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Participation Worker

Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week
Working pattern:  Part-time

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022
Interview date: 26th and 27th of July 

For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Bryson-  on 07879117561 or email Nicola.Bryson@eastsussex.gov.uk

Are you passionate about children and young people’s rights, their views and working with decision-makers to make change happen?

If yes – we would LOVE to hear from you! 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised Participation Worker to co-design and deliver campaigns with young people.  You will have strong project management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate at all levels.


This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to coordinate, develop and support our well-established elected East Sussex Youth Cabinet to be the representative voice of young people in East Sussex.  You will ensure that their involvement is meaningful and appropriate. You will also be responsible for facilitating and increasing their links with other youth voice groups.


The post involves working in collaboration with colleagues in the Children and Young People’s Trust: schools, East Sussex County Council, NHS, community safety partners, voluntary sector and local district and borough councils to enable campaigns are impactful.


We are looking for someone who understands youth voice, has experience of facilitating consultation activities and keeps up to date on youth participation policy, and current tools and practices to engage young people both virtually and face-to-face. 


This role will require you to work occasional evening meetings and weekend working.


You will be joining the Equality, Participation and Strategic Partnerships team in Children’s Services. It is a creative and friendly team, committed to enhancing the outcomes for children; and has an extensive network of children, families, local leaders and external providers across East Sussex who support the delivery of their work.



Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/206088/24528

  • Number of positions
  • 2

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £23,178 to £29,579

  • Closing date
  • 3 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 18.5

  • Job type
  • Youth and Community Workers