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Youth Voice & Influence Officer – South London, Universal Projects

The Role

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.

Office base: South East London based with access to Participation People offices, across the UK and home working.

Salary: £24,700 – £30,700

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.

Apply here https://participationpeople.com/work-for-us-youth-engagement-programs-participation/

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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