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Young advocate job description

  1. 1. Young Advocate Are you aged 16- 25 years Do you have any project idea that you? Do you want to have a job where you can make a real difference? Would you like the opportunity to develop new skills that will enhance your future employment prospects?Salary: £50 a day for 10 DaysContract: Six month ContractClosing Date: 25 November 2011About Active HorizonsActive Horizons is a BME youth led organisation that was set up to create a platform foryoung people to promote active participation and advance youth leadership. We are basedin London borough of Bexley and we engage young people aged 13 – 25 years who are BlackEthnic and Minority community. Active Horizons provides a platform where young peoplecan benefit from all social, legal and economic issues in the society.Job descriptionAs a young advocate you will develop and lead a six months community action project thatwill engage at least 15 young people of your peers to participate in a community actionproject that results in a positive change in the community. You will be employed by ActiveHorizons and be assigned a mentor who will be supporting you throughout the project.You will be able to work during your flexible time. We encourage that if you are in schoolyou will run the project after school hours and weekends. By the end of the project you willneed to hold a end of project event, this could be in the form of a conference, sporttournament, fashion, the list is endless. If you think you have what it takes, download theapplication form, complete it and send to us.What you will benefitBy being a young advocate you will develop numerous skills that will improve your futureemployment and prospects. These includeCommunication skillsLeadership skillsProject Management Active Horizons Registered Charity No:1134630
  2. 2. Problem solving skillsYouth and community workPerson SpecificationYou do not necessarily have to have experience, but you are ready to learn, be committed,enthusiastic  Be Motivated and is passionate about social change  Reliable and honest  Able to empathise with a diverse range of people  Committed to Active Horizons Ideals and values  Keen to learn andBecause of the nature of our client group, a satisfactory enhanced level Criminal RecordsBureau disclosure is required for this post.Closing date for application is 25 November 2011Please post Application form toActive HorizonsBelvedere Community CentreMitchell CloseBelvedereKentDA 17 6AAOr email application discuss application you can call 020 8310 5481 or 078 3347651 Active Horizons Registered Charity No:1134630