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Job description

Full time - 35 hours per week over 5 days, some evening and weekend working will be required. 

Closing: 5:00pm, 11th Mar 2024 

As Youth Engagement Manager you will lead on delivering inclusive opportunities and supporting young wheelchair users to drive societal change, support Whizz Kidz’ strategy and put young people at the heart of everything we do.

Whizz Kidz: the facts

Over 75,000 young people aren’t getting the wheelchair or support that fully meets their needs. Without the ability to be independent young wheelchair users are restricted in their ability to socialise and participate in society.

We’re here to change that.

As the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users (9 months -25 years old), we empower young people by providing the wheelchairs, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigning for a more inclusive society.

 And we won’t stop until they are mobile, enabled and included

The Policy & Engagement team at Whizz Kidz support our included strategic priorities including Kidz Board projects, Impact & Evaluation work and partnership and networks. We focus on ensuring young wheelchair users voices are heard in policy work and throughout the organisation.

Our vision

A society in which every young wheelchair user is mobile, enabled and included.

Our values

We are young people focused, ambitious, collaborative and inclusive.

Job summary

The post holder will guide Whizz Kidz through the Hear by Right process, lead Kidz Board and support their projects for maximum impact and engage young people in all teams across the organisation.  You will develop new youth projects including a younger person campaign group and support and grow the family network.

The person

You will have a passion for youth voice and engaging young people in organisational development. You will have a background in youth work and have experience in developing youth projects and embedding Hear by Right (or similar) within an organisation. You will need to be comfortable influencing senior people across the organisation to ensure that young people’s voices are the central to every decision taken.

Key accountabilities

• Lead on all Kidz Board work including the organisation of four residential weekends per year and online monthly meetings.

• Support all Kidz Board projects including encouraging the design and delivery of new projects in line with the Kidz Board manifesto.

• Ensure Kidz Board is fully recruited and support with training requirements as needed.

• Create an action plan to ensure Whizz Kidz embeds the Hear by Right framework into its activities.

• Ensure all teams are fully trained to support young people into their work.

• Set up an internal work placement scheme for young people who want experience in the charity sector.

• Design a programme to recruit younger people into the work Whizz Kidz does including young campaign groups and project opportunities.

• Develop and grow the family network, ensuring they are a voice for Whizz Kidz and support our strategic objectives.

• Ensure the Alumni network is embedded within the organisation and work with teams to create specific projects they can support.

• Recruit, train and support young people to be a voice in decision making.

• Empower young people facing participation barriers to engage in youth voice activities.

• Build relationships with stakeholders to support all projects and ensure young wheelchair users are a focus in their activities.

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope and job rank of the post.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced level DBS Disclosure, which will be sought prior to the confirmation of a job offer.

A few perks

The wellbeing of our colleagues is of paramount importance to our success as an organisation, and we want to ensure that our benefits package provides something of value for everyone, whether it is our generous holiday entitlement, wellbeing days, Healthcare cash plan, long-service awards. We hope you agree!

Annual leave

25 days of annual leave per annum plus Bank Holiday (pro-rata for part time colleagues).

Christmas closure

In addition to annual leave, employees get three days of paid Christmas leave.


Automatic enrolment for all colleagues with the option to opt out. Contributions of 5% gross salary made by both Whizz Kidz and employees. We will match higher contributions of up to 6% of gross basic salary.

Simply Health

Automatic enrolment in a fully paid for cash plan that assists you with everyday health costs. This scheme is also available to your families for an extra charge.

Season ticket loan

An interest free loan of up to £5,000 following the successful completion of the Probationary Period.

You can find out more about our perks on our website. 

To apply please visit our website via the apply button. 

Closing: 5:00pm, 11th Mar 2024. 

Posted on: 19 February 2024
Closing date: 11 March 2024 at 17:00
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