New College Worcester, Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX

Employer: New College Worcester

Closing: 10.00 Friday 15 March 2024

New College Worcester is a nationally regarded non-maintained special school, devoted to the education of vision impaired young people aged 11 – 19. We are seeking to appoint the following member staff to work with young people who are blind or vision impaired:

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT OFFICER: (Ref: C284/0224)

This role is flexible working over 7 days, to include overnight, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, as required.

Salary: Scale 4: SCP7-11, £24,294 – £25,979. 

The Youth Engagement Officer is an exciting and unique role which combines the responsibility of running the onsite NCW Youth Club and extending that work to other young people who are blind or vision impaired, both in the wider community and nationally.

The Youth Club at NCW is a facility for residential students to enjoy outside of the school day in the evenings and weekends. With a pool table, air hockey and other entertainment equipment, the space is great resource for students who are blind and vision impaired to relax when not in lessons.  The postholder will be responsible for opening, maintaining and operating this space – including running a varied programme of events and activities.

Alongside this, the postholder will use their experience and skills to engage with children and young people in the wider community, attending residential breaks run by charity partners, participating in open days and recruitment events and running online get togethers for young people with a vision impairment.  The focus of this element of the role is to communicate NCW’s offer by building relationships with families and other sight loss organisations and charities.  This is a fun, diverse and hands-on role for a motivated self-starter who enjoys spending time with young people and who has a ‘can do’ attitude.

NCW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is a regulated activity, and is conditional on two satisfactory and verified references, an enhanced DBS Clearance and Registration, and medical clearance and a six-month probationary period.  NCW is an Equal Opportunities employer.

 Full details for this role can be down loaded from NCW website (www.ncw.co.uk), or contact lphillips@ncw.co.uk (01905 763933) for details.  Candidates must complete an NCW application form, CVs will not be accepted.

 CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  10.00 Friday 15 March 2024

All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Applications may be considered before closing and may be shortlisted for interview prior to the closing date.

However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD ON:  w/b Monday 18 March 2024