Could You Be Our New North-West Wellbeing Manager & Programme Support?

We have an exciting opportunity for a new team member to play an integral role in the delivery of the Snow Camp North-West programme, with a particular focus on young people’s mental-health and wellbeing.

Full details as follows

  • Job Title: North West Wellbeing Manager & Programme Support
  • Location: North West England – Between the Chill Factore Manchester, Crewe Office, Flexible Hybrid Working around the North West of England.
  • Hours: 30 hours a week (4 days) flexitime includes some evenings & weekends
  • Salary: £27,500 pro-rata full time equivalent (this includes a 10% performance bonus paid annually upon achievements of targets)
  • Duration of Contract: 24-month fixed term contract (with extension pending funding)
  • Annual Leave: 20 days per year plus bank holidays (25 days on f/t contract)
  • Benefits: Vitality Healthcare and pension scheme available (one 6-month probation has passed)

Application information

  • Applications close at midday on Wednesday 29th November 2023 (early applications encouraged).
  • To apply, please send your CV and cover letter telling us why you want to work for Snow Camp and how you meet the requirements of the job to Morv Bett, North West Programme Manager & Head of Snowsports at morv@snow-camp.org.uk
  • If you would like an informal chat about the position, please call Morv on 07857 694953.
  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at Chill Factore, 7 Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester, M41 7JA.
  • Start date: as soon as possible on completion of a DBS check and two satisfactory references.
  • To download a PDF of the job description and personal specification detailed on this page, please click here.

About Snow Camp

Snow Camp are an award-winning national youth charity who’ve been turning young lives around with the power of snowsports since 2003. We deliver a 3-stage year-long personal development journey in London, the Midlands, the North West and Scotland, using snowsports as the hook to engage inner-city young people who are less likely to engage with mainstream provision. We do this in partnership with youth projects and youth service providers. Our courses are unique and attractive to young people, taking them from beginner to qualified snowsports instructors in one year with volunteering and apprenticeship progression routes available at the end. Alongside learning to ski or snowboard there is a significant emphasis on young people’s wellbeing and self-development.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a new Wellbeing Manager & Programme Support to play a key role in the North West Programmes Team.

They will report to the North West Programme Manager and will be responsible for the delivery and planning of wellbeing workshops and 1to1 and group wellbeing support sessions. They will work as part of the North West team to assist with the planning and delivery of snowsports and life-skills focused youth activities run by the Snow Camp Programme Manager and assisting the running of the apprenticeship programme throughout each year.

Experience of working successfully with disadvantaged young people in a range of settings, with a main focus on supporting young people’s wellbeing will be essential to the post. Passion for snowsports and supporting young people generally will be a huge advantage!

Wellbeing support experience, project management, logistical skills, managing relationships, communication and presentation skills will make up the role. Along with experience of delivering life-skills and group workshops or similar courses to help young people work towards meaningful goals to improve their emotional wellbeing.

Job description

  • Build a good relationship with the North West Programme Manager to help provide support and guidance to young people.
  • In consultation with the Programme Manager, to Manage the delivery of the Wellbeing Workshops and 1to1 mentoring support needed for young people and apprentices.
  • to assist with delivery and development of The North West’s full snowsports focused journey of youth programmes which take place at Chill Factore.
  • Co-managing currently 3 x North West apprentices on their 1-year Snow Camp Apprenticeship programme. particularly helping to manage their wellbeing and signpost to other services where needed. Ensuring the apprentices have clear personal development plans and objectives.
  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership to apprentices and young people.
  • Providing weekly 1to1 support sessions for each apprentice.
  • Having an understanding and an involvement in the development of their weekly working rotas.
  • Supporting with NVQ work & assisting with any challenges that may be faced.
  • Ensuring apprentices are involved and supported working on all Snow Camp programmes as the North West staff team.
  • Complete Personal Development Plans and Wellbeing Assessments as required with apprentices.
  • Attend regular meetings with the other regional Wellbeing Managers to provide a consist approach and building resources focused on improving young people’s wellbeing.
  • Work with the programme manager to gain the young people’s trust and confidence.
  • Outside of programme days, provide one-to-one mentoring sessions to young people, in-person or remotely, focusing on their well-being and offering support so they can cope with the Snow Camp programme and improve their general wellbeing.
  • Provide weekly wellbeing support for the 3 x North West apprentices.
  • Be a key team member on the overseas residential for the Excel programme during the Easter holidays. *Valid passport for travel in Europe required.
  • Use our UPSHOT online database system to keep records and ensure all monitoring and evaluation is carried out.
  • Attend external training as required (e.g. Safeguarding and Mental Health Awareness tutor training courses).
  • Ensure that all activities and provision you deliver is done safely and in line with organisational policies.
  • Support the Programme Manager to ensure all programmes run smoothly and effectively by supporting the delivery of each programme – managing venue instructors, guest speakers, apprentices, youth staff, sessional staff and volunteers as required.
  • Support the Programme Manager with recruiting young people for each programme through visits to youth projects, promotion through email to all relevant youth programmes and services and presenting at key stakeholder meetings on youth service provision. Finding new young people in your area to support by Snow-Camp will be key.
  • Support the Programme Manager with programme administration including finances, SLAs, attendance records, risk assessments, bookings and young people’s records on Upshot.
  • Support with management and delivery of trips and overseas residential’s (Snow-Camp Excel, Apprenticeship & Youth Forum Residential’s) as part of Snow-Camp programmes. Including support with all the necessary risk assessments.
  • Additional tasks may vary depending on different opportunities throughout the year.

Person specification

  • A passion and desire to support young people.
  • To provide a nurturing safe space.
  • An ability to create engaging and meaningful workshops and resources for young people.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build good rapport with young people.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, committed and can work independently as well as part of a team.
  • To be able to work flexibly based on the programme dates and young people’s schedules, including evenings and weekends.
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding and providing equal opportunities for young people.
  • The ability to enthuse others, to encourage, build confidence and enable others to fulfil their potential. Good interpersonal skills are essential and excellent communication, listening and presentation skills will also be key.
  • Well-developed listening and communication skills.
  • Strong IT Skills.

Essential criteria

  1. A qualification in mental health/wellbeing or a commitment to working towards this
  2. Passion for snowsports and working with young people
  3. Hold a valid passport and has the ability to travel to European countries
  4. The ability to ski or snowboard to a good level (or willing to learn) 5. Sound knowledge of MS Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Desirable criteria

  1. Wellbeing / Counselling Qualification / Youth Work Experience
  2. Experience working with young people.
  3. Ski or Snowboard Experience or the willingness to learn
  4. Driving license

Management and support

  • The North West Wellbeing Manager & Programme Support will be employed by Snow Camp youth charity and will report to the North West Programme Manager Morv Bett who will provide support and guidance.
  • The Wellbeing Manager & Programme Support will be supported with group supervision from a qualified counsellor.
  • The Trustees will determine the overall direction of Snow Camp and will set the overall priorities in consultation with the Director and Senior Team.

Policy Statement

Snow Camp aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Conditions of Service

Snow Camp is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check under the arrangements established by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and two satisfactory references regarding their suitability to work with young people.

Thank you

We look forward to hearing from you.