Are you proactive and emotionally resilient, with lived experience of the issues facing vulnerable young people (i.e. involvement in gangs or knife crime), strong admin and project management skills and the ability to coach and mentor others? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Regional Coordinator to join our SOS+ team and help ensure we deliver consistency and high-quality services.
St Giles Trust is an ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
Our award-winning SOS+ Service works with young people in a variety of settings by delivering sessions and workshops in schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Community Centres and to Youth Offender Teams. The service’s mission is to prevent children and young people becoming involved in gangs and youth violence by equipping them with tools, knowledge and support delivered by experts with lived experience.
About this vital role
The challenge here will be to help Regional Managers coordinate the successful delivery of a variety of projects. How? By providing day-to-day support to their staff and volunteers. But that’s not all. We’ll also rely on you to maintain the high standards of the service by liaising professionally with schools and educational provisions to promote the service, conduct consultations to assess needs and arrange logistics for its delivery. Providing a comprehensive administrative service for each project will be important too, as will liaising with partner agencies, schools and funders in order to procure bookings for our educational projects. Setting up virtual deliveries and webinars, booking travel and accommodation, responding to information requests and attending stakeholder meetings – all, and more, are aspects of this interesting and varied role.
What we are looking for:
- Experience of the criminal justice system and working with vulnerable young people and adults, plus knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group, or am evidenced passion to work in a sector that supports our client group
- A relevant qualification (or working towards one)
- Excellent admin and project management skills, including coordinating activity, partnership work with key stakeholders to achieve agreed goals, and the ability to provide high quality customer service
- A track record gained working as part of a multiagency team in a high intensity environment to achieve positive outcomes for young people/clients and establishing links to further the aims of a project
- A flexible approach, ability to work remotely and autonomously and a willingness to travel regionally as required to get the job done
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, access to clinical supervision flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.