Exciting opportunity in Multi Award Winning Young Persons’ Organisation

Media Academy Cymru (MAC) is delighted to offer the following opportunity to be part of a small, multi award winning young persons’ organisation. We deliver a range of innovative projects to meet the changing needs of children, young people and their families in Wales. Everything we do is supported within a framework of a rights led and strengths based approach to support and empower children and young people. Our vision is that all children and young people in Wales are safe and are given opportunities to live meaningful lives.

Child Exploitation Case Manager

 MAC’s project will benefit children and young people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan (primarily aged 10-15) who are vulnerable to all forms of child exploitation. There is already evidence to support that COVID-19 lockdown has changed behaviours, which are putting children and young people at an increased and significant risk, including serious violence. In response, MAC is looking for an experienced, talented and passionate case manager to engage with and support vulnerable children and young people to address unmet needs through a strengths-based methodology, in order to build resilience and positive choice making and move away from exploitation. All candidates must have experience and application of safeguarding, risk management and multi-agency partnership working.

  • Salary: £23k per annum (plus mileage expenses)
  • Hours/Days: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday (with some evening and weekend working)
  • Location: MAC HQ, central Cardiff, with travel required across Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
  • Start Date: Immediate start available. Fixed term until 31 July 2021 in the first instance (subject to further funding and project outcomes)

Knife Crime Prevention Worker

MAC currently have an exciting opportunity for a super-talented individual to join our small staff team as a Serious Youth Violence Knife Crime Prevention Worker (based in Swansea) to deliver innovative interventions (remotely and face-to-face) to children and young people at risk of and victims of serious youth violence, including knife (and other weapons) carrying. The post holder will be expected to build empowering, positive relationships with CYP (aged 10-25) to deter them from using offensive weapons. The successful candidate will have an operational knowledge of working within a contextual safeguarding framework. The successful applicant will work in partnership with Youth Justice Service case managers as part of their agreed intervention plan making individuals and communities in Swansea safer. The post is offered initially until 31 March 2021 subject to successful delivery of the programme.

  • Salary: £23k per annum (plus mileage expenses)
  • Hours/Days: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday (with some evening and weekend working)
  • Location: Swansea YMCA, with travel required across Swansea and the M4 corridor up to the Cardiff Local Authority boundary
  • Start Date: Immediate start available. Fixed term until 31 March 2021 in the first instance (subject to further funding and project outcomes)

To Apply

Satisfactory references and enhanced DBS required before appointment.

MAC, established in 2010, is an accredited real living wage and ‘fair play’ employer, offering a competitive salary, annual leave allowance and other benefits.

MAC is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming all applicants without discrimination.

To request a job pack please email: melanie@mediaacademycymru.wales

Who we are

Youth Cymru is a major youth work charity operating within the whole of Wales.
Until June 7th 2003 we were known as the Welsh Association of Youth Clubs (WAYC).

The WAYC can trace its history back to the Cardiff and District Federation of Girls Clubs, which was formed in 1934. This means that Youth Cymru has been serving the needs of young people in Wales for over 83 years.

What we do

We work collaboratively with our members and other youth facing organisation to provide unique, innovative and life changing opportunities, projects and programmes, bettering the lives of young people in Wales.

How we do it

We support our members and young people to access and obtain additional resources, providing more choices and chances for learning, development and growth.

We provide our members with training, accreditation and the opportunities to develop learn grow and thrive now and in the future.

Young people are at the heart of everything we do.

We work with young people directly, consulting listening and responding to what they tell us they need and dream of having.

We work with our partners in the UK, Ireland and Europe to build links across nations bringing young people together promoting global citizenship, understanding and cultural exchange.

We identify new ways of working, evaluating and monitoring all that we do to assure quality, and to be proactive and innovative in the sharing of good practice and learning.

Safe spaces

Young people’s rights and participation are the bedrock of our work. We challenge inequality and discrimination supporting organisation to work with young people in a way that recognises and respects their authentic selves and individual experiences.

We work creatively to support young people to identify and address their concerns and aspirations.

Creativity is key.

Our links with leading arts organisation assures we can give young people creative and expressive opportunities.

Our network brings together voluntary and statutory organisations to make the most of resources, share expertise and prioritise collaboration and partnership.

We have a long-standing history and foundation but we are also flexible and able to respond to a changing sector and their need.