We are currently looking to appoint an experienced and passionate community leader to the exciting new role of Youth Team Lead within Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey. Oasis vision is for transformed communities, and so community is at the heart of everything we do. Oasis works through Hubs, which are local Christ-centred places of activity that provide integrated, high quality and diverse services to benefit the whole person and the whole community.
As the Youth Team Lead you will be responsible for leading a team of youth workers working across the Academy (Years 7-13) providing activities before, during and after school. Activities delivered by the team will include open access engagement, targeted mentoring (particularly linked to attendance and pastoral support) and engaging afterschool and evening activities. You will be joining a vibrant local Hub community team working closely with the Academy and other agencies in the local community. Existing activities include the Sheppey support bus (a mobile social supermarket and advice centre that works across the Island).
About OCL and the Oasis family
With 52 academies, Oasis Community Learning (OCL) is widely recognised as one of the leading educational organisations in the UK. At the forefront of transformational education, we are a dynamic, inclusive family of academies with the aim of transforming lives within communities and offering exceptional education to over 20,000 students across four regions of England. OCL is part of the Oasis family of charities in the UK, working alongside Oasis Community Partnerships (which is helping to set up a local charitable company for Oasis Hub: Isle of Sheppey) and Oasis Community Housing.
Our ideal Candidate
We are seeking a highly relational and experienced Youth Leader to join us in this exciting position. To be successful in this role, you will require:
- Experience of leading youth work programmes
- Good understanding of youth work theories and practice
- Experience of growing projects from the initial start-up phase through to maturity
- Experience of leading and line managing a team of staff and volunteers
- Evidence of sustained development and improvement in significant projects
What we can offer you
- A commitment to extensive CPD opportunities
- The opportunity to work across a diverse partnership of projects
- Defined benefit pension (including life cover, lower tax rate and ill health cover)
- Free eye tests
- Opportunity to access private healthcare
- Access to free counselling service
- The exciting opportunity to be part of our vision of community transformation
If you are interested in applying for this position, please download the application form and return the completed form to email@example.com by 12:00pm on Thursday 8th September.
CVs alone will not be accepted as an application for this role.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role
OCL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.