Development Officer – Young People
Permanent, full time
35 hours per week
£30,000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Are you looking to take your next exciting step in the voluntary sector, making a difference to the lives of young people?
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
About the role/person
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to support the development and delivery of large scale projects, managing specific work streams within them. This person will work with our network of volunteers, the education sector, key stakeholders and other organisations to maintain and develop our core services for young people.
You will lead on the development of resources that raise awareness of emotional health and wellbeing in the youth setting. You will also play a key role in the planning and delivery of Samaritans prevention and postvention products and services for young people. Using your strong communication skills, you will help promote Samaritans services both internally and externally to a range of audiences. You will also be the first point of contact dealing with a range of enquiries from staff, volunteers, partners, external organisations and the general public.
We’re looking for someone with a real enthusiasm for making a difference to young people and who has knowledge of the education sector and emotional health and wellbeing. You will have superb interpersonal skills, who is confident working independently and collaboratively and is enthusiastic about our organisation and working with volunteers.
The successful candidate will also need solid project coordination skills, strong written and IT skills, together with the ability to use their own initiative, work to deadlines and manage a varied workload.
Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon.
As an employer, we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9.00am on 28th January 2019. 1st Interviews will be held on 7th February 2019; 2nd interviews are scheduled for 13th February 2019.