Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Youth Engagement Worker

Job Title: Youth Engagement Worker
Salary/ Rate: £24,832 per annum (Pro rata)
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 5pm, 28th July 2022
Hours: 17.5 per week

About us:

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid (PTMWA) is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We assist recovery by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. We also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at our Pankhurst Centre headquarters.

We are a diverse organisation with 27% of our staff coming from BAME and 23% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with 29% of staff being aged 18-24 and 10% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be:

  • Courageous by challenging inequality, stepping forward and making change
  • Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters
  • Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together
  • Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging

About You:

You will be a pro-active, reliable individual who reflects the values of PTMWA in all that you do. Your experiences, whether in paid or voluntary work, will enable you to fulfil the role requirements but it is your attitude and character that will make you a successful team member.

You will enjoy a challenge and actively participate in delivering and developing services of the highest standard.

About the role: Youth Engagement Worker (1 role)

This role is designed to work together with young people to increase their confidence, skills and ability to direct change. The focus of your work may change over time as projects come to an end and new projects are commissioned.

All roles are subject to a DBS check, and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable.

The initial project you will be working on will be a Comic Relief funded RECLAIM/PTMWA partnership project called ‘Full Time Fierce’. This project is led by RECLAIM and is supported by PTMWA.

As part of this project you will work alongside the RECLAIM Programme Manager and deliver PTMWA’s contribution to project-based outreach youth work, working in schools and holding 1-1s with young people and participating in other elements of the project’s work.

To undertake this role you will need to be flexible. The RECLAIM project will, for example, involve regular working late on Tuesdays and twice a month on Saturdays.

The post holder will be expected to work within PTMWA policies and uphold the values of the organisation.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 17.5 per week

Salary: £24,832 per annum (Pro rata)

Duration: Permanent (subject to funding)

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers

To Apply:

Application packs can be downloaded from www.pankhursttrust.org/get-involved/jobs or a copy can be obtained by emailing: info@manchesterwomensaid.org.

Application forms should be returned to: info@manchesterwomensaid.org by 5pm 28th July 2022. Interviews will be held on 10th August 2022.

If you have not heard from us by 9th August 2022, your application has been unsuccessful.

You can also contact us by telephone on 0161 820 8414.

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