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One Opportunity Programme Co-ordinator

ONE Opportunity Co-ordinator (Yorkshire West) - Readvertisement

The Yorkshire West District of the Methodist Church require a youth and community worker to be part of a small team responsible for running the ONE Opportunity programme that will employ and train young people within the Methodist District. 

Primarily home based, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending team meetings, promoting the scheme, facilitating the recruitment, mentoring possible applicants, the preparation and delivery of training materials for those involved in the scheme and encouraging communication amongst the young people between events and across the District.

You should have experience of working with young people in a range of contexts, including church-based youth work.  You must be competent in the use of Microsoft programs (or equivalent), able to develop and present training materials within a church and community context, be willing and able to work flexibly, including overnight, and weekends, when necessary, and able to manage your own time and priorities.  An ability to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds, with good oral and written skills, is essential, together with an ability to motivate, encourage relationships and confidence in others.  You should be confident in leading prayer and worship and embrace and advocate the ethos of the Methodist Church as expressed through ‘Our Calling’ and ‘Priorities of the Methodist Church’.

The post holder will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and necessary Safeguarding checks.  The basic rate of pay is £13.06 per hour for an average of 10 hours per week.  The total number hours expected for the role would be no more than 520 hours per annum.  There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a practising Christian.

The appointment is offered as a 3-year fixed term, commencing from 1st April 2018 or as soon as possible after this date.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, Friday 9th March 2018.

For further information or an application pack, please contact the Yorkshire West District Office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01484 719993.


Volunteer opportunities at Beacon

About Beacon
Beacon is a small Bradford-based charity that runs four projects providing practical support to asylum seekers. Most of its work is carried out by teams of very dedicated volunteers. In 2015 Beacon celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Help develop and support our work – join the Trustees!

Beacon is seeking additional trustees to help shape the future of the organisation through a period of significant change, growth and development. Beacon is looking for skilled and committed individuals to join the unpaid Board of Trustees. The Board is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Beacon. Successful applicants will be expected to take an active role in ensuring the organisation’s work towards its key missions, objectives and goals.

Beacon is especially interested in applicants with board/management committee-level experience and expertise in one or more of the following: fundraising, legal issues, equal opportunities, HR, marketing, strategic planning, issues facing asylum seekers and campaigning.

Trustees are asked to commit an average of 1- 2 days each month to the organisation, which will include attending board meetings, possibly sub groups and occasional events. They will be expected to remain well informed about the organisation and its activities and take a personal interest in and collective responsibility for its development and sustainability.

Ideally new board members will have previous experience in a similar role and some understanding of the voluntary sector and small charities.

Interested, want to know more?

Contact either the Rev Sarah Jemison (Chair of Beacon) by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01274 811383; or Katy Armitstead (Team Leader) by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01274 727 525 for more information. More details can be seen at  https://beaconbradford.org/newtrustees/ 


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