We’re hiring: Youth Engagement and Ambassador Coordinator

We are looking for a Youth Engagement & Ambassador Coordinator to join our growing team. Our mission is to tackle youth unemployment, a key part of that is to help young people feel more confident in their skills and future career options. This role will focus on supporting young people in our network to use our services to help them achieve their full potential. In this role you will work with young people directly as well as engaging with schools, colleges and youth groups to grow the reach and impact of our work.

We are looking for someone who can share our passion for the work we do, you will be a confident communicator, personable and full of energy with a creative streak for supporting youth led projects. The ability to stay organised, coordinate multiple projects and manage paperwork is going to be vital in this busy role. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to complete a professional Youth Work qualification.

As our ambassador coordinator you will be the main point of contact, supporting our young volunteers to attend events and work on projects. You will also lead new activity to drive recruitment of more ambassadors across the UK.

Youth engagement work will see you engage with schools, colleges and youth groups to grow the network of Young Professionals still in education. You will deliver workshops and assemblies to help young people build their skills as Young Professionals

This role requires a full UK Driving license and will be subject to DBS and reference checks

About us and the benefits of working with Youth Employment UK

We are a small but mighty team, Youth Employment UK is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to helping young people thrive in the UK. As an employer we want to ensure all of our colleagues feel fulfilled in their roles. We will support you with internal and external training, you will get to complete a professional qualification so that you can grow your career with us and we will support you every step of the way.

We offer a friendly, supportive culture, you will have an in-work mentor, regular reviews and get to enjoy all the benefits of working for a Youth Friendly Employer.

How to apply and the application process

The first stage of the recruitment process is to complete the questions below, successful candidates will then be invited to a telephone interview.

Please send your answers to us by email.

  • Tell us about yourself in three sentences
  • What do you think the biggest challenges are for young people trying to find employment?
  • What do you think could be done to help with these challenges and who is responsible?
  • What role do you think young people have in preparing themselves for work?
  • What three things excite you most about Youth Employment UK and why?
  • Tell us about any experience you have in public speaking
  • Why do you think you would be good for this role?

Send your email along with your contact details to Laura-Jane Rawlings and Lauren Mistry via info@youthemployment.org.uk 

Youth Employment UK is a Disability Confident and Youth Friendly Employer, committed to providing a fair and open recruitment process. Please let us know if you require support to apply for this role with us.

Please take the time to send your application to us, make sure you visit our website and learn about Youth Employment UK where you can also read our top job application tips before applying www.youthemployment.org.uk

Process

Applicants send through the answers to the questions outlined.

Applications reviewed by a senior staff member and a member of the Youth Ambassador Board. Each answer will receive a score and those applicants with the highest score will be invited for a telephone interview.

Ahead of telephone interviews the applicant will send in a CV. Telephone interview with a senior member of staff, discuss role in more detail and the candidates skills for the key elements. Candidates will be scored against a scoring matrix. Candidates with the top scores will be invited for a formal interview.

Formal interviews will take place at the office with two staff members and a member of the Ambassador Board. Candidates will have a 45 minute interview and be given a situational test. Each element will be scored against the scoring matrix.

References and DBS checks will be taken for successful applicants.

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For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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