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Young People’s Participation Officer

Published: 23rd January 2023

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Young People’s Participation Officer (full-time/part-time)

Hours: 35 hours per week / part-time hours also available
Salary: NJC scale PO2: £37,336 – £40,221 (plus £3,650 if London-based) pro rata, and 5% pension contribution
Location: Family Rights Group’s office is in Islington. Because of the specific work required, this role is suitable for hybrid working (a combination of office and home-working)

Family Rights Group’s mission is to create a more socially just society in which the child welfare and family justice systems support children to live safely and thrive within their family, while strengthening the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home.

Founded in 1974, our work combines commitment to human rights and social justice with expertise in child welfare law, policy and practice.

Lifelong Links, Family Rights Group’s pioneering approach which has grown across the UK over the past seven years, aims to ensure that children and young people in care and care leavers have a positive support network to help them practically and emotionally during their time in care and later as adults.

We have recently received a significant donation to boost the work of Lifelong Links to reach more care leavers in London. This new project will help us work towards achieving our goal that every child in care and care leaver is offered Lifelong Links. It has enabled us to create this exciting post to support young people to engage with, influence, promote and help to deliver our work.

Benefits of working for Family Rights Group include:

  • a generous pension (5% employer contribution)
  • 27 days holiday allowance (rising to 30) pro rata, plus 3 additional days at the end of the year
  • playing a key role in a new and exciting project
  • a wide-ranging Employee Assistance Programme for all staff and other well-being initiatives
  • joining a small team of committed staff in a values-driven organisation.

This is a full-time or part-time role (flexible requests are welcome) with a start date as soon as possible. Below is a full job description and person specification for the role. Please read it carefully before applying.

The charity is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work, including employment.

We welcome applicants to this role who have lived experience of being raised in kinship care or the care system.

Application process:

Please complete an application form linked below, as well as an equal opportunities form.

We anonymise all applications when shortlisting to help ensure that all candidates are evaluated solely on their skills and experience.

The application form includes three questions about your suitability for the role. Please refer to the job description and person specification when answering them. Candidates who meet the person specification and requirements for the role will then be invited to a 1-hour interview with a 3-person panel. You will be asked to give a short presentation as part of this interview.

The closing date for this role is Monday 19th February (9am).
Interviews will be held on 26th February.

To apply, kindly submit an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to by 19/02/24 (9am).

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