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Interests

  • Crime and Criminal Justice

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Marketing, PR, Social Media
  • One Off Activity / Events
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Youth Work

We are seeking a well organised and enthusiastic individual, to become our  'Lead Coordinator' to help organise all aspects of the Junior Neighbourhood Watch (JNHW) programs across the Horsham District.

Sessions are run by Neighbourhood Watch volunteers with help, where possible, from Sussex Police, local authority staff, county Emergency Planning staff and volunteer Magistrates. We just need someone to pull all these threads together and co-ordinate and organise the scheme across the District.

The highly successful Junior NHW Scheme is designed for Year 6 children (aged 10-11) to run as a voluntary after school activity. The sessions are booklet-led, with NHW volunteers leading the courses, supported by teachers and other volunteers.

We recognise that children may be victims of, or witness to crime today, and without proper guidance could develop into causes of crime in the future. We also recognise that children are great ambassadors to help spread good advice to their friends, parents and grandparents.

Junior NHW has been created to:

  • Show young people that they can make a difference;
  • Encourage the development of practical skills, to address young peoples’ understanding of community issues and how to make their community a safe place;
  • Help children grow into responsible citizens, ideally with families, grandparents and friends fully supportive of the aims and objectives of Neighbourhood Watch.

As the Lead Coordinator you will coordinate all aspects of organising JNHW programs across all of Horsham District, which will include:

  • liaising with schools to timetable the clubs (for 1hr hour per week, usually for six weeks) into their academic calendar
  • working with the Sussex NHW Federation, Sussex Police, Primary Schools, Horsham District Council and other partners and volunteers to ensure all sessions can be delivered and have the resources and Leads/Assistants to run them
  • to promote the JNHW initiatives as required
  • to keep the Horsham NHW Committee informed about the programme dates, locations etc. by way of a periodic 'JNHW Program Report. 

The Junior NHW Coordinator would be part of a friendly and supportive Committe grop of like-minded people with a common interest in supporting their communities. They are also welcome to join the Horsham NHW committee if he or she would like to, but this is NOT a requirement.

The role can be organised from home; in the main, there is no requirement to teach or be present at any sessions, however a presence at all sessions has been found to be of great benefit.

The role would require approximately 3-4 hours a week to deliver, varying from week to week, and would suit anyone with good administrative and organisational skills, who enjoys working with individuals and organisations to help make things happen!

What skills do I need?

Well organised

Administrative experience.

An introduction and free training will be provided to the Lead Coordinator.

Teaching experience is NOT required.

Any experience of working with children, especially the Year 6 age group, would be helpful but is NOT essential.

Other NHW members and experienced school leaders will be available.

The Lead Coordinator and all JNHW program helpers will need to undergo an Enhanced DBS check, which will be funded by NHW.

Interests

  • Crime and Criminal Justice

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Marketing, PR, Social Media
  • One Off Activity / Events
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Youth Work

Details

No additional details recorded for this opportunity.

When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible - according to specific JNHW programs at certain schools. Programs are typically run at 1 or 2 primary schools per school term.

Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.

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