Programme Executive - Fairbridge

The Prince's Trust
31 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Full time- 35 hours a week

The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives. We give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills, such as confidence and motivation. We work with 11 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. We have helped more than 825,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people we helped last year moved into work, education or

The Prince's Trust is recruiting for the role of Programme Executive - Fairbridge. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is self-motivated, creative and highly organised.

Fairbridge is a personal, social development and life skills programme, for 16-25 year olds. The programme uses creative themes to encourage the personal growth of young people and to progress them into employment, education or training. Through group and one-to-one support, the Fairbridge programme engages young people often on the edges of society, who face multiple barriers to employment and are often lacking in the motivation and confidence needed to take their first step. This role also requires the delivery of the Achieve programme to young people aged 13-16 who are vulnerable learners, with the aim of re-engaging them with education.

Responsibilities include progressing approximately 42 young people through the programme each year in line with local budgets, supporting The Trust to achieve 80% positive outcomes, and collaborating with internal and external colleagues to design and deliver high-quality programmes.

The ideal candidate will be:

Knowledgeable about the challenges young people within The Trust's target groups face and passionate about supporting the hardest-to-reach
Experienced in providing effective front-line support to young people both in a group and one-to-one setting, including managing challenging behaviour and enabling personal social development.
Experienced in collaborative working and effective in working in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Highly organised and able to work independently and as part of a team to deliver quality programmes in a target-driven environment.
A creative thinker able to respond positively to challenges.

Ability to travel across the South Region with occasional overnight stays is essential. This position will require an enhanced DBS certificate. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. A copy of The Trust's Recruitment of Ex-Offenders policy is available on request.

Interviews date: Wednesday 30th August

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our HR team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.

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