Project Coordinator – London

  • £26,250 pro rata
  • Based in Central London campus (Bloomsbury)
  • New post – exciting opportunity

The Wave Project is a registered charity that uses volunteer-led surfing lessons to help young people rebuild their confidence and mental health. We take referrals from schools, NHS services and social services to provide surf therapy courses free of charge for young people facing severe life challenges such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, bereavement or trauma.

Thanks to funding from Laureus Sport for Good and Spirt of 2012, we have an exciting new project aimed at young people in South London Borough of Southwark. This is a pioneering new project that will open up the horizons of young people who are at risk of poor mental health in this borough.

Based in the Central London offices of our partner charity Coram, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the successful delivery of these courses, including the logistical challenges of operating the new Wave Project Surf Bus, which will transport children and volunteers from South London to Brighton, where the surf projects will be delivered. The postholder will also have to:

  • Recruit, train and inspire a team of volunteer surf mentors to work with the young people
  • Coordinator and oversee the surf sessions in conjunction with our partner surf schools and coaches
  • Liaise directly with local services and families to ensure every child receives a personal and considerate service from us
  • Promote the work of The Wave Project in London
  • Be an ambassador for the charity in London and elsewhere.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, a good work ethic and a love of working with volunteers. Previous experience of project management in the voluntary sector will be an advantage. A love of surfing is an advantage, but not essential.

Closing date for applications: 28 September 2018