Our Enable team are purposely a young team, as young people themselves, they more easily break down the barriers and bridge the gap between children, young people and carers.
They are often asked to work under pressure and in challenging circumstances and it is a primary purpose of the Team Lead Role to ensure that those young people have the resource, information, equipment, and support to Enable the vulnerable young people that they support at every session.
Equally, as a tiny Organisation, Empathy does not have a huge back office of staff and admin that make the sessions happen.
As a team lead you will
support the senior management team to ensure effective delivery of high-quality sessions and clear communication across the Organisation through effective use of the allocated admin hours.
will manage, lead and support the team to ensure the correct level of support for the users at all sessions.
will be responsible for ensuring that all activities are planned, promoted, managed, staffed and resourced effectively to provide a high-quality, safe, provision across all projects and that all sessions run within Empathy policies and procedures framework.
be the link between Staff, Users and Senior Management and communicate the planning and details of each session to parents, users and staff.
be a point of contact and reference for both the team, carers and young people; an important part of the team lead role is to ensure that everyone feels listened to and supported.
actively seek to understand the needs and wants of all parties and convey those to senior management through monthly meetings with the CEO, quarterly team lead meetings and regular team meetings.
ensure that all parties understand and know how to implement the safeguarding policies and procedures and that all are confident and comfortable raising any concern about any child
Empathy believes that everyone has a role to play in keeping children safe and takes the protection from harm of all children and young people very seriously.
The recruitment process follows our safer recruitment policy and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two references will be required.
Experience and Qualifications
Experience of delivering high-quality activity sessions for young people, aged 0 to 18 years in addition to
• A good standard of general education.
• Proved track record of leadership and team management.
• Sports, Youth work or play qualification.
• Full UK driving license and own transport.
• Personal or work experience working with young people, particularly those with autism and associated additional needs and their families
• Trained in Health and Safety and Manual Handling
• Trained in safeguarding and child protection. •
Trained in First Aid especially pediatric
▪ Good communicator
▪ Non-judgmental and empathic
▪ Able to work on own initiative.
▪ Able to work as part of a team.
▪ Able to take the lead, make decisions and get the job done.
▪ Able to work flexibly over a range of hours/days
▪ Able to work under pressure.
The Hours and Benefits
Basic Hours: 16 hours / week spilt between admin work and direct delivery on site. More hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis
Pay Scale: £11.50 / hour whilst training and £13.50/ hr thereafter
HSF Medical Plan
Gateway rewards for discounts and offers
Accountable to: CEO
Responsible for: The Enable Team and Activity participants