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TREASURER TRUSTEE FOR BLACKBURN YOUTH ZONE

A unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a project that aims to improve the life chances of young people in Blackburn with Darwen.

Blackburn Youth Zone aims to support thousands of local young people to reach their full potential by giving them ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to’.  The charity is part of a Network of 13 OnSide Youth Zones across the country, offering affordable, inclusive access to a broad range of high-quality positive activities including; sports, arts, employability and, personal and social development, for 8-19 year olds and up to 21 for young people with additional needs.

We would love to hear from people who are passionate about supporting and developing opportunities for young people. You will be dynamic, motivated, and able to actively contribute your time and expertise for the benefit of the charity, through the role of Trustee. 

We are particularly looking for an individual with expertise, knowledge and the willingness to take on the role of Treasurer. You will ideally have knowledge of charity accounts and accountancy/financial director experience. 

The Trustee Board currently meets every two months; trustees are not paid and will be required to undergo a vetting process including an enhanced DBS check.

The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people; we place huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.  The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (two pages maximum), clearly stating what you would bring as a trustee and the portfolio(s) in which you are interested, to hr@blackburnyz.org.

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2021

You can read more about our work on our website here:https://www.blackburnyz.org and about the OnSide network of Youth Zones here:https://www.onsideyouthzones.org/

For information regarding how OnSide Youth Zones processes your data, please click here:https://www.onsideyouthzones.org/applicant-privacy/

Please also download the OnSdie Trustee Handbook

Download Treasure Role Profile 

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at Blackburn Youth and would like further information please email hr@blackburnyz.org or call 01254 292000 asking for Hannah Allen or Rose Walton. 

 

 

 

Sports Lead

Job Role:

Sports Lead

Accountable to: 

Universal Team Leader

Accountable for:

Sports Workers, Activity Workers, and Volunteers

Salary

 

£22,000-£25,000

Terms

Part-time, evening and weekends 

Hours 

37.5 hours over 5 working days

Main Purpose:

To develop and deliver an exciting sports programme of activities which will engage young  people aged 8 – 19 years old and those up to 25 years old with Special education needs and  disabilities (SEND) at Unitas Youth Zone. To provide direct line management support,  coaching and development for sessional Sports workers and volunteers. To ensure young  people receive a high-quality service. To have the lead responsibility and oversight of the  climbing wall, boxing gym, fitness suite, sports hall and 3G pitch. To utilise sport in the wider  youth work agenda supporting and encouraging young people to express themselves, explore  issues and facilitate personal development.

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

Play Worker 

Job Role:

Play Worker 

Accountable to: 

Team Leader (Play)

Accountable for:

Blackburn Youth Zone Universal Offer

Salary

 

Up To £10.50 (Dependent on experience)

Terms

Part-time, evening and weekends 

Hours 

Saturday – 7 hours

Main Purpose:

The supervision and support of children aged 5-12 years old at Blackburn Youth Zone. To
provide a safe, creative and appropriate play, sport and STEM opportunities for children
including preparing and delivering activities, through both individual and group activities in a
nurturing and caring environment ensuring that all young people are safe and happy.
You will work directly with children and young people to develop their social skills and build
their confidence by delivering a planned, high-quality programme of activity that is creative,
safe, innovative, and developmental and directly responds to the diverse needs, concerns and
interests of our members. Successful candidates for this role will be enthusiastic, committed
to “Young People First”.

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

Music Youth Worker 

Job Role:

Music Youth Worker 

Accountable to: 

Universal Service Manager

Accountable for:

Blackburn Youth Zone Universal Offer

Salary

 

Up to £10.50 p/h

Terms

Part-time Permanent Contract

Hours 

Saturday – 7 hours

Main Purpose:

To develop and deliver an exciting and engaging programme of music and creative media
activities that will stimulate, develop and provide positive outcomes for children and young
people aged 5 to 21.

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

Art Worker

Job Role:

Art Worker

Accountable to: 

Team Leads 

Accountable for:

Blackburn Youth Zone Universal Offer

Salary

 

Up to £10.50 p/h

Terms

Part-time, evening and weekends 

Hours 

Permanent Up To £10.50 (dependent on experience) offering upto 10 hours per
week
Freelance Up To £15.00 P/H upto 4 hours per week (dependent on experience and area of
specialism)

Main Purpose:

The Arts, alongside sport and Youth Work is at the heart of BYZ’s offer to young people. The
Arts offer is wide ranging and includes all types of arts and genres. You will develop and
deliver a diverse and exciting art’s programme of activities aimed at young people aged 5 to
19 years, that stimulates, develops and meets the needs of young people from all
backgrounds and abilities. You will look to utilise arts in the wider youth work agenda
supporting and encouraging young people to express themselves, explore issues and facilitate
personal development by developing their skills through positive engage and experiences.

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

Youth Worker 

Job Role:

Youth Worker 

Accountable to: 

Team Leader (Youth)

Accountable for:

Blackburn Youth Zone Universal Offer

Salary

 

Up To £10.50 (Dependent on experience)

Terms

Part-time Permanent Contract

Hours 

Part time, evenings and weekends

Main Purpose:

To work directly with children and young people to provide positive activities, to offer
support and guidance through issue-based work and to provide positive outcomes for young
people through appropriate assessment and intervention.

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

Darwen Play and Youth Work Manager

Job Role:

Darwen Play and Youth Work Manager

Accountable to: 

Universal Service Manager

Accountable for:

Youth Workers, Volunteers, Placement Students, Young Leaders 

Salary

 

£24,500 to £29,500

Terms

Full time, permanent – 37.5 hours per
week, including flexibility to work
evenings and weekends as required

Hours 

37.5 hours per week over 5 working days

Main Purpose:

The role will work with the Universal Service Manager and Operational Leadership Team to develop the wide range of  universal play, youth and sport provision, focussing on working with young people aged 5 to 21. The role will require a well-organised individual to lead the delivery team in ensuring a quality offer across 7 days in Darwen. Manage our hub and spoke model, coordinating the bespoke centres and partner agency offer. 

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, qualified professional with significant experience of managing excellent universal and bespoke programmes for large numbers of children and young people. You will hold line management responsibility seeking to ensure that there is strong evidence of effective performance in line with our vision, mission, and value. The role will require you to have previous experience within a youth work setting and strong evidence of excellent safeguarding knowledge and practice. 

You will lead, support and develop our Darwen universal team to identify and cultivate existing and new programmes of activity for young people across multi areas of Darwen. You will introduce continual improvements and ensure best practice in all service delivery whilst managing and achieving in line with KPIs, which may include, but are not limited to, attendance, outcomes and service impact, retention, partnerships and reputation. 

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

Events & Community Fundraiser

Job Role:

Events & Community Fundraiser

Accountable to: 

Fundraising Development Manager

Accountable for:

Finance Coordinator, Business Admin Manager and volunteers

Salary

 

Up to £25,000 (plus bonuses)

Terms

Full time, permanent – 40 hours per
week, including flexibility to work
evenings and weekends as required

Hours 

40 Hours 

Main Purpose:

You must have a passion for community fundraising, and a commitment to supporting young people. Using your skills, you will develop and deliver our community and corporate fundraising programme. You will focus on growing income from SME’s, third party events, community groups, schools, and individual giving fundraising streams. You will be excellent at building relationships, have experience in digital fundraising, be creative in your approach and be excited by the opportunity to manage several fundraising programmes at the same time. You will be a self-motivated individual, able to work independently and also well in a team.

Download Job description and Personal Specification. 

Application Process 

Please email a CV to hr@blackburnyz.org, together with a concise covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position.

If you require any further information about the role, please contact HR: 01254 292000

 

 

We are Blackburn Youth Zone, a state of the art youth club facility located at the heart of Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub for young people aged 5 to 25 years old, aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.

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