As an Education Officer for Sharks Community Trust you will be responsible for the leadership, organisation and delivery of the HITZ employability programme. This programme works with 16-19 year old young people, providing support to gain essential qualifications and progress into training, apprenticeships or employment.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the planning and deliver of Employability Qualifications, recruiting and engaging young people onto the programme, developing work experience and enrichment activities and supporting learner progressions into training and employment.

The HITZ Officer is also responsible for the planning and delivery of the HITZ on Track programme in Secondary schools. The Education Officer will work alongside the SCL HITZ Tutor who will have responsibility for English and Maths and support Qualification planning, delivery and assessment for all learners.

There are a number of key aspects to this role. The successful candidate will:

  • Plan and deliver education and enrichment activities for 16-19 Year olds, including Level 2 qualifications alongside issue-based sessions.
  • Work alongside the SCL HITZ Officer to develop and deliver schemes of work, session planning, initial assessment, programme timetabling, tracking systems and timetabled session delivery.
  • Recruit participants on to the HITZ programme including developing and maintaining a strong relationship with referral organisations.
  • Manage learner registration, Induction and completion of learner registration paperwork.
  • Plan and deliver work preparation, issue-based sessions (eg drug and alcohol awareness, improving mental wellbeing, developing healthy relationships etc) and enrichment sessions.
  • Keep accurate attendance and monitoring records for all sessions and contribute to the gathering and analysis of evaluation information on the systems for activities and individuals within those activities.
  • Develop placement opportunities and progress participants on to apprenticeship, job or further full-time education at a higher level.
  • Work with safer neighbourhood teams, youth groups, schools and other local agencies to encourage links between them to recruit and support ongoing participation and achievement by young people.
  • Deliver enrichment activities and events as appropriate. All activities should be appropriate to the needs of the target audience and be line with the Sharks Community Trust strategic aims.
  • Create media to ensure awareness of the work of Sharks Community Trust particularly across social media platforms and other club media channels.
  • Ensure subject knowledge and knowledge of qualification requirements is up to date in line with requirements of training providers and the Department of Education.
  • Any other relevant duties as required by the employer.

It is key to this role that candidates:

  • Understand and implement the Trusts’ Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines and to use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • Continuously evaluate the success and standards of their work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis. This includes creating a CPD plan.
  • Are able to work flexible and unsociable hours where this is required by the role.
  • Demonstrate the Sharks Community Trust values at all times.
  • Promote Sharks Community Trust and Sale Sharks brand and ethos in a professional and positive manner.
  • Be committed to applying and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across Sharks Community Trust and comply with all Charity policies and procedures.

Sharks Community Trust

  • Salford
  • £20,000 - £22,000 p.a.
  • 21 January 2022
  • Full Time

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