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

Full time • £32,500 – £38,500 • Home-based, with travel to London, Dorset and Hampshire

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 children in care councils, CAMHS service user groups and substance misuse peer education programmes.

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’

Application closing date: 4th January 2021

Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post no later than February 2021.

Term: This post is fixed term, to end on 31 December 2021 (possible extension, subject to funding)

Office base: Home based, with regular travel to/across London and Dorset

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.

Questions?

Feel free to get in touch with us – call 07921 907210, to speak to Antonia Dixey, our Chief Executive, for a conversation.

Programme Manager – Universal Programmes

Full time • £32,500 – £38,500 • Home based, with travel to London, Dorset and Hampshire

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

Do you have w a passion for improving services WITH young people?

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 (Universal Programmes) to help us, help services do that.

Our Universal Programmes provide spaces and opportunities open to any and all young people to have a voice and for their voice to be listened to and acted upon. 

Examples include youth councils, youth forums and young researcher programmes.

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 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’

Application closing date: 4th January 2021

Start date: Ideally, we’d like the successful applicant in post no later than February 2021.

Term: This post is fixed term, to end on 31 December 2021 (possible extension, subject to funding)

Office base: Home based, with regular travel to/across London and Dorset

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.

Questions?

Feel free to get in touch with us – call 07921 907210, to speak to Antonia Dixey, our Chief Executive, for a conversation.

Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company