Young Manchester are looking for a Social Action Coordinator

Social Action Coordinator

Location: Manchester

Salary: 27,000 per annum

Contract type: Fixed-term contract till end March 2022

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 1st March 2020

About Young Manchester

For centuries Manchester has led the way as a city of innovators and leaders. It is a city full of diversity, energy and determination with a growing and youthful population.

With world class sporting, educational, leisure and cultural facilities, Manchester leads the way. But it is our children and young people who hold the key to growing that great tradition of enterprise and innovation.

Manchester is booming and yet 1 in 3 children live in poverty and austerity measures have impacted heavily on Youth and Play provision across the city. Young Manchester is a young, vibrant charity committed to making Manchester a world-class city for children and young people, where they are safe, happy, healthy and able to reach their full potential and benefit from the city’s economic growth.

Our work is informed by the ‘Our Manchester’ strategy and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the charity recognises the vital role it plays in ensuring the best prospects and outcomes for all children and young people.

About the role

We are looking for an ambitious, creative and dynamic individual who is passionate about securing great outcomes for children and young people and helping Manchester be the best place to grow up and thrive.

The successful applicant will support Manchester’s ambition to be ‘The City of Social Action’, coordinating and developing work across the city which supports children and young people to play active roles in their communities and shape the future of Manchester.

The City of Social Action supports Young Manchester’s on-going partnership with Manchester City Council, Curious Minds and the #iwill Fund, which places youth social action at the heart of provision for children and young people in the city.

The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £50 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

The postholder will also support organisations across voluntary, public and private sectors, establishing strong and active networks and partnerships across Manchester, driving engagement, investment and ultimately impact on children and young people’s lives.

You will also support Young Manchester’s own youth voice work, working closely with our Young Ambassadors to ensure that their voices are heard within Young Manchester and across the city.

There is ample scope for an ambitious, creative and organised person to develop this post and be part of an exciting new charity that puts outcomes for children and young people first.

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How to apply

  • Send through an up-to-date CV
  • Submit a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4) providing evidence of your suitability against the criteria in the Person Specification and explaining why you are interested in the position
  • Complete and return an equality and diversity monitoring form
  • Let us know how you heard about this vacancy

Young Manchester is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process. Once in post, we will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability.

Safeguarding statement

Young Manchester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records, uptake of references and eligibility to work in the UK.

Email your CV and supporting statement to by midnight on Sunday 1st March 2020.

Interviews will be held in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Candidates must be available to interview on this date.

If you’d like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Justin Watson by emailing