Project Co-Ordinator

Closing date: 
27 Mar 2017
Project Co-Ordinator role includes coordinating a diverse range of community activities with key responsibilities around project delivery to community activists, ensuring people are engaged in activities that are developmental, innovative and meaningful.

The Project Coordinator plays an important role in the implementation of CRJ's Digging Deeper programme.  The central focus of the role includes coordinating a diverse range of activities with key responsibilities around project and programme development and face to face delivery to all members of the community.  

The Project Coordinator will also develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, employers and education establishments, and ensures service delivery f is provided to the highest possible standards.

DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Co-ordinate and manage the delivery of the Digging Deeper project within Newry and South Armagh including programme planning, monitoring and ensure they are delivered to the highest standard.
  • Work with a variety of target groups across the area and provide innovative programmes of support that lead to personal, social and educational development.
  • Deliver motivational and inspirational sessions that lead to positive behaviour change in community activists and young people whilst providing a range of accredited and non-accredited learning.
  • Evaluate and monitor the project achievements in line with the funder’s contractually agreed reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Assist in developing existing and new partnerships and promote the benefits to all of this way or working together. 

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support to influence positive change within communities through facilitation and group work which advances and improves achievement and supports community empowerment.
  • Identify issues that are affecting the community and its ability to maximise resources and initiate and sustain strategies/programmes that support the community to overcome these barriers.
  • Facilitate the community in the planning, development, design and implementation of a new collaborative way of working.
  • Develop a steering group across for both geographical areas. That can share project development and delivery.
  • Devise appropriate and sensitive action plans to support community organisations/individuals through each stage of the journey which include: individual meetings, phone calls, workshops, etc.
  • Participate in high quality session planning to meet the needs and interests of the community and which support the project aims and objectives as set out by the project funding agreement.
  • Work with the Project Manager, to deliver programmes of work that are focused on the achievement of funders’ targets: such as the number of young people/community activists back into education, training or employment.
  • Ensure the maintenance of internal electronic and hard copy information systems that record relevant outcomes and support the requirements of funders and partners.
  • Ensure compliance with CRJ Newry / Armagh policies in relation to health and safety, equal opportunities, and working with volunteers and young people.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work flexibly where appropriate on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme.
  • Deliver programmes within budget and take responsibility for petty cash as required.
  • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  • Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post, as may be reasonably requested.
  • Work with due regard for CRJ's core values and objectives.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of, and adherence to the charities Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

Essential criteria:

  • Have three years’ experience of overseeing and delivering community and youth work programmes.
  • Demonstrates how to empower community activists and young people and build activities and opportunities with them to address their needs.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Newry and South Armagh in relation to social issues and challenges faced by young people and communities.
  • Have experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and demonstrate understanding and experience of managing information.
  • Evidence a skills base in networking and building alliances/new partnerships with the voluntary and statutory sectors
  • Have a minimum of a level 2 in Community Development.
  • Have a level two qualification in restorative justice.
  • Express a willingness to work out of office hours including weekends and evenings
  • Clearly demonstrate an ability to build relationships and deliver high quality activities to all ages within communities.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Evidence of working with trainers, facilitators, sessional staff and volunteers.
  • Have a relevant qualification in facilitation.
  • Have a level two qualification in youth work.
  • At least two years experience of interagency working.

Duration: The post is for immediate start until December 2018.

Completed CV's must be received at the above address no later than Monday 27th March 2017 at 12 noon

To secure an interview all the essential criteria must be clearly demonstrated on the application.  We will also consider the desirable criteria when shortlisting.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 27th March 2017 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March 2017

CRJ Newry / Armagh are an Equal Opportunities Employer.