Youth Participation Project Manager

Home based with occasional planned travel for project meetings, food bank visits and participatory events
£37,000 per annum plus benefits
19 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Youth Participation Project Manager

Responsible to: Director of Participation

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week), flexible working considered

Budget responsibility: Yes

Salary: £37,000 per annum plus benefits  

Employment: 2 years fixed term contract

Based: Home based with occasional planned travel for project meetings, food bank visits and participatory events

Role outline and purpose

The Youth Participation Project Manager will manage and deliver a partnership project which the Trussell Trust has developed with BBC Children in Need. The project includes a participation programme with young people impacted by poverty/financial hardship and using foodbanks. The programme will support young people to share their stories and experiences to influence long-term solutions to poverty. It will involve working with young people to co-develop schools/youth-focused resources and media partnerships.


  • Project Management and Reporting

Update and execute a comprehensive project plan and manage the Youth Participation budget. Producing up to date plans; ensuring partners, colleagues and contractors are briefed on their responsibilities and preparing regular progress updates for the Director of Participation and relevant advisory boards and working groups.

  • Partnership Development

Work with the Director of Participation and other Trussell Trust colleagues to identify and develop relationships with key partners including BBC Children In Need; food banks, relevant schools, youth and media organisations.

  • Engaging Young People

Work with the Trussell Trust food bank network and relevant young people’s organisations to recruit, induct and work with young people affected by food bank use to share their voices and experiences to inform and influence long-term solutions to poverty. Building strong relationships with food banks and young people and using creative participatory approaches to lead workshops and co-design sessions.

  • Project Team Management and Secretariat

Work with the Director of Participation to coordinate project team meetings and to provide the secretariat for relevant advisory groups and partnership boards. Leading project team meetings and relevant subgroups.

Please download the application information pack at the bottom of this advert for the full details of the role.

Our Values

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks. It is founded on and shaped by Christian principles.

Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued.  We welcome people of all faiths and none and those that are committed to these values.

We recognise that we have under-represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce. We are committed ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm.

Our Benefits

Our people are the most important thing the Trussell Trust has. Without our staff, we couldn’t achieve our goals and create change.

Our staff are passionate about their work and the difference they make to the lives of others. The benefits package we offer supports our staff professionally and personally.

Benefits include matched pension contributions of up to 8%, group income protection, payroll giving, flexible working, season ticket loans, and enhanced contractual leave.

To find out more about the full range of benefits we offer, visit

How to apply

If you feel you have the required passion, energy and enthusiasm to help us bring an end to poverty and hunger, then you’re on your way to becoming part of something that will make a real difference to people’s lives.

To apply for the role please go to our website to access our online application platform, Applied. This platform enables us to review your application anonymously to make our hiring decisions as diverse and impartial as possible.

You do not have to complete your application in one sitting, but you can save it and go back to it at any time before the closing date.

If you have questions about this position, please call 01722 580 209 or email