Funding and Youth Engagement Trainee

Deadline: 20th October

25 hours a week for 6 months.


Person Specification

1. Enthusiastic and passionate about working with young people

2. Empathy and good listening skills

3. Able to represent the experiences and aspirations of young people who been homeless, are leaving care or overcome adversity such as poor mental health

4. An interest in social change and the importance of involving young people in shaping the future

5. Able to help deliver group activities with our Participation and Engagement Workers, exploring with young people the issues that affect them and their aspirations for the future

6. At least 6 months experience in work, volunteering or higher education

7. Motivated to learn and identify own goals and reflect on own progress

8. Reliable, punctual and able to manage own time

9. Experience of working as part of a team

10. A commitment to working within safeguarding, confidentiality and equal opportunities procedures and guidance



 RESPONSIBLE TO: Fundraising and Communications Manager

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To encourage and represent the voice of young people across the organisation, and support our group activities. To work with our Funding and Comms Team to help ensure the voice of young people in our communications and fundraising activities. This objective should be achieved in line with the organisation’s ethos of keeping young people at the heart of everything that we do.



1.            Project duties

1.1          Take an active leadership role on the IPA (Independent People Ambassador) Board – this is a group of service users who meet regularly to discuss issues important to young people and ideas for success

1.1          Listening to what young people have to say  and be an advocate for your peers

1.2          Support the charity’s fundraising and communications work. For example this might include some of the following depending on your interests and skills:

  1.  Providing fundraisers with information and merchandise to support their fundraising efforts and thank them for their support
  2.  Helping ensure the voice of young people in the design of new projects.
  3.  Helping us to improve how we communicate with young people
  4.  Helping us to tell young people’s stories (e.g. in words or film)
  5. Support at events
  6.  Help with donations of household items
  7. Support the development of the Young Persons Handbook
  8. Support the creation of films and photoshoots
  9. Support with the administration of the Funding and Comms Team

1.3          Support group activities with other members of the Participation Team, enabling young people to develop skills and confidence, be more connected and inspire each other to create positive change

1.4          Influence meaningful change by representing 1625IP with a range of stakeholders and at events

1.5          Connect and collaborate with 1625IPs Board of Trustees

2.            Training and Development

2.1          Complete induction and training and use those skills to support the charity’s participation, fundraising and communications work.

2.2          Complete Ambassador Lead training programme and co-author a personal development plan and meet with a Participation Coach to achieve goals

3.            Other organisational and general responsibilities

3.1          Safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at all times

3.2          Treat all information confidentially

3.3          Follow 1625 policies and procedures

3.4          Support the organisation to provide a diverse and culturally sensitive service,

3.5          Promote a safe working environment in line with policies on Health and Safety.