Straight Talking Peer Educators

Programme Co-ordinator Vacancy

We are looking for a Co-ordinator for our Straight Talking Peer Educators programme.

Position Title: 1 x Programme Co-ordinator (fixed term contract to end of March 2020)

Salary: £20,655 per annum

Hours per week: Full time (37 hours per week)

Gateway Family Services CIC is a leading provider of services to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health.

We are looking for a Co-ordinator to work on the Straight Talking Peer Education Service across Birmingham and surrounding areas. Straight Talking is a service that recruits young parents to deliver sessions in schools and other locations talking to young people about topics including teen parenting, healthy relationships and sexual exploitation.

The role will involve:

  • Recruitment, training and ongoing support of a team of young parents, both sessional and permanent staff at differing levels
  • Engagement with vulnerable young people and organisations that support them to engage them to become Peer Educators. This includes Care Leavers, young people who have experienced gang involvement and others
  • Performance and quality monitoring of delivery and individual Peer Educator performance
  • Engagement with schools and other support agencies for young people to secure bookings and repeat business
  • Administration for contract including financial administration and report writing

Essential requirements include experience of supervising or management of staff, preferably young people.

Applicants for this post must be willing to work flexible hours that will be set around the needs of the organisation which will at times include evenings and weekends.

This post is subject to DBS disclosure as at times the post holders will come into contact with vulnerable people.

Download the full job description and person specification

How to apply

Download and complete the application form. Completed application forms should be emailed to Maxine Brown.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 12th May 2019.

For more information, email Maxine or call 0121 456 7820. Please note shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview on what is likely to be Tuesday 21st May.

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