Date Added: 8 April 2021
: 3 May 2021
Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Officer
Working For: Youth Futures Foundation
Length of Contract: Permanent
Youth Futures Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in December 2019 to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. The foundation launched with an initial endowment of £90 million from the Reclaim Fund.
When Youth Futures Foundation launched, youth unemployment was already too high, particularly for young people facing disadvantage or discrimination. Following the pandemic, the challenges have grown even greater, with a significant risk that a generation’s future will be blighted by the scarring effects of long-term unemployment.
Our vision is of a society where all young people have equitable access to good quality jobs. We aim to narrow the employment gap by identifying what works and why, investing in evidence generation and innovation, and igniting a movement for change.
We are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to work closely with the Head of Policy and other colleagues to support the development of our evidence-based policy work.
The successful candidate will play a key role in responding to, and advocating for, policy developments that will improve the lives of young people. They will have a good knowledge of policy areas such as children and young peopleand employment, and be committed to supporting young people towards and into work. They will help to build and maintain relationships with key political and policy stakeholders and will work in partnership with peer organisations and wider stakeholders in the young people and employment sectors.
Closing Date: 3 May 2021
Start date asap.
All recruitment to roles at the Youth Futures Foundation is done using a specialist system that conceals the applicant’s identity and focuses on assessing candidates based on key competencies, anonymising applications and distributing the assessment of applications against multiple assessors.
To apply for this position, you can upload a CV and in place of a supporting statement we are asking candidates to complete four 250 word questions.
Apply here: https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/vacancy/policy-and-public-affairs-officer/