Do you want to join our team?
We’re currently seeking a TILS Business Development Consultant.
There’s a full specification here: TILS-Development-Consultant.docx.pdf
We strongly recommend having a good look around the website to get a sense of who we are! Good luck!
Rebecca White is the Director and Founder of Your Own Place. As a qualified secondary school teacher with years of experience working with homeless young people as well as care-leavers and young people leaving custody, Rebecca exemplifies the successful combination of operational, strategic and business experience. What really drives Rebecca is social inequality. By the roll of a dice a person’s life chances are dramatically altered. Homelessness is just one manifestation of this and until young people have equality of opportunity Rebecca will work tirelessly to champion disadvantaged young people.
Rebecca volunteers as an Enterprise Adviser with Great Yarmouth College. Newly constituted social enterprise Empanda have also invited Rebecca to be a non-executive director on their Board.
Alex is our Employment Project Coordinator. She works restoratively to offer 1-2-1 personalised support to the young people we work with. Using the Journeys to Employment (JET) framework, Alex devises bespoke support packages with the young person. The young person takes the lead and Alex supports them to liberate their barriers to accessing Norfolk’s wealth of provision and practically help them get ready for work.
In her own words: “I started volunteering as a mentor for Your Own Place in June 2015, and have experienced first-hand some of the barriers facing young people and the positive impact that this work can have in breaking those down. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work for a company that holds such a positive belief in the potential of young people. I am passionate about discovering new ways of engaging with young people and new ways of enabling them to realise and achieve their aspirations… Whatever they may be! I feel proud to represent Your Own Place”.
Jarrod joined us in July 2017. Jarrod delivers group and 1-2-1 TILS. He is a deeply passionate and empathic youth worker who brings new energy and compassion to Your Own Place.