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Operations Manager (Breakthrough) - Closing date Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 12 noon.

“A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).”

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The ‘Breakthrough’ programme will engage up to 172 young people aged 14 – 24 years per year from across North Belfast, Shankill and Newtownabbey through working in local schools and in partnership with youth and community organisations.  The programme will be delivered in partnership with Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum, Ardoyne Youth Enterprises, Mount Vernon Community Development Forum (operating on behalf of Loughview Community Action Partnership), Newtownabbey Antrim Cultural Network (NACN), Street Beat, New Life City Church and YEHA Youth Project.

JOB BACKGROUND

The post holder will be responsible for the management, development and implementation of the Breakthrough Programme, its offices and staff and outreach provision on behalf of Ashton Community Trust.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To establish, implement and monitor outreach provision for the Breakthrough Programme to ensure the widest possible contact throughout the Programme area
  2. To work in partnership with the Head of Youth Development of ACT, Project Partners, SEUPB and other key stakeholders to develop and implement the programme
  3. To manage appropriate people and teams
  4. To manage relevant budgets and resources
  5. To promote, market and actively seek out additional opportunities and specialist services where required for Breakthrough Programme participants
  6. To report on and act on monitoring and evaluation information
  7. To line manage the Programme Coordinator and all Detached and Centre Based Programme Youth Outreach Mentors and Schools Programme Youth Outreach Mentors ensuring regular supervision and annual appraisals are completed, performance measurement, training, monitoring leave and sickness
  8. To manage the provision of Breakthrough Programme services in each of the partner’s organisations. This would include the planning and development of outreach services, the management and monitoring of mentoring delivery and good relations group work in outreach centres and ensuring all outreach processes and policies are adhered to.
  9. To work in partnership with management, the Peace IV Children and Young People Team at SEUPB and other organisations delivering Peace IV Children and Young People Programmes to establish monitoring and evaluation processes.
  10. To ensure all guidelines and processes set out by SEUPB and the Breakthrough Programme are being enforced.

Main Duties

  1. To manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of The Breakthrough Programme
  2. To contribute in any recruitment processes for programme staff and trainees, if and when required
  3. To ensure that appropriate training programmes for staff and trainees are developed and fully implemented
  4. Ensure that all Breakthrough outreach provision runs effectively and efficiently on a daily basis
  5. To liaise with all other bodies, agencies and professionals associated with The Breakthrough Programme
  6. To work in conjunction with the Breakthrough Programme team in maintaining quality systems and standards into all programmes to include: ISO and EFQM in order to ensure the full delivery of quality programmes to all user groups and to ensure that all standards and processes are being met for funders
  7. To ensure the continuous update of all programme databases
  8. To ensure all processes and administrative systems are continually updated and adhered to in line with ACT policies and procedures
  9. Ensure consistent compliance with all policies and procedures, financial and audit regulations and external funders requirements
  10. Ensure the upkeep of all equipment, furnishings and fittings relating to training & employment projects
  11. Establish and maintain effective methods of communication and reporting to the Head of Youth Development and Project Partners
  12. To work with the local community and all project partners to ensure the values and ethos of ACT is fulfilled and used to encourage greater community participation
  13. Participate on all relevant boards including attending all meetings as requested by the Head of Youth Development to ensure effective partnership working and to promote the work of ACT and the Breakthrough Programme
  14. To work in partnership with the Head of Youth Development to Plan for all in order to raise an awareness and profile of The Breakthrough Programme
  15. Ensure all policies and procedures of ACT and Youth Development are communicated to all staff and implemented
  16. To meet all monitoring and evaluation procedures set by the Trust and to ensure that all activity is recorded and forwarded for analysis
  17. To build upon existing links with all external bodies
  18. To organise and hold regular meetings with all staff to ensure effective team working, complete and update work plans and to monitor targets are being met.
  19. To ensure regular monthly staff meetings and appraisals and staff supervisions are completed
  20. To work in partnership with Head of Youth Development to monitor costs, targets, budgets, evaluation, and the effective delivery of all its programmes.
  21. To monitor the performance of the Coordinator, Youth Outreach Mentors and other staff to ensure they are effectively working with customers and meeting all their needs
  22. To perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by management to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the organisations action plan

For a Candidate Information Booklet including an application form, please click link below:

FabLab Project Worker - Closing date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 12 noon.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Fablab Project Worker will undertake the delivery and implementation of education programmes that use the resources of the Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab).  The Fab Lab provides a venue to engage participants in learning experiences that bridge manufacturing technology, computer science, and engineering.  The Fab Lab provides opportunities for participants to learn the innovation and design process, taking a project from concept to final product.

Fablab delivers in house at the FabLab and in schools and in youth and community centres through evening and weekend workshops.  The Project Worker will be responsible for maintaining, updating and safely operating the physical space and the equipment of the FabLab and for the supervision and devising and delivery of the FabLab education and engagement programmes with local schools, youth, community and business sectors.

The role will require a highly experienced, committed and innovative practitioner who brings creativity, energy and strong engagement skills to supporting participant’s development.

The Project Worker will be directly responsible to the Head of Youth, Arts and Fablab.

Responsibilities

  • To work alongside the Head of Department and Fablab team in designing and developing creative and engaging sessions that is both enjoyable and challenging for the participants.
  • To engage participants through developing innovative design-led activities using digital maker equipment that supports the programme objectives.
  • Train in, operate and maintain fabrication equipment to include a CNC mill, Laser Cutter, 3d Printer.
  • To facilitate of group work specifically focused on using design skills for personal development, confidence building and good relations.
  • To deliver accredited and non-accredited training.
  • To ensure that all equipment and its use, and all training and premises are fully complaint with all health and safety requirements and that an ongoing culture of Health and Safety is fostered.
  • To evaluate programmes in accordance with FabLab procedures.
  • Develop and deliver training and ongoing support in 2d and 2d Design softwares including Solid Works, Inkscape, Partworks, Vectric and Eagle.
  • To communicate and plan with all key project stakeholders participants.
  • Encourage a fun, positive participative atmosphere working in partnership with project participants.
  • To support the Head of Department in promoting and marketing programmes.
  • To ensure accurate recording of all information related to the FabLab Programme and produce monthly progress reports against targets where required if applicable.
  • To ensure all guidelines and processes set out by funders are followed.
  • To maintain quality systems and standards to include: ISO and EFQM in order to ensure the full delivery of quality programmes to all user groups and to ensure that all standards and processes are being met for funders.
  • To perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by management to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the organisations action plan.
  • Practitioner who brings creativity, energy and strong engagement skills to supporting participant’s development.

For a Candidate Information Booklet including an application form, please click link below:

FabLab Temporary Youth Worker - Closing date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 12 noon.

Job Background

Ashton Community Trust wishes to engage temporary youth workers to support and facilitate personal development and good relations programmes with FabLab Belfast.  These innovative programmes focus on youth development through the use of creative digital technology and will be delivered alongside staff from Fablab Belfast in both primary schools after school and youth settings in the evenings.  Youth workers will either lead on or support delivery of personal development and good relations sessions while Fablab staff will lead on delivery of creative digital technology.  Successful applicants will have the option of working with schools in the afternoons or youth groups in the evenings.

Successful candidates will be required to attend training as part of their induction to the organisation.

Job Duties:

  • To design and facilitate personal development or good relations sessions as part of innovative programmes that focus on youth development and peace building through the use of creative digital technology
  • To work alongside FabLab staff to ensure personal development or good relations sessions complement tech based sessions
  • To support children and young people during delivery of tech based sessions
  • To ensure that young people play an active role in the group and work towards a model of youth participation.
  • To communicate effectively and develop a rapport with young people.
  • To support children and young people for whom there are barriers to learning/educational aspiration and attainment and school readiness, or children presenting with behaviour difficulties
  • To enable young people to work effectively in groups and with their peers from other communities.
  • To monitor and record participant’s attendance and development 
  • To encourage a fun, positive, participative, youth-centred atmosphere
  • Implement Ashton Community Trust’s Child Protection Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy and work with young people to safeguard their welfare and the welfare of others.
  • Carry out administrative duties, under the direction of the Senior Youth Worker

For a Candidate Information Booklet including an application form, please click link below:

Administrative Assistant (Part time); closing date Monday 25th Feb 2019 at 12 noon.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Answering queries via telephone and email in an appropriate professional manner;
  • Assist the Project Manager in organising a programme of events and activities, including but not limited to, coordinating with venues, staff, volunteers contractors.
  • Assist with collating data obtained from survey research and interviews.
  • Record accurately data obtained from research and survey results.
  • Assist with the administration of project plans, procedures and reports.
  • Maintain and update database of contact lists
  • Liaise with stakeholders who are involved in the delivery of Healthy North Belfast.
  • Attend Healthy Norther Belfast meetings and record minutes ensuring they are distributed to the relevant people in a timely manner.
  • Any other administrative duties that are relevant to the post e.g. filing, photocopying, responding to email, telephone and written queries etc.
  • Undertake reception duties as required

 Status of the Job Description

This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

For a Candidate Information Booklet including an application form, please click link below:

Receptionist (part time/afternoons) closing on Monday 25th February at 12 noon.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting the delivery of a professional reception service within Ashton Community Trust.

 

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

 

  • Provide a professional and welcoming reception cover to all service users both in person and via telephone.
  • Answer telephone and email queries in an appropriate professional manner;
  • Maintain a clean and professional reception area at all times.
  • Operate switchboard and be cooperative to those requiring assistance.
  • Ensure visitors are announced and directed to the appropriate person/waiting area
  • Attend staff meetings when required.
  • Maintain a strict code of confidentiality regarding service users.
  • Work with staff and stakeholders to ensure a quality service is delivered.
  • Attend meetings and record minutes ensuring they are distributed to the relevant people in a timely manner.
  • Any other administrative duties that are relevant to the post e.g. filing, photocopying, responding to email, telephone and written queries etc.

Status of the Job Description

This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

For a Candidate Information Booklet including an application form, please click link below:

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