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Youth Engagement Officer, Mallydams, Part Time

Youth Engagement Officer       

Location:    Mallydams Wood

Salary:  £20,507 - £21,676

Hours:  28 hours per week

Closing date:    15 August 2016, 5pm   

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as the RSPCA is to end cruelty and promote kindness to animals and to alleviate their suffering.

The main responsibilities of the post include:

  • Manage delivery of the youth section of the Mallydams Hastings Wild Things project 
  • Plan, organise and run residential, day and evening courses for young people in order to meet the objectives of the RSPCA National Education Programme and the Hastings Wild Things project objectives
  • Build positive partnerships with key professional agencies such as YOTs, TYS, CRI, other youth work providers and relevant statutory and voluntary agencies in the locality
  • Maximise young people’s participation at Mallydams through their active involvement in the planning and evaluation of the Hastings Wild Things project at a local level and by actively encouraging them and assisting them to become involved in other opportunities.
  • Actively encourage and assist young people to become involved in the Youth Group
  • Accredit the learning gained by young people, including AQA unit modules and John Muir Award
  • Deliver outreach sessions at schools, colleges and youth centres.
  • Promote the work of the centre in the community
  • Develop educational resources for Mallydams

The successful applicant should have:

  • Relevant qualification and/or significant experience of working with young people in an informal setting
  • History of continued professional development
  • Proven experience of working  with young people with multiple and complex needs and behaviours both individually and in groups
  • Experience of working with other services to achieve positive outcomes for disadvantaged young people
  • Experience of designing and delivering environmental or animal welfare activities in an outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of natural history and ecology
  • Experience and knowledge of Child and Adult-at-risk safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Awareness of equality issues in relation to disadvantaged groups and an ability to apply strategies which promote equal access to services and opportunity
  • Familiarity and sympathy with the aims of the RSPCA

An application form and job description can be downloaded from this web page.  Alternatively, you can request an application from: Fiona Cannings, Facilities Manager, RSPCA Mallydams Wood, Peter James Lane, Fairlight, East Sussex, TN35 4AH, or by phone on 0300 123 0750. We do not accept CVs.

Please send your completed application form to the above address by the closing date of: 15 August 2016 by 5pm

The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers,and employee assistance programme.


The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure provided by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS). and Wales, number 219099

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.


How to apply..

1. Download a detailed job description and application form from the downloads area below.

2. Please send your completed application to the address on the application form quoting the reference number on the front of the envelope.

3. Completed application forms only will be accepted, which must be received by the closing date.

4. Please note that as a charity, in order to contain costs, we are unable to acknowledge individual applications.

5. If you have not received a letter within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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