Jobs

We currently have three roles open to application:

  1. Senior Youth Worker with Music Production Project
    As the X-Mobile Project Manager, you’d be responsible for the planning and delivery of the youth work activities relating to XLP’s two X-Mobile music studio vans – the second studio van will go live this summer. This role involves both continuing existing activities, developing new work working closely with the Community Programme Manager, and taking responsibility for the managing those employed through XLP’s X-Mobile Apprenticeship scheme.
  2. Senior Youth Worker with Performing Arts Project
    As the XLP Arts Project Manager, you’d be responsible for the planning and delivery of our Arts Showcases and youth work activities relating to the project and involved in arts related trips and festivals. This role involves both continuing existing activities, developing new work, working closely with the Community Programme Manager and the XLP youth workers operating in schools and PRUs, and taking responsibility for the members of the Arts Project Team.
  3. XL-Mentoring Project Manager (Greenwich)
    You will have responsibility for recruitment, training and supervision of mentors sourced from the local community, matching them with young people and supporting up to 25 active 1-2-1 mentor/mentee relationships at any one time. The mentors commit to provide between 1-2 hours face to face per week and text communication for a minimum of 12 months. In addition you will organise a new programme of group mentoring in schools delivered by senior youth workers. The role also includes managing the relationships with key stakeholders such as schools, parents/carers, pupil referral units, social services, other youth work providers and police.

Senior Youth Worker with Music Production Project

X-Mobile Project Manager

Salary: c. £25,000 

Introduction

We are looking for an experienced senior youth worker who loves working with young people through music and music production to join the XLP team of over 40 youth workers working on projects in schools, pupil referral units and estate communities across inner-city London.

Using the superb X-Mobile music studio van (created for us by MTV and EMI) the project encourages the young people to express the struggles that they face through their music and lyrics and learn how to use recording, editing and production equipment. The X-Mobile goes to where the young people are on their estates and hosts small group and 1-2-1 sessions. Youth workers develop trusted relationships with the young people and help them deal with the behavioural, educational and emotional challenges many of them face on a daily basis.

As the X-Mobile Project Manager, you’d be responsible for the planning and delivery of the youth work activities relating to XLP’s two X-Mobile music studio vans – the second studio van will go live this summer. This role involves both continuing existing activities, developing new work working closely with the Community Programme Manager, and taking responsibility for the managing those employed through XLP’s X-Mobile Apprenticeship scheme.

Job role

The job will involve:

Working with young people through music and music production
Managing effectively the planning and delivery of all X-Mobile activities
Developing existing activities further and establishing activities in new locations in line with plans and budgets
Line managing and supporting the development of apprentices assigned to the project
Managing and overseeing volunteers assigned to the project, and the relationships with key stakeholders associated with the project
Collaborating with and providing support to the wider youth work team and other projects under the direction of the Community Programme Manager
Reporting on agreed outcomes and outputs, in line with approved delivery plans and budgets, and working to required standards, policies and procedures

The full job description is available here.

About you

You will need to be highly motivated and able to demonstrate a track record of at least 2 years’ experience of delivering youth work relevant to an urban context, and have expertise relevant to working in a detached setting. You’ll enjoy taking initiative in working with young people, love working as part of a team and be confident in directing volunteers and young people. 

You will be able easily to relate to young people, and have a sound understanding of the challenges and issues they face. In addition to superb youth work abilities, good project management and communication skills are essential to this role, and you will need to be familiar with relevant processes and protocols in safeguarding, budgeting, planning and timetabling.

You will need to be experienced and knowledgeable in setting up and operating music production studio facilities including hardware and industry standard software (such as Pro Tools and Logic). You must have been a driver for a minimum of 3 years and will undergo necessary driver training.

Location:     83 London Wall, EC2M 5ND.

Contact:      Email us with any queires relating to the job.

To apply

Complete and return this application form along with your CV to jobs@xlp.org.uk.

Deadline for application: 5th July 2017.

 

Senior Youth Worker with Performing Arts Project

Salary: £27,000- £29,000 (depending on experience)      

Introduction

We are looking for an experienced senior youth worker who loves working with young people through the performing arts to join the XLP team of over 40 youth workers working on projects in schools, pupil referral units and estate communities across inner-city London.

Working in partnership with schools and pupil referral units the XLP Arts Project encourages the young people to express the struggles that they face through their chosen art form (e.g. music, dance, drama, rap, comedy, illusion, poetry). The project looks to reach those who are struggling with behavioural and educational issues as well as unearthing some incredible hidden talent. The 1-2-1 and small group mentoring throughout the creative / rehearsal process helps to instil a sense of discipline, provide a positive activity focus and build confidence, all of which contribute to improved educational achievement, behaviours and social attitudes.

Showcase events are organised and hosted by XLP staff and local volunteers in each of the boroughs, drawing acts from a number of schools with the best acts from each borough then participating in a grand final event.  For eleven years now, the Arts Project has been giving fresh hope to the young people of London’s most marginalised communities. Not surprisingly this programme has met with the strong approval of teachers, headmasters, councillors, politicians and the police, not to mention the young people themselves for whom the experience has often been life changing.

The Arts project also includes a performance development stream aimed at developing performance skills and offering performance opportunities, and a life and opportunities skills development stream aimed at improving general life skills. As the XLP Arts Project Manager, you’d be responsible for the planning and delivery of the events and youth work activities relating to the project and involved in arts related trips and festivals. This role involves both continuing existing activities, developing new work, working closely with the Community Programme Manager and the XLP youth workers operating in schools and PRUs , and taking responsibility for the members of the Arts Project Team.

Job role

The job will involve:

Working with young people through the performing arts
Managing effectively the planning and delivery of all XLP Arts Project activities including direct responsibility for Arts Showcases in South London Boroughs
Collaborating with and providing support to the wider youth work team and other projects under the direction of the Community Programme Manager
Developing existing activities further and establishing activities in new locations in line with plans and budgets
Managing and overseeing volunteers assigned to the project, and the relationships with key stakeholders associated with the project
Reporting on agreed outcomes and outputs, in line with approved delivery plans and budgets, and working to required standards, policies and procedures.

The full job description is available here.

About you

You will need to be highly motivated and able to demonstrate a track record of at least 5 years’ experience of delivering youth work relevant to an urban context, and have significant expertise relevant to working with the performing arts. You will have outstanding youth work abilities, be a strong communicator and have good leadership skills. You will have experience of mobilising volunteers, know how to get the best out of those working with you, and be confident in directing volunteers and young people. You’ll enjoy taking initiative in working with young people, love working as part of a team, and be able easily to relate to young people and the challenges and issues they face.

You will also have event management experience. You will need to have good project management, communications and influencing skills, be familiar with relevant process and protocols, in safeguarding, budgeting, planning and timetabling.

You will need to be experienced and knowledgeable in setting up and operating arts events and operating music production and video equipment. You must have been a driver for a minimum of 3 years. This role involves significant work in evenings and weekends at certain times of the year.

Location: London Wall, EC2

Registered charity number: 1101095

Contact: Email us with any queries relating to the job

To apply: Complete and return this application form along with your CV to jobs@xlp.org.uk.

Deadline for application: 10th July 2017

 

XL-Mentoring Project Manager (Greenwich)

Salary: £26,500-£27,500 depending on experience

Introduction

We are looking to appoint a Manager to develop specialist one to one and group mentoring for young people in Greenwich who are vulnerable and at-risk, excluded or on the verge of exclusion from school, and/or involved in gangs, crime and anti-social behaviour.

This is an exciting opportunity to support these young people by extending XLP’s established and highly successful Mentoring model into the borough of Greenwich, building on XLP’s contacts there built up over many years.

The aim of the XL-Mentoring project is

to see young people making wise life-style choices and positively contributing to their families, communities and society;
to see them remain within the education system and avoid, or escape from, a life of gangs, crime and anti-social behaviour; and 
to strengthen their families by developing their ability to deal with life’s challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

The role

You will have responsibility for recruitment, training and supervision of mentors sourced from the local community, matching them with young people and supporting up to 25 active 1-2-1 mentor/mentee relationships at any one time. The mentors commit to provide between 1-2 hours face to face per week and text communication for a minimum of 12 months. In addition you will organise a new programme of group mentoring in schools delivered by senior youth workers. The role also includes managing the relationships with key stakeholders such as schools, parents/carers, pupil referral units, social services, other youth work providers and police.

The full job description is available here.

About You

You will to be able to demonstrate at least five years’ experience of working with vulnerable and at-risk children and young people growing up in an inner-city area within an educational, social work and youth work context. You will have extensive experience of working effectively with parents, guardians and carers, children and young people and schools and be able to relate easily to young people and their families and the challenges and issues they face. You are likely to have a strong track record of mentoring and/or counselling and a strong network of relevant contacts.

A background in the public sector as part of statutory services concerned with the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people is highly desirable.  The role requires someone with a rare combination of strengths in people and project management, strong leadership qualities with a passion for growing and enabling others, and the resilience and strength to persevere and go the extra mile. You will have good literacy and numeracy skills, be highly motivated, enjoy taking initiative and love working as part of a team.

 

Location: London Wall, EC2M 5ND

Contact: Email us with any queires relating to the job.

To apply: Complete and return this application form along with your CV to jobs@xlp.org.uk.

Deadline for application: 10 July 2017