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Youth Voice and Influence Officer

The Participation People Ltd
London or Homeworking
£27,500 - £30,000
Closing date
8 May 2024

Job Details

Youth Voice and Influence Officer

Salary Range: £27,500- £30,000

Hours: Full Time, 32 hours per week, Fixed Term

Location: London or Homeworking 

Participation People

Young minds, fresh perspectives, better business decisions

Our purpose

Participation People believe services work better when you work creatively with the people who use them.

We are proud to be youth engagement, participation and co-production experts, with young people. Award-winning, Participation People work across the UK collaboratively with young people and senior professionals.

Participation People help organisations youth proof their offer today; to future proof for everyone’s tomorrow.


Participation People’s superpower is our youth community.  Our Young Consultant Team bring an entirely fresh perspective to brands and clients; offering unique insights which change thinking, in real time.

The Team

We are a team of high energy, enthusiastic and engaged facilitators, who bring fun and playfulness to the workplace, every day. 

Our Toolbox

Participation People’s #YouthVoice programmes help organisations understand young people’s trends, habits and life choices.

Our missing piece

We are looking for a Youth Voice and Influence Officer, who will:

  1. Elevate young people’s views, perceptions and lived experiences of brands and organisations. 
  2. Broker conversations with senior leaders to help them make better youth-informed decisions.
  3. Recruit, train and facilitate groups of young people to form and express their voice in ways that work for them.

We’re looking for team members who are:

  • Kind, curious and courageous professionals.
  • Playful in their practice; but serious about the solutions they co-design with clients and young people.
  • Experienced facilitators who engage creatively with young people.
  • Passionate when translating what young people say into business solutions.

It’ll be helpful if you have:

  • 2 years’ experience (or more) working with groups of young people.
  • Project management prowess.
  • A growth mindset to learning and development.

Participation People Perks

As a thank you, Participation People offer our team:

  • Quarterly professional training and development away days.
  • 360-degree annual appraisals.
  • Highly flexible working arrangements including flexitime, time off in lieu, remote working and compressed hours.
  • Rail discount card.
  • Emotional profile and team role assessments.
  • 3 days paid volunteer leave.
  • 30 days holiday as well statutory holidays.
  • Dedicated wellbeing support.
  • Bonus scheme for work well done.
  • Spotify Premium account.
  • Private healthcare
  • 4-day working week

Our Values

Curiosity makes us tick.

Our love of learning shapes everything we do – from the projects we facilitate to the events we co-design. Where others press pause, we push forward; discovering new insights, hidden meaning and innovative approaches with young people. Always learning, always looking for more, with young people.

Courage makes us roar.

Whether it’s wowing our clients with youth led research or solving everyday business challenges through youth led inspections - we stop to celebrate brilliance and everyone who has played a role to create it.

We embrace change as an opportunity to learn and grow which pushes us to be always ahead of the curve. We do this by challenging our biases and rethinking how things have always been done in the past.

This fresh, agile, and open-minded approach helps us be award winning, year after year.

Kindness makes our hearts glow.

Our differences make us stronger. As Youth Voice professionals, understanding people, opinions and life experiences fuels youth insight and deepens understanding and perspectives to solve big business challenges.

At Participation People, we don’t just accept difference, we embrace it, champion it and thrive on it for the benefit of everyone we work with.

To Apply 

Please download the job description and application form attached at the bottom of this advert. Once completed, please email your application to before the deadline; midnight Wednesday 8th May 2024

Supporting Documents for Youth Voice and Influence Officer


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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King's Road
Market Lavington
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