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WORK FOR WOLVERHAMPTON YOUTH ZONE

As a brand new charity in The Way Youth Zone offers a chance to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of young people. If you have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be part of this exciting work coupled with the skills that our vacancy roles require, please apply today.

How to Apply – please take the time to read about the role and closely match your application information to the person specification. Download an Application Form with the Job Role and send the completed form to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org.

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Opportunities

Arts Lead

Salary: Up to £21,500

The Role
We are seeking an exceptional candidate to develop and deliver an exciting arts programme of activities which will engage young people aged 8 – 19 years (25 with disabilities) at The Way Youth Zone.  The successful candidate will provide direct line management support, coaching, and development for our arts coordinators (Junior and Senior), sessional workers and volunteers to ensure young people receive a high-quality service.  The role is responsible for overseeing the arts and crafts offer, performing arts, dance, music and media. This project is funded by Big Lottery Fund.

The Person

We are looking for someone who is creative, bold and ambitious. You will have extensive experience of delivering arts activities to young people in line with relevant guidance and good practice and proven experience of working with young people aged 8 to 19 (25 with disabilities) in a range of settings. You will be an excellent manager, across arts types, and be able to work efficiently and creatively with external partners, including arts organisations. You may be a creative director, artist, performer, director youth worker with creative skills or a combination of these! You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to motivate and engage staff, volunteers and young people through arts and a strong commitment to young people and ability to engage and build positive relationships with disengaged young people. You will encourage development and growth and seek to deliver awards and encourage. The idea of putting on performances and exhibitions will excite you and you’ll want to push the boundaries of what the young people can achieve regularly and with passion and enthusiasm. You will have lots of initiative and big but deliverable ideas! Finally, you will have a can-do attitude. Passion and commitment are essential to success at The Way. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the goals behind the Youth Zone and play an active role in contributing to the successful development of the Youth Zone.

Closing date for applications                          Thursday 7th September 2017 (5pm)

Interviews                                                                  Tuesday 12th September 2017

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Application Process

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: Sara.Gardiner@Thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Dance Instructor

Job title Dance Instructor  

Hours

 

1 x 16hr Post
Salary/Hr Rate £7.50-£9.50 Per Hour Contract Type Part time
Reporting to: Sports Coordinator Holidays: Pro-Rata
Location: The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff, volunteers, young people, parents, third and public-sector organisations
Closing date: 9am Friday 8thth September 2017
Interview date: Thursday 14th September 2017

Please ensure that you are available on the evening of the interview date stated above.

To deliver an exciting dance programme to children and young people that will challenge, stimulate and provide new opportunities, in line with the dance activity programme in the Youth Zone.  To teach and lead the fundamentals of dance activities to young people which develop skills levels.

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Application Process

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: Sara.Gardiner@Thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Performing Arts Instructor

Job title Performing Arts Instructor  

Hours

 

1x 16hr Post
Salary/Hr Rate £7.50-£9.50 Per Hour Contract Type Part time
Reporting to: Sports Coordinator Holidays: Pro-Rata
Location: The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff, volunteers, young people, parents, third and public-sector organisations
Closing date: 9am Monday 11th September 2017
Interview date: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Please ensure that you are available on the evening of the interview date stated above.

 To deliver an exciting Performing Arts programme to children and young people that will challenge, stimulate and provide new opportunities, in line with the Arts activity programme in the Youth Zone.  To teach and lead the fundamentals of performing arts activities to young people which develop skills levels.

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Application Process

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: Sara.Gardiner@Thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Administration and Customer service Volunteer

Administration and Customer service Volunteer

Job Title:

Administration and Customer service Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

Our story began back in 2012 when Wolverhampton City Council in partnership with local business people saw the Onside Youth Zone model in other towns and cities and as a result wanted to give the young people of Wolverhampton access to a Youth Zone, and the benefits it can bring for the whole community. Championed by successful entrepreneur, Steve Morgan OBE and with additional backing from the Morgan Foundation, The Queen’s Trust and St James’s Place Foundation, this once-in-a-lifetime project is now set to become a reality for the city’s young people from early 2016.

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Arts Club Volunteer

Arts Club Volunteer

Job Title:

Arts Club Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

Our story began back in 2012 when Wolverhampton City Council in partnership with local business people saw the Onside Youth Zone model in other towns and cities and as a result wanted to give the young people of Wolverhampton access to a Youth Zone, and the benefits it can bring for the whole community. Championed by successful entrepreneur, Steve Morgan OBE and with additional backing from the Morgan Foundation, The Queen’s Trust and St James’s Place Foundation, this once-in-a-lifetime project is now set to become a reality for the city’s young people from early 2016.

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Volunteer Catering Assistant

Volunteer Catering Assistant

Job Title:

Volunteer Catering Assistant

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

This role is specialised, so a keen interest in catering is required with previous experience advantageous. Good customer service skills and a keen willingness to learn with the ability to multitask.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Enterprise Project Volunteer

Enterprise Project Volunteer

Job Title:

Enterprise Project Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial with a lively can do attitude. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers.

You need to be open minded, creative in your thinking and happy to get involved in all activities.

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Finance Volunteer

Finance Volunteer

Job Title:

Finance Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

The most important thing for this role is a positive attitude and cheerful personality. You also need to be confident and outgoing, to believe in children and young people’s abilities, and be inspiring and enthusiastic.  It would also be advantageous if you had previous experience within this role.

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Football Coach Volunteer

Football Coach Volunteer

Job Title:

Football Coach Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

You should have a level one coaching qualification as a minimum alongside the FA youth modules. At the very least there must be a commitment to working towards these qualifications.

Ideally you will hold a level two coaching qualification or be working towards this.

Previous experience coaching within a large and successful grassroots football club also.

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Inclusion Volunteer

Inclusion Volunteer – Supporting Young People with Disabilities or Learning Difficulties

Job Title:

Inclusion Volunteer – Supporting Young People with Disabilities or Learning Difficulties

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

For this role you must have a passion for working with children and young people. You must have patience and an understanding of young people with additional needs.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Youth Workers – Junior Club

Youth Workers – Junior Club

Job Title:

Youth Workers – Junior Club

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Tuesdays & Thursday evenings, Saturday & Sunday daytime.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial with a lively can do attitude. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers, and be able to coach within a technical syllabus. You also need to be enthusiastic, committed and ready to build your team, and take them to the next level.

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Mentor

Mentor

Job Title:

Mentor

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri – 1 -2 hours per week

The most important thing for this role is a positive attitude, to be confident and outgoing, to believe in children and young people’s abilities, and be inspiring and enthusiastic.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial with a lively can do attitude. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers.

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Bilingual Mentor

Bilingual Mentor

Job Title:

Bilingual Mentor

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri – 1 -2 hours per week

The most important thing for this role is the ability to speak more than 1 language and have a positive attitude. To be confident and outgoing, to believe in children and young people’s abilities, and be inspiring and enthusiastic.

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Outward bounds and residential volunteer

Outward bounds and residential volunteer

Job Title:

Outward bounds and residential volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun day/evenings.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers, and be able to coach within a technical syllabus. You also need to be enthusiastic, committed and ready to build your team, and take them to the next level.

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Youth Workers – activity and recreation

Youth Workers – activity and recreation

Job Title:

Youth Workers – activity and recreation

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Youth Workers – Senior Club

Youth Workers – Senior Club

Job Title:

Youth Workers – Senior Club

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers, and be able to coach within a technical syllabus. You also need to be enthusiastic, committed and ready to build your team, and take them to the next level.

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Sports Club Volunteer

Sports Club Volunteer

Job Title:

Sports Club Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun day/evenings.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Volunteer Mini bus driver

Volunteer Mini bus driver

Job Title:

Volunteer Mini bus driver

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

All drivers will need to be over the age of 21. Hold a driving licence for over 2 years. The driving licence must have been taken before the 1st January 1997 to automatically allow you to drive the mini bus. Maximum 6 points on the licence.

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HOW TO REACH US

How to find us in Wolverhampton

By train: We’re about 10 minutes walk from Wolverhampton railway station. Here’s a lovely map.

By bus: The Way Youth Zone is about 10 minutes walk from Wolverhampton bus station or you could hop on the 2, 25, 63, 225 or 226 buses (they drop you off right by us).

By car: Just pop “School St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 0NR” into your sat nav/phone/whatever you use.

  • Kerryann

    WHY THE WAY

    "“It has been amazing to see my daughter out grow her fears and get involved more with other children of all ages and disabilities. I am, as she is, so pleased that Wolverhampton has a place where all children can be themselves and do activities that they enjoy…”"

    Kerryann Michaels, Mum

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    "“Had a fab evening at The Way, Wolverhamptons new youth zone. Great facilities. Lovely staff. Signed both the boys up as members and have had to drag them both away after 3 hours even though none of us have been home for tea yet!”"

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    "Absolutely fantastic place. I used to love my youth club days (many years ago!) And never thought my three girls would get the opportunity to experience anything like it. The facilities are amazing, as are the youth workers and volunteers, you all do a brilliant job!"

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    "Fantastic activities and even better staff and volunteers. My daughters, nieces and all their friends love the place - so fortunate to have such a high quality facility in the City"

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    "Lots of awesome activities for the kids wearing mine out like a treat. A safe pace to meet friends and hang out in with state of the art facilities."

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    WHY THE WAY

    "Great new centre for youngsters to hang out and have some fun. Football, pool tables, boxing, gym, hair and beauty, sports hall and café and more!"

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