Work with young people to help them reach their full potential.
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put people first. We are committed to ensuring that our communities can access the support they need, when they need it. Our Family Services and Early Help teams are at the heart of what we do, providing essential support families and young people who have been – or are likely to be – disproportionately affected by the impact of the pandemic and restrictions.
Our teams do incredible work. And in return we provide them with all the support they need to do their jobs. Plus a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, and generous annual leave.
As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you’ll do vital work to safeguard and uplift young people across Kensington and Chelsea. Helping young people get work ready, grow their confidence and resilience, improve their skill sets, and stay in education or employment is meaningful, rewarding, trust-first work that has the potential to truly shape lives. In this role, you’ll develop and provide community-based programmes and interventions for young people who are not in education, employment, or training (NEET). You’ll lead or co-lead the delivery of home visits and services across the borough that identify and support NEET or at risk of NEET young people, working effectively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders both internal and external to the Council. As the designated lead for developing, delivering, and overseeing open access and targeted community and evidence-based interventions, you’ll be a visible presence within the community you serve. You’ll work towards better outcomes for young people affected by the pandemic, committed to changing lives and putting the people of Kensington and Chelsea first at every turn.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
With knowledge of the key components of effective careers, information, advice, and guidance, you’ll have experience of advising/ working across educational settings to identify risk of NEET and arrangements to prevent NEET. You’ll have the expertise to support young people to access education, training, and employment opportunities, and significant experience of undertaking home visits and delivering face-to-face, 1:1, group work and interventions to young people in community settings. Able to work with young people who present challenging behaviour, you’ll work with sensitivity to understand the impact of trauma and it’s related behavioural responses. You’ll be a true team player comfortable communicating with a diverse range of colleagues, young people, and stakeholders across all levels of the council and beyond.
On a personal level, you’ll be passionate about improving the lives of young people affected by the lingering effects of the pandemic. You’ll have the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision, have line management experience and will lead with empathy and compassion always. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to your community. And to kickstart a career to be proud of.
We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.
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Interview date: 31st August 2022