London, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to help transform young Londoners’ lives? London’s heritage youth programme is expanding!

Proud Places Project Officer

We believe all young people should feel a sense of pride in where they live. Heritage of London Trust (HOLT) restores the loved local places that tell the story of London and its people. Proud Places launched in autumn 2020, and through the pandemic has welcomed over 400 young people on site visits and creative workshops all across the city. We are now looking for an inspirational Project Officer to help us expand the programme. Reporting to the Proud Places Project Lead, you will help manage the programme, reaching more young people and helping redirect more young lives.

Proud Places has three key focus groups: young people aged 11-18 at risk of exploitation by gangs, young people in alternative provision schools, and young refugees. The programme also includes mainstream primary and secondary school pupils in local areas. The Project Officer will help plan and deliver a programme of site visits and creative workshops in and out of the classroom, engaging target audiences and inspiring young people to develop curiosity, trust, confidence, knowledge, personal resilience and employment skills.

We are looking for someone with initiative and creativity, dedicated to inclusivity and building new audiences who can demonstrate enthusiasm for London’s history and the power of place. At least two years’ experience of youth work in either formal or informal settings is essential as well as an understanding of social, emotional and behavioural needs in young people, safeguarding legislation and best practice in youth engagement.

This is a ground-breaking youth programme for London. We would love to have you on board!

Key tasks

  • Maintain our database of Proud Places’ partnerships with schools, community and youth groups across London
  • Research and identify new groups and schools, increasing the number of young people we reach
  • Support the Project Lead in planning site visits and creative workshops for young people, arranging all travel and logistics
  • Work with the wider HOLT team and the Project Lead to produce inspiring project content including printed and digital resources
  • Deliver workshops and site visits either jointly or on your own
  • Use our impact measurement framework to assess the effectiveness of the Proud Places programme


Essential criteria and skills

  • Teaching experience, formal or informal
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage your workload effectively
  • A warm, confident communicator, bold and creative
  • Reliable, driven and a robust work ethic
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and interests
  • Understanding of safeguarding and best practice in community youth work
  • Good IT skills including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • A passion for historic London and willingness to learn
  • Flexibility for travel to sites inside Greater London


  • A background in delivering arts programmes
  • Creative writing experience
  • Familiarity with national curriculum learning

Heritage of London Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the young people we work with. Employment is subject to references and enhanced DBS checks.


Application Instructions

Please apply with the following:

1. Your CV as a PDF attachment
2. A brief covering letter with no more than 500 words about your interest in the role and why you think you are suitable
3. When you would be available to start
4. Where you are based

Refreshed on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 08 October 2021
Job ref: Proud Places Project Officer
Tags: Support Worker, Teaching

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