Participation Support Officer - Norwich

The Matthew Project ONTrack
£24,191 - £26,709/Year
02 Dec 2017
12 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Participation Support Officer – Norfolk wide – £24,191 - £26,709 pa – 37 Hours per week
Are you committed to making a difference to people's lives?
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?
We are looking for an experienced professional to deliver the Participation Strategy and develop a volunteer programme for our brand new service, On Track. You will need experience of involving young people and working with volunteers. You will need a relevant qualification or experience and an understanding of the issues facing young people in relation to multiple and complex needs and unemployment.
You will involve project participants from across the partnership in the design, delivery and evaluation of provision within the project. You will manage and coordinate the volunteer mentor programme to ensure each participant continues to receive ongoing support once they have reached their goal of getting into or moving towards education, training or employment. Other elements of the role include; outreach, networking, promoting sustainability and diversity within the project and raising the profile of the On Track service across the county.
The office base for this post is Norwich but will cover a wider geographical area across the whole of Norfolk. The work will be carried out within the service location and in the community; the ability to travel is essential.
On Track is a partnership between The Matthew Project (Lead agency), YMCA Norfolk, ACE (Action Community Enterprise), GYROS, The Prince’s Trust and NANSA.
On Track will support young people with multiple and complex needs into education, training and employment. On Track has been funded as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and is a project jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social fund. This project is for three years until December 2019.
The project has received up to £1,660,900 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.
The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.
The Matthew Project is a value driven charity working across Norfolk and Suffolk giving help and hope through programmes with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol. We have a vision to reach every part of the community in the most creative, effective and efficient ways. Through our varied services, young people and adults receive professional advice, information, counselling, support, care and education.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, of any faith or none. You will join a charity that has a Christian ethos and you will share our focus on our mission, our values, our clients and colleagues with a strong team spirit. We offer a rewarding, challenging role with our commitment to well-being and development.
How to Apply
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You will need to complete the online application process to be considered for this role. Further information about how to apply is available from the Matthew Project’s website.
Closing Date: 12pm (noon) on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 30 November 2017