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Schools and Families Project Officer

Employer
Oasis Community Partnership
Location
London
Salary
£19,041 per annum
Closing date
31 Aug 2021
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Schools and Families Project Officer

Part-Time, 32 hours per week (flexible working available)

1 year Fixed Term Contract

Salary £19,041 per annum (inc London Allowance, equivalent to £23,801 if 1.0FTE)

Do you have a passion to improve the lives of young people? Do you want young people (and their families) to be healthier? Do you want to be part of an innovative and progressive project?

Oasis Hub Waterloo is looking for a skilled, adaptable, committed and passionate Schools and Families Project Officer who will be instrumental in providing life changing services that improves the health of young people.  This role will work alongside the Oasis Hub Waterloo Team to deliver engaging, educational and empowering services with young people to think about how the environment affects food choices and provide support to achieve a healthier weight.

The tasks involved are diverse and stimulating:

  • Support young people to better self-care and make better choices with diet and exercise.
  • Spend quality time with young people, helping them prioritise health for wellbeing.
  • Encourage the school community to join in and support the Healthspace vision. 

You could improve the lives of young people through this role if you: 

  • Have relevant experience working with inner city young people, their families and community
  • Have the knowledge to back up your practice.
  • Can share your passion for healthier living in a relevant and encouraging way.

In return, Oasis can offer:

  • Flexible working practices and family friendly policies.
  • A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating working environment.
  • A non-contributory defined benefit pension scheme with 7% employer contributions.
  • Pro-rata 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays),
  • Varied training and development opportunities.

If you are interested in being part of this life-changing service, then please:

Email your CV including a Supporting Statement via the form below. Your Supporting Statement (max of two A4 pages) must address the following questions:

  1. What personal strengths make you a good fit for this role?
  2. What relevant skills and experience can you bring to this role (please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification)?
  3. The successful applicant will need to build positive working relationships with partners within Oasis and the local community. How will you achieve this given the wide range of stakeholders involved? Give examples of your relationship building process.

Closing date for completed applications – 9am Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 6th September at Oasis Hub Waterloo.

We actively encourage applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and minority and underrepresented groups.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Important information about this role and the right to work in the UK:

Please note that we are only able to consider applications from individuals who hold documents which prove their right to work in the UK.  We are not in a position to sponsor candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK or help with work visas.

About Oasis Healthspace Project

Oasis Healthspace Project  is a growing strand of Oasis Hub Waterloo. Through our sister charity Oasis Community Learning, we run around 50 schools in England, and are committed to providing exceptional holistic education. As part of that commitment to young people, we are concerned about the whole person – physically, spiritually, socially, educationally, emotionally, economically and environmentally – and this includes their health. As a result of this, Healthspace and Oasis Hub Waterloo are developing a community-based project to tackle the environment that exacerbates obesity and are expanding their diabetes mentoring programme.

Oasis supports Equal Opportunities.  Registered Charity No. 1026487

Company

Oasis is a movement of volunteers, activists and professionals that works in 36 communities across the UK.  Through our integrated ‘Community hub' model, we seek to create a new sense of neighbourhood in communities that had previously been forgotten by society so that everyone, regardless of their background and starting point, can join together to overcome life’s hurdles and reach their God-given potential.

Oasis is part of a global family that collectively work around the world delivering a range of projects and services that help tackle social injustice in whatever form it manifests itself.

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