Post: Prince's Trust Assistant Team Leader
Reporting to: Team Leader
Hours of Work: Mon - Fri, 9am to 5pm (35 hours per week) residentials in addition
Salary: £14,000 p/annum
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, 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 16-25year 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 encourage 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
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
Excellent Time Management skills
IT skills including, working with spreadsheets and digital design
Can do attitude
Empathy with others and ability to encourage and support
Considerate and mindful of others
Sense of humour
Strong sense of self
Ability to deal with a variety of behaviours including anger and withdrawal
All post holders will undergo Enhanced DBS check
Willingness to undertake training identified as required by the post
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.