Project officer for mentoring programme
|Salary||Salary: £22,000 per annum pro rata|
|Closing date||5 pm on 22 September 2017|
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LOOK-UK (Charity No:1140471) a Hereford-based charity, is looking for an experienced project officer.
LOOK-UK is a national charity for young people with a vision impairment. These are exciting times. We are in the early stages of our new mentoring project, aimed to support young people with a vision impairment aged 11-29. We are looking for a dynamic person to join our team who will share our passion for this innovative project and help grow our small charity. LOOK-UK has 25 years of experience of supporting young vision impaired people and their families.
Reporting to: Line manager
Hours: 24 hours per week over three days
Fixed term contract for 12 months Location: Hereford.
A self-starter, self-driven with a positive outlook. Experience of delivering and assessing new projects. You will also be a natural forward planner. Mature, credible and comfortable with all families and professionals. Reliable, tolerant, flexible and deter-mined.
Good communicator, able to see things from the other person’s point of view. Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team player.
To assist with the planing and implementation of all aspects of the online mentoring project and other related events, forums and activities.
To be an ambassador for Look UK and promote the mentoring programme to young people with a vision impairment and relative organisations.
To assist in identifying and recruiting young people that could benefit from mentoring.
To give information about the project to potential participants and efficiently refer people we cannot support to appropriate service providers.
Be a first point of contact for volunteers, and build and maintain a sense of community amongst project participants, through regular telephone contact, through facilitating skype groups and through social media channels.
Experience of working with young people
Ability to work in a team and work on one’s own initiative
Experience of facilitating projects, events and discussion
Ability to motivate, support and manage young people and/or volunteer mentors.
Ability to carry out appropriate risk assessments
An understanding of and commitment to diversity and equal opportunities
You must be an emotionally intelligent person, be a good listener and have empathy
Willingness and ability to work out-side of normal school/college hours on occasion
Some travel will be necessary, so use of car essential. If you have a disabil-lity/vision impairment we can explore access to work travel support for you.
Experience of working on a mentoring programme
Experience of organising and delivering events
Good understanding of safeguarding issues
Understanding of boundary issues within volunteer mentoring programmes.
A general understanding of issues facing young disabled people
Understanding of data protection and confidentiality and how it applies to the mentoring programme.
Experience working with young people
Demonstrated relevant experience in education, social work, or related field
Well organized and efficient
Reliable and punctual
Effective written and oral communications
Basic competence in office technology (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, email, etc.)
Comfortable with Social Media
Positive, motivated and optimistic attitude to work
Exceptionally strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and comfort in working with diverse populations.
Application deadline is 22nd Sept, 2017 at 5pm.
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday, 2nd October 2017.
Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.