Family Programme Summer Activity Leader, London, Nova New Opportunities

Published 2022-06-24
Expires 2022-07-24
ID #1058464401
Family Programme Summer Activity Leader, London, Nova New Opportunities
United Kingdom, London, London,
Published June 24, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Family programme summer activity leader

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Job Title: Family Programme Summer Activity Leader (4 days/28 hours a week)Reports to: Head of Children, Young People & FamiliesBased at: Nova New Opportunities, 2 Thorpe Cl, London W10 5XLSalary range: £400 a weekJob type: Fixed term 6-week contractStart date: 25/07/22 About NovaWelcome to Nova. We are a small, diverse charity with a big reach and novel approach to social change.Since 1983, we have been offering grassroots support to our local community. We pride ourselves on the positive impact our learning programmes have had on people’s lives. But we don’t stop there. Our mission is to challenge and expose structural inequality, because we believe the UK has the potential to grow into the most socially cohesive and inclusive society in the world.This vision is already alive; Nova is a microcosm of such a society. Our team – leadership, staff, volunteers and participants – is inclusive, dynamic and open-minded, and reflects the communities we work with. By working together, we can build a world that is better for everyone.Regardless of background or status, we create opportunities for people to learn, grow and experience new perspectives. At our regular dialogue events, we share our insights and lived experiences to highlight systemic injustice and work towards a brighter future together.Position SummaryAre you passionate about young people and ensuring everyone has equitable access to opportunities? Do you have a vibrant energy and experience to bring to our families and children? Then we could be looking for you to join our team supporting a range of holiday activities, trips and visits with families and young people in our North Kensington community and beyond.Trips will include anything from horse riding through to the beach, working farms, theatre shows and cultural experiences. This is an opportunity to help families in our community while gaining experience of working with a small, friendly and supportive charity.The activity leader takes groups of children and their parents/carers on a range of fun, cultural and educational visits. You will ensure the welfare and safety of your groups and provide a fun, engaging and exciting experience for our families, making sure everyone is included. You will make appropriate travel and meeting arrangements and handle the administration of ticketing as required, ensuring that activities are accessible and helping us to make this a special summer after the challenges of recent years.The successful applicant will be reliable, organised, sociable and enjoy working with children and families. You will receive a full induction, and support from the Family Programme team.Key duties & responsibilitiesThe Family Programme Summer Activity Leader has responsibility for:Leading groups of families on activities and trips on four weekdays of each week, with one weekday offYou will be required to work flexibly, as times may vary, but most trips will take place between 9:30AM-5:30PMTaking groups to and from Nova’s base in Ladbroke Grove and facilitating group access as requiredUndertaking activity administration, including taking registers, assisting with meeting arrangements, group travel and ticketing as may be requiredEnsuring safety and welfare of all participants at all timesUndertake some activity evaluation where approrpriateWorking closely with the Family Programme team to ensure the Summer Programme is delivered according to planCooperating with and supporting partners and staff at activity venuesEnsuring that all Nova organisational policies and procedures are correctly followed at all timesEnsuring you have all the necessary information and paperwork to lead trips and activities prior to them taking placeAssisting with risk assessments and recording attendance on Nova systems at the conclusion of activities Skills and AttributesCommitted to equality and diversityResilient with a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach to workA team player and able to build rapport and engage with a diverse range of peopleConfident and outgoingOrganised and IT literateAbility to work in a high-pressured environmentConfident public speakerAble to dynamically risk assess scenarios and areasSome prior experience of youth and community support work or groupwork would be desirableLegal RequirementsEligibility to live and work in the UKEnhanced DBS DisclosureTo apply: Please submit your CV and a short covering letter. Nova New Opportunities is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. As part of our Safeguarding Policy, you will be asked to explain any gaps in your work and education history. You will also be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure check and provide the contact details of at least 2 referees, who will be asked specifically if they have any concerns about your suitability to work with people under 18. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK must be provided at interview stage.

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