Leadership Programme Manager
Southside Young Leaders Academy is a south London charity devoted to improving the life chances of African & Caribbean boys who have the potential to succeed. Our work is diverse, but everything we do is designed to help our young people build the cultural, social and intellectual capital they need to transform their lives, and their communities.
Role modelling is central to our work and the Senior Leadership Instructor will be a focal relationship with the boys providing example and influence. The post will provide the chance to build on the demonstrable success of our existing leadership programme, making it broader and deeper to further help our boys to meet their potential. Management of the team of part-time mentors and instructors, as well as working with the education team and the boys’ schools, will create a genuinely holistic package of personal development support for each boy.
Our successful candidate will be a talented and experienced practitioner, keen to prove that continued investment in character development coupled with high expectations, can transform life paths. As such, you will need to be a qualified teacher or senior youth worker, and have experience of building and developing a curriculum that can flex to meet the needs of a diverse group. You will be particularly focused on finding ways in helping to motivate secondary school boys through hormonal challenges and to capitalize on the relevant opportunities provided to them to advance their future careers.
Keenness to address the inequalities that exist in the education and criminal justice system will be paramount in discovering solutions to help the boys sustain discipline and to inspire them to achieve their full potential. Proven experience within the child protection framework and managing risk assessment procedures will be highly advantageous.
Personal development is at the heart of what we deliver, and therefore we are committed providing the necessary training for staff. This post is part funded through a Comic relief grant.
For more information and to apply, visit our website to download and complete the application form. If you would like a hard copy of the application form to complete instead please contact our office on 02077019055.
The closing date is Sunday 16th October 2016 5pm, regrettably only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted, due to the anticipated number of applicants. Interviews will be held on Weds 19th or Thurs 20th October 2016 and likely to include lesson observation on the Saturday 22nd October 2016.