Salary: £14,040 pro rata (£24, 403 - FTE)
Hours: Part-time hours: 21 hours/days and time to be negotiated
Location: Based at HAOS Office, Welford Road, Birmingham, with the flexibility to travel schools sites and other relevant venues (post-Covid 19)
Job Type: Two-year fixed-term contract
Deadline for Applications: Sunday 28th February 2021
Interviews: Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th March 2021
Start Date: WC 15th March 2021

We are looking for an inspiring and engaging youth leader with an ability to motivate and empower young people across Handsworth. With your encouragement, groups of young people aged between 10 and 14 years old (Green Influencers) will engage with their peers and others in their local community and lead on environmental action projects. They will learn engagement techniques, project and budget management and project delivery skills while making a difference to the environment and connecting to their local community.

About us:
Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is one of the host organisations for the Green Influencers Scheme. Handsworth Association of Schools is a charitable network of over 20 primary and secondary schools which exists to improve the life chances, family health, well-being and social integration of multi-ethnic families in Handsworth Birmingham. Our member schools are all in Perry Barr and Ladywood Constituency Locality covering the wards of Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Lozells, Birchfield, Holyhead, and Soho & Jewellery Quarter. We work with schools to support them with citizenship programmes, children’s learning projects, for over 10,000 families. We also provide conference facilities, staff training and transport services, as well as developing family support projects to support families in poverty, to overcome barriers to their progress, and help build stronger relationships between communities and lead to community action. Like many organisations since the Covid 19 crisis began we have been unable to offer the same services, so we have adapted to meet the current needs of our children and families and now also provide a foodbank service to support our most vulnerable families.

To learn more about HAOS please visit our website:  

The role:
To engage and empower young people through building up community links and networks, and promote the Green Influencers Scheme to young people across Handsworth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a person who is passionate about getting children and young people to work together to enable environmental action through youth empowerment. You will have the opportunity to work with primary and secondary school pupils across Handsworth through assisting with the delivery of this exciting project.
This role is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £25 million seed funding to create the #iwill Fund. The Ernest Cook Trust is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund

About you:
The post holder will be highly organised and have good relationship skills to assist in building relationships with children, young people, teachers, and school stakeholders. You will be engaging, enthusiastic and have the ability to problem-solve to ensure the project runs smoothly. This is an all year round post and will involve working after school, during school holidays and some weekends.
Candidates should have the following skills and experience:

• Minimum of two years’ experience of community and education outreach work with a particular focus on young people.
• Organising outdoor visits and resources
• Communicating across broad audiences, but in particular with young audiences.
• Demonstrable skills to create dialogue and co-design solutions with communities and young people
• Experience of managing relationships and influencing a diverse range of stakeholders.
• A commitment to environmental change
• Valid UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle (mileage to be reimbursed)

We welcome applications from people who identify as being from under-represented groups in the environmental change field.

For more details email: [email protected] for an application pack.