The Youth Futures Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in December 2019 to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. The foundation launched with an initial endowment of £90 million from the Reclaim Fund.
We are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to work closely with the Head of Policy and other colleagues to support the development of our evidence-based policy work. The successful candidate will play a key role in responding to, and advocating for, policy developments that will improve the lives of young people. They will have a good knowledge of policy areas such as children and young people and employment and be committed to supporting young people towards and into work. They will help to build and maintain relationships with key political and policy stakeholders and will work in partnership with peer organisations and wider stakeholders in the young people and employment sectors.
We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background, and those who have lived experience that reflects the lives of the young people we are seeking to support. Whatever your background, if you have a personal mission that aligns with ours, and experience – paid or unpaid – of working in a political environment, for example: campaigning for a charity; working for an MP; or working in local or national government, please don’t hesitate to apply.
The closing date 11:59pm, 3rd May 2021 BST (Europe/London