Youth Education Worker – North West
Anne Frank Trust UK
Home-based within North Work region, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire or Lancashire, with frequent local and regional travel
Full time, with some evening and weekend hours with TOIL provided
Salary £27,820 with yearly incremental rises to £28,820, £29,820 and £30,820 subject to satisfactory annual appraisal
Excellent benefits including 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (plus discretionary closure days in December), pension, cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
Are you highly organised, with the skills to engage 9 to 15-year-olds in education programmes?
Are you looking for a varied, exciting, and demanding role, working alongside colleagues who are passionate about young people and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice?
Charity People are delighted to be partnering with the Anne Frank Trust UK, an education charity that empowers 9 to 15-year-olds to challenge all forms of prejudice and foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds, inspired by the life and work of Anne Frank, to help recruit Youth Education Worker.
Founded in 1991 by friends of Anne’s father Otto, Anne Frank Trust UK is the UK education partner of the Anne Frank House Amsterdam. “I’ll make my voice heard, I’ll go out into the world and work for humankind!” wrote Anne Frank in her diary on 12 March 1944. The Anne Frank UK Trust has a 30-year record of empowering young people to speak out against all forms of prejudice, inspired by the uniquely moving story of Anne Frank.
Youth Education Workers are the front-line delivery posts for the Education Programmes, leading workshops, training peer educators and mentoring ambassadors in schools and communities across the country. The Youth Education Worker for the North West will be committed to equality with the skills to engage 9 to 15-year-olds in a structured, creative journey of learning and empowerment. You will be joining a dedicated team, passionate about young people, and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice.
- Education Programme Delivery: You will plan and deliver educational programmes for young people (ages 9-15) focused on challenging prejudice and discrimination, empowering them with knowledge and skills. You will actively book programmes into schools and community settings, maintain strong relationships with schools and partners, and lead classes, workshops, and online sessions. You will prioritise equality and diversity in all aspects of the role, emphasising inclusive educational activities and impact.
- Training, Mentoring and Support: You will train young people as peer educators and Anne Frank Ambassadors to disseminate anti-prejudice messages effectively, and provide mentoring, offering support and guiding them.
- Events: You will organise events, study trips, and projects with Anne Frank Ambassadors and their communities, working to targets, curriculum, and quality standards. You will monitor and evaluate activities, maintaining records for assessment.
- Database and Fundraising Support: You will maintain comprehensive records on the Trust’s databases and contribute occasionally to fundraising efforts, such as grant applications and supporting young people at donor events.
The Youth Education Worker will have substantial experience of running learning activities with groups of young people, including aged 9-15 years, and experience of engaging with and meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people. The successful candidate will also have experience of providing pastoral/emotional support, working successfully as part of a team, and keeping records and writing reports. You will have knowledge of best practice in teaching and/or youth empowerment, as well as be familiar with the needs and issues of young people, families, and communities. You will understand and have ideas about how to challenge prejudice and discrimination, and an understanding of safeguarding. You will be highly organised, with excellent administration skills, and able to build and maintain effective relationships. You will use your initiative, creativity, and energy to solve problems and develop new ways of working. You will have an inspiring presentation style with warm, professional interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about Anne Frank and the work of the Anne Frank Trust UK.
The role is home-based within the North West region. Ideally you will have access to an appropriate working space to be discussed further at interview. There will be frequent local and regional travel and occasional UK-wide travel and overnight stays. Expenses are covered and time off in lieu is given for evening and weekend work. You will have a current valid UK driving licence and access to a car. The role is subject to an advanced DBS check on appointment, and references.
If you are excited by this opportunity and have the relevant skills and experience to apply, we would be delighted to hear from you.
How to apply:
The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. In the first instance, please send your up-to-date CV to email@example.com or contact Jen for an informal confidential chat about the role and to hear about next steps. The closing date is 9am Tuesday 27 February. First stage interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 March via Teams with a second stage interview on Friday 8 March in person in Manchester. We also ask that applications complete this Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
Please note internally this post is currently referred to as Anne Frank Worker.