Example Job Description London Development Worker

This is an example of job description for a Young Peoples Co-coordinators for London Region.

Job Description

Job Title: London Young Peoples Co-coordinator (Part-time)
Responsible to London Woodcraft Folk
This is a fixed term contract for X hours over two years.
A CRB disclosure is required.

General responsibilities:

To co-ordinate the work across London for young People aged 16 + overseeing the work of the young development workers and volunteers in this area. (Particularly those from under represented groups). To engage in the Youth programme to be developed in the London area for the next two years. To forge close links with the Co-operative Movement and other regional organisations. The post holder will work closely with the strong base of volunteers currently engaged in this area, with existing groups and will ensure that the necessary administrative support is provided for the programme to succeed. The work will involve evening and weekend work.

Specific responsibilities:

• Provide support and technical help to the workers and volunteers engaged in this area of work.
• Assist in Co-coordinating training and local events, such as
• Weekly /Monthly and Annual Meetings
• Residential activities
• District meetings and training events.
• Produce communications for volunteers, groups throughout the area.
• Promote Woodcraft Folk and its links with the co-operative movement
• Follow up new enquiries and other significant contacts and pass on to relevant people.
• Liaise with current members and co-ordinate the representation of Woodcraft Folk on appropriate committees and working groups
• Assist with fundraising to maintain volunteer support and to promote achievements of young people.
• Support volunteers in their development activities.
• Mentor or find mentors to support the new volunteers
Encourage young members to engage in the London wide Youth agenda

Person Specification:

Essential requirements
• Demonstrate commitment to the aims and principles of the Woodcraft Folk
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Good communication skills
• Good organisation skills, self and volunteers.
• Prepared to engage in evening and weekend activities as and when necessary
• Good administrative skills including familiarity with word-processing, spreadsheets, emails and data-bases
• Ability to work on own initiative.

Desirable requirements
• Previous or current membership of the Woodcraft Folk
• Experience of the age group 16+
• Knowledge of the Co-operative movement
• Fundraising experience
• Clean full driving licence

This contract is for £10,000 to be paid in four installments of £2500 over 2 years starting from...

(Submitted by Southwark Woodcraft Folk)