We are recruiting for a Peer Education Participation Worker to join our Youth Projects Team.
Contract term: 18-month fixed term contract
Location: Central London
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £28,700 - £32,800 (dependent on experience in directly equivalent role)
Probation period: 6 months
- 38 days annual leave (27 flexible days, plus 3 days Christmas Shutdown (for 1 FTE), plus all bank holidays)
- Flexible working & TOIL Scheme, Hybrid Working (Currently 50% in the office/community)
- Workplace Pension plan: 5% per matching following probation. 4% matching during probation
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Season ticket loan and cycle-to-work schemes
Peers play an important role in young people’s lives. Young people are most likely to seek support and advice from their friends. Their behaviour and knowledge is often heavily influenced by their peer group.
The Peer Education Participation Officer will develop and deliver a new Peer Education initiative focused on the housing rights of Care Leavers. This aims to reach, inform and mobilise a wider cohort of care experienced young people, and the smaller organisations that support them, to understand and respond to homelessness and housing issues experienced by care experienced young people and care leavers.
It will involve, engaging care experienced young people with experience of homelessness and housing issues in the initiative, building their understanding of the housing rights of care leavers and of peer education approaches, and supporting them to co-facilitate workshops for staff and volunteers in external grassroots organisations to build their knowledge of the housing rights and entitlements of care leavers (with other JfKL staff), and to undertake communications activities to raise awareness of these issues.
This role will work closely with our Youth Engagement and Campaigns Organiser, enabling young people involved as campaigners to engage in peer education activity, to help recruit young people to our Care and Housing youth campaign, and to align policy-influencing and practice-/peer-influencing activities on this issue.
This role will also have a responsibility to consider applications for small grants to smaller charities supporting care experienced young people on housing issues.
This is an opportunity to harness and lead on the youth work methodology of peer education within the Youth Projects Team and at JfKL, and you will play an integral part of enhancing this practice throughout delivery of this project.
This is an 18-month role. The aim is that it will be replaced by a young person involved in the Peer Education project for a 12-18 month paid role.
Further details about the role and the person specification can be downloaded from the documents list below
We are a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning and equipping others to work for children’s rights.
Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and encourages applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious, and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+ communities. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.
How to Apply
If you believe you could be the right person for this role, we would love to hear from you!
If you would prefer, you can return completed application and equal opportunities forms to us at email@example.com.
CVs will not be accepted.
The deadline for all applications is 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Interviews will be held in person at our offices w/c Monday 16th January 2023
If you have not heard from us by 11th January 2023, you have not been selected for interview. Unfortunately, we cannot give updates or feedback for unsuccessful applicants.
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