Regional Manager (London)

Location
Foyer, 50 Wakering Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8GN.
Salary
£27,000 to £30,000
Posted
15 Apr 2021
Closes
10 May 2021
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

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Regional Manager (London)

Background of the organisation

The Ben Kinsella Trust is one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK, set up following the tragic murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008. The Trust exists to campaign against knife crime and to educate young people about its dangers, helping them to make positive choices to stay safe.

The Ben Kinsella Exhibition

We have purpose-built exhibitions from where we deliver our choices and consequences workshops. These exhibitions are in Islington and Nottingham and we are currently building a new exhibition in Barking & Dagenham. Every year the Ben Kinsella Trust works with over 3,000 children and young people, aged from 10-16 years old. The rooms which make up the exhibition give young people a unique and immersive experience, allowing them to see how choices and consequences are intrinsically linked.

Our workshops change young people’s attitudes to knife crime; debunking the myth that carrying a knife will protect you. They strengthen peer values; ensuring young people give better advice to each other and challenge peers who are carrying, or thinking of carrying, a knife.

Through our website we also provide a wealth of free resources for schools, young people and parents.

Main purpose of the role

As Regional Manager, you will direct and develop the work of The Ben Kinsella Trust in the London area. You will work with the Operations Manager to ensure workshops operating from our London exhibitions (currently Islington and Barking and Dagenham) serve young people through the achievement of quality outcomes and maximised engagement.

Location

The post holder will be located in our Barking and Dagenham Exhibition.  The post will involve frequent travel to our Islington Exhibition and to other locations across London.

Salary

£27,000 to £30,000 depending on experience.

Contract

Fixed Term for 2 years, with the likelihood of an extension.

Key responsibilities

Regional Operations

  • Manage and deliver our local preventative, anti-knife crime projects for young people
  • Support the Trust Coordinators to ensure the smooth operation of our workshops in our London exhibitions
  • Ensure the workshops in our London exhibitions attract local schools and youth organisations and are consistently operating to achieve maximum engagement
  • Ensure the Islington and Barking & Dagenham exhibitions serve young people with the highest possible impact
  • Implement and manage the health and safety policy for our workshops and exhibition spaces
  • Implement and manage organisational systems to ensure the efficient operation of each exhibition

For the full job description and person specification, please download the attachment at the bottom of this advert.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree with 2:2, or significant relevant experience
  • Qualified Youth Worker / Qualified Teacher (desirable)

Experience

  • Experience of working with young people and managing youth projects or other in relevant setting (essential)
  • Experience of successful collaborative working with senior managers, practitioners and beneficiaries (essential)
  • Experience of line management, especially of part time or freelance staff (essential)
  • Experience of securing and managing grants, donors and other funding awards (desirable)
  • Experience of engaging with or working within a school community (desirable)
  • Experience of training adults (desirable)
  • Facilities management experience (desirable)

How to apply

Please send a CV plus a person statement addressing the essential criteria outlined in the role’s person specification below:

  • Experience of working with young people and managing youth projects or other in relevant setting (essential)
  • Experience of successful collaborative working with senior managers, practitioners and beneficiaries (essential)
  • Experience of line management, especially of part time or freelance staff (essential)
  • Networking, influencing and engagement skills (essential)
  • Knowledge of knife crime, youth violence and other key current issues affecting young people (essential)
  • Ability to work independently, with a high level of initiative (essential)

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