For the attention of those with links in the North West of England.
PLEASE ACTION BY MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER
The Jerusalem Trust has supported a variety of youth agencies across the UK for many years and is interested in equipping and supporting Christians to work with young people in different contexts, including leadership training for both full-time youth workers and volunteers.
A recent consultation between The Jerusalem Trust and a number of youth agencies suggested that whilst the landscape of youth work has changed considerably over the past decade, training in this sector - particularly continuing professional development - has been patchy and variable.
We are piloting a two-year programme to foster greater collaboration between organisations and groups to share youth worker training in a 'hub' format, that can be responsive to local or regional needs and will tailor training to relevant themes (eg rural or urban; diversity issues). Initial hub proposals have already been submitted from 3:18 Collective, Concrete, Frontier Youth Trust, Urban Saints and YMCA.
In order to disseminate the learning from this exercise we are evaluating the project over the two years, and part of that process is gathering some baseline data
We have asked Third Way to evaluate the pilot. The first phase of this includes a survey of those involved Christian youth workers across the UK which will serve as a mapping exercise to assess current status and future needs. It is hoped the evaluation will be useful in looking for wider future funding.
Please send this ten question survey to youth workers in your networks, giving them Jerusalem Trust's deadline of Monday, 19 October.
They are looking for a high response so that they can assess the current situation on training for youth workers, and future needs. The survey is at this link: