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Youth Voice & Influence Officer – South London, Universal Projects

The Participation People Ltd
South East London with travel across UK
£24,700 – £30,700
Closing date
5 Jun 2022
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Youth Voice & Influence Officer – South London, Universal Projects

Full time • £24,700 – £30,700 • South London with travel across UK

We are looking for our new team member to fulfil an exciting role.

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

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

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

If yes – we would LOVE to hear from you!

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

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

You will recruit, train and support teams of young people to have their say on issues that affect them in their area. Teams of young people could include:

  • Youth Councillors
  • Young Inspectors
  • Young Researchers
  • Young Journalists
  • Peer Educators

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

The success of this role relies on building excellent partnerships, bringing the FUN and being passionate about positive social action.

In return, you will have:

  • Autonomy and creative freedom to deliver excellent youth voice projects
  • Be part of a fantastic team of like-minded people.
  • Opportunities for training and access to executive coaching.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities to enhance your career journey.

Applicants with strong, demonstrable experience of working with young people, a commitment to Participation People’s values and approach, and a solid foundation in project and relationship 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 who care.

The 'small print'

  • Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post no later than July 2022.
  • Term: This post is fixed-term, for 1 year – with possibility of extension, subject to funding.
  • Offices: South East London based with access to Participation People offices, across the UK and home working.

To Apply

Please download the application form at the bottom of this advert.

Before you submit your application, please ensure you have completed the application form fully, as accurately as you can.

Once you’re happy, please email your application to before the deadline; midnight 5 June 2022

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.


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


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.
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Windmill House
King's Road
Market Lavington
SN10 4QB
United Kingdom
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