The Edge Youth and Community Centre Internship application

The Edge Internship Info Pack 2020/2021
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE EDGE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE.   WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN- FOR OUR INTERNSHIP & PLACEMENTS FOR 2020/21. THIS INTERN PROGRAMME WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM IN EVANGELISM, SCHOOLS WORK, YOUTH WORK AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. AS A CHRISTIAN YOU WILL GROW IN CHRIST AND DEVELOP PRACTICAL SKILLS, IN A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT.  

What does the internship and placement involve?

The Edge internship / placement is an opportunity for you to spend ten months gaining valuable youth work experience. Primarily, our prayer is that throughout this year you will grow in your personal relationship with Christ. This internship should help you develop your gifting, expose you to evangelism, working with young people holistically (spiritually, socially, mentally and physically) and equip you for future service. 

This is a voluntary scheme that runs from September-June, on a part-time or fulltime basis (to be arranged). There will be flexibility to allow you to have a part-time job alongside the internship and we will try to accommodate set hours. You would be involved in various aspects of Edge life; juniors, seniors, schools and community however we have various internship positions available focusing primarily on one aspect;

  • ‘Juniors’ youth work (10-14y ear olds). We have a large junior section in The Edge of young people that require; creative, energetic, outgoing, relational leaders. This is an exciting role that has the potential to have you involved in schools work, drop-in, group work, mentoring and single identity groups.
  • ‘Seniors’ youth work (14-18 year olds). Seniors in The Edge are also a great age group to work with and a role focused with them would include detached outreach work, drop-in, schools work, group work, mentoring and single identity groups.
  • ‘Community outreach’ (all age). We have a commuity garden, womens group, three family events a year and much more to engage with the wider community and require someone able to talk to new people, provide support in planning & preparation, support facilitating sessions, creative and outgoing.
  • I.T. and social media– helping us to raise our profile on social media with designing promotional material, managing social media accounts, maintaining our IT sytem etc.
  • Administration and preparation (office based onsite). To support the staff with administration tasks from typing, creating presentations, compiling evidence for funders, reports, statistics colleation etc.

Who should apply?

We are looking for someone who has a desire to learn, serve in the local community. If you are 18-25 with a passion for God, actively serving in the church and growing in your own relationship with Christ, then this could be the opportunity for you.  This internship programme is suitable for those who may wish to explore full-time ministry in the future or those who generally wish to develop their gifts in ministry. You must also be flexible as youth work tends to be in the evening.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please download the application form below, and complete & return it by 30th June 2020, either by post or the email address listed on the form. You will be contacted with further details and interview dates following application.

The Edge Youth and Community Centre Internship / Placement application form

Basic information

Title:        ___________________________________________________________________

Name:     ___________________________________________________________________

DOB:        ___________________________________________________________________

Home address: ______________________________________________________________

Mobile: ____________________________________________________________________

Email address: ______________________________________________________________

Home Church: _______________________________________________________________

Do you have a driver’s licenses? Yes/No                        Will you have access to a car? Yes/No

References

Please provide the names of two people who may be approached for a confidential reference who have known you for at least 2 years and are not related to you. One must be pastor/elder or youth worker of your home church

Referee 1:

Name:      ___________________________________________________________________

Address:  ___________________________________________________________________

Phone:    ___________________________________________________________________

Email:     ____________________________________________________________________

Relationship:   _______________________________________________________________

Referee 2:

Name:      ___________________________________________________________________

Address:  ___________________________________________________________________

Phone:    ___________________________________________________________________

Email:     ____________________________________________________________________

Relationship:   _______________________________________________________________

Further information

Please answer each question in box provided;

Tell us a bit about your faith story?

                 

What are you passionate about?

                 

Completion of this form does not guarantee acceptance although a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.  On receipt of a completed APPLICATION FORM, suitable REFERENCES we will contact you with details regarding an interview.

Why have you applied for this internship / placement? What do you hope to gain from this experience?

                 
 

What skills do you have that you think would be beneficial to this internship / placement?

 Do you have any previous experience working with young people and local communities?

                 

Please tick the area of youth and community work you would like to focus on. If more than one- number your preference;

  • Junior Youth Work
  • Senior Youth Work
  • Community outreach
  • I.T. and social media
  • Administration and preparation

In the box below, please tell us why you would like to focus on this area.

               
  • Is there any reason why you can’t work in regulated activity? Yes/No
  • Please refer to the guidance document on Regulated Activity on the DoJ website.       (accessni.nidirect.gov.uk/Customer)
  • The Edge has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders.
  • The Edge has a policy on the secure storage and retention of disclosure information.

(A copy of both policies are available on request)

  • I understand that an Enhanced Disclosure check must be carried out by AccessNI before a

interning position can be confirmed. (The Edge adheres to the AccessNI code of practice. A copy of the code of practice is available on request.)  This has been explained to me and I am aware that spent

  • Convictions may be disclosed. I declare that the information I have given is accurate and I consent to the check being made.

SIGNATURE: ____________________________ DATE: _________________________

Please submit application form to:

T: 02897565985               E: peter@amodo.net

Address: The Edge, 38 Windmill Street, Ballynahinch, BT24 8HB