IAF is a charity that that helps young people aged 16-25, and is based in North Nottinghamshire (Mansfield). IAF inspires young people to work towards a positive future by providing mentoring, outreach activities and training that improves their motivation and employability and which helps them overcome barriers to education and employment. We work in close partnership with local organisations and IAF is hosted by West Nottinghamshire College.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working with, supporting and engaging hard to reach young people on a one to one basis and within a workshop/ classroom setting. They will have experience of managing the delivery of programmes for this client group, and will be confident in putting the correct policies and procedures in place to enable activity to be delivered effectively, and within health, safety and legal guidelines.
They will be able to confidently lead and make decisions within their field of operation, and take a strategic approach to planning and delivery. They must be familiar with delivering outputs related contracts through various funding streams such as the Skills Funding Agency, and be able to successfully complete compliance paperwork and funder returns as required.
The successful candidate will also be a creative thinker or a problem solver, as they will need to find solutions to operational challenges on a daily basis. The successful candidate will also have an excellent knowledge of what makes young people ‘tick’ and will be able to instantly gain the respect of young people whilst enforcing boundaries and expectations. IAF’s client group can on times show very challenging behaviours so the successful candidate should have experience of, and be able to confidently deal with challenging behaviour.
This is an exciting and challenging role for a highly motivated dynamic and creative individual who is passionate about helping young people make positive changes in their lives. The candidate will also need to be able to successfully build relationships with the staff team, with charity and education professionals, and be able to work well within both the college and charity sector.
The post is permanent and carries a commitment of 40 hours per week. Due to the delivery nature of the role some flexible working will be required. The post holder also requires regular use of a vehicle due to the nature of the role. Enhanced DBS check will be required.