Duke of Edinburgh's Award Team Leader

England, Essex, Colchester
£20589 - £23178 per annum + pro rata
15 Jun 2021
13 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Part Time

Please note the annual salary is JNC points 8-11 pro rata to 110 annualised hours (90hr + 12hr training + 4hr supervision + 4 hrs to supervise). Therefore the actual salary range is £1,173 - £1,321 per annum.

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.

We are currently seeking a Youth Work Team Leader to supervise the development of the Duke of Edinburgh program and delivery of youth work projects, as well as work directly with young people in informal settings and maintain professional and purposeful relationships.

The post holder will also work face to face with young people in specific youth work provisions, supervising the development and delivery of youth work projects and work directly with young people in informal settings and maintain professional and purposeful relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver the DofE training programme in accordance with the DofE training framework and Essex policy including tents, safe stove usage, countryside code and emergency procedures.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality programmes to young people in the DofE group
  • Manage the provision of a safe and enjoyable DofE programme for participants in the DofE group
  • Support participants to decide on their programme choices and set their timescales and goals.
  • Regularly encourage participation in chosen activities by participants
  • Support expedition team(s) with their expedition planning and arrange for the team(s) to be trained in all of the required areas

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A nationally JNC recognised qualification in youth support work, minimum Level 2 (QCF, VRQ, NVQ or Local) with a willingness to undertake a relevant level three qualification
  • Award or skills and knowledge in hill walking
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development.
  • Experience of working with innovative, social education programmes.
  • Ability to develop work with young people to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Experience of effective use of resources
  • Ability to motivate staff.
  • Experience of successfully involving young people in decision making processes.
  • Knowledge and experience of youth work methods and techniques.
  • Excellent level of numeracy, literacy (GCSE A - C or equivalent or demonstrable experience) and ICT
  • Work across Essex as per service needs
  • The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car is essential.