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Peer Educators

1625 Independent People are working alongside Learning Partnership West to deliver Bristol Youth Links which provides one to one support and activities to young people throughout Bristol aged 13-25. They help young people to find training, jobs, education and support with the issues they face.

They also deliver loads of youth work sessions throughout Bristol and  work with up to 30,000 young people in Bristol each year.

About the role

Peer Educators - Money Skills
6 hours per month supporting sessions
 
The role:

We are looking for people aged 16-25 who have experienced financial difficulties (these can be big or small) and want to help educate others using their experience of money.

Peer Educators must be willing to share their experiences of money issues and work alongside the Project Coordinator to deliver money skills / financial capability workshops in a newly funded research project.
Peer Educators will work alongside Project Coordinators delivering sessions to young people aged 14-18 who are outside mainstream education (Pupil Referral Unit and Special Educational Needs settings). 

The role is based in educational settings across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, however you will either be driven to the location by the Peer Coordinator or you can be offered a bus pass. 
You will be supported by our Project Coordinator who will be flexible around your needs and how much you wish to be involved in the running of sessions. You can do as many or as few sessions as you like and fit them around current commitments. We will offer full training to Peer Educators and the opportunity to gain AQA accreditation.
  
Key skills:
·         Ability to work alongside young people in educational settings 
·         Reliability and punctuality
·         Organisational and communication skills
 
We offer:
·         Travel expenses (including milage where needed), lunch, free tea/coffees at offices
·         Peer Support training package with AQA accreditation
·         Full induction, regular support and supervision
·         Materials and equipment
·         References for future employment (after 6 months of volunteering)
·         Opportunities to gain experience in skills relevant to careers such as teaching, youth work, support work, etc

Closing date for applications - Rolling

Please use the Volunteer Application Form (word doc. 101kb) to apply and return to volunteering@1625ip.co.uk along with a completed Equal Opportunities Form (Word doc 29kb).

Read our full Volunteering Policy  (pdf 140kb).

Successful candidates require full DBS check.

1625 Independent People is committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity.

We also have opportunities for people aged over 25 so please contact us to find out more.
 
Any enquiries or if you need a paper version sent to you please email volunteering@1625ip.co.uk
or call 0117 317 8800.
 

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