Pan-Newham Project Coordinator (Youth Violence)
Fight for Peace (FFP) is an innovative international charity that uses boxing and martial arts together with personal development programmes to support young people living in communities affected by violence. Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2000, in response to the arming and employment of young people affected by drug trafficking, the charity was replicated in London in 2007 to help combat rising youth gang violence in the UK. Their methodology and approach has been consolidated over 18 years of delivery experience and today is a comprehensive, holistic service that includes boxing and martial arts, education, job training, mentoring and youth services, and youth leadership; reaching thousands of young people annually. They are currently looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to lead the delivery of their Pan-Newham project.
As their Project Coordinator, you will lead their pilot Safer Communities Programme in the borough of Newham. FFP is coordinating a range of organisations working to prevent violence by maximising their resources and expertise to offer holistic and integrated violence prevention services to young people in the borough. As the Project Coordinator, you will support in developing networks of partners to access and refer young people regarded at risk of involvement in violence, which in turn will result in a Newham-led community of practice with improved prevention skills and knowledge. Working closely with FFP Alliance and Academy, you will also lead on facilitating training, learning and best practice by developing and coordinating a curriculum of training modules for frontline staff.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, you must be a confident, dynamic and collaborative leader with previous experience of coordinating and/or managing the successful and timely delivery of funded projects. Due to the nature of this position, up to date knowledge of the UK violence reduction sector, ideally in London is essential, as is previous experience of setting up successful referral pathways. You must be a skilled relationship-builder with significant experience of partnership working both internally and externally and must come with an understanding of local organisations working on the ground in communities. Finally, success in this role will require a proven track record of successfully delivering training that is highly engageing and interactive.
Please apply by submitting your CV in Word Format (cover letters are not required at this stage).
Interviews to be held on Thursday 29th August