NCS Engagement & Programming Manager
Salary: £27,000 + up to £2,000 performance bonus
Location: JLGB office East London, will require travel around Greater London area. Currently home-based until restrictions change, then occasional flexibility to work from home.
Contract: full time with flexible working hours, immediate start possible
Length of post: initially one year, with the potential to extend
Reports to: Head of Engagement
Applications: please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting how your knowledge and skills map to the criteria and responsibilities in this job description
Deadline for applications: Sunday 11th April, 23:59pm
Are you passionate about inspiring young people to make a difference?
JLGB is a modern, thriving, innovative and award-winning national youth organisation that is a model of professional youth work in the 21st century. Through a diverse range of experiences and activities JLGB seeks to enrich the lives of young people through its local, regional and national framework. JLGB removes barriers to participation by providing positive activities within a fun, friendly, safe and structured environment, that meet the religious and cultural needs of the Jewish community.
One of the youth social action programmes that JLGB offers is the National Citizen Service (NCS). NCS exists to engage, unite, and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out there and achieve their dreams, no matter where they are from or what their background is. NCS is an important part of JLGB’s evolve youth volunteering initiative journey.
The evolve initiative exists to create an age-progressive volunteering journey, removing faith and cultural barriers to participation for Jewish young people throughout primary and secondary school and on to university. evolve’s youth volunteering awards, include the Chief Rabbi’s Primary School Challenge, Yoni Jesner Award, NCS, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and OCN accreditation. Each year, evolve aids thousands of young people by enhancing their employability and providing them with transferable skills to become active citizens in their local community and wider society.
This role will give you the opportunity to work alongside JLGB’s Head of Engagement and play a key role in the engagement of young people across all of the volunteering awards evolve offers and lead on the programming of JLGB’s NCS provision.
You will be a passionate, persuasive and dynamic ambassador for our charity by engaging with young people and partners to increase youth participation in social action and volunteering. You will have the creative flair and initiative required to design innovative activities as well as exceptional organisational skills that will ensure the successful implementation of JLGB’s NCS and other youth volunteering programmes.
This role will involve presenting to large groups of young people and representing JLGB at meetings with external partners and stakeholders, so you must be an excellent communicator; face-to-face, in writing and on the phone. This is an exciting new position within our team, and offers you the opportunity to use your charisma to inspire young people to make a difference.
Responsibilities will include:
Planning and delivering an engagement plan across all evolve programmes based on key phases in the academic year, aligned to strategy and designed to achieve sign up targets and increased completion rates.
Lead on the design and innovation of JLGB’s NCS programme, alongside evolve’s other awards.
Delivering high quality, dynamic presentations and follow up events to young people, inspiring them to sign up to the evolve journey.
Working with evolve youth forum and steering committees to help ensure consultation of a range of participants and stakeholders and inform strategic decision-making.
Ensure continued involvement of young people and their progression through the evolve journey. For example, liaising with schools and charities to coordinate volunteer matching events for young people, recruiting evolve ambassadors at schools and key charities.
Develop targeted communications for young people and parents to engage them in each phase of JLGB’s volunteering awards.
Develop criteria for inclusion across all opportunities and awards as part JLGB’s commitment to breaking down barriers of participation.
Represent JLGB in partner and stakeholder meetings on youth engagement in youth social action and participation in awards.
Assist in the planning and delivery of annual events; major celebration events to recognise young volunteers and an evolve charity seminar that brings charities, young people and other key stakeholders together to share learning and develop ideas on best practice for youth volunteering.
Knowledge and Skills/Abilities:
Minimum 2 years’ experience of working in a youth engagement role
Exceptional communication skills, particularly with presenting and targeting an authentic pitch to different audiences
Strong creative flair and organisational skills in designing and implementing youth programmes
Experience with CRM software such as Salesforce
Experience of youth work or volunteering and social action
Experience of creating and delivering engagement plans
Motivation to work towards and exceed targets. Flexible in adjusting work schedules and priorities as required to fulfil targets
You will be a self-starter who is able to lead and work alongside wider teams
Experience of planning and/or delivering NCS programmes
1 year of management experience
Experience in developing interfaith relations
Personal experience of taking part in volunteering or national youth citizenship awards such as DofE or NCS.