£38,000 - £42,000 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

With nearly 70 years experience, in the last three years, Buttle UK has supported 11,700 children and young people who have suffered a crisis and distributed £8.6m in Chances for Children grants.

Buttle UK supports those living in financial hardship and dealing with multiple social issues. We provide funding to improve emotional, educational, and social outcomes for children and young people. For a small number of children, whose ongoing home environment is disruptive and chaotic, grants which support them to go to boarding school.

We are looking for a part-time Co-production and Youth Engagement Manager to join our small and enthusiastic team achieving amazing things. You will lead the engagement of young people, families and referral partners, and work with Buttle UK colleagues to inform and develop Buttle’s UK’s work, to help us be accountable to the children and young people we support.

Buttle UK is committed to championing the voices and insights of the individuals we support. This new role is designed to put young people and frontline workers at the centre of our learning and improvement, our decision-making and our strategic planning. Buttle UK wants to use co-production to learn from its grantees and related individuals to be accountable, to inform best practice in its grant-making and to help identify and understand systemic issues affecting the young people we support.

You will be responsible for overseeing our participation and co-production work. This includes establishing and running two groups; a Youth Panel of young people aged 16-25 with lived experience of poverty, crisis and disadvantage, the second is an Advisory Group created to provide expert independent advice to Buttle UK on issues relating to the development and delivery of all its work but, in particular, its grant making.

You will share our values of being child focused, empathetic, responsive, collaborative, and accountable. Knowledge and experience of facilitating safeguarding procedures and experience of effective communication and engagement with young people and marginalized individuals are all essential to the role.

Buttle UK is passionate about promoting equity, valuing diversity, and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

We are open to flexible working and allocating the 21 hours per week as suits you; e.g., to accommodate care responsibilities, other work commitments, or personal preference.

To support applicants through the recruitment process, we commit to:
● Paying for childcare for the hours in and around the interview process
● Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews, if these are held in person
● Holding interviews online if easier for candidates’ circumstances
● Supporting any accessibility needs in the application and interview process

More about Buttle UK

Buttle UK was established in 1953 and is dedicated to helping children and young people who are in crisis, to change their lives by giving smal... Read more

Posted on: 21 June 2022
Closed date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Project Management

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