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 and Influence Officer

Fixed Term • Starting at £24,700 • Office Base, Woolwich, London

Are you a fun, self-motivated person, with a passion for making sure young people’s voices are listened to and acted on by the people making decisions?

Do you have experience of working with vulnerable young people – in particular children and young people who are care experienced?

Are you a person with a huge heart, full of compassion and empathy?

We are looking for a Youth Participation Officer – or, as we call it, Youth Voice and Influence Officer – to lead our youth voice programmes in south east London.

The postholder will lead on:

  • Leading on the coordination of 3 youth voice forums for Children in Care and Care Leavers, and associated programme of activities, events and opportunities.
  • Supporting the delivery and projects of Greenwich Young People’s Council.
  • Supporting our schools’ peer education programme in Southwark.

The success of this role relies on building positive working relationships, clear communication and bringing the fun and love to all things #YouthVoice!

Applicants with strong experience of working with young people, a commitment to Participation People’s values, mission and approach, as well as good project management “know how” will thrive in this role.

In return for your hard work we offer a generous holiday entitlement, a highly flexible working arrangement and the opportunity to work in a small team of kind, curious and courageous likeminded people!

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those with a disability. 

We particularly want to hear from applicants who live, work or grew up in Greenwich or who themselves are care experienced.

This post involves working with vulnerable children and young people on a regular basis and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and excellent references. 

The ‘small print’

Start date: as soon as possible.

Term: This post is fixed-term, to end on 31 March 2022, with possible extension.

Office base: Woolwich, London.

Salary: starting at £24,700.

Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form. We do not accept generic CVs and covering letters.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4 August 2021.

Interviews will be via Zoom, likely Monday 16 August 2021.


Feel free to get in touch with Hannah Wiseman, [email protected]

Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company