District Youth and Community Commissioner

England, Essex, Colchester
£28000 - £30000 per annum
20 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time
The role is based in Colchester covering the North Essex area (including Tendring)

Please note further salary details as follows:

Annual Salary JNC Qualified SCP 17 (£28,017) up to SCP 20 (£30,318)

We are currently seeking a District Based Youth and Community Based Commissioner to support the commissioning and development of programmes of imaginative activities, encouraging the active participation of young people in developing their design and ensuring it develops their skills and understanding of others and the world around them.

The post-holder will take ownership and accountability for defined areas of the work programme but will also work flexibly across internal and external teams to support delivery in other areas. They will plan and deliver commissioning activity, work collaboratively with colleagues and partners, and help others to achieve. The post-holder will develop new approaches, based on sound evidence and creative thinking, with a strong focus on improving outcomes; they will be both proactive and responsive, combining energy and enthusiasm with the tenacity and drive to see things through.

Job Purpose Summary

To work with young people and their communities by:

  • Work closely with the Senior Community Commissioner to help young people and the community to develop the skills and capacity to design and deliver youth provision in their community
  • Have supervisory responsibility for the Youth and Community based Commissioners within a hub area
  • Making contact and establishing relationships with young people and their communities
  • Ensuring the 'voice' of young people is heard in the design and delivery of effective youth work provision
  • Encouraging and enabling young people to participate in a range of educational and personally challenging activities
  • Ensuring access to information and personal support, which enables young people to develop the confidence and skills to become creative, active and critical participants in the wider community
  • Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification
  • Ability to work in partnership and to influence partners across a range of sectors to support the identification of desired outcomes for young people.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE A - C or equivalent or demonstrable experience) or be prepared to undertake
  • Experience of working with young people which may be in a voluntary role
  • Ability to build relationships and relate well to young people
  • Ability to motivate young people and facilitate young people's learning
  • Commitment to challenging prejudice and ignorance
  • Ability to develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The job requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Depending on the geographical area, access to a vehicle or another mode of transport will be required