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Youth Voice & Influence Officer

Employer
The Participation People Ltd
Location
Home based with access to Participation People offices in London
Salary
£22,500 – £28,500
Closing date
6 Feb 2022
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Job Details

Youth Voice & Influence Officer

Full time • £22,500 – £28,500 • Home with travel across UK

Are you kind, curious and courageous with a passion for improving services WITH young people?

Do you have experience of working with diverse groups of young people?

Are you renowned for being playful in practice and serious about solutions?

If yes – we would LOVE to hear from you!

We are looking for a new Youth Voice and Influence Officer to help us deliver our mission of making services better with young people in London.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to coordinate, develop and build on new youth voice programmes across the UK – see page 3 of the job description document for more details.

You will lead and support groups of young people to have their say on issues that affect them. These groups could include:

  • Young Champions
  • Young Researchers
  • Young Journalists
  • Young Inspectors
  • Specialist Youth Voice Forums including care experiences, mental health and SEND

Please note, this role will require regular evening and occasional weekend working.

The success of this role relies on building excellent: partnerships, communication and bringing the FUN!

In return, you will have autonomy and creative freedom to make youth voice across the UK a real success!

Applicants with strong, demonstrable experience of working with young people, a commitment to Participation People’s mission, values and approach, and a solid foundation in project management will thrive in this role.

In return for your hard work, we offer a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive salary, a highly flexible working arrangement and the opportunity to work with a team of fun, supportive and like-minded people.

The 'small print'

Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post ASAP. 

Term: This post is fixed-term, for 1 year – with possibility of extension, subject to funding.

Offices: Home based with access to Participation People offices in London.

Please note - this post involves working with vulnerable children and young people on a regular basis and so is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. We do not accept CVs.

Questions?

Feel free to get in touch - call 07921 907210, to speak to Antonia Dixey, our Chief Executive.

Company

Services work better with young people

Participation People deliver award-winning projects and programmes that help decision-makers deliver better services.

A youth participation specialist company, we are playful in practice, serious about solutions.

Our vision is of a world where every child and young person has the knowledge, skills and belief to have a positive impact in their community.

Our values are at the heart of what we do:

  • ENGAGE communities – young people and adults
  • INFORM decision-making
  • CHALLENGE inequality and promote inclusion
  • CELEBRATE diversity, difference and achievement
  • Have FUN!

 

Working for Participation People

We care about our staff, and we want our staff to care about their work. We aim to recruit the BEST staff, who share our vision, values, passion and commitment.

What we know about working for us:

  • 100% of our staff told us they “feel happy at work
  • 100% of our staff told us that “there is good, clear & constructive communication between all staff, including managers.
  • 100% of our staff told us they “find the work expected of [them] is stimulating and challenging.
  • 100% of our staff told us that they felt “managers promote a positive atmosphere of respect and teamwork.
Find Us
Website
Telephone
07921907210
Location
Windmill House
King's Road
Market Lavington
Wiltshire
SN10 4QB
United Kingdom
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