Project Manager for Alcohol Education Trust programme on alcohol and cannabis for vulnerable young people (aged 16-25)
Hours: 21 – 27 hours per week
Remuneration: subject to experience
Length of contract: Permanent position
Purpose of Role:
The Alcohol Education Trust is a charity with 12 years’ experience of providing alcohol education and awareness in different ways, to young people age 11–25, and their parents/carers, and of providing engaging and evidence-based resources for teachers, community leaders and for those working with young people. We work across England and Scotland with schools, local authorities, youth groups, foster agencies, police, housing associations, pupil referral units, special schools and parents/carers to provide holistic support to young people of all abilities, bringing people together across different communities and settings.
The Project Manager will help fulfil the Alcohol Education Trust's new remit to support young adults age 16 – 25 at higher risk of alcohol and cannabis related harm, especially those leaving care or at risk of unemployment, homelessness and residents in assisted living accommodation such as Foyer and YMCA settings.
- Support life coaches, partner charity professionals and those supporting young adults on a day-to-day basis with training, resources, email and phone support. Host implementation and guidance workshops for the above on how to use the Talk About Alcohol (TAA) alcohol and cannabis programme with a target of 36 workshops per annum with an additional goal of a further 50 remote introduction and familiarisation sessions.
- To contact, research, meet and network with suitable settings, local authorities, Public Health and relevant networks and groups in each geographical area specified with a particular focus on areas where alcohol related harms are highest as well as areas of high deprivation. There are two geographical areas, London and The East/South East of England and all of Scotland and Isles.
- Extend the remit to vulnerable young adults in education and further education as the programme expands and mainstream schools in areas of high deprivation or where alcohol related harms are highest.
- Partner, with AET staff, on developing a peer-to-peer element for young adults on alcohol and cannabis aimed at building confidence, self-esteem and employability.
- Provide a monthly report of all activities to the charity and its trustees on sessions planned, delivered, contacts made, parents recruited for newsletter, resources given etc.
- Lead, record and evaluate the national 16 – 25 project on a quarterly basis, collating information from AET regional staff, young adults participating in the programme through Microsoft Forms, including a baseline measure and follow up indicators of changes in behaviour, attitudes, knowledge or beliefs. Record and evaluate professional development of professionals attending training and workshops and follow up on a regular basis.
- Provide full professional written reports on the evaluation, progress and data as required with the support of AET staff.
- Display a full understanding and compliance with data privacy, safeguarding and GDPR in all instances. Enhanced DBS will be required.
- Pilot new materials, adapt the programme, monitor web development, use and dissemination and respond to client needs and changes as required.
- Liaise with the CEO and Trustees and other AET staff as required. Attend remote monthly management meetings and briefings.
The position is home-based, but you must be willing to travel throughout Scotland or London/South East.
You are expected to:
- Be confident using IT packages including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Be confident in making presentations to professionals and running interactive workshops on alcohol and cannabis.
- Be sales focussed in researching and following up leads and contacts (although all resources/programme are free, you need to be assertive and proactive).
- Be consistent and thorough in your reporting each month.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manner.
- Have a background of teaching/health promotion or working with vulnerable young people and or local authorities.
- Have good knowledge around alcohol and cannabis although full training will be given.
To work in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.