Youth Advisor Level 1 (Rant Music Project) - Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for 6 months
Salary: Band 5 - £20,159 - £21,841 pro rata (£3,269 - £3,541 p.a.)
6 hours per week based at Rant Music Project Buckland
Monday 6 - 9 Friday 6 - 9pm
Some Saturday day/evening shifts will be required at a time to yet be arranged. Staff need to be flexible in terms of their availability.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
The youth service aim to improve outcomes for young people aged 11yrs- I9yrs and up to 25yrs for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We do this through, Information, Advice, Guidance and a range of activities provided through our youth clubs and projects. We support vulnerable young people who are at risk or future risk of further problems such as substance misuse, youth offending, teenage pregnancy and homelessness.
As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference. Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.
What is the role?
Working with young people aged between 13yrs -19 years, in a youth music project setting. You will encourage young people’s participation in the project and in planning and running music activities with them. Building relationships with these young people, by being a good listener, listening to what the young people want from the activities as well as listening to their issues and sign posting them on to other services as and when required. You will be expected to support the work under the direction of the Rant Music Project Manager. Your duties will involve providing informal basic music activity that could range from recording singers /rappers to introducing them to Logic Pro / Ableton and Maschine for the first time to learn the basics of beatmaking. An interest in the genres Grime / Drill Bass & Trap would be an advantage but not essential as well as a broad interest in modern production techniques.
Who is the person?
You need to:
- Be enthusiastic and be able to make and maintain effective relationships with young people.
- Be friendly and approachable with a sense of humour and lots of patience.
- Be able to work within a team, as there will be lots of interaction with volunteers and other staffs as this is very much a hands on job.
- An understanding of anti-discriminatory practice is essential and the empowerment of young people is essential.
- Be open minded, but recognise and challenge inappropriateness in a young person’s behaviour or language.
- Be flexible in your hours of work as you will need availability to work in the evenings and occasional weekends.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.