Project Lead Facilitator
About our Organisation
Murray Hall Community Trust is a rooted anchor charity operating across the West Midlands, using a community development approach, we promote health and wellbeing, enabling and supporting people in need to overcome the challenges of inequality. We advocate, facilitate empowerment, pioneer new solutions and delivering innovative services for stronger communities.
Are you a confident and creative individual with lived experience of the issues facing vulnerable young people (i.e., involvement in gangs or knife crime) and a proven ability to drive engagement through music intervention?
- Location: Covering across the Black Country with specific regards to Sandwell post coded areas. Please note that we are offering a blended approach to working during COVID-19 restrictions with face to face and distance intervention via telephone and video calling.
We are recruiting for a Music Facilitator/ youth worker to join our creative delivery team as part of our Youth Music funded programme Beats Not Blades.
About the programme: This programme will aim to raise awareness and help tackle the increase in crime offences across Sandwell through the medium of creative music and art, giving young people hope, direction, alternative coping mechanisms, providing new opportunities and building longer term resilience.
Workshop themes: Music Production, Positive Lyric Writing, Art Workshops, Knife-Crime Awareness.
The role will focus on delivering structured sessions to children and young people whilst maintaining the high standards of the project outcomes. A great opportunity to contribute towards the overarching aim of reducing risk, harm and exclusions, it will involve working closely with police force, schools and PRUs and developing relationships based on trust while prioritising safeguarding. You’ll also work alongside other multi-agency teams, attend key meetings and feed intelligence back in to help drive project success.
Skills & Experience
- To have experience of delivering music/arts-based workshops to children and young people
- A confident mentor with experience of partnership working who can coordinate a project/workshop without a team around them
- A confident public speaker/mentor and someone who is comfortable working alongside a variety of professionals and managing challenging behaviour from participants
- A relevant qualification, or willingness to work towards one, plus knowledge of safeguarding practices and policies
- Strong IT skills, confident with virtual communication platforms like MS Teams and Zoom, and has the ability to use and develop monitoring systems to record all aspects of work
- A creative flair and understanding of developing high-quality work centred around music
- Ideally an ability to post-produce music/young people’s productions
Please submit a completed application form to HR@murrayhall.co.uk or post to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL. All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.
This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion please contact Creative Therapeutic Services on 01902 826 306.
Closing date: 31.01.22 at 23:59 hours
Interviews expected to commence w/c: TBC
Start Date: ASAP
Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw our job advertisements earlier than the published expiry date. Therefore, if you are interested please submit your application as soon as possible.