London, Newham (onsite 15 hours per week)

£12-£18 per hour, depending on experience

Role title: Female Youth Worker

Salary: £12-£18 per hour (depending on experience)

Hours: 15 hours per week onsite (This includes working evenings)

Location: London Academy in Newham

Reporting line: reports directly to Personal Development Manager

Application timeline: Monday 07 August – Friday 18 August 

Deadline for Applications: 5pm on Friday 18 August

Advert summary:

Fight for Peace inspires young people to achieve their full potential and promotes peaceful communities and is looking for two new Female Youth Workers. 

Are looking to make a difference to young people’s lives, and make a significant contribution to an established and growing Charity?

Fight for Peace is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that inspires young people to achieve their full potential and promotes peaceful communities. The organisation was founded in Rio de Janeiro, in 2000, and set up in London in 2007. 

We provide direct services to young people through our Academies in London and Rio; we also support youth-focused partner organisations who are members of the Fight for Peace Alliance; and thirdly, through our Collectives – currently in Newham and Jamaica – we work with local partners, government bodies, donors and the private sector, to generate greater impact in preventing violence in communities.

We offer support services for young people living in communities affected by inequality and violence. We also focus on individuals or groups identified as being at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of crime and violence. 

We are looking for two female youth workers to support the delivery of combat sports sessions, engaging with all young people but particularly young women and girls to support their integration into mixed sessions helping them to improve their fitness, confidence, goals, and self-esteem while also using this as a tool to engage with young women and have meaningful developmental conversations. 

For further information about Fight for Peace please visit our web site: www.fightforpeace.net 

The Role 

You should have experience working with young women and girls in a youth work or sports setting, with knowledge of the challenges and experiences that young women and girls face and a good understanding and working knowledge of issues surrounding youth involvement in offending, violent behaviour and gangs, working knowledge of multicultural inner-city areas and an ability to relate to young people of all backgrounds.

You will

  • Support the delivery of engaging, high-quality combat sports and personal development sessions to young people both at the academy and across schools that are linked to pre-agreed outcomes.
  • Support young women and girls as they integrate into mixed combat sport sessions, actively taking part in the session if necessary or by providing 1 to 1 coaching.
  • Support the integration of personal development themes into the sessions; initiating, encouraging and contributing to discussions that seek to address the needs of the participants and encourage personal resilience.  

Application Requirements

Please send a copy of your CV, and a 2-page maximum cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria of the job description and why you are interested in the role to jobs@fightforpeace.net.

Deadline for applications is Friday 18 August 2023 at 5pm. Provisional date for first round interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2023.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding, Equality and Inclusion

Fight for Peace takes inclusion and diversity seriously in order to live the organisation’s values: Embracing, Champion, Solidarity, Inspiring and Courage. Fight for Peace actively promotes equality of opportunity for all and welcomes applications from a wide range of prospective employees and participants, including those with relevant lived experience, a history of offending or with criminal records.

Fight for Peace will only ask an individual to provide details of sensitive information, including convictions and cautions, that it is legally entitled to know about. Most of our staff and volunteers will be in Positions of Trust and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check must be completed by anyone who meets the government’s definition of ‘Regulated Activity’ or ‘Regular Activity’ within our activities and services. We do not want this to be a barrier to those who have the potential to add great value to the work we do.

All information disclosed for the purposes of employment will be used for the sole purpose of assessing whether an individual is suitable and appropriate to work with our members and/or if any specific arrangements around supervision and support might be required. All information gathered as part of our recruitment processes will be treated sensitively and equitably, with confidentiality strictly maintained.

Right to work in the UK essential.

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