Youth Advisor Level 1 (Rant Music Project)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: SEP20213769

Job details



Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£20,159 - £21,841 Per Annum

Closing date

27 September 2021

Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for 6 months

Salary: Band 5 – £20,159 – £21,841 pro rata (£3,269 – £3,541 p.a.)

6 hours per week based at Rant Music Project Buckland

Monday 6 – 9 Friday 6 – 9pm

Some Saturday day/evening shifts will be required at a time to yet be arranged.   Staff need to be flexible in terms of their availability.

The Service

The youth service aim to improve outcomes for young people aged 11yrs- I9yrs and up to 25yrs for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We do this through, Information, Advice, Guidance and a range of activities provided through our youth clubs and projects. We support vulnerable young people who are at risk or future risk of further problems such as substance misuse, youth offending, teenage pregnancy and homelessness.

What is the role?

Working with young people aged between 13yrs -19 years, in a youth music project setting.  You will encourage young people’s participation in the project and in planning and running music activities with them.  Building relationships with these young people, by being a good listener, listening to what the young people want from the activities as well as listening to their issues and sign posting them on to other services as and when required.  You will be expected to support the work under the direction of the Rant Music Project Manager.  Your duties will involve providing informal basic music activity that could range from recording singers /rappers to introducing them to Logic Pro / Ableton and Maschine for the first time to learn the basics of beatmaking.  An interest in the genres Grime / Drill Bass & Trap would be an advantage but not essential as well as a broad interest in modern production techniques.

Who is the person?

You need to:

  1. Be enthusiastic and be able to make and maintain effective relationships with young people.
  2. Be friendly and approachable with a sense of humour and lots of patience.
  3. Be able to work within a team, as there will be lots of interaction with volunteers and other staffs as this is very much a hands on job.
  4. An understanding of anti-discriminatory practice is essential and the empowerment of young people is essential.
  5. Be open minded, but recognise and challenge inappropriateness in a young person’s behaviour or language.
  6. Be flexible in your hours of work as you will need availability to work in the evenings and occasional weekends.

If applying as a secondment you will need permission from your current line manager releasing you for this secondment.  Please state you have this on your application form.

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the ‘Who is the Person’ points with the use of examples from your experience. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. The full job profile is attached.

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