• Targeted Service Manager
  • Permanent
  • Blackburn, Lancashire
  • £33000 - £37500 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £33000 - £37500 per annum
  • Consultant: Jen D'Souza
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-06-20

Targeted Service Manager
Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone
Blackburn/Darwen – role located at the two Youth Zone sites
Salary £33,000 – £37,500 depending on experience
Full time with flexible working
Excellent benefits including 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, employer contribution pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, financial and mental health wellbeing support and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policy and birthday leave

Are you passionate about making a real difference to the lives of young people? Do you thrive in a dynamic, supportive environment?

Charity People are delighted to be partnering with Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone, a charity which is committed to changing lives and providing a safe space for young people aged 5 to 25, to recruit a Targeted Services Manager.

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone is a youth hub and a community operating from a modern facility in the heart of Blackburn and is open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. With a membership of over 5,000 young people, they are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and creating a brighter future for their youth community.

The Youth Zone provides somewhere for young people to go, something to do, and someone to talk to. The new 2024-2029 strategy, developed with young people, will ensure the Youth Zone reaches even more young people and a successful new grant of £3 million will see a new World of Work centre at the heart of young people’s life journey.

The Targeted Service Manager will play a pivotal role in leading a dedicated team to support young people facing unique challenges. From socio-economic barriers to mental health issues, this role will be to create a nurturing environment which empowers individuals to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will lead a team to delivering high-quality support programmes tailored to the diverse needs of the Blackburn & Darwen community’s youth.
  • You will collaborate with stakeholders and partners to build a network of resources and services.
  • You will champion safeguarding and child protection, ensuring no need is left unmet.
  • You will manage team performance, ensuring accuracy in monitoring and reporting activities.
  • You will drive improvements through data analysis and strategic planning.

The Targeted Services Manager will have significant experience working with vulnerable children or young people, including at management level, with experience dealing with child protection and safeguarding concerns and knowledge of Child Protection legislation. The successful candidate will be able to undertake needs assessments, a multi-agency approach to addressing the needs of young people and keep accurate records for monitoring and review purposes. You will be a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. You will have experience of delivering group activities, communicating effectively and sensitively with children, young people and adults, and experience of building, managing and sustaining relationships. You will have good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines and work under pressure. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing volunteers or mentors to support the personal and social development of children and young people, but this is not essential.

The role is full time. You will need to be committed to working flexible hours which may involve some evening and weekend work. Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone are committed to being a family friendly employer with a flexible approach to hours balanced with the needs of the charity. You will need to travel between the two Youth Zones so a driving license and access to a car would be an advantage.

If you have the skills and experience required for this role and you are passionate about the potential of Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone to transform the lives of young people, we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to apply

The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. For more information and for the full pack for the role, including the Job Description, please email Jen at Jen@charitypeople.co.uk. The deadline is 9am on Friday 20 June.

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