Reporting to: Senior Programme Lead

Salary: £ 25,101 FTE

Contract: Permanent, full-time; part time hours also available.

Location: Greater Manchester

If you would like an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact our Director of Services, Sam Marcus by emailing [email protected].

Power2 is a fast growing and energetic children and young people's charity that has supported 25,000 young people since 2001.  We are based in Greater Manchester and London and deliver early-intervention asset-based programmes to children and young people experiencing vulnerabilities and disadvantages who have mental wellbeing challenges and are disengaged from school and more widely. We are well-known for our accredited Teens and Toddlers programme.

We unleash the power of children and young people so that they can build happy and fulfilling lives. We support them to get the most out of their education by helping them to improve their mental health and wellbeing and develop their skills. We inspire children and young people who are at significant risk of school exclusion to re-engage and fulfil their potential at school, at work and in life.

We have been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit to deliver the Another Chance programme in the City of Manchester and North Trafford, supporting young people aged 14-25 involved in group-based serious violent offending to leave a life of violent crime behind them. We are now recruiting Programme Leads to provide 1:1 mentoring support to these young people and to help them access positive support and social services to prevent further offending.

We are particularly looking for people with experience of working with young people aged 14-25 at risk of criminal involvement and exploitation, and their families. We always welcome applicants with lived experience of the challenges our work addresses and from the communities we serve.

The relationships you cultivate with the young people you work with are at the heart of our success – so recruiting the right people is paramount. Our programme leads work with significant autonomy and authority and must embrace responsibility and be accountable for their work. They work collaboratively alongside young people, operating as a mentor as they empower them to develop self-esteem, become resilient and engage with their own future. They give each young person the time, the confidence and skills to make positive choices and engage with their future life plans.

Please apply online with a CV and a personal statement. In your personal statement please describe how your skills and experience match the role description – including your lived experience if applicable and provide your notice period. Applications without a personal statement will not be considered. 

Applications should be sent to [email protected]; we will accept applications until we have successfully filled the vacancies.

The successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (child workforce) and provide details of two referees.

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Power2 strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can ALL be ourselves. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Power2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We may undertake an online search if you are shortlisted.