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

Youth Voice & Influence Officer

Full time • £24,700 – £30,700 • London and home based with travel across UK.

Participation People believe services work better when working creatively with the people who use them. 

We are proud to be award-winning youth engagement, participation, and co-production experts working across the UK.

Participation People are looking for our missing piece – someone who is playful in their practice, but serious about the solutions they co-create with young people. 

Our #YouthVoice approaches help organisations understand young people’s trends, habits, and life choices; in ways that work for them.

We are a team of high energy, enthusiastic and engaged facilitators who bring fun and playfulness to the workplace, every day. 

If this sounds like you, read on!

Youth Voice and Influence Officers facilitate projects with young people; helping them form and express their voice on their terms. 

This role will work alongside senior leaders to help them listen, value and act on young people’s views, insights and lived experiences -> to inform better business decisions. 

These groups include:

  • Young Champions
  • Young Researchers
  • Young Inspectors
  • Young Journalists
  • Peer Educators

In return, you will have autonomy and creative freedom to facilitate cutting edge youth voice projects across the UK.

Applicants with: project management prowess; a love for empowering young people; working at pace; 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 with a team of fun, supportive and like-minded people.

The ‘small print’

Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post no later than January 2023.

Term: This post is fixed-term, for 1 year – with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. 

Location: London and home based with access to Participation People’s and client’s offices across the UK.

Please note: this post involves working with vulnerable children and young people on a regular basis and is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. We do not accept CVs. This role will require regular evening and occasional weekend working.


Feel free to get in touch – call James, Programme Manager –
07935 714646

Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company