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Young People's Area

Media

"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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Experiences

"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

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Get Involved

Our work supports the most vulnerable children and young people in society; those impacted by adverse childhood experiences, including abuse, trauma, rejection and loss, those most excluded and not heard in society, and often with experience of social care and youth justice agencies. We support them, and the agencies that are involved with them, to aid recovery through empathy and stronger relationships, improving emotional health and well-being, and through working together to transform services for children.

There are many ways you can help us to achieve our mission through donating, fundraising, volunteering or working with us.

You can also help us by talking about our work, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

We welcome your involvement with our charity, join us!

Donating

We couldn’t do our work improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people without our supporters.

Peer Power is a small charity with a big impact, and we rely upon fundraising to support our vital work. Supporting a small and authentic charity means that your money will go directly to support disadvantaged children and young people rather than in layers of management, bureaucracy and expensive marketing campaigns.

We can work with you to help direct your donation towards the area of our work that you feel most passionate about. You can feel confident in how your donation will be spent and the impact you will make.

You can support our work:

  • Through Virgin Giving
  • Set up a one off or monthly donation via standing order to: Peer Power Youth

Fundraising

Sponsored events and fundraisers

Run your own or attend one of ours. Contact info@peerpower.org.uk with your ideas if you’d like to raise money through a sponsored challenge or to find out what’s coming up in our events calendar.

Shopping

Buy using Easyfundraising.

When you shop high street brands online you can also raise money for Peer Power at no cost to you.

Peer Power Branded Running Vest

Corporate Support

Our corporate partners share our vision and work together with us to help raise awareness and the funds needed to transform the lives children and young people.

You can support us through:

  • Pro-bono support
  • Staff fundraising for us
  • Offering volunteers
  • Nominating us as your preferred charity

Please contact info@peerpower.org.uk for more details.

Volunteering

Join Us!

You can help us to help more children and young people by volunteering with us. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and you don’t need any specific qualifications or experiences.

You’ll receive volunteer training that will prepare you for success and you’ll have the support of the Peer Power team during your time with us.

Volunteers must be over 18 to apply, there is no upper age-limit.

You will need to provide two professional/academic references, complete training and attend an informal interview.

DBS (police) checks are mandatory for all volunteers and we will cover the cost of this.

For more information, please read about our volunteering opportunities.

Work With Us

Recruiting: Peer Engagement Worker 

Salary between £22,113 – £24,774 (full-time equivalent)

1 x 30 hours or 2 x 16 hours

To support wellbeing and work-life balance, Peer Power Youth currently operates a four-day week, and offers flexible working.

This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in the development of a young and fast-growing youth charity that is rooted in the promotion of empathy.

Peer Engagement Workers will recruit, engage and support the emotional well-being of young people across London, supporting them to participate in Peer Power projects as well as facilitate Peer Power workshops and take part in events with young people and their support agencies (e.g. Youth Justice Services, Social Services, Youth Services, Pupil referral Units, Health Services).

We are looking for inspiring people, and it is important to us that you be a good role model, and can inspire, motivate and engage young people to get involved with our projects. It is vital that you are able to relate to our young people, share experiences, empathise, promote wellbeing and inspire hope. We welcome applications from people who have overcome adversity and difficult times in their life. Are you able to tell your story in a way that inspires, and our young people could relate to?

How to Apply

Please send  CV, Equal Opportunities form and an informal letter (max 500 words) telling us about yourself and what you could bring to Peer Power in this role.

Peer Power believes that there are many ways of meeting the requirements for the position. Candidates may have acquired relevant knowledge or skills through life experience rather than work, if you believe this is the case, please try to demonstrate this in your CV or letter.

Please indicate in your application the date  you are available to start, and if you would like to apply for full-time (30 hours) or Part-time (16 hours)

Applications should be returned for the attention of Lucy Hill info@peerpower.org.uk

by Tuesday 5th March 2019 8pm deadline

Please be available for potential Interview Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019

Please send any queries about the role to info@peerpower.org.uk

or call 0203 877 0880.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, including those with criminal records, regardless of any protected characteristics.  We especially welcome applications from people who have overcome significant adversity in their lives and are now able to inspire others positively through their journey and progress

Information YEW_App_Pack_final

Job description and Person Specification Peer Power Youth_PEW_JD_Final

Equal opportunities and diversity form Equal-Opportunities-Diversity-Form

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, and commit to recruitment practices which protects them.  We require all employees and volunteers to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and pre-employment checks.

We are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants or consider those applications which are submitted after the deadline

We are proud to be a London Living Wage Employer with generous annual leave, training allowance and flexible working policies.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us.

We are recruiting volunteer Trustee positions, come and join our team!

Can you help us govern a dynamic children’s charity?

Peer Power Youth is a young ambitious charity based in London and with a national reach. Our work supports children and teenagers who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (such as abuse, loss, bereavement and rejection), and helps them with their emotional health and wellbeing, to influence whole system change, and with employment and training.

We are seeking a number of appointments including:

  • Treasurer to be a part of the Trustee Board. Do you have a financial management background with a leadership role?  We need someone to support the financial governance of the charity and support our growth at this exciting time.
  • Trustees with experience, skills and knowledge of one or more of the following –
    • Organisational development
    • Human Resources (HR)
    • Fundraising (with skills in either Events, Donor Management, funding bids)
    • Contracts and tendering
    • Digital, branding and social media
    • Education and health

You will need to be committed to our vision and values and keen to get involved!

As a Trustee, you’ll help to set the strategic direction of Peer Power alongside our beneficiaries. You will be offered a comprehensive induction, training and ongoing support from a passionate and diverse team. Being a trustee will hone your leadership skills and develop your knowledge of governance and the responsibility of charity status.

We welcome applications from all and especially those who have overcome significant adversity in their lives. Charity experience is desirable, but not essential.

To apply:

You can find out more about our work with children and young people here: www.peerpower.org.uk

And for details of how to apply and an information pack contact: info@peerpower.org.uk

To talk to our Chair of Trustees about Governance: Julie Fox Julie.fox2010@hotmail.com Tel: 07788 296256 or CEO Anne-Marie Douglas info@peerpower.org.uk Tel: 07429 456432

To watch a short message from our Youth Engagement Co-ordinator click here

Time commitment:   You need to be available for four Trustee meetings in person, as well as four telephone meetings per year and one strategy day. Face to face meetings will take place in London and the north of England. All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Download Recruitment Documents here:

Trustee Role Description PP Trustee Role Description_June2018

Trustee Recruitment Pack PP Trustee Information_June2018

Trustees – Further resources Trustee Source Information v3 5.6.18

Disability Commitment

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Policy Statement on Recruiting Applicants with Criminal Records

We recognise the contribution that ex-offenders can make as employees and volunteers and welcome applications from them. A person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to post’s at Peer Power. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying.

All cases will be examined on an individual basis and will take the following into consideration:

  • Whether the conviction is relevant to the position applied for.
  • The seriousness of any offence revealed.
  • The age of the applicant at the time of the offence(s).
  • The length of time since the offence(s) occurred.
  • Whether the applicant has a pattern of offending behaviour.
  • The circumstances surrounding the offence(s) and the explanation(s) offered by the person concerned.
  • Whether the applicant’s circumstances have changed since the offending behaviour.

Further advice and guidance on disclosing a criminal record can be obtained from Unlock.

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