Post Title: BAME Programme Worker.
14 Hours per week,
Salary: £9,519.60 P/A Actual (£23,799 pro rata full time)
Fixed term contract for 12 months initially.
BAME Programme Worker: Job/Person Specification
Purpose of role:
This role aims to support, empower and meet the needs of young people in our locality, specifically in relation to the Black and Minority Ethnic community groups. The Warren Youth Project believes this is an especially under supported group at present and feels a project of this nature is especially prevalent in light of recent social and political events to tackle racism, oppression and injustice. This role aims to develop positive, professional relationships with minority groups and individuals and tackle issues of discrimination and inequality effectively. This role includes but is not limited to:
- To support the young people of The Warren and in the wider community to promote the concept of Equality, Diversity and challenging inequality positively and safely.
- Facilitation of a variety of local and national campaigns relating to issues effecting the BAME and wider communities, using educational and training means to positively effect change, whilst being responsive to and taking a lead on prevent issues of race, ethnicity, culture and inequality proactively.
- Facilitation of appropriate and safe work with individuals and groups from local diverse communities: signposting to relevant services and working with established local services internally and externally to offer high quality and supportive relationships.
- A demonstrable understanding of the issues and needs of diverse groups, and a willingness to expend this knowledge to integrate to other sectors of minority communities effectively.
- To empower young people with the skills necessary to use a variety of resources as a means to discuss and debate the disempowering issues they face; Develop effective and high-profile campaigns to tackle those disempowering issues; To shape the future of The Warren Youth Project and the support services it provides to young people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
- Responding to the needs of diverse communities and young people effectively and creatively, whilst demonstrating an awareness of the Warren’s method of working and professional standards policy.
- Support The Thing Weekly (Our internal Youth Parliament Forum) to positively influence decision-makers, organisations and companies to take account of young people’s views and/or change/adopt a practice or policy to ensure it positively impacts young people.
- To be accountable to, and to work with, both the Warren Management, other colleagues and young people to develop creative and imaginative strategies that will help achieve the outcomes outlined above.
- To integrate The Warren philosophy of empowerment into all aspects of the role. To ensure compliance with all other Warren policies including Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Risk Assessment etc. Additionally, to be aware of all safety factors with regards to outreach work as required.
- To be flexible with working arrangements in order to meet the needs of the agency and young people.
- To work within the financial and administration processes of the agency with regard to any budgetary issues concerned with the post.
- To make appropriate contacts with other groups and voluntary/statutory sector agencies and demonstrate a compressive understanding of safeguarding within The Warren policies and procedures.
- To undertake other additional appropriate duties which relate to the responsibilities of the post.
Necessary Skills & Interpersonal Qualities:
- A commitment to working in an empowering, dynamic, creative and honest way with young people and colleagues.
- Lived or professional experience in working with diverse, at risk, minority or BAME groups would be considered advantageous.
- Ability to work with diverse groups of young people and an acute understanding of the socio-economic issues affecting young people’s lives today.
- A developed understanding of the issues effecting minority communities and services which work with this demographic.
- Demonstrate an understanding of democratic processes and anti-oppressive practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of – and commitment to – good practice around equal opportunity issues.
- Excellent one-to-one and group work skills.
- A creative and forward-thinking approach.
- Excellent organising and planning skills and an ability to work spontaneously.
- Excellent administrative skills and proficiency at report writing.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
- Ability to work on own initiative and with others.
- Able to develop quality links with external agencies and organisations and a flexible approach to working.
This post will have a focus on BAME work developing and sustaining the significant work achieved by the Warren to engage, support and empower marginalised young people to get involved. Due to the nature and client group associated with this position, we are actively recruiting for applicants who identify as part of the BAME community or have experiences within an area of a minority community, in accordance with Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010 amendment (Positive Action).
All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of professional references.
The Warren is committed to providing Equality to all; if you would like to apply in a different format or receive this information in an alternative format please contact us and we would be happy to support this.
To see a full version of our Equality and Equal Opportunities policy, please contact us. For more information on Positive Action and Section 158, you can also get in touch.
Expressions of interest and initial applications will remain confidential.
More details about our projects can be found on our website: http://www.thewarren.org
How to apply for this position:
If you think you are the person for us, please send us a maximum of two pages of A4 outlining your suitability for this post and an accompanying overview detailing your relevant experience. CV’s may accompany this document but will not be considered standalone.
If you decide to apply the closing date for applications is 21.08.20 with the aim of interviewing shortly after. Please note we will not be accepting any submissions after this date and will not consider CV’s without written applications.
The interview panel will be made up of a staff member, a panel of young people and an equal opportunities observer.
Please return your application form and answer sheet(s) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be kept confidential.
For over 35 years, The Warren Young People’s Project has been providing vital support services to marginalised and vulnerable young people in Hull. Operating from Hull city-centre, the Warren’s staff team offer free support, guidance, training, education, counselling and music services to young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing a whole host of issues.
To apply for this job email your details to email@example.com.