Job vacancies: Project Coordinator, Community Development, Youth Development & Assistant Project Worker (Chilypep)

Project Co-ordinator

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for over 18 years.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Project Coordinator to work on our RUBIC² (Respect and Understanding; Building Inclusive Communities) Project. RUBIC² builds upon our previously Lottery funded RUBIC project and seeks to increase awareness and create a better understanding for individuals and communities of difference and looks to reduce the space which hostile and divisive narratives and perceptions create. Using a model of specialist interventions including safe space conversations, conflict resolution workshops and training, participation work with young people and opportunities for people to increase their understanding and knowledge of the refugee and asylum-seeking communities, RUBIC² is building upon three years of work in North Sheffield engaging communities of young people and adults in dialogue around cohesion issues, working with them to affect change in their own lives and that of the communities in which they live.

  • Salary: FTE NJC SO 2 Point 26: (£30,451.00) to SO 2 Point 28: (£32,234.00) as of 1st April 2020 (NJC Pay Award Pending) Pro Rata
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week [FTE 37 hours]
  • Pension: 8% employer contribution
  • Annual Leave and Bank holiday entitlement: 38 days pro rata
  • Access to clinical supervision
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • End Date: 31st March 2024

Please note the start date for this post

Candidates must have:

  • Experience of coordinating work to improve cohesion in communities, schools, or neighbourhoods with a community development/youth work participatory approach
  • Experience of coordinating and managing relationships and activity in complex partnerships and projects at an operational and strategic level
  • Experience of project management including budget management, developing project plans, and delivering on agreed objectives, targets, milestones, and outcomes
  • Experience of evaluation tools and techniques and how to implement them
  • Experience of supporting and line managing staff and volunteers
  • Experience of planning and organising workshops and other events with a focus on youth and/or community leadership and empowerment.
  • Experience of delivering accredited training with a focus on youth and/or community leadership and empowerment. (formal or informal)
  • Experience of developing and supporting support groups for newly arrived, refugee or asylum-seeking young people
  • A demonstrable understanding of the needs and issues that affect the lives of people in disadvantaged communities and for newly arrived, refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people and their families
  • A demonstrable understanding of cohesion issues, and national and local policies and drivers
  • A demonstrable ability to capture and analyse data and information to produce reports for stakeholders and funders, evidencing project activity, outputs, and outcomes
  • Understanding of, and demonstrable commitment to, Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Understanding of the issues and barriers facing children and young people in relation to their participation in decision making processes.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and safety legislation (including Children Act, 1989) and related issues
  • Understanding of participation and/or community development techniques and theories
  • Competent in the use of computers and IT, including a proficiency in the use of excel and databases to capture monitoring and evaluation information
  • Able to use of a range of engagement tools and mediums including face to face, online and social media platforms
  • Able to self-motivate to enable working from home, with access to the Internet(Chilypep will contribute to the cost of this)
  • Able to work unsupervised using own initiative to organise work programmes and to meet deadlines
  • Able to lead and work as part of a team
  • Able to form positive relationships with children and young people, parents and communities
  • Innovative and creative, working to high standards and paying attention to detail
  • Commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at a variety of levels and situations
  • Able to motivate others, delegate and supervise where appropriate
  • Flexibility due to significant amount of evening and weekend work.
  • Able to use of a range of engagement tools and mediums including face to face, online and social media platforms
  • Able to self-motivate to enable working from home, with access to the Internet(Chilypep will contribute to the cost of this)
  • A recognised qualification to degree level in Youth work, Community Development work, Social work, Training or Education, or other relevant qualification or experience.
  • Proven experience of Youth / Community Development work or training experience, with a particular emphasis on active participation and working in communities of disadvantage

The post-holder will be required to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK. During the pandemic Chilypep is operating home working for all staff.

Closing date for applications:       Monday 15t March 2021 at 9am
Interviews to be held online on:    Wednesday 24th March 2021


Community Development Worker

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for over 18 years.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Community Development Worker to work on our RUBIC² (Respect and Understanding; Building Inclusive Communities) Project. RUBIC² builds upon our previously Lottery funded RUBIC project and seeks to increase awareness and create a better understanding for individuals and communities of difference and looks to reduce the space which hostile and divisive narratives and perceptions create. Using a model of specialist interventions including safe space conversations, conflict resolution workshops and training, participation work with young people and opportunities for people to increase their understanding and knowledge of the refugee and asylum-seeking communities, RUBIC² is building upon three years of work in North Sheffield engaging communities of young people and adults in dialogue around cohesion issues, working with them to affect change in their own lives and that of the communities in which they live.

  • Salary:, FTE NJC Scale 6 Point 22: (£27,041.00) to SO 1 Point 24: (£28,672.00) as of 1st April 2020 (NJC Pay Award Pending) Pro Rata, funded until end March 2024
  • Hours:  22.5 per week
  • Pension: 8% employer contribution
  • Start Date:  As soon as possible
  • End Date:   31st March 2024

Please note the start date for this post

Candidates must have:

  • Experience of working in communities and neighbourhoods with a community development/ participatory approach to improve cohesion
  • Experience of planning and organising workshops and other events with a focus on community leadership and empowerment.
  • Experience of delivering accredited training with a focus on community leadership and empowerment. (formal or informal)
  • Experience of developing and supporting and engaging newly arrived, refugee or asylum-seeking communities
  • Experience of working in multi-agency teams and partnerships
  • Experience of budget and project management including working to project plans and delivering on agreed objectives, targets, milestones, and outcomes
  • Experience of evaluation tools and techniques and how to implement them
  • Experience of line managing staff and volunteers
  • A demonstrable understanding of the needs and issues that affect the lives of people in disadvantaged communities and for newly arrived, refugee and asylum-seeking communities
  • A demonstrable understanding of cohesion issues
  • A demonstrable ability to capture and analyse data and information to produce reports, evidencing project activity, outputs, and outcomes
  • Understanding of, and demonstrable commitment to, Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Understanding of the issues and barriers facing disadvantaged communities in relation to their participation in decision making processes.
  • Knowledge of welfare and safety legislation
  • Understanding of participation and/or community development techniques and theories
  • , including a proficiency in the use of excel and databases to capture monitoring and evaluation information
  • (Chilypep will contribute to the cost of this)
  • Able to work unsupervised using own initiative to organise work programmes and to meet deadlines
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to form positive relationships with children and young people, adults and communities
  • Innovative and creative, working to high standards and paying attention to detail
  • Commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at a variety of levels and situations
  • Able to motivate others, delegate and supervise where appropriate
  • Flexibility due to significant amount of evening and weekend work.
  • A recognised qualification to degree level in Community Development work, Youth Work, Social work, Training or Education, or other relevant qualification or experience.
  • Proven experience of Youth / Community Development work or training experience, with a particular emphasis on supporting communities in active participation and working in communities of disadvantage around improving cohesion

The post-holder will be required to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK. During the pandemic Chilypep is operating home working for all staff.

Closing date for applications:       Monday 15th March 2021 at 9am
Interviews to be held online on:    Friday 26th March 2021


Youth Development Worker

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for over 18 years.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Youth Development Worker to work on our RUBIC² (Respect and Understanding; Building Inclusive Communities) Project. RUBIC² builds upon our previously Lottery funded RUBIC project and seeks to increase awareness and create a better understanding for individuals and communities of difference and looks to reduce the space which hostile and divisive narratives and perceptions create. Using a model of specialist interventions including safe space conversations, conflict resolution workshops and training, participation work with young people and opportunities for people to increase their understanding and knowledge of the refugee and asylum-seeking communities, RUBIC² is building upon three years of work in North Sheffield engaging communities of young people and adults in dialogue around cohesion issues, working with them to affect change in their own lives and that of the communities in which they live.

  • Salary:, FTE NJC Scale 6 Point 22: (£27,041.00) to SO 1 Point 24: (£28,672.00) as of 1st April 2020 (NJC Pay Award Pending) Pro Rata, funded until end March 2024
  • Hours:  22.5 per week
  • Pension: 8% employer contribution
  • Start Date:  As soon as possible
  • End Date:   31st March 2024

Please note the start date for this post

Candidates must have:

  • Experience of working in communities, schools, and neighbourhoods with a community development/youth work participatory approach to improve cohesion
  • Experience of planning and organising workshops and other events with a focus on youth and/or community leadership and empowerment.
  • Experience of delivering accredited training to young people with a focus on youth and/or community leadership and empowerment. (formal or informal)
  • Experience of developing and supporting and engaging newly arrived, refugee or asylum-seeking young people
  • Experience of working in multi-agency teams and partnerships
  • Experience of budget and project management including working to project plans and delivering on agreed objectives, targets, milestones, and outcomes
  • Experience of evaluation tools and techniques and how to implement them
  • Experience of line managing staff and volunteers
  • A demonstrable understanding of the needs and issues that affect the lives of people in disadvantaged communities and for newly arrived, refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people
  • A demonstrable understanding of cohesion issues
  • A demonstrable ability to capture and analyse data and information to produce reports, evidencing project activity, outputs, and outcomes
  • Understanding of, and demonstrable commitment to, Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Understanding of the issues and barriers facing children and young people in relation to their participation in decision making processes.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and safety legislation (including Children Act, 1989) and related issues
  • Understanding of participation and/or community development techniques and theories
  • Competent in the use of computers and IT, including a proficiency in the use of excel and databases to capture monitoring and evaluation information
  • Able to use of a range of engagement tools and mediums including face to face, online and social media platforms
  • Able to self-motivate to enable working from home, with access to the Internet(Chilypep will contribute to the cost of this)
  • Able to work unsupervised using own initiative to organise work programmes and to meet deadlines
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to form positive relationships with children and young people, parents, and communities
  • Innovative and creative, working to high standards and paying attention to detail
  • Commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at a variety of levels and situations
  • Able to motivate others, delegate and supervise where appropriate
  • Flexibility due to significant amount of evening and weekend work.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, with ideas of how to self-care
  • A recognised qualification to degree level in Youth work, Community Development work, Social work, Training or Education, or other relevant qualification or experience.
  • Proven experience of Youth / Community Development work or training experience, with a particular emphasis on supporting children and young people in active participation and working in communities of disadvantage around improving cohesion

The post-holder will be required to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK. During the pandemic Chilypep is operating home working for all staff.

Closing date for applications:       Monday 15th March 2021 at 9am
Interviews to be held online on:    Monday 29th March 2021


Assistant Project Worker

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for over 18 years.

We are looking for an Assistant Project Worker to work on our RUBIC² (Respect and Understanding; Building Inclusive Communities) Project. RUBIC² builds upon our previously Lottery funded RUBIC project and seeks to increase awareness and create a better understanding for individuals and communities of difference and looks to reduce the space which hostile and divisive narratives and perceptions create. Using a model of specialist interventions including safe space conversations, conflict resolution workshops and training, participation work with young people and opportunities for people to increase their understanding and knowledge of the refugee and asylum-seeking communities, RUBIC² is building upon three years of work in North Sheffield engaging communities of young people and adults in dialogue around cohesion issues, working with them to affect change in their own lives and that of the communities in which they live.

  • Salary:, NJC Scale 2 Point 4: (£18,933.00) to Scale 3 Point 5: (£19,312.00) as of 1st April 2020 (NJC Pay Award Pending) Pro Rata, funded until end March 2024
  • Hours:  30 per week
  • Pension: 8% employer contribution
  • Start Date:  As soon as possible
  • End Date:   31st March 2024

Please note the start date for this post

Candidates must have:

  • Demonstrable experience of empowerment/ participation work with children and young people.
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting those affected by social cohesion issues, including established and newly arrived communities.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and safeguarding legislation and related issues
  • Understanding of Equal Opportunities and Anti Discriminatory Practice
  • Understanding of the issues faced by young people experiencing poor mental health
  • Competent in the use of computers and IT, including a proficiency in the use of excel and databases to capture monitoring and evaluation information
  • Able to self-motivate to enable working from home, with access to the Internet(Chilypep will contribute to the cost of this)
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to form positive relationships with Children and Young people and adults
  • Open to learning
  • Able to take direction and to work on own initiative
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Will work evenings and occasional weekends
  • Innovative and creative
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, with ideas of how to self-care
  • 1 years’ experience of youth or community development work (paid or unpaid)
  • Willingness to undergo relevant training

The post-holder will be required to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK. During the pandemic Chilypep is operating home working for all staff.

Closing date for applications:       Monday 15th March 2021 at 9am
Interviews to be held online on:    Tuesday 30th March 2021

How to apply for these vacancies

For a full job description and an application form please download these from our website at:  http://www.chilypep.org.uk/vacancies//

Or contact: recruitment@chilypep.org.uk   

Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project recognises the requirements of the Equality Act and follows clear equal opportunities policies. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our priority is to safeguard and protect the Children and Young People we work with, and we operate within strict Safe Recruitment Practices, including a DBS check for all staff and volunteers.