Social Action Manager

Recruiter
The Challenge
Location
Dudley
Posted
15 Mar 2019
Closes
29 Mar 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Social Action Manager (SAM) joins The Challenge's core staff team during the delivery period of our 2019 Summer NCS programme.
This is a pivotal role, bridging the gap between our core Programmes teams and the seasonal staff working on the NCS programme. The SAM primarily works on the NCS: Real Challenge phase of the programme, which focuses on teams of young people designing and implementing their social action projects. You'll work alongside, or in some cases, take over from the Youth Programme Leader and inspire teams & seasonal staff to make a real difference in their communities.
This role is perfect for motivated individuals with experience of youth engagement, social action and project management.
Main Responsibilities
* Line manage up to 10 seasonal staff members, and oversee the pastoral wellbeing & safety of up to 130 young people.
* Support teams of young people to design, develop & implement a series of social action projects, including campaigns, sponsorship events and volunteering days.
* Make logistical adjustments to activities & support staff to adapt sessions for young people with inclusion needs.
* Manage logistics for the programme delivery, including transport, equipment & other resources.
* Conduct risk assessments and give daily briefings to seasonal staff, recording any incidents from the programme.
* Manage sponsorship money, petty cash, budgets and reconciliations.
* Support the delivery of the ‘Showcase’; a performance for parent to see what the young people have completed on their NCS journey so far.
* Empower young people to complete and 'graduate' from the NCS programme.
* Encourage & inspire young people to stay involved with The Challenge after NCS.
Person Specification
* Experience of managing large scale events or projects
* Experience of presenting to large groups
* Experience of working with young people.
* Experience of design & management of campaigns in the local community.
* Experience of managing relationships with external organisation and businesses.
* Experience of line management of teams of staff or volunteers.
* Understanding of working with diverse community groups.
* Ability to take initiative and work independently.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced & demanding environment
* Strikingly positive & motivated attitude.
* A desire to build stronger community and advocate change in society

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