Youth Action Project Producer
Thank you for your interest in joining the Anne Frank Trust UK as our Keighley Youth Project Producer.
Our vision is a society safe from prejudice and discrimination. We draw on the power of Anne Frank’s life and diary to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
We were established in 1991 by family and friends of Otto Frank, following his wish for an educational organisation to be set up in memory of his daughter Anne.
We partner with schools, youth groups, local authorities, criminal justice education services and others, to deliver education to young people in a variety of settings. We educate young people across the UK about Anne Frank, her life and diary and about the Holocaust, making direct links with contemporary issues and events.
In Keighley, we will be running our Youth Action Project, which engages with young people in a programme to address community divisions, social isolation and a lack of opportunities for positive social engagement, and make their voices heard within their community. The project will bring together school pupils aged 10-16 with a ‘Youth Action Group’ of young people aged 16-25 engaged through JAMES’ Positive Future programme.
As Youth Action Project Producer, you will be responsible for the planning, running and evaluation of the Youth Action Project in Keighley. We would like to integrate as much co-development of the project with the young people as possible, and the content of the sessions will be bespoke to their needs and vision.
We envisage that the project will involve five key stages:
- Introduction: Team-building and introducing the young people to the work of the Anne Frank Trust, Anne's life and legacy (this can be integrated with the planning stage: the aim is to ensure that the themes chosen by the young people broadly reflect the aims and objectives of the Anne Frank Trust)
- Planning: working collaboratively with the young people and their youth workers to identify issues they would like to talk about, skills they would like to acquire and activities/trips they would like to undertake.
- Core activity: This will be based on the planning stage but could include: visits from external speakers, visits to places of worship/museums/film screenings, arts activities (possibly with external facilitators), training around skills like public speaking, community activism, events management etc.
- Curation and organisation of exhibition: This stage will involve deciding with the young people how they want to share the project with the rest of the community. The young people may choose a non-visual art form, for example, a performance for the launch event, but should think about what the legacy of this will be after the event
- Evaluation, celebration and planning for legacy: Evaluation will take part throughout the entire programme, but this stage will be specifically for reflection and consideration of how the young people will continue the work they have started.
ROLE TITLE: Keighley Youth Action Project Producer
SALARY: £160 per day (including travel and subsistence costs)
CONTRACT: Freelance contract from 1st October 2018 to 31st July 2019
HOURS: Average of two days per week (15 hours per week); this will vary as the project progresses. Evening work required.
BASED: This role is home-based, but will require travel to Keighley and across Yorkshire. Occasional national travel.
TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The role of the Youth Action Project Producer will include:
- Developing project content and resources, bespoke to the Keighley Youth Action Project.
- Delivering the Keighley Youth Action Project to young people in both formal and informal settings
- Managing the Keighley Youth Action Project as directed by the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Manager and Youth Action Project Lead.
- Working to time and achieving targets.
- Creating and maintaining relationships with partner organisations in Keighley
- Working with partner organisation to allocate the project budget
- Assessing and evaluating all work as directed.
- Building and deconstructing the exhibition (light manual work).
- Ensuring the safety of young people under your supervision.
- Undertaking training.
- Considerable experience of working young people aged 16 to 25 years old in an educational or youth work setting. (Essential)
- Experience of working with secondary aged young people (particularly KS3). (Desirable)
- Experience of working in youth work or community education. (Desirable)
- Teaching or youth work qualification. (Desirable)
- Experience of creating products, programmes or resources for use in educational or youth work setting. (Essential)
- Experience of managing and delivering projects on time and within budget. (Essential)
- Experience of building relationships with partners and funders. (Desirable)
- Understands and is passionate about the aims of the Anne Frank Trust UK. (Essential)
- An understanding of significant issues that affect the lives of young people in Keighley. (Essential)
- Experience of facilitating discussions with young people around these issues. (Desirable)
- A good standard of written and spoken English. (Essential)
- Good communication skills. (Essential)
- Ability to work as part of a small team. (Essential)
- A willingness to travel around the Yorkshire and nationally. (Essential)
HOW TO APPLY AND NEXT STEPS:
- To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, which addresses your motivations for applying and how you meet the person specification. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 20th August.
- If shortlisted, interviews will take place in week commencing 20th August. Interviews will be conducted by Grace Dunne, North East Regional Manager and Youth Action Project Lead, and Grace Nelson, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Manager.
- Unfortunately, as the Anne Frank Trust UK is a small organisation we will not be able to respond to candidates that have not been shortlisted. As such if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We hope you will not be deterred from applying for another role with us in the future.
- Successful applicants will be required to undergo training and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.