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By January 10, 2023January 30th, 2023News

Youth Voice Project Coordinator – Job Description 

 

About us 

Sculpt is a UK-based charity providing research, training and work-experience opportunities that empower young people to shape their own futures and those of their communities.  

We work directly with young people, employers and professionals who support young people. All our work is guided by young people themselves and based on carefully researched evidence. We: 

 

  • Facilitate forums for young people to make their needs and their voices heard. 
  • Publish a magazine by young people to express their perspectives and encourage debate around public policy issues. 
  • Conduct research to uncover young people’s real needs and what works to empower and support them. 
  • Deliver training to build young people’s confidence, skills, ambition, resilience and sense of responsibility, so they can shape their futures and change their communities for the better, as leaders, social entrepreneurs and active participants in civic life. 
  • Deliver training for professionals who work with young people, drawing on our research and expertise. 
  • Engage with employers to facilitate work experience and employment opportunities for young people to develop skills and access diverse jobs. 
  • Facilitate international exchange opportunities to encourage and enable young people to experience and appreciate other cultures, perspectives and ways of life. 

 

Job Description 

Key tasks: 

  1. Youth Voice lead 

  • Work with the CEO to facilitate the Youth Advisory Board, setting up meetings and supporting YAB members to carry out their roles 
  • Recruit new members to the Youth Advisory Board when necessary 
  • Work with staff to further develop the Youth Advisory Board induction and onboarding programme 
  • Ensure that our youth voice is embedded at every level of the organisation, and work with staff and trustees to facilitate youth engagement 
  • Work directly with the Youth Advisory Board, staff and volunteers to ensure that both new and existing programmes continue to respond to the needs of our young people and promote deeper engagement  
  • Design and deliver our youth leadership training programme, working with young people and senior leaders in the organisation to identify training needs for young Trustees and established Board of Trustees that want to work with young people 
  • Lead on our youth voice projects including our magazine, communications and annual surveys 

 

  1. Network development 

  • Use existing contacts and create new relationships to develop a network of young people and organisations that want to work with young people 
  • Recruit participants to our programmes through existing and new networks 
  • Plan and design entry and exit surveys for all programme participants 
  • Develop a Theory of Change for each project  
  • Draft impact case studies and impact reports. 
  • Lead on the progression of impact case studies, including information gathering, drafting, and involving relevant staff as appropriate.  

 

  1. Programme delivery 

  • Lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of our youth engagement programmes 
  • Develop and deliver an engaging recruitment campaigns for prospective participants 
  • Work with staff to develop a Theory of Change for each project 
  • Plan and design entry and exit surveys for all programme participants 
  • Oversee the delivery of Igniting Futures – our holistic work experience support programme 

 

  1. Measuring and Communicating our Impact 

  • Draft impact case studies and impact reports 
  • Share our story through sourcing and creating content that is engaging and tailored to its target audience, including accurate and compelling news stories, case studies, impact stories, infographics, and social media content 
  • Analyse and report on quantitative and qualitative data for official reporting and communications purposes 
  • Contribute to impact reports for funders and other external audiences 
  • Work with the team to plan internal and external events to promote the impact of Sculpt’s work 

 

  1. Other Duties 

  • Undertake all tasks respecting Sculpt’s Equality and Diversity Policy as well as its founding values. 
  • Attend and participate in internal meetings including staff meetings. 
  • Work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, interns and Board members. 
  • Attend relevant training in order to fulfil the requirements of the job. 
  • Treat with confidentiality any information about Sculpt’s members, users, staff and research that could be deemed as personal, private or sensitive. 
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the organisation. 
  • Represent the organisation at functions and meetings as appropriate. 
  • Abide by all relevant policies and procedures.

Please send: (a) your CV and (b) a covering letter including the answers to the following 3 questions; 

  • What made you apply for this role? 
  • Tell us about an achievement or accomplishment you are proud of relating to young people. 
  • If you could give your younger self a piece of advice what would it be? 

The covering letter and questions can be emailed to contact@sculptuk.org, alternatively you can also record the answers on a video and email them over. 

The application deadline for this stage is 5th Feb 2023, 11.59pm.  

 

 

 

Person Specification: Youth Voice Project Coordinator 

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Knowledge & Experience  At least 2 years experience of working to engage young people  

 

Experience of working in a youth-led programmes – involving and consulting with young people in design and delivery of programmes 

 

Experience of designing and running workshops and interactive activities with young people  

 

Up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding best practice and procedures 

 

Experience of running large-scale events such as conferences 

 

Qualification in youth work 

 

Experience of working with SEND students 

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Skills & Abilities 

Excellent written, oral and communication skills, combined with ability to deal with people at all levels, from young people to policy makers 

 

Highly organised and able to effectively manage multiple projects and workstreams 

 

Good networking skills and ability to build relationships with a range of people, including teachers, funders and policy makers 

 

Ability to create written report and report against budgets 

 

Good attention to detail 

 

Excellent command of the English language 

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Attitude 

Results driven with ability to prioritise effectively, work under pressure and meet deadlines 

 

Empathy with the aims and objects of IARS 

 

Willingness to work unsociable hours and/or stay away from home overnight if necessary. Willingness to travel on occasion 

 

A strong personal commitment to equality of opportunity 

 

Ambitious and self-motivated, characterised by integrity and diligence 

 

Commitment to the values of dialogue, transparence, non-adversarial methods of conflict resolution and restorative justice 

 

 

 

 

 

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