Young people social action and wellbeing project officer
(GLA) Grade 8 (£42,664)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: HOPS259
Contract type: Fixed term until December 2020
Closing date: Sunday 18 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Tuesday 06 & Thursday 08 March 2018
Salary: £42,664 per annum
Grade: 8

Do you understand the wide ranging benefits of youth social action? Would you like to make a difference in how young people experience and access it? Have you got experience of working with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in order to deliver young people and health focused projects? If so, then this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new grant programme.


Team London, the Mayor’s social action and volunteering team, are working with the GLA Health team, Thrive LDN and the #iwill/Step up to Serve campaign administered by the Big Lottery Fund. As part of our programme of activity we are running a three year grant programme of  £600k, focused on young people’s volunteering and social action and how this can achieve outcomes relating to wellbeing and emotional resilience as well as the character benefits of volunteering.


We are working with VCS stakeholders to build a grant portfolio which will look at trying out new approaches to social action and volunteering, involving and engaging a more diverse group of young people. Our programme is particularly focused on those who have not historically been involved in volunteering or social action, such as young care leavers or those involved with the criminal justice system. We are working with a range of organisations and our grant portfolio will also include microgrants which can be accessed directly by young people.


We are looking for someone who has knowledge and experience of working across the VCS and who can work in partnership with our grant holders to enable them to deliver to the best of their ability. We want someone who understands the needs and challenges of working with vulnerable and hard to reach young people and also the in depth knowledge of the wellbeing and mental health policy areas.


You’ll need to work strategically across internal and external stakeholders to embed best practice approaches to grant giving and social action and volunteering for vulnerable young people. A key element of the role is drawing together learning and evaluation findings from the portfolio of projects within Young London Inspired and working with external evaluation partners who have been commissioned by the match funder to understand trends and spot opportunities. The Programme Board includes expert external stakeholders and so providing a secretariat service to the board will also be challenging and interesting.


This is an opportunity to be based within a dynamic team within the GLA that also requires extensive cross working with other policy teams (Health, Education and Youth, Intelligence) and external stakeholders. It’s a really exciting time at the GLA with lots going on and a very dynamic working environment.


This is a fixed term contract until the end of December 2020.


Please click here to view a copy of the job description and person specification

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference HOPS259


Application closing date: 18 February 2018  at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Tuesday 06 & Thursday 08 March 2018

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.