£36,000 per year (more for exceptional candidate)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is at a very exciting point in its development and this new role plays an important part in supporting our policy research and public affairs. It will involve liaising with internal colleagues and external organisations, government, parliament and media.

Joining a lively and committed team, you will be a positive self-starter and bring previous experience of public policy or a political and media role.  NYA is a central cog in the youth sector and as such this is an interesting and busy role. You will need strong organisational skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and confidence with managing multiple tasks and priorities.

NYA holds a unique position within the youth sector. We are the national body for youth work, and the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England. We are the cornerstone of a great profession and we have been transforming lives through youth work for over 50 years. We strive every day to champion, professionalise and enable great youth work, driving up the quality and quantity of safe and impactful practice.

If you feel as motivated as we do to empower young people to reach their potential and find the path to the positive and fulfilling futures they all deserve, then we would love to hear from you.

We are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. To reflect the communities we serve, we strive to bring different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to enrich our insights and power the work we do together.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Why join us

Our work is vital, we are passionate and committed to what we do and we need the very best from our talented team to thrive. At NYA we operate as a people first organisation, with a flexible working approach that helps us balance our work with life. We are a predominately remotely based team across England with a head office in Leicester. Despite the geographical distance between us, our digital use, shared focus and supportive culture make us a highly connected team. We also provide committed time and funds to support personal and professional development.

We provide 25 days leave plus 8 days, life assurance scheme and 5% NYA pension contribution.

Refreshed on: 16 May 2021
Closed date: 24 May 2021
Job ref: NYA/ Policy and Public Affairs 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Management

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