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 • £24,450 – £28,200 • Home and South and South West London based

Are you kind, curious and courageous with a passion for improving services WITH young people?

Do you have experience of working with diverse groups of young people?

Are you renowned for being playful in practice and serious about solutions?

If yes – we would LOVE to hear from you! 

We are looking for a new Youth Voice and Influence Officer to help us deliver our mission of making services better with young people in London. 

This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to coordinate, develop and build on our well-established youth voice programme across Hounslow – see page 3 of the job description document for more details.

You will also offer weekly sessional support to Hounslow’s:

  • Youth Council
  • Mental Health Youth Forum 
  • SEND Youth Forum 
  • …and our other London Youth Forums when needed

Please note, this role will require regular evening and occasional weekend working.

The success of this role relies on building excellent working partnerships, clear communication and bringing the FUN! 

In return, you’ll be offered the autonomy and creative freedom to make youth voice in Hounslow a real success! 

Applicants with strong, demonstrable experience of working with young people, a commitment to Participation People’s mission, values and approach, and a solid foundation in the basics of project and budget management will thrive in this role.

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

The ‘small print’

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

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

Office bases: Home based, Participation People office in Wandsworth Town, with weekly travel to Hounslow

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


Feel free to get in touch – call 07921 907210, to speak to Antonia Dixey, our Chief Executive.

Work For The Participation People - A Youth Engagement Company