Youth Campaign Coach – My World My Home
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Fixed term contract (to end of December 2020)
The My World My Home Youth Organising project is a Big Lottery Funded 5 year programme led by Friends of the Earth and National Union of Students (NUS). The project is based on community organising principles and works in Further Education institutions to recruit, train and support young people aged 16-24 to gain an Open College Network qualification in Community Campaigning. The qualification takes one academic year to complete, and during that time the young people learn about community organising, then devise and deliver their own projects related to the themes of Biodiversity loss and Climate Change, with support from experienced project staff and the two partner organisations.
We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled organiser with experience working with young people to join the staff team as our South Wales/Bristol Campaign Coach. You’ll use your knowledge of working on environmental campaigns, and your experience in effective grassroots community organising to deliver high quality structured training, coaching and support to young people to complete an accredited qualification in Community Campaigning.
You’ll also help to develop training content, coaching approaches and online and print resources to support and organise young people to achieve their aims within the My World My Home project.
Working closely with the Project Manager, you’ll also contribute to planning, monitoring and reviewing the project on an ongoing basis
You will be required to undertake frequent and regular travel within South Wales and Bristol to provide face-to-face support, training and coaching, and occasionally further afield to contribute to wider project work.
Able to inspire, motivate and lead diverse groups of people, you’ll be adept at organising yourself and others to work effectively under pressure and in an unstructured environment.
With the ability to develop and run workshops and training days, as well as develop the potential of others, you’ll be an excellent communicator who is able to work independently and as part of a remote team.
As part of the role, you’ll receive a structured induction period, including participation in our annual staff residential retreat, opportunities to shadow colleagues and tailored support from your line manager to develop your organising skills. You’ll also receive training in Safeguarding and funded support to obtain a qualification in adult education if you do not already hold one.
In return we offer a competitive range of benefits, a good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant and friendly organisational culture.
Interview date: Thursday 24th January 2019
To apply, download our job description and complete our application form telling us how you meet the essential criteria stated in the person specification and press the apply button below
Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities employer and we are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement.