Youth Partnerships Officer  -Job description

Are you ready to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Croydon?

Reedham Children's Trust is Croydon’s oldest children’s charity, providing support to vulnerable children and young people in our area since 1844. We do this by collaborating with grassroots organisations to fund innovative programmes and projects to help transform the lives of young people.

The way we have worked over the last 180 years may have changed but our mission remains the same: to provide life-changing support for vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Croydon. We believe every child deserves the chance to thrive and to look forward to a healthy, happy, and fulfilling adult life.  

In addition to running a number of established and successful projects, we have recently launched our Youth Innovation Fund which has created the need for a new role, the Youth Partnerships Officer, to ensure we deliver all our projects effectively, on time and robustly - as well as promoting our work dynamically using a range of social media platforms. 

This role will be responsible for a range of activities including:

  • building effective relationships with local youth delivery organisations
  • managing the administration of funding awards
  • monitoring service delivery of the projects to support the smooth running and success of our work. 

In addition, you will have the knowledge and creativity to develop and sustain an engaging social media presence for this work. 

Who is our ideal candidate? Someone who is:

  • detail-oriented and committed to working to a high standard, with the ability to manage their time and competing priorities. with experience of providing administrative and coordination support to different projects at the same time and strong common sense to guide your work. 
  • a confident communicator, with a positive outlook, who works well with others and is organised, calm and tenacious to get things done.
  • able to work sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of external partners that support people with different vulnerabilities,
  • understanding of the challenges facing both the beneficiaries of our work as well as the individual organisations and charities.  

In exchange, we offer flexible working primarily by remote within a small and friendly team, the opportunity to visit projects and schools as well as attend consortium meetings, and an organisational commitment to supporting a good work/life balance. We also offer training and support to enable you to be successful in your role and your career. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a small, collaborative charity working with a passionate and dedicated team. If you are excited by this opportunity and have the relevant skills and experience to apply, please get in touch!

For an informal chat or to ask any questions before submitting your application, please email [email protected] with the subject line YOUTH PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER.

To apply, send your CV and a supporting statement informed by the Person Specification criteria to [email protected] with the subject line YPO APPLICATION by 19 July.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; the closing date for applications is 19 July, with interviews anticipated end of July/early August.

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