Engagement and Advocacy Manager
This is a great time to join our client’s friendly Engagement & Advocacy as an Engagement & Advocacy Manager.
Earlier this year they launched a powerful movement of organisations and individuals to stand with young people and campaign for them to have equal access to high-quality services in their community. They’re looking for an ambitious, passionate and engaging individual to join their Engagement and advocacy team to help them build the movement, engaging with a range of organisations to empower them to campaign and advocate.
About Our Client:
They provide young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together they offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.
About the role:
You will be responsible for implementing and managing a new offer that builds and maintains high quality youth services, you will connect and collaborate with organisations to develop innovative solutions that will create better outcomes for young people.
You will be a key point of contact, managing complex relationships with current and prospective organisations and supporting them to access a range of events and opportunities that will enable them to have a voice. Working from the ground up you will identify and deliver new and innovative ways of working to retain and increase their movement.
You will work closely with other colleagues in the team to develop a range of benefits and services, through building relationships with stakeholders and with a keen eye for detail, use research and data from their movement to identify gaps and advocate for new services to respond to the changing needs of the youth sector.
This is an exciting time to join a team in a role that offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people.
Why work at their organisation?
They are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.
This role will be located at their new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. They also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.
They pride themselves on being an Equal Opportunity employer and they would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
They value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Their selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. They can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
What they can offer you:
A salary of £30,000-£36,000, dependent on experience and other benefits including:
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
• Pension scheme (currently they match employee contributions up to 5%)
• Membership of their life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary
• 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.
• Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally
They are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at their organisation. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.
How to Apply:
To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.
Closing date for applications will be the 4 September 2019. Interviews taking place in the Week commencing 9 September
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