Coordinator, Youth engagement and programmes

The post holder will coordinate UK-German Connection’s programmes and youth initiatives in the school and youth (informal education) sectors, including courses, trips & seminars, digital events and young ambassador networks.

Responsibilities will include –

  • coordinating the participation and engagement of young people from both countries in a range of bilateral programmes, projects or events
  • project-managing events and seminars (including 2-3 day residential events and digital events)
  • facilitating (digital) workshops and networks of young people
  • general programme coordination and administration, including data & records management, assessment and some project finances
  • providing information and advice to potential candidates and other enquirers, and liaising with project participants, their schools or youth groups and other relevant contacts
  • contributing to project-related outreach and publicity activities, including presentations, web pages, digital communications and storytelling
  • evaluating projects, reviewing procedures and content and contributing to general reports
  • contributing to the strategic and conceptual development of youth initiatives as well as UK-German Connection’s wider offer and programme activity.

 

Skills & competencies

We are particularly looking for highly-committed and flexible candidates with initiative, drive and relevant experience, who have a strong interest in working with young people and managing and designing bilateral school and youth projects.

In their application, candidates should show evidence of the following:

  • essential: excellent project management and organisational skills, including the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • essential: excellent communication skills (oral and written), interpersonal and social skills
  • essential: excellent data management skills and high levels of attention to detail and accuracy
  • essential: very good IT skills, including MS Office & E-mail
  • essential: leadership skills and aptitude to coordinate, lead and guide groups of young people, including an awareness of Health & Safety and safeguarding requirements
  • essential: ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member
  • essential: aptitude and willingness to learn and acquire new skills and an active interest in development and innovation
  • essential: English to native standard and a very good basis in German (as a minimum)
  • desirable: a high level of bi-cultural awareness about the UK and Germany and intercultural competence
  • desirable: some knowledge of, and interest in, international projects for young people (school and youth)
  • desirable: experience in facilitating workshops for young people, in-person and virtual
  • desirable: some prior knowledge of website-editing (esp. WordPress) and/or client-relationship management database
  • desirable: willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends (to support youth events)