Part-time Pathways Coordinator

Young Urban Arts Foundation

Posted 1 month ago

The opportunity: become a Pathways Coordinator within a small core team of creative, dynamic and talented individuals who are shaking up the industry by creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people to learn music performance and production skills, whilst addressing issues such as mental health and wellbeing. Please note, it's part-time!

❗This position is a 12 month maternity cover, for 3 days a week. The salary is £14,400-15,600, dependent on experience.

The role

Young Urban Arts Foundation love what they do and need the right people to help them fulfil their vision. They need people who are full of ideas, not afraid to stand out from the pack and have an extra spring in their step. Could this be you?

YUAF offers young people introductions to careers and life skills. They understand that after completing a YUAF programme, a participant may want to deepen their understanding in an area of their interest through further study or work opportunity. The role of the Pathways Coordinator is to ensure that every young person who participates in a YUAF programme is linked to the next step in their empowerment ‘pathway’ that aligns with their specific needs, interests and aptitudes. 

As such, the Coordinator is principally responsible for determining the types of opportunities that may interest a young person and then ensuring that each individual is linked to the corresponding opportunity – whether an internal YUAF offering or one by an external partner.

What will you be doing?

Coordination of ‘Pathways’ Work Stream

  • Conduct Initial Assessments to determine interest levels of participating youth in subject areas offered by YUAF or partnering industry player
  • Engage with young people during their involvement within YUAF’s programmes to understand their needs and interests in pursuing either an internal YUAF Pathway or an external YUAF Pathway, including a statutory service where relevant
  • Relay information regarding the needs and interests of YUAF’s participants to relevant youth or case workers
  • Organise YUAF participants into YUAF’s CRM system, migrating individuals interested in receiving updates or opportunities into relevant WhatsApp groups
  • Research relevant further-study or work placement opportunities to share with young people who are interested in deepening their involvement within a given subject matter after completing a YUAF course or workshop
  • Compile relevant opportunities into communication blasts or updates for young people, disseminating them via WhatsApp groups
  • Refer young people interested in continuing on an internal YUAF Pathway to the relevant project staff member
  • Support young people to pursue the Pathway of their choice with the goal of increasing their chances of success through offering coaching or hands-on assistance to complete applications, create CVs, proofread correspondences, prepare for interviews or any other activity as may be required
  • Conduct midway and end evaluations of young people to understand and document their journey
  • Track data on key performance indicators, including number of opportunities shared and response levels of young people

General Administration

  • Manage personal email account, actioning messages and implementing tasks assigned from team or outside - Opportunities, Potential Partnerships, Exit routes
  • Manage the Pathways Inbox, signing up to newsletters, reading through opportunities and sending to caseload or posting to status
  • Maintain CRM, creating and tracking user journeys
  • Populate Monitoring & Evaluation system with data from assessments, evaluations or any other source as required

Who are they looking for?

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working with young people and supporting and coaching them - ideally 3 years
  • Competent digital literacy including MS Word and Excel, social media and other digital platform - it would be great if you have some experience of using CRM system
  • Experience or a knowledge of processes to document and evidence good practice and positive outcomes
  • Awareness and understanding of the principles of safeguarding and child protection duties
  • Excellent ability to build positive relationships with young people aged X-Y years, work colleagues, and external partners
  • Ability to research opportunities for young people and effectively communicate these to them
  • Ability to work well on own initiative, as part of a team and on a flexible basis in response to young people’s and organisational need
  • Ability to organise effectively both your own time and work on digital platforms 

Knowledge & Attitude 

  • An understanding of the challenges and barriers that young people may experience
  • Young people are at the heart of your professional values and practice
  • Positive and solution-focused attitude
  • Non-judgmental approach
  • Role model for motivation, commitment and resilience

Anything else?

  • Willing to work flexible hours including evening and weekends
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS clearance
  • Willing to participate in mandatory training alongside own personal development
  • Commitment to YUAF’s Values, Aims and overall Vison

Why YUAF are great to work for

  1. Driven by values
  2. Proud of the 'family vibe'
  3. Supportive
  4. Collaborative
  5. Autonomous
  6. Friendly!

A few additional benefits...

🌴 20 days holiday (not including public holidays) pro rata + 3-4 days gifted leave over Christmas for a 2-2.5 week break off Christmas!

🪙 Pension 

🧠 Wellbeing services 

💰 £14,400-15,600, dependent on experience

The process from here

  1. Apply via Feisty to send your application straight to the employer
  2. 1st stage informal chat
  3. 2nd stage virtual interview
  4. If shortlisted, a final F2F meet
  5. Offer!

Company Description

Young Urban Arts Foundation’s mission is to empower the lives of young people by strengthening mental well-being and building opportunities through creativity, ensuring every young person is seen, heard & celebrated.

Throughout their 12 years, they have helped over 18,000 young people and are known for delivering both empowering and creative outreach workshops in hard-to-reach areas where young people are at high-risk of child exploitation, being a victim of crime or do not have access to opportunities.

Their charity’s programmes are designed around prevention and built to drive creativity. Their multimedia bus workshops, which they take into communities, provides a safe and exciting space to inspire and build young people’s confidence. Their online workshops offer young people a way to feel connected and express their feelings and emotions in artistic and creative ways. They also deliver their programmes to schools, community centres and youth hubs. Working with partners, they provide young people with opportunities to gain further training or work experience, allowing them to build a long-term rapport and support system.