Youth Advisers

Youth Advisers

Youth Advisers needed for a new young people’s rights project

Find out more about the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH)
Find out more about AYPH’s work on sexual violence

Overview:
AYPH is recruiting two Youth Advisers for a new three year project. The aim of the project is to support young people who have experienced sexual violence to develop a rights-based approach to sexual violence work. Through this project, young people will take part in a series of group workshops to learn about their rights, develop a resource that explains the importance of respecting and promoting the rights of young people affected by sexual violence and deliver local community events to share this with other young people and professionals.

The Youth Adviser role:
Two Youth Advisers will be supporting AYPH in the development and evaluation of this project from the start. The Youth Advisers will be young people (16-25) with experience of both using sexual violence services and group work with other young people focused on sexual violence. This role is an opportunity to ensure young people understand their rights and encourage services to put young people’s rights at the centre of what they do. The Youth Advisers will work directly with AYPH’s Youth Participation Coordinator. The role involves a set number of days and will be flexible so it can easily fit around other work, study or caring commitments. This is a paid consultancy role and all upfront costs (travel, food, accommodation and childcare) will be covered by AYPH.

Main tasks:

  • To use your own experience to inform the direction of the project
  • To attend a small number of project planning meetings over the course of the project (these will usually take place in London)
  • To participate fully in these meetings
  • To work cooperatively with the other Youth Adviser and Youth Participation Coordinator
  • To undertake occasional project planning work outside of meetings as agreed
  • To support the development of a series of young people’s workshops about rights
  • To support the recruitment of partner organisations
  • To support the evaluation of the project (checking how well it is going) at different stages

LOCATION:
Association for Young People’s Health
CAN Mezzanine
7-14 Great Dover St
London SE1 4YR

RESPONSIBLE TO: Youth Participation Coordinator

PAYMENT: £250 per day

HOURS: Ten days in years 1 and 2 (£2500), five days in year 3 (£1250)

LENGTH OF PROJECT: Ends in March 2022

To apply:
Please read through all of the criteria below carefully and complete the application form to the best of your ability. You will need to explain how you meet all the points on the required list in order to be short-listed. If you can demonstrate how you meet any of the points on the desirable list it will help your application but it will not affect you negatively if you do not.

Required for the role – these are qualities that you must demonstrate through your application in order to be short-listed for this role you must:

  • be aged 16 – 24
  • be a former or current service user of a sexual violence service such as: child sexual exploitation (CSE), child sexual abuse (CSA), rape crisis or peer support group
  • have taken part in group work with other young people with a focus on sexual violence. This can be anything from a one-off focus group or discussion to a participation or peer support group that meets on a regular basis
  • be able to provide at least one reference who can confirm that you have been supported by a sexual violence service (your support worker or someone else at the service)
  • be able to work with other young people in a non-judgmental and anti-discriminatory way
  • be able to travel to and from meetings in London independently (any disabilities and support needs will be accommodated)
  • be able to actively participate in meetings
  • be able to manage your own time outside of meetings

Desirable for the role – these are qualities that will help your application but are not necessary to be short-listed:

  • An understanding of young people’s rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • A belief that young people are experts on their own experiences
  • A belief that young people who have experienced sexual violence can work together to solve their own problems
  • The ability to commit to all three years of the project

If you have any questions about the role, you can ring 020 7922 7715 or email info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk

To apply you must complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted.

If you would prefer to complete the application as a Word document or need it in a different format please email: info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk with the subject line: ‘Youth Adviser application form’

Closing date: 5pm Friday 28th June 2019

Interview dates: Saturday 13th or 20th July – Interviews will take place in London and travel costs will be reimbursed

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