Youth Centre Manager
Age range: 11 – 18 NOR: 969
Youth Centre Manager (Scale 5 - £14,988 - £16,549 per annum for 25 hours per week)
Required from September 2021 – offered as a 7 month contract in the first instance
We are seeking a part-time (25 hours per week) Youth Centre Manager to work throughout the year, with holidays to be negotiated. The school has been working with Worcestershire County Council for a number of years to reopen Bewdley Youth Centre, and has now secured a 25-year lease running from 2021 to 2046. As such we wish to reopen the centre for the children of Bewdley in September, have secured external funding to support this post for the 7 months to the end of the financial year (31/3/2022). There may also be the possibility of combining this with a 10 hour lunchtime supervision contract at the school, creating a full-time 35 hours per week contract during term-time, reverting to 25 hours during school holidays. Funding will continue to sought to make this a long-term viable and permanent role.
Given the substantial negative impact of the pandemic and its restrictions on the mental health of young people, there is an urgent need to re-establish youth provision in the town, to offer opportunities for social interaction and active participation. The successful candidate will, ideally, have youth work experience and relevant qualifications. The role will involve managing the weekday evening running of the centre including management of volunteers and the centres resources. The key purpose is the delivery and development of a wide programme of diverse activities and projects for the young people of Bewdley, in partnership with Bewdley Youth Forum. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our charitable partner,
https://www.thewilliammillsfoundation.org/ and the centre will reopen as ‘The Will Mills Centre’.
The Bewdley School, serving the Georgian town of Bewdley and on the banks of the River Severn, is a fully inclusive and comprehensive school performing well in national examinations and offering a broad and balanced curriculum. Students are hungry to learn, and the school is warm and welcoming. If you would like to work with skilled colleagues in a supportive environment, please apply.
We seek a colleague who has:
- Exceptional energy and enthusiasm
- Substantial leadership & organizational capacity
- A good understanding of how children develop
- The optimism to imagine a better future
In return we offer:
- Students who are genuinely curious
- A welcoming, friendly and supportive culture
- Opportunities for personal development
- A commitment to rational leadership
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS, where appropriate.
An application form can be found at https://www.bewdley.worcs.sch.uk/life-at-bewdley/vacancies/.
Closing date for applications: Friday 6 August 2021 at 9.00 am.