London, Greater London
£50,000 - £55,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Every day more and more children and young people find themselves in crisis and don’t know where to turn. They desperately need somebody to work with and for them to stand up for their rights and hold those with power to account. That’s what we do at Just for Kids Law.

Just for Kids Law (JfKL) wants all children and young people in the UK to have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued. We exist to work with and for children and young people, to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct youth advocacy and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning and equipping others to work for children’s rights.


Director of Programmes and Participation

Just for Kids Law

£50,000- £55,000 per annum

Central London


Over the past four years, Just for Kids Law has increased its reach, grown in size and achieved strong financial sustainability. Following a period of strategic development we are looking for a Director of Programmes and Participation to develop our youth advocacy casework and our youth opportunities and youth participation work as well as maximise our impact for young people. Working closely with the CEO and senior management team, the Director of Programmes and Participation will play a key role in ensuring our strategic objectives are achieved. Through an inclusive leadership approach, the Director will work with our dedicated staff to develop and deliver our new plans that develop our support, as well as ensuring an integrated approach for young people across the organisation. 


We are looking for a passionate, inclusive and emotionally aware leader with proven experience of working with children and young people. With a background in youth work or social work, a strong understanding of youth advocacy and youth participation, and a passion for the issues young people face, you will know the importance of supporting others to make the decisions that are right for them. You will also bring strong experience of leading on safeguarding, building and managing teams,  of creating vision and developing  collaborative cultures. You will have worked on organisational strategies, be used to making organisational-wide decisions and be adept at dealing with stakeholders from different backgrounds. You will be a natural team player, who champions staff to ensure the best outcomes for young people, with a real passion for working with children and young people facing adversity and providing holistic support.


To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.

Closing date: Wednesday 15th July 2020

Interviews with Prospectus:  21st – 29th July 2020

Engagement meetings and presentations with Just for Kids Law: w/c 3rd August 2020

Meetings with CEO and SLT and interviews with Just for Kids Law:  w/c 10th August 2020


Just for Kids Law is committed to achieve greater diversity in its senior management team and actively encourages applications from diverse communities, regardless of race, age, sexuality, beliefs or disability.


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Posted on: 18 June 2020
Closed date: 15 July 2020
Job ref: HQ00177460
Tags: Senior Management