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"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"

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

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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!

Now open for applications:

Head of Finance and Operations

Part-Time – 17.5 hours per week

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

About the role

Reporting to and working closely with the CEO as a senior member of a small but growing staff team, the Head of Finance and Operations is a new role, responsible for developing and implementing the financial strategy and management, business analysis and reporting of Peer Power, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values, as well as playing a leading role in the organisation’s human resources strategy. The job holder will manage and receive support from a part-time Office Manager, and work closely with the CEO and trustees to develop and deliver effective finance management, including planning and strategy.

You will be a qualified accountant with a keen commercial sense and a passionate commitment to the vision of Peer Power. You will provide financial advice and information to the Chief Executive, the Board of Trustees and develop and maintain financial systems and strategies. You will have substantial experience / awareness of SORP, charitable finance regulations and key strategic finance reporting.

 

We would welcome applications from individuals with HR experience within the charity sector – relevant qualifications are welcome – as well as experience in planning and delivering HR-related projects. A good understanding of basic employment law with the ability to adapt and source advice for more complex situations, as well as experience managing HR systems will also be valuable

The ideal candidate should have the following qualities and skills:

  • Qualified ACCA/ ACA / CIPFA or equivalent
  • Leadership experience
  • Experienced in financial planning and budget management and analysis
  • Ideally experienced in the charity sector but not essential
  • A strong communicator able to communicate complex ideas clearly and simply
  • Commitment to Peer Power’s Values as developed together with young people: Empathy, Respect, Fairness, Open & Honest and Positive

What you can expect from us

You can expect a generous leave allowance, training and a warm, supportive and flexible working environment

  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 public holidays
  • Further 2 days ‘personal leave’ and additional discretionary leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Employer contribution to pension

Applying

  • Application forms and Equal Opportunities Forms should be returned for the attention of the ‘Peer Power Office Manager’ Lucy Hill at Peer Power lucyhill@peerpower.org.uk who will acknowledge receipt
  • Please email us if you would like the Application Form in Word format rather than PDF
  • Please specify the date at which you can start working with us, if successful.

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

Candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to sign a copy of the submitted application form.

Key dates:

The closing dates for applications is Midnight on Tuesday 17th April 2018

We will then be inviting candidates for interviews in person on:

  • Tuesday 1st May 2018

If you apply please save this date in your diary

The interview will consist of panel-led interview and a role-specific exercise, and will involve young people as equal decision makers.

If we have a large number of applicants we may contact you for a telephone interview prior to the interview date. We will contact you by email or phone to arrange this if required.

We welcome applications from people who have overcome adversity and difficult times in their life.

Download Recruitment Documents here:

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Peer Power Application Pack_Mar18_HoF&O 

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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