Youth Programme Co-ordinator role at Future Yard



Wage: £11.40 per hour
Hours: Part time, 24 hours per week. Saturday shift at New Noise Music Centre and two office days per week.

Based at: Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AB
Closing date: 25th July 2023 (5pm)
Interviews: 27th July 2023
Start date (ideal): 21st August 2023


We are looking to recruit a dynamic, driven individual to work across a range of youth-centred programmes at our venue on Argyle Street, Birkenhead.

This role covers the organisation and facilitation of all elements of our New Noise programme (New Noise Music Centre, New Noise Club, New Noise Holiday Club). In addition to this, our Youth Programme Co-Ordinator will also conduct all outreach activity for New Noise and additional wider youth and children’s programmes at Future Yard.

New Noise
New Noise Music Centre – 11-13yr, 14-16yr programme taking place on Saturday, music tuition and workshops.
New Noise Club – gigs for under 18s
New Noise Holiday Club – 5 day programmes during Easter and Summer holidays for 7-10yr olds.
Mosh Tots – Gigs for under 8s taking place on Sunday mornings.
Sound Check – training programmes for over 16s, teaching live sound, lighting and event management.
Propeller – artist development programme for local bands/artists.

This is not a music tutor role but involves the facilitation of our New Noise Music Centre sessions every Saturday during term-time (8.30am – 4.30pm). Alongside this, our Youth Programme Co-Ordinator will spend two days per week in the office (9am-5pm/10am-6pm) to conduct administration, planning and outreach work. Outside of term-time, this will switch to three office days/facilitation of our New Noise Holiday Club

    • Main point of contact for all, liaising heavily with our New Noise learning partner, Edsential.
    • Organising tutor availability and rota-ing.
    • Ensure delivery team and tech team are briefed each week.
    • Taking an active role in the facilitation of the New Noise Music Centre Saturdays by introducing the sessions to the group, supporting the tutors, introducing workshop guests and supporting our young musicians.
    • Leading team brief at end of session to take feedback, gather concerns and any safeguarding issues – Safeguarding training to be undertaken.
    • Responsible for Arts Award assessing and submission – training to be undertaken in Gold and Silver Arts Award.
    • Communicate New Noise Club gigs and other relevant Future Yard activity to parents.
    • Ensure tutors have all resources needed to deliver sessions.
    • Ensure surveys are issued and completed, data is gathered for funding requirements and contribute to funding reporting.
    • Liaise with marketing team to ensure successful recruitment from Future Yard audience and New Noise Club is promoted effectively.
    • Fill spaces on programmes taking in to account diversity, skill level and lead instrument.
    • Liaise with booking team to ensure suitable headliners are booked for NNC in a timely fashion.
    • Feed in to planning and evaluation sessions with programme team.
    • Follow programme plan and assist with keeping on budget.
    • Follow safeguarding protocol
    • Undertake any necessary training required to develop role

OUTREACH (for wider youth/childrens programme)

  • Build relationships with key individuals at Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Community Groups/Orgs in our priority areas and the wider region.
  • Using these relationships, ensure that a clear pathway is created into recruitment for all age groups of New Noise Music Centre. This means all spaces are filled with a waiting list.
  • Look for pathways into different local communities that Future Yard is yet to reach and who will benefit from what we have on offer.
  • Manage free ticket allocation for all schools and community groups for New Noise Club and Mosh Tots.
  • Work with the Mosh Tots Co-ordinator to organise external performances at school assemblies and community groups.
  • Track the engagement and offer uptake for all schools and community groups.
  • Gather feedback from teachers and group leaders and look for potential barriers for children and teenagers attending activity at Future Yard. Working with the wider team to identify and implement actions to assist with breaking down barriers.
  • Attend meetings with local partners acting as the main communicator for Future Yard’s activity and feedback to the team.
  • Ensure that data is gathered and questionnaires are serviced to assist wider team with the compilation of information needed to develop programmes and fulfil funding reports.
  • Signpost further opportunities at Future Yard such as Sound Check and Propeller programmes.
  • Work with marketing team to identify other opportunities at Future Yard that can be promoted to schools and community organisations.

We are looking for an individual who shares Future Yard’s values and is/has:

  • a confident communicator with children/teens and families.
  • able to use initiative and act quickly in a busy environment.
  • good organisational skills.
  • the ability to follow a brief and make suggestions of improvements.
  • Confident using Google Suite and Google Workplace programmes.
  • the ability to use basic graphics editing software (desirable).
  • experience using a CRM (desirable).
  • able to identify opportunities and build relationships with schools and community groups.

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If your application is successful, you will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th July.

Applications must be made via the application form linked below, with an opportunity to upload a CV and personal statement detailing how you are the perfect fit for the role.