About the role

London Youth is looking for a dynamic individual, experienced in building relationships with organisations and young people, who is excited by the opportunity to support our members to run our new employability and social action programme, HeadStart Action.

HeadStart Action is a personal and social development programme targeted at young people who are at risk of becoming NEET. The programme uses social action and employer encounters to engage and inspire young people, giving them the skills, experience and networks, they need to get ahead in work. The programme will increase delivery and build capacity with 12 of our grassroots member clubs, whilst working with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable young people who may not otherwise engage with mainstream services.

We 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.

Key Information

Salary: £30,108 per annum

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Leave: 26 days pa plus 8 bank holidays and 5 ‘closure’ days (to be taken on dates specified by London Youth). All leave entitlement is accrued pro rata through the year and will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for part-time employees

Contract term: Until 31st July 2021

Important dates and how to apply

The deadline for applications is 18th March 2020.

First round interviews will be held on 23rd and 24th March 2020.

Second round interviews will be held on 30th March 2020.


To apply, please complete the London Youth application form, Declaration of Criminal Convictions and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by the deadline above.

Email your application to recruitment@londonyouth.org with the subject line “HeadStart Action Programme Officer – Members”

Please submit a CV and Cover Letter to be considered for the role. (Applications without cover letters will not be considered)


London Youth 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.