Youth Homelessness Project Coordinator

Job Title: Youth Homelessness Project Coordinator

Location: East Sussex, UK

Salary: £23,660 per annum (£9,591 actual)

Hours: 15

Contract Type: Fixed Term until November 2023

Closing date: 12th August 2021

Interview date: 2nd September 2021

Ending youth homelessness is a pledge YMCADLG and East Sussex Local Authorities are committed to. To achieve this we recognise that work needs to start early on to try and reduce the risk of homelessness, including education in schools and colleges informing young people about the realities of homelessness at a young age and a range of early information and targeted support for young people at risk of homelessness, before they reach crisis point.

YMCADLG in partnership with East Sussex County Council have secured funding through the Local Authorities of Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Rother and Wealden, to recruit a Youth Homelessness Prevention Project Worker.

We are looking for someone with experience of coordinating homelessness prevention awareness raising workshops to schools, colleges and community groups and working with young people to devise and potentially deliver these sessions. You will be a confident and creative youth worker who is able to communicated complex ideas in fun and engaging ways. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of utilising technology to deliver sessions remotely as well as being confident in classroom delivery. You will also have experience of working directly with young people and an understanding of the relevant housing and homelessness legislation and a thorough awareness of safeguarding practices.

This role will involve frequent travel and it is essential you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own car.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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