Aug 02, 2022

Young People’s Integration Coordinator

£30,271 - £35,610 yearly
  • Quakers
  • Friends House, NW1 or Quakers in Britain Yorkshire Centre, LS2 or home-based
Full time, Permanent Charity Faith Based Youth and Children

Job Description

£35,610 (London, combination of home and office)

£30,271 (regional – will require regular travel to our London office)

Are you an experienced youth worker with a passion for enabling young people to be central to the life of their community? Do you have the skills to navigate organisational structures and barriers to integration, through relationship-building and advocacy? If so, you could take a leading role in setting the direction of our youth integration strategy.

You will have experience of working collaboratively with mixed-age teams to implement young people’s vision for peer-led events. With excellent listening skills and judgements, you will ensure this team feels heard and valued, while balancing this with organisational needs. The successful candidate will support these teams to develop and nurture the faith and well-being of young people as part of a national community.

The successful candidate will be collaborative and able to work with minimal administrative support. You will lead on the project management and administration of events for young people. This will require excellent communication, IT and data skills, along with a keen attention to detail. You will be able to work within the structures of the organisation and an established developmental framework, balanced with the insight needed to develop and review this following consultation with colleagues and volunteers.

Working in our Integration Team, part of the Quaker Church Affairs department, you will also link to the work of our Youth, Children and Families Team (based in the Quaker Life department), including the delivery of online youth groups.

Our work with young Quakers plays an important part in the life of the organisation. We work with around 100 young people each year, and work intensively with a smaller planning group that designs and delivers our annual event for 15–18-year-olds. This event is an important link to one of our key governance structures and is delivered by a mixed-age team of young people supported by adult volunteers.

Since the pandemic, how we deliver our wider work has changed and developed. This gives us an opportunity to reimagine how we engage with young Quakers. Our vision is to widen the integration of the many, not the few, into the life of our faith community. We invite you to join us on this journey.

The post involves some evening and residential weekend work and is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, including the children’s barred list.

The following non-negotiable commitments are associated with this role, further dates to be confirmed on appointment:

Dates in 2022

  • 24 September (if possible): online
  • 14–16 October: Birmingham
  • 12–13 November: online
  • 2–4 December: online
  • 10 December: online
  • 7pm–9pm every Thursday from 20 October to 8 December: online

Dates in 2023

  • 13–15 January: London
  • 27–29 January: London
  • 3–5 February: Derbyshire
  • 10–12 March: London
  • 28 March – 4 April: Northamptonshire
  • 15 April: TBC
  • 28 April – 1 May: London

To apply and for further information, please visit our website via the apply button. 

Closing date: 5.00pm on Monday 29th August 2022

Interview dates: 6th September 2022 – an online session with young people, 7th September 2022 – interviews at Friends House, London.

Quakers in Britain is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications for posts from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

Quakers in Britain is committed to equality in all its employment practices.

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