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Youth Participation Officer (South, London & East)

Youth Participation Officer (South, London & East)
6th Floor, 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AN
From £24,000 per annum, based on skills, experience and location / 36 hours per week / Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2021
Job type
Fixed Term Contract

Join us as we start out on a new and exciting opportunity to change the way in which we involve, listen to and support young people to both have a voice and play an active role in shaping our heritage. With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust programme, this is a fantastic opportunity to dramatically change youth participation within our charity and the ways in which history and heritage are perceived by 11 to 25 year olds.

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

English Heritage has a strategic plan that places volunteering and participation at the heart of our charity objectives. We aim to always create quality, well-managed and rewarding opportunities for volunteers to join us in bringing history to life. We are delighted by the opportunity to expand this to broaden participation to a wider and more diverse pool of young people than ever before.

You will be part of our Shout Out Loud project team, delivering this project to excite, engage and involve young people with heritage. By coordinating and delivering a programme of activities for young people you will also ensure that their voices are at the heart of the project. Through a network of partner organisations in your local patch and our national partners you will look at how we can provide and promote further opportunities.

To help you deliver the programme you may be required to recruit and manage a small team of volunteers, identify and build relationships with community organisations, and advocate for Shout Out Loud within and across English Heritage.

This role is London-based, but will require regular travel around the South, East and London. There will also be occasional travel further afield for team meetings, including to York, which may include overnight stays.

You will have a passion for meaningful engagement with young people and putting their voices at the heart of everything you do. You will have easy rapport with young people as well as the wider team of staff and volunteers that you work with. As an innovative thinker you will have a track record of project management and delivery within the heritage sector.

As a youth-focused heritage engagement professional, you will have experience of working with a number of key stakeholders to ensure delivery of projects. and have experience of recruiting and managing volunteers.

You will have a proven record of working within deadlines to deliver results whilst taking into account the needs of a number of stakeholders. With experience of working within the charitable sector you will understand the processes of working on a funded programme.

You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you'll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our site a wonderful place to visit. You'll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. We offer a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, 25 days leave a year and free entry to all English Heritage properties for you, another adult and up to 6 children (under the age of 19).

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 18th December, in London.

Closing date: 09/12/2019 23:59:59

You will need to refer to the following documents when completing your application.

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