LGBTQ+ Project Coordinator

Key details

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Duration of employment

Permanent

Job location

Eikon Offices, New Haw, Surrey

Working hours

37.5 hrs per week with a need to be flexible to meet the needs of the service. Some evening and weekend working may be required

FTE salary

£29,000 to £32,000 FTE depending on experience

Date posted

18th January 2024

Position title

LGBTQ+ Project Coordinator

Reports to

Community Delivery Manager

Job benefits

We offer a range of benefits to employees including:
  • 5 weeks holiday a year plus Bank Holidays
  • Sick pay
  • Safeguarding training
  • Pension scheme – run by Aviva
  • Flexible working where role allows
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Clinical supervision

About The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity is one of Surrey’s leading charities supporting children and young people. We listen, we talk, and we help young people with the skills they need to live their best life. And we work with families and professionals to make sure everyone gets the support they need.

We are looking for people with passion and expertise to join us in continuing to be a leading provider of early intervention in Surrey.

The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment that is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.

This role is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund over a 5-year period

Job description

We are looking for an ambitious, motivated Project Coordinator, who is excited to lead, develop, deliver and scale up our LGBTQ+ work over a 5 year project. Supporting LGBTQ+ young people in Surrey to explore the challenges they face while socialising, encouraging peer support relationships and improving mental health and wellbeing equality. Delivering activities and programmes designed to help grow social skills, resilience and confidence.
Supporting parents, carers and allies of LGBTQ+ young people to improve their understanding and build skills to support, the young LGBTQ+ person in their lives.  

Key Responsibilities

Lead the delivery and co-production of programmes

  • Drawing on learnings from current programmes and needs identified from existing evidence, co-produce a comprehensive programme of support for LGBTQ+ young people in Surrey, involving young people and stakeholders, to expand our 1-1 work, face to face and virtual group work offer
  • Liase with schools to increase referral pathways to our programmes
  • Oversee delivery of project activities in conjunction with project workers and volunteers
  • Complete risk assessments as required
  • Upskill and improve staff capabilities across Eikon through leading internal training for staff and volunteers supporting programme activities
  • Act as supervisor for volunteers
  • Ensure project development and delivery is in accordance with best practice and national policy and guidance regarding LGBTQ+ service provision

Lead the development and scale up of the Project

  • Lead the evaluation and development of the programme to promote and increase Eikon services for LGBTQ+ young people and families throughout Surrey across the 5 year project timeline
  • Expand Eikons delivery areas for 1-1 and group works
  • Work with other professionals to engage with hard to reach young people including those not educated in school
  • Create and deliver innovative webinars and other online support for parents, carers, families, and allies
  • Provide a coordinated approach to developing wellbeing and resilience, to enable young people to make positive, independent decisions when faced with difficult challenges in their lives
  • Work closely with Community Delivery Manager to ensure programme developments are in line with the project requirements and overall Eikon strategy

Impact, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Monitor, evaluate and develop the project, to meet programme ambitions
  • Develop and evaluate service delivery and scale up the programme, in response to learnings in year one
  • Report progress and provide face to face updates with the funders
  • Use goal-based outcomes, case studies and additional monitoring tools to monitor effectiveness and the impact of the programme holistically
  • Provide accurate and timely project data reports, for internal management and funders in line with project reporting timelines and expectations, reported from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective

Personal Development/other duties

  • Keep up to date with good practice, legislation and policies that have an impact on service delivery at Eikon
  • Work as part of a team to lead and inspire collaboration across Eikon.
  • Support Community Delivery Manager with additional tasks relevant to delivery and development of the project
  • Work within Eikon’s internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations
  • Attend training and supervision as discussed and agreed between yourself and line manager

How to apply

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and promoting 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.

The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.

Applications

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we do not accept CVs.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the details (which includes the application form) using the button below and submit your information using the Apply now button.

If you have any questions, please contact TeamAdmin@eikon.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 23/02/2024.
We are scheduling interviews for the week commencing 04/03/2024.

We do not provide feedback on applications.

We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.

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