Pay after successful probation. 5.6 weeks holiday with an additional day added per year of service to a maximum of 5 days.

A post of this nature is also subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Rate of Pay: £18,525 per annum

Location: Age UK Plymouth, Mount Gould, PL4 9RD

Expected Duration: 6 month initially, expected to be extended

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday

 

Closing Date: Noon on 11/05/2022
Interview Date: 16 or 17/05/2022

Start Date: ASAP

To apply, please complete an Application form. CV’s will not be accepted. Please visit the Age UK Plymouth website for further information and where you can download the documentation, or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Age UK Plymouth on 01752 256020 to request an application pack.

NCS Wave Leader

Groundwork works across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

About The Programme: What is NCS?

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a youth development programme aimed at increasing integration and social cohesion in wider society. In the summer and autumn, young people of diverse backgrounds engage in a range of hands-on, group activities.

The first phase is aimed at challenging the young people using team building, problem solving and widening comfort zones. In the second phase, the emphasis shifts toward building life skills, taking part in enterprise challenges and exploring the world of work and personal development. In the third phase, young people work together to design and deliver a social action project in their local community aimed at addressing specific local needs.

About the role

As the Wave Leader you will play a crucial role in supporting the smooth running of the programme, known as a wave. You will lead, energise and inspire your wave of young people. You will be responsible for delivering curriculum sessions, coordinating programme logistics and compliance measures, safeguarding and pastoral care of young people, and line management of programme staff.

This is a fulfilling and challenging role where you will make a real impact on the lives of young people. As part of this role, you will need prior experience of programme coordination and support as well as pastoral care. Whilst on programme you will support a cohesive team environment working closely with the Team Leaders and Inclusion Mentors, supported by core NCS Groundwork London staff. This is a rewarding and demanding role, suitable for those with an enthusiasm for youth work and smooth programme coordination.

Responsibilities

● You will proactively assist in coordinating all programme logistics and compliance measures

● You will line manage your staff team – Team Leaders and Inclusion Mentors – by providing coaching and feedback

● You will be responsible for the safeguarding, behaviour management and pastoral care of a group of young people

● You will report to core Groundwork SW staff to ensure that they are regularly updated on the status of your waves

● You will communicate and model the values of the NCS Trust and ensure that young people and staff are acting in accordance with those values

● You will need to deliver curriculum sessions in line with the programme, including guided reflection for the young people

● You will lead visits to community partners and charities and foster those relationships to deliver meaningful social action

● You will actively support your team of young people to plan their social action project

● You will follow all policies and procedures as laid out by Groundwork SW specifically regarding safeguarding, health and safety, risk assessment, GDPR and incident reporting

Programme Dates

The summer programmes will run from 28th June – 8th July and 8th – 19th August. This is a two-week programme. The first week is residential (4 nights and 5 days) and the second week takes place for 4 or 5 days in the local community.

Salary approx. £1015 for the 10-day summer programme

NCS Team Leader

Groundwork works across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

About The Programme: What is NCS?

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a youth development programme aimed at increasing integration and social cohesion in wider society. In the summer and autumn, young people of diverse backgrounds engage in a range of hands-on, group activities.

The first phase is aimed at challenging the young people using team building, problem solving and widening comfort zones. In the second phase, the emphasis shifts toward building life skills, taking part in enterprise challenges and exploring the world of work and personal development. In the third phase, young people work together to design and deliver a social action project in their local community aimed at addressing specific local needs.

About the role

As a Team Leader you will be instrumental in creating a safe, positive and life-changing experience for a team of up to 16 young people throughout the programme, alongside one other Team Leader. You will support young people’s development on the programme by providing pastoral care, delivering inclusive curriculum sessions and guiding them through social action or community-centred initiatives.

Programme Dates

The summer programmes will run from 28th June – 8th July , and 8th to 19th August. This is a two-week programme. The first week is residential (4 nights and 5 days) and the second week takes place for 4 or 5 days in the local community.

Salary approx. £900 for the 10-day summer programme

NCS Team Leader

Job Description
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Department: Community Engagement (NCS)
Contract: 2-Weeks Fixed Term
Reports to: NCS Wave Leader
Area: Plymouth

Are you passionate about empowering young people and bringing people from different backgrounds together?

If the answer is YES, Argyle Community Trust could have the job for you. We are looking to recruit individuals who are passionate about supporting young people’s development by working on our Summer NCS programme.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is the country’s fastest growing youth movement, with over 600,000 young people having taken part to date. The NCS programme uses a series of adrenaline-fuelled outdoor adventure activities, community-based workshops and social action projects to bring young people from different backgrounds together. These programmes equip young people with new skills, the tools to make a difference as well as helping them to discover the depths of their talents.

Our Summer programme dates for Summer 2022 are as follows:

Programme 1: 04/07/2022-15/07/2022

Programme 2: 11/07/2022-22/07/2022

Programme 3: 25/07/2022-05/08/2022

We are looking for someone who would like to work for a sport-for-change charity whose work across the South West positively affects thousands of lives.  The candidate should have an understanding of the NCS programme and must want to work directly with young people to lead a team of participants during our Summer programme to make it exciting and engaging for all.

Experience of working with young people of KS4 age in community settings (including youth centres, local estates, and sports centres) is desirable and the ability to manage challenging groups and/or individuals is essential. Working on residential projects is necessary, as per the structures and demands of the programme.

As a registered charity, the Community Trust works in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, with many people working across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting education and engagement with individuals.

Argyle Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Argyle Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices. The successful candidate will be subject to undertaking enhanced DBS checks prior to employment.

If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please complete our online application form https://forms.gle/Lr5x7kHHEndy7jAL6  AND apply via the NCS websitehttps://wearencs.com/work-with-us/on-programme. Please indicate your programme availability in your applications.

For further information about the work of Argyle Community Trust and our strategic aims visit https://argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/about-us/