A fantastic opportunity has arisen in the Girls’ Rights and Youth Team at Plan International UK to cover the maternity leave of our Youth Engagement Officer.
Plan International UK is a global children’s charity. We work to give every child the same chance in life.
Our Girls’ Rights and Youth Team has a focus on bringing our global work for girls’ rights to the UK and also leads our global girls’ rights campaigning. Youth engagement and youth voices are at the heart of the work we do and the reason we do it. Our Youth Engagement work has huge breadth – from playing a vital role in internal governance to helping young people become passionate campaigners and wider advocates for girls’ rights.
As Youth Engagement Officer, you will make sure young people’s voices are included, considered and valued across all of Plan International UK’s work. You will support young people to be campaigners, feed their own opinions and experiences into our UK Girls’ Rights work and learn new skills.
We are looking for someone who has solid experience of working directly with young people in a participatory way, of designing and delivering workshops and training activities and of taking responsibility for residential events. You’ll also have hands-on experience of working within safeguarding processes.
You’ll have a passion for creative and innovative approaches to youth voice and campaigning and the ability to translate complicated campaign or policy ideas into digestible information. Using these skills, you will be responsible for the development, support and administration of our Youth Advisory Panel, encouraging panel members to speak at and engage with high level political events and to take on safeguarding responsibilities.
This role will involve weekend, evening and overnight work on a regular basis, for which time off in lieu will be provided.
As this role is covering a maternity leave, we expect it to be needed for 12 months.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am on 18 December 2019
Interviews will take place on 7 and 10 January 2020
Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.
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