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					                         ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP CO-ORDINATOR
                                                   Job Ref: A-580434
School: Law and Social Justice                                                      Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience                                  Range: £26,004 - £30,122 pa

Grade: 6                                                                            Tenure: 12 months initially

Hours of work: Full-time                                                            Closing Date: 21 September 2012

                                   Interview Date: Thursday 11 October 2012

                  Informal enquiries to Ms Deidre Lynskey, email: lynskeyd@liverpool.ac.uk

 Application Procedure
 Applications should comprise:

 *A completed applicant information form
 * A copy of your full curriculum vitae
 *A statement indicating the reasons for applying for this post and how your training and experience is relevant.
 If you have any particular requirements should you be invited to interview, please make this clear in your

Submitting Applications
Applications may be submitted by e-mail to jobs@liv.ac.uk or by post or in person to: Human Resources
(Recruitment), The University of Liverpool, Hart Building, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ

 ROYAL MAIL – Postal Pricing System. Please ensure that postal applications carry the correct postage according to the weight and
 measurement of the item, as items with insufficient postage will be held and delayed by the Royal Mail. Details of their pricing system are
 available online at www.royalmail.com or from a Post Office branch.

 Acknowledgement of Applications
 Please note that we are unable to acknowledge postal applications. If you would like an acknowledgement
 please enclose a stamped addressed card or envelope, and place it at the front of your application. If you e-mail
 your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement.

 Shortlisting and Interviews
 Shortlisting and interview arrangements are the responsibility of the recruiting Department. Please contact
 Deidre Lynskey, email: lynskeyd@liv.ac.uk if you have a query after the closing date.

 Outcome of Applications
 Vacancies at the University often attract a large number of candidates and it is not always possible to respond
 individually to every application. If you have not heard from the recruiting Department by late October 2012
 please take it that your application has not been successful.

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Asylum & Immigration
The University will comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, which requires all employees
to provide documentary evidence of their legal right to work in this country prior to commencing employment.
Please be aware that you will be required to bring your passport (and visa if applicable) to interview so that it can
be copied and verified by a member of the Selection Panel. For posts requiring a recognised degree level or
equivalent qualification, and where there is no suitable UK or European Economic Area candidate, the University
will take the necessary steps to secure UK Border Agency permission for a foreign national to take up

Should a candidate require a Certificate of Sponsorship in order to take up a post they will need to meet the UK
Border Agency Tier 2 Points Based Criteria. A self assessment tool can be found on the UK Border Agency
website at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/pointscalculator.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/tor

A candidate may also be required to undertake an English Language test prior to commencing work at the
University.   Details    of      Home      Office      approved     tests    can   be     found     at:

Further information on the eligibility criteria for         Certificates of Sponsorship can be found at:

Diversity and Equality
The University of Liverpool is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. All employees and applicants
for jobs will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age,
caring responsibilities, colour, disability, employment status, gender, gender identity, marital status,
nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other
irrelevant distinction. Training is available to support career progression within the University.

Two Ticks Disability : Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS)
The University of Liverpool is committed to the employment of disabled people, and as part of our
commitment, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a post and
consider them on their abilities. If your disability prevents you completing the application form by the specified
closing date, or when the vacancy closes early, due to a high volume of applications, please call the
Recruitment Team to discuss alternative arrangements.

To apply for a post under the disability GIS, you must disclose your disability (as defined by the Disability
Discrimination Act, 2005), and mark X in the yes box on the Equal Opportunities Employment Form. This
form must be returned with your application form. Full details of the scheme are available at


If you require copies of documentation in alternative formats, for example, large print or Braille, please
contact jobs@liv.ac.uk or telephone 0151 794 6771.

If you have any other requirements which will help you access the application or interview process or
employment opportunities at the University of Liverpool, please let us know by contacting jobs@liv.ac.uk or
telephone 0151 794 6771.

DL /7 August 2012

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Role Overview:

Reporting to the School of Law and Social Justice Student Experience Team Leader, the Active Citizenship
Co-ordinator will have overall responsibility of delivering the Active Citizenship element of the LFC Youth
Skills Foundation Programme. Working directly with LFC and target secondary schools you will co-orientate
and deliver a high quality programme that engages, motivates and informs its participants on specific issues
relating to citizenship.

You will organise student volunteers and ensure co-ordination and guidance of these students throughout the
delivery of the active citizenship programme.

University Context:

The LFC youth skills foundation programme is being developed in partnership with the LFC Foundation,
working with the University of Liverpool, the Bauer Media Group (City FM) and Liverpool City Council, and
will be delivered by these and other suitable parties. Partnerships will be created with up to 10 participating
secondary schools.

The programme will be evaluated in terms of its impact on reducing the risks of disengagement from
education, training and employment, with this target cohort. The evaluation will be led and managed by the
University of Liverpool.

The University will also deliver the active citizenship element of the programme.

Active Citizenship will engage young people in developing a clearer understanding of local civic institutions
and roles, of problem-solving, and of causes and potential local approaches to social issues. Areas covered
will be the Mayor’s office, local council offices, courts and youth justice services, and a government agency
(such as the HSE). This will be supported by personal learning guides, site visits and discussion groups
facilitated by University of Liverpool students. A key output will be that the participants, working in groups,
will create a documentary addressing an issue of their choice which can be shown to others. It is anticipated
that this will be screened to an audience of parents, carers, schools and other key stakeholders.

Core Accountabilities:


    To support the delivery of the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) and University of Liverpool (UOL)
     Active Citizenship Initiative.
    To work directly with target secondary schools, including teaching staff, senior management and
     other relevant staff to ensure smooth delivery of the programme.
    To engage directly with young people to develop and deliver the programme.
    To work directly with the Project Liaison Officer within LFC to ensure targets of the programme are
    To work directly with Schools Liaison, Go Higher, the Student Experience Team Leader and other
     academic and professional services within UOL to ensure programme targets are met.
    To provide a timely and quality service to the Active Citizenship initiative.
    To ensure that all Active Citizenship activities undertaken comply with UOL policy and procedure
     and in particular safeguarding and health and safety.
    To organise all aspects of your own work, ensuring that records are accurate and up to date,
     procedures are being operated in a timely fashion and that difficult enquiries are processed

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    Work as part of the School of Law and Social Justice team to deliver the Active Citizenship initiative in
     partnership with LFC and target schools in Liverpool.
    Provide administrative support for the Active Citizenship initiative e.g. producing certificates,
     maintaining project files, produce progress and activity reports.
    Work with academic and professional services staff across the University to engage undergraduate
     and post graduate students on the programme, arrange training, organise campus visits by school
     participants and host steering group meetings.
    Work with undergraduate and post graduate students within the School of Law and Social Justice.
    Work with members of project steering group, producing progress reports and other information on a
     quarterly basis.
    Supervise and participate in the delivery of the Active Citizenship initiative to pupils within the
     project’s target schools, including developing a timetable of events, programme materials and
     guidance for students.
    Develop and deliver workshops for and with young people.
    Deliver PowerPoint presentations to various stakeholders including, parents/carers, teachers,
     community groups.
    Ensure that monitoring and evaluation of the project occurs in line with agreed delivery plans and
     produce relevant reports for stakeholders.

Skills and knowledge

        Educated to degree level or equivalent
        Self manage and co ordinate own work load effectively.
        Demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
        Demonstrate excellent organisational skills
        Demonstrate excellent ICT skills
        Willing to undertake training and constructive supervision.
        Proven ability to manage people, inspire mentor and coach.
        An understanding of child protection strategies to ensure the safeguarding of young people and


As the work involves working with young people and / or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be
asked to make an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.



The Occupational Pension Scheme associated with this appointment is the Universities Superannuation
Scheme (USS).

Full particulars of the scheme can be obtained, on request, from the Director of Human Resources.

An acceptance of this appointment will be taken as an application to join USS and have the appropriate
contributions deducted from salary unless the Director of Human Resources is expressly notified in writing either
before commencing employment, within three months of that date or on expiry of three months notice, that the
appointee intends to make his or her own pension arrangements.

Should the appointee decide to make his or her own personal pension arrangements, the University will not
contribute to the personal arrangement. No other form of supplementation of pension benefits will be available
from the University.

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It may be possible for a newly appointed member of staff who has not been in USS to have his or her accrued
benefits from his or her former pension scheme transferred to the USS. In such a case, USS will be asked to
investigate a transfer payment and will provide, on actuarial advice, a proposal for a number of years' credit in
USS which such payment would secure. The member of staff is at liberty either to accept this or elect to deal
with his or her accrued benefits as determined by the rules of his or her former scheme.

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                                                      EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION – Shortlisting Criteria

Post Title: Active Citizenship Co-ordinator                                                                                          Salary: £26,779 - £30,122 pa

Department: School of Law and Social justice                                                                                                     Job Ref: A-580434

         Attributes             No.                             Essential Criteria                                              Desirable Criteria
                                                   (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting               (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting
                                                             Statement/Interview/References)                                 Statement/Interview/References)

1.     EXPERIENCE                1.1   Experience of working with 14 – 19 year olds in a formal/informal   Experience of working with vulnerable young people e.g.
                                       education setting                                                   Looked After children, young offenders, Travellers.
                                 1.2   Experience of planning and delivering motivational interventions
                                       with young people
                                 1.3   Experience of working in a multi agency environment.
                                       Experience of partnership working

2.   EDUCATION                   2.1   Bachelors degree or equivalent level of qualification               Qualification in youth work
     QUALIFICATIONS              2.2                                                                       Post graduate qualification in a discipline relating to
     TRAINING                                                                                              Education/young people

3.    SKILLS, GENERAL            3.1   Awareness of safeguarding young people and have undertaken          Working knowledge of University IT systems
      AND         SPECIAL              safeguarding training
      KNOWLEDGE                  3.2   An understanding of key government initiatives and their impact
                                       on secondary schools and universities
                                 3.3   Excellent computer Literacy
                                 3.4   Experience of report writing and delivery of presentations to a
                                       multi disciplinary audience

4.     PERSONAL                  4.1   Experience of working in a diverse and busy team.
       ATTRIBUTES AND            4.2   Have excellent interpersonal skills
      CIRCUMSTANCES              4.3   Experience      of   multi    site    people    management and
                                       diary/communication scheduling for remote team management
                                 4.4   Willingness and ability to embrace changes in technology and
                                       social media and to utilise this within the workplace
                                 4.5   Confident, assertive, resilient decision maker
                                 4.6   Dependable, reliable and consistently able to produce high
                                       quality/quantity of work

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