Youth Club Manager (Volunteer Position)
Bow, Tower Hamlets, London

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Youth Club Manager
Ref: YCM/02/12
Closing Date: 1st March 2012, 6pm

• At least 2 years youth work experience in the statutory and/or charity/voluntary sector?
• Committment to 8-10 hours per week?
• A youth work qualification? (To at least NVQ/QCF level 3)
• Excellent communicator? (Including written and spoken English)
• Experience of supervising and managing staff and/or volunteers?

Please Note: That you will also be required to provide 3 satisfactory references and also receive a cleared CRB (Police Check) before under-taking any work with young people.

Bow Youth Club provides 9 weekly youth projects in the Bow area of Tower Hamlets, East London to all young people aged 13 to 19 years and was set up in 1994 to provide half term and summer activities for young people in the area. In 1996 this included a youth group, held one night per week on a Wednesday evening and in 2000 moved to operate nightly groups.

Bow Youth Club is run entirely by volunteers and helpers from the local community and aims to one day have its own youth centre, as well as paid staff.

We aim to provide positive activities; life skills based training and youth development to ensure that young people get the best quality service that aims to aid their physical, emotional, social and educational development.

Youth Club Manager;
The main purpose of this post is the management and development of Bow Youth Club’s, youth work programmes and activities, as well as the smooth running of the club, including supervising, motivating and supporting a team of Volunteer Youth Workers.

After the death of two of our club leaders earlier this year and another moving on, we are looking for someone to continue the success of the club and take it further in its development, as well as to develop the work, including seeking new funding opportunities, new programmes and activities and reaching out to more young people.

The post-holder will be responsible for the day to day management and development of Bow Youth Club, as the senior manager.

Because we will value your help, support, commitment and hard work, which you will be giving to us by volunteering your spare time, we aim to offer you a wide range of benefits to give something back to you as a thank you for your commitment. These include but not limited to;
• Reference for any future employers or educational institutions (This will be given after you complete a 6 months satisfactory probation period);
• Access to free and cheap professional training to help boost your employability skills and also to do your role effectively and efficiently;
• A supervisor who will carry out regular supervisions, performance feedback and support you with a professional development plan;
• On the job experience of working with young people and aiding their development, as well as running a youth club;
• Opportunity to development the role and Bow Youth Club;
• An opportunity for this post to become a paid role (This is based on your fundraising skills);
• Much- much more.

Send your current CV with a cover letter, answering the following THREE questions;

1. Why you would like to volunteer with us?
2. What you would bring? (Experience, Skills, Knowledge, Qualities, Etc)
3. What you would like to gain from volunteering with us?

NB: Shortlisting will be based on your CV and Cover Letter, answering the above THREE questions.

Please mark the email for the attention of Amir Ali.

For further information on Bow Youth Club, visit us at

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