Young Voices Co-Facilitator

Role: Young Voices Co-Facilitator (Freelance, paid)

Location: Croydon

Hours: 1 day per week, (Wednesday or Thursday), Jan - March 2020

Deadline for Applications: 12 September 2019

Young Voices Programme

Kazzum is a participatory arts organisation engaging young people in unique, inclusive and multidisciplinary arts projects that support their development and provide support at times in their lives when they are most isolated, vulnerable or at risk.

In partnership with John Ruskin College, Croydon, Kazzum delivers a training programme with ESOL students aged 16-20 to develop communication skills, social networks, confidence and wellbeing. Students receive accreditation through the AQA Unit Award Scheme, attend trips and can participate in work experience.

Role Summary

The co facilitator will develop and deliver the Young Voices training programme ensuring that participants meet their learning and personal objectives. The training aims to build young people’s self-confidence and awareness of their own potential through practical and team-based learning to develop the life skills necessary for their personal, emotional and social development. Additionally, the facilitator will review the training content with the Kazzum staff team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Assess the needs of young people to plan activities that meet the training aims as detailed below

• Establish and communicate clear objectives and use a variety of creative methods for the delivery of the programme

• Provide a positive environment in which participants are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process

• Develop and modify the programme and materials to meet the needs/interests of the participants

• Identify and create relevant training resources to meet the needs of the participants

• Collect evaluation data as instructed

• Adhere to Kazzum’s policies and procedures

• Regularly monitor and review the quality of your practice

• Attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments

Training Aims

Participants report increased skills as a result of the training

Participants develop an improved support network, and new friendships as a result of the training

Participants have increased confidence and self-esteem enabling them to reach their full potential.

Personal Attributes and Skills

• Experience of working with young asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants aged 16-20

• Knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by young asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants in the UK

• An understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences and developmental and post-traumatic stresses

• Ability to build a rapport with young people, provide reliable support and act with integrity, even in times of stress

• Energy and enthusiasm to enable young people to use and develop their skills

• The ability to treat young people's concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of confidentiality, safeguarding and the boundaries that govern the Participant/facilitator relationship

• Patience, tolerance, empathy and flexibility

• Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional approach to collaboration

• Willingness to learn and collaborate with an experienced staff team


• Additional language skills: spoken/comprehension/translation

• Experience of working within a secondary ESOL provision

• An active involvement and interest in the refugee community

• Experience of creative facilitation including drama/visual arts/leadership

Key Dates

October 4, 11, 17 – Facilitator must be available to attend a session at John Ruskin on one of these dates.

August 16 - September 26 - Available for an interview at a mutually agreed time between this period.

October 21- November 4 – Available for one day within this period for Pathways practice sharing workshop at Kazzum Arts offices.

November 5, 8, 15, 19 – Available for one of these dates for a planning session, or on alternative mutually agreed date.

• January – March 2020 Weekly Wed or Thurs - Available to deliver weekly sessions on either a Wednesday or a Thursday at John Ruskin College in Croydon. (Confirmed Session day and time TBC.)

Additional Support

• Access to reflective practice and/or group coaching sessions.

• Access to the Kazzum Employee Assistant Programme, which can provide 24/7 support.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

A full enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.

To apply please send a CV and an expression of interest (no more than 1 page A4) to:

Miko Coffey