+ Children & Young People’s Co-ordinator

Salary:

£24,294 to £27,931 depending upon experience

LOCAtion:

BLGC Sites and Home Working

CONTRACT:

Permanent

Hours:

35 hours a week 

The Role:

You will be an energetic, solution focused and creative to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people on our Mentoring Service. Coordinating a caseload of young people who have been referred for a range of reasons, you will be responsible for ensuring children and young people get the most out of their mentoring experience.  You will match children and young people aged 8 years plus with trained volunteers and supervise the relationship, or directly work with a young person dependent on what that child needs.

A good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills is needed to engage and negotiate with children and young people. Attending a variety of professional meetings is key to the role, to best understand how to support a young person and volunteer in building their self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience and raise aspirations.

Meeting targets as outlined by funders is a crucial element of the role and ensuring the quality of support children/young people and their volunteers receive to achieve positive outcomes. You will work in a team delivering training to volunteers and organising group activities.  

ApplicationS:

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the application form and return with your CV to: Head of HR BLGC 18 Spa Road Bolton BL1 4AG or email to  recruitment@blgc.co.uk

ABOUT BLGC:

Bolton Lads & Girls Club (BLGC) is an innovative, dynamic and progressive children and young people’s charity based in Bolton. Established in 1889, our mission statement is “to enable children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to live happier, healthier and positive lives by providing somewhere to go that’s safe and modern, something to do that is inspiring and engaging, and someone to talk to when they need it the most”.  Open 51 weeks of the year, we provide a vast array of opportunities to improve the lives of our 4,000 active members through universal and targeted services.  We operate across three sites, employ around 100 people and have the support and commitment of 100 volunteers.  Over the last few years we have seen the demand for our services increase significantly and we’ve set ourselves a target to help more young people than ever.

BLGC were the first youth organisation to be awarded ‘Youth organisation of the year’ by UK Youth and we are the proud recipient of the Queens Award, amongst other prestigious awards. Our charity has a strong reputation locally, regionally and nationally. We are ambitious and aspirational and are growing and have recently re-opened our main centre in the heart of Bolton following a major £2.6m refurbishment programme

All staff have free access to our high-quality gym, during the day, you will also be enrolled into our pension plan and have access to free holiday club child-care. We offer flexible working, and have a wellbeing offer for you to access at times when you may need it. We have a fantastic track record for professional development and training opportunities, and are committed to developing our team. 

Come and join us in a fun working environment, where no two days are the same . It’s an exciting time to join BLGC!