Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
£22,000-£26,000, dependent on experience and other benefits
15 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator

This is an exciting time to join our client’s creative and dynamic Engagement & Advocacy Team as an Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator.

This is a busy role for a talented individual who has experience of co-ordinating events and training, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and is passionate about raising awareness of the youth sector. They are looking for someone who is proactive and uses their initiative to find creative solutions and manage priorities. You will have excellent attention to detail, be super organised and a team player.

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:
Their Engagement & Advocacy team leads and engages with their movement of organisations and individuals to stand with young people and campaign for them to have access to high quality services in their community. 

Reporting to the Engagement & Advocacy Manager this role will work across the Engagement & Advocacy Team, to support the efficient day to day running of the Engagement & Advocacy Team and help to deliver the movement offer through co-ordinating a range of events and opportunities and developing effective account management processes. The Engagement & Advocacy Coordinator will also provide relevant support to deliver their quality assurance services and administering the certification of their Achievement Awards and other quality products.  

This is an exciting time to join their team in a role that offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people.

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 9 am, 31 October 2019. 
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6 November 2019

Why work at them?
They are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation 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 and baking.

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 £22,000-£26,000, 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
•    20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell their New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities

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.

As part of the recruitment process they will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review their Data protection privacy notice (recruitment) which explains what data of yours they process and how they use it.

Simplified Recruitment is a Job Advertising Agency working on behalf of a client. By applying for this position you are giving us permission to pass your CV and covering letter to a third party in relation to recruitment. A full copy of our privacy policy can be viewed on our website.

 Ref: SR506203

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