This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we deliver our ambitious strategy ‘Unlocking Youth Work’, working to ensure more young people can benefit from the life-changing impact of youth work and advocating for increased investment and support for thousands of local youth organisations across the UK.
By 2025, through the unlocking of impactful, high-value, multi-year partnerships, we will have driven more than £30 million in critical funding to local youth organisations. In addition, we will have upskilled thousands of youth workers and directly supported more than 1 million young people across key themes such as mental health, employability and outdoor learning. We are already well on our way to achieving these ambitious goals, but we need talented individuals to join our team to help us fully realise these ambitions. Are you looking to take on a new challenge? Are you proactive, self-motivated and want to develop your influencing and communication skills to help us unlock funding and ensure more young people receive the life-changing support of youth work? If so, this could be the perfect role for you!
This role will play a key role in supporting the Grants and Contracts Manager to undertake thorough research and prospecting into new Trust and Foundation funding opportunities, making warm and cold approaches to establish interest in UK Youth’s work and coordinating the application process for small and medium sized grants. The role will predominately focus on Trusts and Foundations income, as well as occasionally supporting Corporate Partnerships.
You will be joining a supportive and highly ambitious Partnerships and Philanthropy Team that sits within the wider External Relations Department, enabling you to build your knowledge and expertise across a range of income streams.
Why work at UK Youth?
We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even for those working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes, to virtual coffee meet ups and all staff away days.
UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer, and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.
We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.
What we can offer you
We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.
- Flexible/Agile Working
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees)
- Funded training provided in; Safeguarding, GDPR, Information and Cyber Security & Equality & Diversity
- Other training available in support of your personal and professional development
- Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)
- Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary
- Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally
- 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell, our New Forest Outdoor Centre, including camping, lodges and outdoor activities.
- IT equipment provided for the duration of contract
- CycleScheme and TechScheme
How to apply
If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied).
- Closing date for applications will be 10th February 2023
- First round of interviews are due to take place week commencing 13th February 2023
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference. However, we welcome applications from those with previous criminal convictions.
As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.