Youth Participation Officer
Dudley is committed to the active involvement of children and young people in the creation, development and improvement of services for them.
Are you as passionate about Youth Voice and have you got the skills and experience to make this happen?
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 8
We are looking for a Participation Officer to develop and co-ordinate opportunities for young people to participate in democratic structures and processes, ensuring appropriate support and training is in place to enable their full involvement. Someone who will manage programmes and resources and ensure that Young Peoples' contribution can evidence impact.
To support the established Youth Council and the Youth Service contribution to local, regional and national youth voice programmes and to ensure that with least access to decision making processes are supported to influence services.
The positive promotion of young peoples' contribution is essential.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Youth Participation Officer who can evidence current work with young people in informal settings and of supporting the development of Youth Voice structures including Youth Councils and similar.A professional with the understanding and experience of working with statutory and voluntary sector partners.
It is essential that you are flexible in working patterns to accommodate some evenings and weekend working as required
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received
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