Youth Project Leader – ReachOut Leadership Development Programme


Only apply if you live in Liverpool, Manchester, or London!

  • Spend 3 hours preparing and planning your ReachOut mentoring sessions using ReachOut’s bank of activities to lead and deliver engaging sessions for 2 hours each week
  • Support the 12-16 young people in your sessions to raise their aspirations, develop their character, and build their academic attainment and self-confidence
  • Complete monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure sessions are as impactful as possible and set up strategies with the help of your line manager to help each young person in your group reach their mentoring goal
  • Manage and support a group of 12-16 volunteer mentors
  • Keep in touch with the parents/carers of the young people in your group about attendance, successes and challenges
  • Run extracurricular activities in your session or support extracurricular practitioner run their sessions
  • Follow ReachOut’s policies and procedures to safeguard young people
  •  You are available for 3 hours of flexible working remotely and for 2 hours at the same time and same-day on a weekly basis in a local partner school from

    o   3:30 – 5:30 pm in primary schools from October to April during term time

    o   either 5:00 – 7:00 pm or 6:00 – 8:00 pm in secondary schools from October to June during term time

What we offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding year-long programme that will give you the tools to be well equipped for any future career
  • Have an impact on the lives of your assigned young people and volunteer mentors Gain valuable experience to evidence your skills to future employers
  • Receive extensive training and support to be a good ReachOut Project Leader, gaining experience in managing volunteers, working with young people, and taking a leadership role
  • Receive additional training on skills that are transferable to any career, such as time management & prioritisation, public speaking skills, interview skills and more
  • Get paid 5 hours a week to prepare, plan and deliver your mentoring sessions with young people 9 –19 years old (£11.05 per hour in London and £9.90 per hour in Greater Manchester, Oldham and Liverpool)
  • Develop key skills for any career such as leadership, communication, time management, and people management
  • You get £50 after completing the compulsory induction training in September 2022

What we ask:

  • At least finished high school
  • You are confident to engage and manage a group of 12 or 16 young people either in primary or secondary school
  • You are passionate about ReachOut’s mission and demonstrate ReachOut’s Character Strengths: Fairness, Good Judgement, Self-Control and Staying Power
  • You are open to feedback with a genuine desire to learn and develop personally
  • You have the desire and potential to take on a leadership role
  • You have Maths and English skills
  • You have good communication skills (face-to-face, email, text, phone)
  • Confident using IT; email, MS Forms, excel and video conferencing such as Zoom
  • You are enthusiastic, energetic and excited by challenges
  • You have good organisation skills (can manage tasks effectively, accurately and in a timely fashion)
  • You are available for 3 hours of flexible working remotely and for 2 hours at the same time and same-day on a weekly basis
  • You are available to attend the residential Leadership Development Programme Training on the weekend of 2-4 September 2022

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