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National Programme Manager
Salary: circa £45k subject to negotiation
Location: National with at least 2 days per week in Leicester
Contract: Fixed term contract until June 2014
The National Youth Agency, the leading youth work charity, is recruiting a National Programme Manager to lead and manage the workforce function of the NYA. This includes leadership of the professional validation programme and support to the Education and Training Standards Committee. The individual will work with partners to secure their engagement in workforce issues ensuring the Agency has robust strategic direction and operational performance in line with best practice and the Agency’s overall strategic direction.
The NYA plays a central role in maintaining and developing workforce standards for youth work. The Education and Training Standards Committee is a sub-committee of the Board charged with the Agency's responsibility for workforce. ETS sets youth work standards in consultation with the field and key stakeholders and then runs an annual programme of Higher Education youth work course validations. The ETS committee also oversees major developments such as the development of a professional body for youth work and a potential standards review. The National Programme Manager for workforce plays a central role in guiding the Committee and the Agency as a whole on workforce issues and ensures regular engagement with the field and other stakeholders.
The NYA is a small team that recognises its collective strength. We describe ourselves as lean, efficient and effective, prepared to support each other to ensure individual and collective success.
To succeed, you will hold a JNC recognised qualification in youth work as well as formal project or programme management training. You will have previous experience in managing and delivering projects / programmes for young people and an excellent understanding of current youth policy and practice. You should also understand the nature of good customer relations and be able to deliver this to our partners.
This role can be based at home however the successful candidate will be required to attend the Leicester office for at least 2 days per week. Some travel within the UK will be required. Secondments will be considered
Applicants will be required to complete an application form. For further information and an application pack please go to www.nya.org.uk/about-nya/jobs
Closing date: 27th June 2012
Assessment day: 9th July 2012
Interview: 12th July 2012
Please note the dates above are set and cannot be changed.
NYA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.