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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

Our work with disadvantaged young people is underpinned by a belief in the power of empathy, and trusted, consistent relationships.

We know that to achieve our charitable objectives we need to employ the most dynamic, and positive individuals. We value relationships built over time so it’s important that you will be as committed to our work as we are.

In return we offer a vibrant and exciting workplace, in a small but fast growing children and young people’s charity. You’ll be working with a committed, supportive and passionate team and we’ll expect you to be the same.

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

At Peer Power, we are committed to the fair recruitment of a diverse team that reflects the diversity of our beneficiaries.

Our work with disadvantaged young people is underpinned by a belief in the power of empathy, and trusted, consistent relationships. We are keen to recruit those who can demonstrate they are able to relate to and empathise with young people often deemed by other agencies as ‘harder to reach’.

We especially welcome applications from those who have overcome significant adversity in their lives and are now able to inspire others positively through their journey and progress.

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

We are hiring, come and join our team!

Peer Power are recruiting to 3 Peer Leader roles in October/November 2017!

Now open for applications:

3 x Peer Leaders– variable hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in the development of a new and fast-growing youth charity.

Peer Leaders will recruit, engage, consult with and support the emotional well-being of young people across London to participate in Peer Power projects.

Peer Leaders will help to run Peer Power workshops and take part in events with young people and their support agencies (e.g. Youth Offending Services, Social Services, Youth Centres, 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.

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?

We want to create a pool of Peer Leaders that can take part in different projects across London engaging young people. You can find out more about the job role from the Job Description document.  The hours will vary each week but we will always tell you in advance what is available each week. You will be paid the London Living Wage which is currently £9.75 per hour.

How to Apply

  1. Read the Person Specification and Job Description and try to show us you meet what we are looking for in your application
  2. Send a CV and/or Covering Letter. Make sure you include contact details of two referees
  3. Send us a 3-5 minute supporting video that tells us about you, and why you think you could inspire and engage the young people we work with
  4. These should be emailed to Anne-Marie at Peer Power info@peerpower.org.uk  by deadline of 5pm Monday 13th November 2017

 

Download Peer Leader Recruitment Documents here:

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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