Youth and Community Manager
We offer a range of benefits to employees including:
- 5 weeks holiday a year
- Sick pay
- Safeguarding training
- Flexible working where role allows
The Eikon Charity is Surrey’s leading charity supporting children and young people to overcome difficulties, become resilient and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.
We are looking for people with passion and expertise to drive the charity forward and help us continue to be a leading provider of early intervention in Surrey.
Main purpose of Job
To grow and develop Eikon’s Virtual Youthwork for young people across Surrey. To ensure that the Eikon Virtual Youthwork offer, is safe, effective and of a high quality.
• To be part of a small team (2 digital youth workers and digital lead youthwork moderator, communications officer, and project manager) to develop and run Eikon’s virtual youthwork across Surrey
• Lead, plan, organise and moderate creative digital youthwork (workshops, events and engagement activities) with young people across Surrey
• Manage 2 x Digital Youth Workers and Communications Officer
• To ensure young people in Surrey have better access to information, support and participation through Eikon’s Virtual Youthwork
• To manage and develop Eikon’s digital offer with young people through a range of multimedia platforms
• To work with the team and other Eikon youth workers to ensure the creation of relevant written/visual content for the virtual youthwork platform
• To ensure that young people are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of youth work
• Working with other Eikon teams develop a program of webinars for young people and parents
• To monitor that appropriate professional boundaries are maintained with the online relationships with young people accessing the digital platforms
• To moderate all live sessions, to ensure young people and staff are kept safe
• To troubleshoot user issues and liaise with the appropriate agencies
• Assess the needs of young people and plan programmes related to areas of needs such as mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence, relationships, bullying and education
• To keep up to date with digital devices and applications available and to be able to adapt them for youth work
• To carry out regular risk assessments with all the different virtual youthwork services that may be created
• To understand how copyright and licences apply to data, information and digital content
• Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations to share content so that young people can access a range of information and resources
• Work within Eikon’s equal opportunities, health & safety and safeguarding policies at all times
• Take part in regular one to one and team meetings (following Government Covid-19 guidelines, where appropriate)
• Keep accurate records and provide data and information as required
• Regularly monitor and review the program of work
Key issues over the next 6 months
To work with a small team to:
• grow our existing virtual youth club users
• build the new digital platform
• explore and develop new ways to digitally connect with young people in Surrey
We are looking for applicants that have a real passion for communication and social media and the possibilities it offers to build relationships with young people. We are looking for people who are full of enthusiasm and fun and have a welcoming approach and personality. We also require the candidate to have an interest in technology, internet, social media digital and ICT development.
If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the application form below, complete it and submit using the Apply Now button below.
If you have any questions, please contact
Closing date for applications: 11 September 2020
Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.
An offer of employment will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.
If you have not heard from us by 25 September 2020 you were not shortlisted for interview. We do not provide feedback on applications.
First interview date: week commencing 28 September & 5 October 2020.
We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.