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Co-Production and Youth Engagement Manager Vacancy

We are looking for a part-time Co-production and Youth Engagement Manager to join our small and enthusiastic team achieving amazing things. You will lead the engagement of young people, families and referral partners, and work with Buttle UK colleagues to inform and develop Buttle’s UK’s work, to help us be accountable to the children and young people we support.

By Pixie Parker · June 20, 2022

Job Title: Co-production and Youth Engagement Manager
Responsible to: Head of Grants Development
Hours: Part-time (21 hours per week)
Salary: £38,000 – £42,000 pro rata
Location: Flexible – opportunity for remote or office based.
Application deadline: midnight on Sunday 10 July 2022.

With nearly 70 years experience, in the last three years, Buttle UK has supported 11,700
children and young people who have suffered a crisis and distributed £8.6m in Chances for
Children grants.

Buttle UK supports those living in financial hardship and dealing with multiple social issues.
We provide funding to improve emotional, educational, and social outcomes for children and
young people. For a small number of children, whose ongoing home environment is disruptive
and chaotic, grants which support them to go to boarding school.

We are looking for a part-time Co-production and Youth Engagement Manager to join our
small and enthusiastic team achieving amazing things. You will lead the engagement of young
people, families and referral partners, and work with Buttle UK colleagues to inform and
develop Buttle’s UK’s work, to help us be accountable to the children and young people we
support.

Buttle UK is committed to championing the voices and insights of the individuals we support.
This new role is designed to put young people and frontline workers at the centre of our
learning and improvement, our decision-making and our strategic planning. Buttle UK wants
to use co-production to learn from its grantees and related individuals to be accountable, to
inform best practice in its grant-making and to help identify and understand systemic issues
affecting the young people we support.

You will be responsible for overseeing our participation and co-production work. This includes
establishing and running two groups; a Youth Panel of young people aged 16-25 with lived
experience of poverty, crisis and disadvantage, the second is an Advisory Group created to
provide expert independent advice to Buttle UK on issues relating to the development and
delivery of all its work but, in particular, its grant making.

You will share our values of being child focused, empathetic, responsive, collaborative, and
accountable. Knowledge and experience of facilitating safeguarding procedures and
experience of effective communication and engagement with young people and marginalized
individuals are all essential to the role.

Buttle UK is passionate about promoting equity, valuing diversity, and working inclusively. We
welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with disabilities
and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently
underrepresented in our workforce.

We are open to flexible working and allocating the 21 hours per week as suits you; e.g., to
accommodate care responsibilities, other work commitments, or personal preference.

To support applicants through the recruitment process, we commit to:
● Paying for childcare for the hours in and around the interview process
● Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews, if these are held in
person
● Holding interviews online if easier for candidates’ circumstances
● Supporting any accessibility needs in the application and interview process

How to apply
Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@buttleuk.org with the subject
heading: ‘Co-production and Youth Engagement Manager.

Please ensure you also complete the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form here.

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 10 July 2022. Applications received
after this date will not be considered.

Interviews will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 20 July 2022.