Education, Families and Youth Manager



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Education, Families and Youth Manager

Reference: MAY20221665
Location: RSPB Northern Ireland
Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, Annual Leave

Are you passionate about nature? Do you have the experience and skills to lead our work with children and young people in Northern Ireland, including through strategy development, establishing partnerships and advocating our education policy objectives? We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and highly motivated Education, Families and Youth Manager to work within our NI team. You will support the development of transformational experiences for young people and families across Northern Ireland and seek out new opportunities with funders and partners.

You will be an experienced leader with a track record of developing and managing projects, inspiring teams and managing change, with knowledge of safeguarding, formal education and community outreach. You will have good knowledge and experience of the education and youth sector in Northern Ireland. You will be an excellent communicator who is able to prioritise and think strategically.

You will:

  • Contribute to the strategic planning and development of education, youth and family related initiatives to inspire individuals and communities to connect and take action for nature.
  • Seek out, develop and maintain partnerships that enable RSPB NI to achieve its ambitions to save nature with and through children and young people in NI.
  • As a Safeguarding Adviser, act as the first point of contact for staff seeking support and advice around the implementation of RSPB’s safeguarding policy in their work.
  • Help identify and manage new opportunities with funders and manage funded projects to deliver agreed outcomes

This is a really exciting time to join the RSPB in Northern Ireland where we have helped deliver some amazing successes for saving nature and inspiring people, and you'll have the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team, helping to shape the way we connect young people with our wonderful wildlife.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: what are we looking for?

  • Knowledge of the formal education sector and the NI curriculum.
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice in working with children and young people.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding / child protection.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrable track record of having developed and managed funding bids and projects.
  • Demonstrable track record of having successfully and effectively developed and delivered any or all of the following: education / outdoor learning / youth / family initiatives.
  • Ability to build and manage effective and productive relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to empower and motivate staff and volunteers to deliver objectives, often without direct line management.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to manage a diverse workload.

For further information and to submit your application, click APPLY NOW

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday, 12th June 2022

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 21 June.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will require completion of an Access NI check in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

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Permanent Full-Time
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Education & Training, Charity and Voluntary
Job Roles
Project Manager, Education Manager, Youth Manager
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Education, Families and Youth Manager

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  • Salary: As per scale
  • Closing: 12/06/2022

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