Head of Youth Programmes and Policy
This post would suit a strategic and creative individual with a passion for engagement, looking for an opportunity to deliver social impact through the Games for a generation of young people across Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond.
This role will lead the Functional Area responsible for the OC's engagement with children and young people. Developing and delivering a portfolio youth programmes, the postholder will use Games assets and collaborate with partners to deliver high-quality engagement activity.
The Head of Youth Programmes & Policy will shape an ambitious and exciting learning offer for schools, work with community partners to activate grass roots engagement with the Games, and ensure families are central to the delivery of Birmingham 2022.
Drawing on an extraordinary celebration of sport and culture, you will create a positive social impact from the Commonwealth Games for young people and their communities. In doing so, you will identify opportunities to influence and shape policy, creating lasting benefits and legacy for a new generation.
Skills and Experience Required
- Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.
- Excellent engagement and communication skills.
- Able to meet key milestones in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to influence others and manage relationships.
- Proven experience of delivering engagement programmes for young people at scale
- Strong understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion practice with young people.
- Knowledge of current education sector context
- Clear understanding of community youth provision.
- Experienced in managing teams and internal or external cross-partner working.
- Advanced safeguarding qualification or certification.
- Background in public speaking.
- Advanced digital skills.
- Awareness of national policy impacting on young people.
- Experienced working with public sector partners.
- Working knowledge of existing partners and organisations throughout the West Midlands
Salary: £60,000-65,000 per annum
This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with Barred Lists.
Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We are working towards achieving Leaders in Diversity through the National Centre for Diversity. The principles "FREDIE" (Fairness - Respect - Equality - Diversity - Inclusion and Engagement) support our aim of delivering a truly inclusive and accessible games.
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