About us

At Vibe, we work together, with young people, with our youth team, and with our partners. We run inspiring and inclusive clubs, activities, and programmes that help young people to build positive relationships with themselves and others; helping them to make a positive contribution to their community.

Young people are at the heart of all we do.

What’s important to us?

A quote from one of our staff members – “It’s simple… making a positive difference to young people’s lives.”

Job Title: Project Coordinator (Connected – Outreach & Detached)

We are recruiting for talented and passionate Outreach Workers to join our team

Outreach Work aims to reduce crime by engaging with young people on the streets. The team undertake street-based work within areas identified as anti-social behaviour or hot-spot areas. The primary aim of this work is to engage with, inform and empower young people to deter them from anti-social behaviour. We also aim to inform them and encourage them to attend other sites and/or services/activities which they can engage in rather than being out on the streets.

Person Specification

The successful person will have working knowledge and understanding of the ethics and principles of youth work including strategies that encourage and promote the empowerment and participation of young people. You should have a strong commitment to young people and a thorough knowledge of the issues they face. You will gain an in depth understanding of our fantastic Theory of Change which supports young people to develop positive relationships.

Delivery

As directed by Project Lead, ensure that programme area is delivered in accordance with agreed contracts, budgets, objectives, standards, evaluation frameworks, and areas of compliance.
Deliver face to face programmes for young people.
People

Support and monitor the work of external partners and volunteers as required to deliver project work to ensure effective performance of the contract.
Managing resources

Ensure effective use of resources in place to ensure delivery of programme(s). Ensure Project Lead understands any programme requirements.
Ensure that programme(s) operate effectively within agreed budgets and annual performance targets.
Ensure programme(s) deliver on all areas of quality and legislative compliance e.g. Health and Safety and Safeguarding.
Contribute to developments in policies and procedures.
Monitoring and evaluation

Deliver evaluation processes, to record programme performance against agreed objectives.
Support Project Lead with a continuous review of programme(s) performance in relation to sector best practice.
Identify and deliver on areas of improvement for programme(s) e.g. structure, programmes, practices, policies and technology.
Building relationships

Manage and develop key partnership arrangements across a range of colleagues, agencies, stakeholders, funders, and partners.
Connect young people with relevant organisations.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties and is subject to review.

Essential

Experience of working with children, young people and their families
Experience of delivering programmes for young people, working directly with young people
Knowledge and experience of relevant areas of compliance e.g. Health and Safety, Safeguarding, risk assessments
Experience of implementing monitoring, evaluation and performance frameworks
Experience of managing diverse relationships
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable

NVQ Level 2 or above (or equivalent) in Youth or Community work or substantial experience.
Previous experience of Detached or Outreach
Experience working with young people on a one-to-one level who are NEET, Children Looked After, and delivery of programmes working with young people with SEND.
Knowledge of MS Office with good IT skills
Driving Licence D1+E.
Volunteering experiences
Local area knowledge regarding signposting for young people

Safeguarding statement

Vibe is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

What do you get in return?

Salary: £19,000 – £26,000 per annum – pro rata (DOE)
Days/Hours of work: Various roles ranging from 6-12 hours per week (various evenings including weekends)
Location: Throughout Merseyside – Driving desirable
Benefits: Bereavement leave
Company pension
25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
Free parking
Health & wellbeing programme
Employee Assistance Programme
Training and Development opportunities
On-site parking
Sick pay

Closing Date Friday 29th March 2024

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the closing date should sufficient numbers of applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application early.

Due to the volume of applications we cannot provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £19,000.00-£26,000.00 per year
Expected hours: 6 – 12 per week