Inspire Coach – Crawley

Working hours: 26 hours per week
Salary: £25,725 per annum (pro-rata), £17,836 per annum (actual)
Location: Crawley & Horsham

Inspire Coach will be part of a team of staff who facilitate and provide groupwork, activities and volunteering programme. The programme supports and adds value to, commissioned services, and their core aims of preventing homelessness, increasing safety, improving wellbeing, and increasing opportunities to get into work/learning.

The applicant must be passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people, many of whom have experienced homelessness, been in care or had multiple adverse childhood experiences. Experience of delivering high quality support or learning services required for single homeless people and/or young people, experience of designing, delivering and evaluating inspirational sessions and be an agent for effecting positive change.

The programme to be delivered includes life skills, employability skills, support to identify and access work and learning, well-being support, and ‘familial’ activities such as shared meals and outings, as well as one to one mentoring. Crawley Foyer also benefits from a dedicated music media/recording studio. Applicants are welcome with experience or passion for using this equipment to support the aspirations of young people.

The applicant will also help facilitate the delivery of the involvement and influencing work in supported housing, ensuring that the groupwork and activities programme is co-produced with young people and that young people are consulted and are able to influence change in their setting, across the organisation and beyond.

The post location covers services in Crawley and Horsham. The successful applicant will spend equal time in both locations.

The position comes with excellent benefits:

~ 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays)

~ Company sick pay scheme

~ Life assurance policy of 2 times annual salary

~ Health and wellbeing cash plan

~ Cycle to work scheme.

Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

Any applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email recruitment@ymcadlg.org and the query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which  demonstrates through activities, as well as in policies and working practices. Reinforced by culture and values, they seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application form: Apply here

Please note that CVs are not accepted. When submitting application, please save application form as ‘Applicant’s full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit the application as a Word document or PDF (Pages cannot be accepted) via email.

Download: Person Specification- Inspire-Coach, Crawley

Closing Date: Monday 3rd May 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 11th May 2021

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