About the role
A fantastic opportunity for you to work on a cutting-edge programme to change the way employment support is provided for young Londoners
The Employability Officer role will support in the development and delivery of our new and innovative Employability programme – Digital Talent. The person will work closely with our funded London Youth members to improve the career prospects and opportunities for many young Londoners. They will form a part of the wider Sport and Employability team.
Digital Talent will be supporting young people aged 16-24 from London Youth members to access the Digital and Tech sector. Young people of colour are underrepresented across many industries, including the technology sector. Only 15% of the tech workforce in the UK comes from a BAME background (Tech Alliance 2018 Report). Working collaboratively with youth organisations, corporates, and training providers, we are aiming to support underrepresented young people into entry level roles, apprenticeships, and careers in the Digital and Tech sector.
The Employability Officer will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the youth workers delivering on the Digital Talent programme have their training and support needs met and that the organisations receive opportunities to develop their practice and build their capacity.
London Youth are looking for somebody who enjoys supporting organisations in collaborating to achieve shared goals and is skilled in facilitation. As someone who has experience in developing people and organisations, you will be able to recognise areas for development and act independently to support growth, learning and development and using learning for sharing of best practice.
The role will work with the Employability Manager and Corporate Fundraising Team to identify and build positive relationships with corporates from across different sectors to offer work experience, inspire days and mentoring to the young people on the programme, therefore will need to be confident communicating with corporates, as well as youth workers and young people.
In return you will be part of a dynamic and driven team at London Youth, working on a cutting-edge programme to change the way employment support is provided for young Londoners.
Our commitment to anti-racism
In July 2020, we issued a statement committing to become an anti-racist organisation and to actively tackle racism. Since then, London Youth has worked with our staff and trustees to understand first the issues within our organisation, collaboratively developing a Theory of Change to define our areas of focus, approach and plan of action moving forward.
We have a Race Equality Action Stakeholder Group which is chaired by a London Youth member and trustee. This group includes representatives from across the organisation and oversees the implementation of our Race Equality Action Plan.
At the heart of youth work is the drive to level the playing field for all young Londoners to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Over two thirds of the young people we work with are from racialised communities and we know that without the opportunities which youth organisations provide, there would be limited experiences open to them.
Location: Pitfield Street, London, N1 6DA
Hours: 37.5 per week
Term: Until End of March 2023
Leave: 39 days including bank holidays and closure days
Important dates and how to apply
Deadline for applications: 23rd January 11.59 pm
Interviews will be held on: 31st January
How to apply:
Please submit by emailing the following by the deadline stated above:
- A supporting statement outlining how your skills and experience meet the Job Description and Person Specification outlined above on a maximum of 2 pages.
- Your up to date and comprehensive CV
- A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
- A completed Criminal Convictions Declaration Form
To email@example.com with the subject line “Employability Officer”
London Youth does not hold a sponsor licence so we are unable to employ someone without permission to work in the UK
London Youth is committed to anti-racism and embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to the ongoing development of an organisation that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills and welcome applications that reflect this