Senior Youth Worker, Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston CollegeKingston upon Thames

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £29,023 to £33,330 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

The Student Services Division supports learners at each stage of their journey from pre-entry to post exit. The Division has a client orientated culture and puts learners’ needs at the heart of everything it does. The Division is structured into sections that work together to ensure student success and satisfaction.

Your primary role will be to coordinate and provide activities, workshops and events in line with Support Service delivery plans to enrich the student experience.  Activities will promote positive student behaviour, respect, wellbeing, safety and learner voice.  You will work closely with the wider team to effectively promote all Support Services and to ensure students are provided with holistic information and advice from our Student Support centre and associated satellite services across all college sites.  Events and activities will range from: the Freshers’ Fair, to learner voice training, elections and respect/relationships workshops. 

You will demonstrate a high level of organisational skills and the ability to lead, coordinate and deliver multiple objectives.  Candidates for this role must hold a Youth Work qualification or an equivalent (as a minimum) and have extensive practitioner experience of working with those ‘at risk’/vulnerable.  You will have demonstrable skills in the context of planning/delivering activities and staff management and have evidence of working effectively with multiple external agencies and staff across an organisation to achieve Service objectives.  Able to work effectively as part of a team in the Service and autonomously with a strong use of initiative to lead others.  

You will have a strong track record of engaging young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, ideally in an informal education or community based setting.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a positive, calm and ‘can do’ pro-active approach.  You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with a wide range of individuals.  Student Services is committed to equality of opportunity and the delivery of a high quality inclusive service.

This post will be based at Kingston College.

This position is a contract until. It is a full time position, working 36 hours per week.

Closing date for the return of an online application form is: Sunday 29th September 2019

South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. 

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice childcare vouchers scheme and cycle to work scheme. 

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do. 

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve. 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

More about Kingston College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Part of South Thames Colleges Group, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8546 2151
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Kingston College is a major provider of further and higher education in Kingston upon Thames. Situated in a thriving riverside town centre, Kingston College provides students with a friendly and stimulating environment for study.

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