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Young Vincentian Development Officer - England and Wales

Young Vincentian Development Officer - England and Wales

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    London, England

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    11 months ago

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The aim of the St Vincent de Paul Society is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

Role Activities

All Young Vincentian Development Officers are subject to a current enhanced disclosure, with a check against the children's barred list and appointment is subject to 2 satisfactory references. Many of our volunteers have teaching experience, but this is not essential. Neither it is essential to be an SVP member to undertake this role.

  • This role is flexible, so you may wish to give a few hours a week, or a few days a week. We hold Zoom wellbeing calls in the afternoons/evenings and some other meetings may be requested as Twilight sessions by schools in order to meet with staff.
  • The local SVP Central Council will reimburse you for your travel costs and other expenses incurred relating to the role.
  • Presenting the Young Vincentians programmes to Parish Priests, Chaplains, Catechetical Coordinators, youth leaders, school Headteachers, classroom teachers, RE coordinators within their diocese (or Central Council) or an agreed part thereof.
  • Giving short presentations to school classes, year group assemblies, RE classes, parish youth groups, confirmation groups, and chaplaincy groups about the appropriate programmes
  • Contributing to Youth days/events where possible and appropriate.
  • Attending the quarterly Central Council (Diocesan) SVP meeting to report on your activities.
  • Offering ongoing support and checking in on the group at least once a year if not more often.
  • Record keeping with SVP National Office and communicating with local Diocesan Youth Office.
  • Ideally, you should be willing to attend the bi-annual SVP national meeting to share your activities with SVP members.
  • Familiarity with the workings and life of Catholic parishes is highly desirable but not essential.

For an application form, please email Katharine McKnight at