Voyage is a charity that empowers and enables young black people through a range of educational and leadership courses, specialist and peer mentoring, developmental and skills building opportunities and work experience. It is both youth and BAME led and has a strong and growing track record of effective and recognised impact.

We are looking for new tutors to help us deliver our ambitious and new course called Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities and its follow up graduate programme starting in March/ April 2022. Our course is currently being validated by Pearsons and will be primarily delivered to year 9s and 10s from North East London schools. Young people are recruited directly from our partnership schools who introduce us to cohorts via assembly presentations. We are currently seeking to train up a new team of youth and community workers who will help us deliver our ambitious agenda combining important discourse on conservation, nature and climate justice alongside empowerment, leadership and how to stay safe. We will be committing all potential tutors to join us through a structured programme of training, engagement, micro teaching before youth workers are allocated pay scales and days of work. We have a unique programme of work that requires us to support YP over a three journey which requires our workers and tutors to be part of an ongoing programme of development and training so their skills can be synthesised alongside our curriculums, mentoring and our approach to safeguarding.

To achieve this we seek individuals from diverse communities with passion for supporting young black people and process a willingness to see them rise as leaders, connect them to their communities and help them to navigate the usual hazards growing up in London. We place incredible value on those who can use their unique lived experience to connect with our young people and effect change in them. We also recognise and value experience over qualifications and we aim to nurture our pool of tutors through an emerging and thriving Youth worker, Tutor and mentoring Network which will include access to training and developmental opportunities.

The training we aim to run will start in min January and we aim to include new tutors in our community engagement programme designed to test skills and help Voyage determine scale and salary payment.

We are preparing tutors to deliver our new course starting in March/ April 2022 will run for 12 weeks each year across 10 Saturdays and will involve both team and solo teaching. In terms of development and progression, tutors will take part in training and shadowing other tutors at the beginning of the course and will go on to either teach in teams or solo once they complete training in the later part of the course. Once tutors have completed their training and the first round of teaching, we will continue to develop and support them with training and engagement opportunities as the young people rise as our graduates.

Key info:

  • Application deadline: 13th December 2021 at 12noon
  • All our engagement with young people occurs over the weekends, evenings, or school holiday periods
  • All candidates that make the final cohort will be required to have an Enhanced DBS and those who are successful through our onboarding and training process will have their pay evaluated using the JNC scale (https://www.nya.org.uk/youth-work/jnc/).

Please send your CV, clearly state your hours and days of availability and provide 500 words max on ‘Why you should be a VOYAGE Youth tutor’ to admin@voyageyouth.com

Be sure to include:

  • Any relevant experience with young people (including any safeguarding training)
  • Any qualifications or experience relating to the environment
  • Your unique lived experience that will help you connect to and empower young people
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