Could you help coach the next generation? Yes Futures are looking for volunteers for their youth personal development programmes

Yes Futures

Yes Futures is an award-winning educational charity and we are looking for enthusiastic and committed Coaches to help run our youth personal development programmes from September to February 2019.

We will be taking on approximately 90 individuals to work with our students across schools in the South, South East, East Anglia and London. We welcome a wide range of individuals of different backgrounds, experiences and ages, to join our Coaching programme.

Already an experienced Coach, who wants to use your skills to give back to the next generation?
Still developing your Coaching skills, and want to challenge yourself by working with young people instead of adults?
Looking to train as a Coach for the first time, and want support and practical experience?
Keen to develop your skills generally to apply them to your professional life?
Just wanting to gain more experience working with young people and schools in a charity setting?

Benefits to you:

Ongoing support from a dedicated Programme Lead, who will tailor your development needs to you and work with you on a one-to-one basis throughout the programme;
Full training and ongoing support programme at no cost to you;
Gain certificate demonstrating your learning and commitment at the end of the programme;
Join a team of committed, hard-working and friendly colleagues;
Make a real, tangible difference to a group of young people;
Thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility;
Balance a flexible role around your other responsibilities;
Enjoy working with other like-minded people;
Enhance your skills through regular professional development support.

The programmes involve a range of extra-curricular experiences: including visits to workplaces, employment skills workshops, community action challenges, an outdoor residential trip, as well as regular Coaching sessions in schools. The programme lasts for five months (September- February 2019), with approximately one session every three weeks. This works out as approximately 100 hours across a five-month period, as follows:

1 full day pre-programme training (7 hours)
11 programme sessions, which include team debriefs and one-to-one reflections on your practice:
1 after-school Welcome Session (2 hours)
5 half days of Coaching (approx. 3-5 hours per day within school hours)
1 World of Work day trip (7 hours within school hours)
1 Play Your Part day trip (7 hours within school hours)
3 days (2 nights) Into the Wild residential trip from Friday morning to Sunday evening
PLUS (Optional): 1 after school session for the Graduation ceremony in December
earning and commitment at the end of the programme;
Join a team of committed, hard-working and friendly colleagues;
Make a real, tangible difference to a group of young people;
Thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility;
Balance a flexible role around your other responsibilities;
Enjoy working with other like-minded people;
Enhance your skills through regular professional development support.

If you’re interested in applying or want to find out more, please visit the Yes Futures website www.yesfutures.org/become-a-coach or contact me – Head of Programmes at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is the 18th August 2019.

About Yes Futures

Our vision is a future where all young people are confident, resilient and lead fulfilling lives.

Yes Futures is a charity that enables young people to fulfil their potential, through a personal development programme for 8-18 year olds. The programme involves a range of extra-curricular experiences: including visits to workplaces, employment skill workshops, community action challenges, an outdoor residential trip, as well as regular Coaching sessions.

Through focused support, and enabling them to achieve new successes in unfamiliar environments, we develop young people’s confidence, resilience and life skills, preparing them to lead fulfilling adult lives.

What are they looking for?

Co-Coaches should demonstrate:

  • A pro-active and positive attitude and approach;
  • An understanding of the importance of self-reflection and exhibiting continued personal development;
  • A belief in and a commitment to the Yes Futures vision;
  • An ability to quickly establish effective relationships based on trust and respect;
  • Empathy and integrity;
  • An ability to communicate ideas, beliefs and thoughts in a clear and simple manner whilst also respecting others’ views;
  • Strong personal presentation skills and a proven ability to communicate effectively to young people and adults;
  • Ability to act as a role model and show skills to lead an effective coaching conversation;
  • The ability to motivate self and others;
  • Effective time-management, organisational skills, and an ability to maintain commitment to a part-time role;
  • Some knowledge of current issues surrounding education and employment-related issues for young people;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within London and surrounding areas, including one weekend longer distance trip;
  • Currently (or willingness to be) DBS checked.

Practical Considerations

Your eligibility to apply:

You do not need to have prior experience working with young people or prior Coaching experience to join our Coaching programme. Equally, we are keen to accept individuals who are already experienced Coaches, who can add their experience to support both our young people and newer Coaches. Regardless of your existing skills and motivations for applying, you will need to have a strong passion for the Yes Futures vision and a commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

Please note in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 to apply for a volunteer position with Yes Futures, you must eligible to live and work in the UK.

Alison Simpson
About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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