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Role: Regional Youth Coordinator

Salary: £24,000 per annum. 

The Regional Youth Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Bite Back 2030’s Regional Youth Boards, empowering young people from across the UK to lead impactful local campaigns to improve child health and ensure all children have access to good, nutritious food, no matter where they live. 

You will work closely with the Youth Board and Team Manager, and Bite Back 2030’s Director of Communications, to ensure the voices of Regional Board Members are heard by the National Youth Board, and the two cohorts are collaborating to win impactful campaigns. 

You will provide pastoral support to members, acting as their main point of contact and ensuring they feel supported and upskilled to carry out their role. You will provide administrative support, helping to manage diaries and oversee a regular engagement calendar.

Initially, our Regional Youth Boards will be situated in London and Birmingham, but in future years you will help us expand into other cities — potentially Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, and Leicester. You will then provide ongoing emotional, operational, and administrative support as the young leaders are trained and empowered to lead local campaigns. 

You will work with local youth organisations, schools, and community groups to identify talented and passionate young people with the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders — focusing on those aged 13-18 from low-income and BAME communities, those most impacted by childhood obesity. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing operational, administrative and mentoring support to ensure the smooth and effective running of Regional Youth Boards, including:
    • Organising and facilitating regular group meetings.  
    • Managing appropriate digital communication channels. 
    • Ensuring forums for engagement are engaging, fun, and tap into youth motivation. 
    • Planning and executing team and community building activities. 
    • Build a strong values-based culture, encouraging positivity, openness, collaboration and creativity. 
    • Developing progression and personal development opportunities for youth board members, as individuals and as a collective. 
    • Creating effective communication and collaboration channels with the National Youth Board. 
    • Act as the key point of contact for all Regional Youth Board members, on standby to resolve any arising issues. 
  • Act as key representative of the Regional Youth Boards within Bite Back 2030, ensuring their needs, ideas, and strategic thinking is fed into the National Youth Board and wider organisational plans. 
  • Support the Regional Campaigns Manager to design and deliver training to empower 90 youth leaders to create and run impactful local campaigns to improve child health.
  • Support the process of recruiting new Regional Youth Boards across the UK. This includes: 
  • Developing and implementing an application and selection process. 
  • Building relationships with local schools, youth networks and community groups to encourage quality applications from young people in the region. 
  • Monitoring key diversity criteria, ensuring the members recruited are a minimum of 60% female, 40% FSM, and 50% BAME, and tailoring recruitment tactics accordingly.
  • Lead regular evaluations of the Regional Youth Board programme, securing feedback from the youth leaders on their experiences, and providing recommendations to shape strategy and approach in the future. 
  • Ensure that the highest level of safeguarding is upheld in all interactions with the Regional Youth Boards, including the securing of consent forms, training of the young people for social media and media appearances, as well as liaising with partners, schools and parents/guardians.

Person Specification:

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 3+ years of experience working in youth engagement programmes in the UK. 
  • Experience in designing and leading programmes and governance structures to empower young people. 
  • Great project management, administration and operations experience, with the ability to manage multiple projects to tight deadlines to high quality. 
  • Experience in building and managing partnerships (preferably with schools, youth networks and community groups).
  • Outstanding people skills, with the ability to form strong relationships with young people.
  • Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of key safeguarding principles. 
  • Understanding of the basic principles of campaigning.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate would bring 3-5 of these additional skills or experiences to the role: 

  • Empowerment of young people to lead campaigns targeting government or business to make policy changes. 
  • Evaluating the success of youth programmes. 
  • Working on child health, nutrition, obesity or poverty in the UK.  
  • Mentoring young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 
  • Local knowledge of London, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, and Leicester, with connections to youth organisations in these locations. 
  • Good understanding of the cultural landscape of young people in the UK. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have lived experience of growing up on free school meals or with limited access to healthy food. 

To apply send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@biteback2030.com before midnight on the 22nd June.

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