- Delivery and project management of the Peer Support Navigator Network Programme - You’ll lead in the delivery of Youth Ink’s innovative programme. You’ll be responsible for coordinating and growing our existing activities with a particular emphasis on developing and growing our team of volunteer leaders.
- Leading a team of Peer Support Navigators - You will lead a team of Peer Support Navigators in our Children and Youth work. You will be responsible for delegating tasks and responsibilities to those in the team.
- Providing a voice for young people in the Criminal Justice System - Leading Youth Ink’s Ambassadors working with our collaborative partner Youth Justice Board (YJB), to give young a voice to provide independent advice, scrutiny of, the youth justice system.
- The Peer Support Coordinator may also be asked to support the delivery of other Youth Ink programmes on an ad hoc basis - This might include working on bespoke consultations where Youth Ink works with clients to design projects aimed at accessing, hearing and acting upon the insights of those in around the criminal justice system young offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of crime.
About this exciting opportunity
You will also deliver a holistic support service, working independently or with colleagues, which will include providing peer support, Developing and maintaining strong relationships with service users and stakeholders.
What we are looking for:
- Personal experience of the criminal justice system, lived experience of the issues facing this client group and/or experience of working with ‘high risk’, vulnerable children, young people
- Experience of engaging successfully with ‘challenging’ young people
- Substantial experience of providing support, advice and advocacy and communicating effectively, the needs of clients to other professionals
- Strong IT skills, particularly MS Office, and the ability to work with a case database
- The ability to use and develop monitoring systems to record all aspects of the project
- Fixed Term Contract till 31 May 2022
- Full-Time (38 hrs p/w) with some weekend working.
About Youth Ink
2021 is a big year for Youth Ink, as we grow our team and embark on a new organisational strategy. We are a unique, award-winning lived experience led charity supporting young people giving them a voice.
Youth Ink is a lived experience led charity operating in the heart of communities and led by people with experience of the criminal justice system. Youth Ink uses the power of peer networks to rehabilitate and to create safer communities for the future.
By harnessing these relationships and improving collaboration with decision-makers at all levels, Youth Ink ensures justice policies have maximum impact on the most vulnerable individuals in society.
Youth Ink works in co-production with young people stakeholders, adopting our innovative peer-led approach. By including marginalised people in the development of the solutions, Youth Ink develops youth justice interventions that meet the needs and concerns of those whose lives stand to benefit most.
Youth Ink welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.