Project Play is recruiting an Activities Coordinator to join our dedicated team!
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people? Do you have experience in education and/or youth work and want to use your knowledge to help some of the most at risk children in Europe?
Project Play is a small grassroots charity, set up to provide play sessions for displaced children in Northern France. We operate our mobile service six days a week and work with over 100 children in accommodation centres and informal refugee camps. We are looking for project coordinators to play a vital role in the implementation of our service.
Our sessions are designed to provide children with a safe space in which to build resilience and develop key skills they may have missed out on. Our volunteers play a key role in providing psychosocial support to minimize the impacts of trauma and adversity.
We are specifically looking for people with teaching, youth work and/or project management experience for this role. The role includes:
Developing objectives for sessions
Improving our education provision and curriculum
Researching and implementing activities ideas to target objectives
Ensuring session planning and activities target key areas of development, including specific activities to target trauma and toxic stress
Facilitating and/or organising training for the team in relation to session facilitation, activities, techniques, behaviour management, teaching etc.
Leading team planning meetings, briefings and debriefs and implementing decisions from these meetings
Greeting and liaising with donors and visitors
Updating the donations needs list and sharing this information with relevant parties
Maintaining appropriate levels of stock; making sure we have the necessary resources and that the excess is repurposed appropriately
You will be working closely alongside our Volunteer Coordinator and Safeguarding Coordinator and will share management responsibilities with them. Coordinators are provided with accommodation and given financial support of £400 every month, once you have completed your training.
We require our coordinators to meet these criteria:
Experience of working with children and young people in a paid or voluntary capacity
Experience of designing and implementing activities and/or educational curriculums
Formal experience of managing a team
Over the age of 21
Able to provide a DBS check (we can facilitate this for you if necessary)
Minimum commitment of 7 months (1 month hand over followed by 6 month term)
Dedication to supporting vulnerable children and families
Strong work ethic and ability to work in a close-knit team
Background in social work, education, community development, psychology or refugee support strongly desirable
You will gain:
Experience working with incredibly strong and resilient young people
Experience of frontline humanitarian work
Knowledge of charity management, fundraising, recruitment, partnerships and service implementation on a grassroots level
Experience working in a flexible and dynamic environment
Working weeks are typically 5 days, 9.30am-7.30pm. As a relatively new grassroots organisation, every individual who works with us plays a huge part in creating our culture and shaping our service. You will have the opportunity to run with your ideas, so we are looking for innovative and confident individuals to do so!
We are very happy to answer any questions and explain the background of Project Play and the coordinator responsibilities in more detail. If you would like to apply, please get in contact with us. Please include your available dates in the initial email. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Teaching, youth work, project management experience, social work.
£400 stipend per month