Background to the Post
Warwickshire College Group works in partnerships with the Prince’s Trust to deliver the Team Programme. This provision is offered at a variety of locations according to demographic need, these include a variety of locations in; Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Derbyshire.
This post will be based in Derbyshire – namely across Ilkeston, Ripley & Belper.
The programme is specifically designed to engage with 16-25 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) and provides them with an opportunity to reengage in learning, participate in community projects, team work, attend residential visits and individual work placements. Participants to the programme may exhibit challenging behaviours and the post holder will be expected to work effectively with this group. The programme gives young people a unique opportunity to work as a team in undertaking worthwhile and challenging activities.
The Team Leader role is crucial to the success of the Programme.
The Team Leader will deliver the 12 week programme face-to-face with young people and work closely and effectively with local agencies and organisations to recruit team members. At the end of the 12 week programme, the post holder is expected to evaluate the programme and write reports.
The Team Leader will also undertake the Award in Education and Training to support the delivery of the programme at the earliest opportunity following appointment. Further training may be identified and required as directed by the line manager.
Why Work With Us?
Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.
We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.
We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.
WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.
- Relevant Level 3 qualification
- Good general education including GCSE
- A-C grades in English and Maths or Equivalent
- Experience of working effectively with groups of young adults.
- Experience of working effectively with people with challenging behaviours.
- Experience of planning, organising and completing practical projects.
- Ability to demonstrate leadership and team building skills.
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including report writing skills.
- Excellent organisational skills
- Knowledge of the local community, its voluntary organisations and agencies.
- Working knowledge of information technology such as e-mail, the internet and other software applications.
- A driving licence free of major endorsements and the use of a motor vehicle/or the ability to find alternative means of travel to attend business related activities that would satisfy the recruiting panel.
- A First Aid qualification or a willingness to gain this qualification.
- A nationally recognised teaching qualification or willingness to complete and achieve the Certificate in Education and Training.
- Possession of Assessor Awards (A1 or D32/D33), City & Guilds 7306/ 7303 or a Youth Leaders award (or equivalent) Experience of delivering accredited Programmes
- Possession of mini-bus driving licence or PCV if applicable or a willingness to gain this licence
- Previous experience working in the following sectors/roles; youth leader, youth worker, youth mentor, youth instructor/coach, activities leader, sports coach, charity worker, education leader and SEN support or related positions.
For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below.
Warwickshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.