Prince's Trust Assistant Team Leader

Aligra Personnel Ltd
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Post: Prince's Trust Assistant Team Leader

Reporting to: Team Leader for daily supervision and CEO as Line Manager

Location: As required (in Oxford area)

Hours of Work: Mon - Fri, 9am to 4.30pm (35 hours per week) residentials in addition

The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust is the UK's leading youth charity offering 14-30 year olds opportunities to develop their confidence, skills and job chances, improve motivation and attendance at school, start their own business and overcome barriers and move forward in their lives.

It aims to help young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to succeed - particularly focusing on those who are unemployed, under-skilled, within or leaving the criminal justice system or leaving care.

Team is a 12-13 week programme of personal development. Teams of up to 15 young people participate in a challenging and action-packed programme, a major part of which involves teamwork in the community. It is for a broad mix of 16-25 year olds who are unemployed. The variety of backgrounds and experience within a Team is a unique ingredient which contributes to the development of all Team members. The programme aims to help young people towards employment, further education and training. All Team activities are carried out under the guidance of the Team Leader. The supportive learning environment of a Team is vital to successful personal development.

Team is delivered nationally for the Prince's Trust by a network of 'delivery partners' - organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors who are committed to the development of young people. Delivery Partners work within Prince's Trust guidelines to deliver a development programme of the highest quality in partnership with the Trust.

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Team Leader helps the team leader facilitate and encourages Team achievements, while guiding each Team member on an individual learning journey. The Assistant TL reports daily to the Team Leader and is managed by the CEO.

Summary of Duties and Key Responsibilities

* Recruitment of unemployed team members

* Marketing of the programme

* Liaison with employers

* Identifying suitable projects, placements and challenges

* Assisting with activities during residential

* Carrying out administration, including record keeping for The Prince's Trust Profiles, Learning Records for funders

* Helping to plan and prepare team presentation

* Supporting individual team members

* Helping to maintain contact with team members after their programme

* Assisting the Team Leader in everyday running of the course

Skills required

* Strong communication skills

* Ability to work in a team, particularly in partnership with Team Leader

* Willingness to take responsibility

* Professional Approach - the Assistant Team Leader's behaviour must set an example to the team

*Individual targets will be set by your Manager

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post. All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative and flexible and undergo reasonable and directed professional development. This may require out of 'normal hours' and personal study