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Youth Assembly Participation Officer

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be working with our client, a large Public Sector organisation in their search for a Youth Assembly Participation Officer to join their already well-established team.


As the Youth Assembly Participation Officer you will work as part of a team within the Education Service. The Participation Officer will be required to undertake a variety of tasks including but not limited to:

  • Working directly with Assembly Committees and young people to facilitate the day-to-day work of Youth Assembly Committees;
  • Assisting in the planning and delivery of the plenary sittings of the Youth Assembly;
  • Assisting in the development and drafting of policies, processes and procedures in relation to the Youth Assembly;
  • Engaging with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including young people;
  • Assisting in the design and delivery of a training programme for members of the Youth Assembly;
  • Assisting in designing and delivering communications plans and activities, including through social media and digital platforms; and
  • Assisting in the administrative work associated with the delivery of the Youth Assembly.

The Ideal Person

Applicants must, by the closing date for applications demonstrate;

  • GCSE passes at Grades A, B or C in five separate subjects, which must include English Language and Mathematics (or qualifications that can be shown to be of an equivalent or higher level); and
  • One year's experience in the provision of participative youth led-projects.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of successfully designing and delivering training and development opportunities for young people.
  • A good knowledge of the structures and role of the Northern Ireland Assembly and public, community and voluntary sectors.
  • A good knowledge of the youth sector in Northern Ireland.


This is an excellent opportunity to help grow the Youth Assembly and make a real difference for 12 months.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Adam Stinson in the strictest confidence.
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