Development Officer

Project Development Officer 

The Institute for Youth Work are recruiting!

IYW Development Officer

£32,000 pa (pro rata) – 2 year fixed-term

The IYW are seeking to recruit to our first employed role.  Following the growth and expansion of the IYW over the past 6 years, and with kind support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we are now seeking a Development Officer who can help us grow and achieve our strategic goals.

 

We are seeking someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can be self-motivated and self-directed in the project management of the IYW’s work, including the establishment of a new Register for Youth Workers.

 

You will be supported by a dedicated and skilled Board of Trustees/IYW Council, elected from the membership who will help to build your workplan and assist with some practical tasks.

 

Application deadline: Friday 1st November 2019 at 5pm

 

Interviews: 22nd November 2019, London at Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 5-11 Leeke St, London, WC1X 9HY (reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for candidates)

 

To apply, please complete the application form and submit to recruitment@iyw.org.uk before the deadline.

 

For more information, please email enquiries@iyw.org.uk

 

An exciting opportunity to join the Institute for Youth Work – the Professional Association for Youth Workers and those that espouse youth work methodologies and ethics in their work with young people.

In 2011 a group of organisations including the National Youth Agency (NYA), National Council of Voluntary Youth Services and the Young Foundation came together to consider the need for a professional Institute for Youth Work (IYW) through the Department for Education funded ‘Catalyst’ programme. Throughout the development process, a cross-sector ‘support and challenge’ group worked to inform and steer the development. In March 2013, the NYA’s Board of Trustees voted to finance the development of the Institute with governance provided by the ETS committee supported by a non-executive council elected from within the membership. In April 2015 it was agreed that in order for the IYW to continue to develop, the elected council would take on the Governance of the IYW from the NYA, working as volunteers to build an independent organisation representing the membership voice in the debate about the future of the Youth Work profession.

We are recruiting our first paid employee.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Development Officer to work alongside the Council Members to realise and deliver our aims and strategic objectives.

The role will:

  • Build recognition of the value of youth & Community work
  • Increase membership of and support for the IYW – including overseeing the development of a Register for Youth Workers
  • Raise professional youth & community work standards

Key responsibilities:

  • To work in accordance with the IYW Vision, Mission and Values as laid out in the IYW Strategic Plan.
  • To communicate effectively with the IYW membership, including the production of regular newsletters.
  • Project managing the development of a national Register for Youth Workers and work with the independent steering group
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of IYW activities meeting all ethical, regulatory and legal requirements including GDPR
  • Attend national and international conferences and other networking events as directed by the IYW Council
  • To be able to work independently using own initiative, supported by regular supervision
  • To liaise with partners across statutory, voluntary and private youth sectors to support IYW aims.
  • To form effective working relationships with relevant sectors and partners
  • To value and promote diversity and inclusion in the development of all work.

Other duties may from time to time be necessary, commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities

Essential/Desirable

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

E

Project management skills, strong administration and organisation

E

Ability to use own initiative and prioritise a varied workload

E

Excellent IT skills

E

Creative thinking and problem-solving ability

D

Research and report writing skill, and the ability to interpret and present data

D

Fundraising

E

Solution-focussed and person-centred outlook.

E

Ability to think and plan strategically

D

Ability to communicate effectively and relate to a range of stakeholders, external partners, and, particularly the statutory and voluntary youth sector

E

Minimum Level 3 qualification in an appropriate field

E

Knowledge/Experience

 

Empathy with and support for the mission and aims of IYW

E

Knowledge and understanding of issues facing young people and the Youth Sector

D

Knowledge of government policy structures and initiatives in relation to young people

D

Competency in public speaking and presenting work to a variety of audiences

D

Other

 

Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle

D

Must be prepared to travel, primarily within agreed localities with occasional countrywide travel and overnight stays.

E

Willingness to flexible hours, including evenings and weekend

E

Applications Closing

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