Work For Us

Working for The Participation People

We care about our staff, and we want our staff to care about their work.

We aim to recruit the BEST staff, who share our vision, values, passion and commitment.

What we know about working for us:

  • 100% of our staff told us they “feel happy at work
  • 100% of our staff told us that “there is good, clear & constructive communication between all staff, including managers.
  • 100% of our staff told us they “find the work expected of [them] is stimulating and challenging.
  • 100% of our staff told us that they felt “managers promote a positive atmosphere of respect and teamwork.
Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company
Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company

What We Offer

In return for their hard work, we offer our staff:

  • A standard 37-hour working week.
  • 30 days of annual leave, plus all statutory holidays – staff accrue an additional 1 day of annual leave per year of service (up to 5 additional days).
  • Up to 3 days per year of paid volunteering leave.
  • Up to 10 days per year of additional leave with salary sacrifice (after 1 year’s service).
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme with The People’s Pension, in line with Government guidance.
  • A range of flexible working arrangements, including flexi-time, time off in lieu, home or remote working and compressed hours.
  • A 16-25 railcard, for those staff who are eligible.
  • A Spotify Premium account.

Current opportunities

Programme Manager – Targeted & Specialist Programmes

FTC Maternity Cover • £32,500 – £38,500 • 37.5 hours per week • Home-based, with regular travel to London and across the UK. 

Are you a kind, curious and courageous youth programme manager?

Do you have a passion for improving services WITH young people particularly those who are more vulnerable?

Are you a successful leader, motivating teams by being playful in practice and serious about the solutions.

Sound like you? Then we’d LOVE to hear from you.

Participation People believe services work better with young people. We’re looking for a new Programme Manager (Targeted and Specialist Programmes) to help us, help services do that.

Our Target and Specialist Programmes provide spaces and opportunities for young people with additional needs or vulnerabilities to have a voice and for their voice to be listened to and acted upon. 

Examples include Care Experienced, SEND and CAMHS and Young Champions teams. 

We expect a GREAT Programme Manager to be a superb communicator, an excellent relationship and network builder and a supportive, empathetic colleague. 

You’ll be a confident self-starter, with an eye for detail AND the bigger picture, who can help us take our programmes to the next level

Applicants with strong experience of managing projects (and budgets) with young people, a commitment to Participation People’s mission and approach and experience of project monitoring, evaluation and impact reporting will thrive in this role.

In return for your hard work, we offer a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive salary, a highly flexible working arrangement and the opportunity to work in a small team of like-minded people.

We would particularly welcome and encourage applications from applicants from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds and from those with disabilities, as we have identified that these groups are currently underrepresented in the organisation, particularly in management roles.

The ‘small print’

  • Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post no later than end September 2022.
  • Term: This post is a maternity cover role, and a fixed term contract to October 2023. 
  • Office base: Home-based, with regular travel to London and across the UK. 

Please note – this post involves working directly with children and young people on a regular basis and so is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. We will not accept CVs.


Feel free to get in touch with us – call 07511 942396, and speak to Hannah Hazell, Programme Manager- Targeted and Specialist Programmes, for a conversation.

Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company