Participation and Engagement Lead
A Rewarding Opportunity....
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Participation and Engagement Lead will extend the reach and impact of young people in the work of the Council through the development and promotion of our outstanding Brent Youth Parliament, Children in Care Councils and relevant youth-led projects across Council services.
You will further develop a culture of high aspirations for young people, and nurture organisational practices which promote children's rights, involving and responding effectively to the needs of child and young people. This is an opportunity develop a small team of participation workers and volunteers to enable energised, committed and talented groups of young people.
Young People from our Care in Action group describe their ideal candidate as: committed to taking participation and engagement to the next level; relatable, serious but also funny; reliable and able to advocate on behalf of young people, someone who can involve young people and help them in taking ownership of Care in Action.
You are energetic, passionate about children's rights and have a vision of how engagement and participation work can improve the services with a track record of engaging young people and developing their leadership capabilities. You understand how to collaborate with senior leaders and influence others to further the youth participation agenda. You'll have a degree (or equivalent qualification) possibly in social work or youth work and experience managing staff or volunteers.
Closing Date: 27 October 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an ‘Enhanced Children's Barred’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.