Youth Participation Officer

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Woolwich, London
Starting at £24,700
05 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Youth Participation Officer

Are you a fun, self-motivated person, with a passion for making sure young people’s voices are listened to and acted on by the people making decisions?

Do you have experience of working with vulnerable young people – in particular children and young people who are care experienced?

Are you a person with a huge heart, full of compassion and empathy?

We are looking for a Youth Participation Officer – or, as we call it, Youth Voice and Influence Officer – to lead our youth voice programmes in south east London.

The postholder will lead on:

  • Leading on the coordination of 3 youth voice forums for Children in Care and Care Leavers, and associated programme of activities, events and opportunities.
  • Supporting the delivery and projects of Greenwich Young People’s Council.
  • Supporting our schools' peer education programme in Southwark.

The success of this role relies on building positive working relationships, clear communication and bringing the fun and love to all things #YouthVoice!

Applicants with strong experience of working with young people, a commitment to Participation People’s values, mission and approach, as well as good project management “know how” will thrive in this role.

In return for your hard work we offer a generous holiday entitlement, a highly flexible working arrangement and the opportunity to work in a small team of kind, curious and courageous likeminded people!

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those with a disability.

We particularly want to hear from applicants who live, work or grew up in Greenwich or who themselves are care experienced.

This post involves working with vulnerable children and young people on a regular basis and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and excellent references. 

The 'small print'

Start date: as soon as possible.

Term: This post is fixed-term, to end on 31 March 2022, with possible extension.

Office base: Woolwich, London.

Salary: starting at £24,700.

To apply 

Please download the application form attached at the bottom of this advert. Once completed, please email your application to before the deadline.

Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form. We do not accept generic CVs and covering letters.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4 August 2021.

Interviews will be via Zoom, likely Monday 16 August 2021.


Feel free to get in touch with Hannah Wiseman,

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