Young People’s Digital & Engagement Officer - Maternity Cover

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£24,000- £27,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience
Posted
19 Apr 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Contract

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Young People’s Digital & Engagement Officer - Maternity Cover

Part Time – 4 days per week - salary £24,000- £27,000, (pro rata) dependent on experience

Temporary contract for 12 months or until the substantive post holder returns

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 6th May

Interview date:  Thursday 13th May at our office in central Birmingham

Are you an experienced Youth Worker who is passionate about engaging and supporting young people?

Do you understand how digital technology can be used to engage with young people no matter where young people live in the UK?

Do you have experience of working with young people who are isolated and low in confidence due to their situation and know how to engage and encourage them to achieve their aspirations?

If the answer is yes to all these questions ...... you might be just the person we’re looking for!

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is a national charity based in Birmingham. We take action against the effects of childhood liver disease, providing information, support, research funds and a voice for all affected. At least twenty children are diagnosed with a liver disease every week in the UK.  CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all forms of childhood liver disease, for which there is still no cure. Please find out more about the difference we make at www.childliverdisease.org.

The role is to engage with young people aged 11-24 living with a childhood liver disease from across the UK as they transition into adulthood. CLDF’s vision for the Young People’s Service is to continue to broaden engagement through a variety of digital mediums including smart phone, email, social media, Zoom, messaging apps and CLDF’s Facebook group HIVE/HIVE+. The service offers young people living with a liver condition a chance to increase their confidence and reduce social isolation, as well as supporting them to achieve their aspirations, as they transition into adulthood. We want to create opportunities that empower young people to take control of their lives, cope with chronic illness and signpost them to appropriate services through a holistic approach. This includes responsibility for the development and delivery of virtual face to face events and activities.

The Young People’s Digital and Engagement Officer may be required to travel throughout the UK and support the delivery of young people’s projects (which may include residential initiatives depending on external restrictions). The Young People’s Digital and Engagement Officer also works with professionals that support young people. The post holder will continue to develop these relationships so that, where possible, all young people living with a liver condition can gain access to the support they need.

If you are passionate about youth work, have the skills to maximise digital methods of reaching and connecting with young people, are hard-working and tenacious with an outgoing attitude, and will thrive in a small team then we are interested in hearing from you. Some evening and weekend working will be required as part of this role.

This is a temporary contract, part-time 4 days (28 hours) per week post. The role is mainly home-based although there will be an expectation to be flexible to work from the office for meetings etc.

Please note that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure check will be undertaken.

To apply, please view the full job description at https://childliverdisease.org/join-the-team/ then download and complete the application form and return it with a covering letter/email to hr@childliverdisease.org. Please note we do not accept CVs as applications. If you should need any further information, please call the Head of Support on 0121 212 6009.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.