All Wales BAME Engagement Programme
Youth Policy & Participation Officer
Job Title: Youth Policy & Participation Officer
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (Full Time)
Salary: £21,000-£24,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Tenure: Fixed Term until 30th September 2021
Responsible to: All Wales BAME Engagement Policy, Research & Influencing Officer
The All Wales BAME Engagement Programme aims to engage widely with BAME people living across Wales to identify their issues, experiences and needs and share this evidence with Welsh Government and other public bodies in order to improve services for Wales’ diverse communities.
Funded by Welsh Government through their Equality and Inclusion Grant Programme, the project is now in its 4th year, and has been extended until September 2021.
Aims of the Post
- To support the participation of young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in relevant initiatives
- To directly gather evidence from BAME youth engagement activities and gather wider relevant research.
- To write and produce reports sharing the evidence collected, to influence policies affecting BAME young people in Wales.
Principal Accountabilities and Main Duties
- To engage widely with BAME young people and organisations working with BAME young people across Wales and support their participation in EYST, Welsh Government and relevant events and initiatives.
- To identify and coordinate youth participation opportunities and share them with BAME YP and orgs to encourage take up.
- To research and keep up to date with emerging youth-relevant policy including for example educational policy, youth work policy, community safety, and youth-focussed employability programmes.
- To collate emerging evidence and write summary reports and feed these into youth-relevant policy areas.
- To liaise with range of organisations and field enquiries for evidence and data about needs of BAME Young people.
- To work with the wider team to facilitate consultation responses by BAME young people, organising events and inviting oral or written contributions, ensuring that all access requirements are met.
- To identify and create a network of local BAME Youth organisations across Wales and signpost BAME young people to these.
- To collate and share evidence from BAME youth-focussed activities to the Policy Office and wider project team
- To work with the wider project team to deliver training and awareness sessions to other groups as required.
- To assist with organising Seminars and National Conferences to share learning and highlight issues from BAME youth groups.
- To represent EYST and the All Wales BAME Engagement project as appropriate at local, regional and national networks, events and meetings, and work effectively with other organisations as required.
- To present regular progress reports to the project team and EYST Senior Management as required.
- To ensure that the project promotes and reflects equality of opportunity at all levels
- To ensure that EYST Safeguarding, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities and all other relevant policies are implemented
- To carry out any other duties that may from time to time be required
- Experience of working with BAME communities and specifically BAME young people.
- A good level of education and preferably a degree
- Specific knowledge and experience of the issues faced by diverse ethnic minority communities, and specifically young BAME people in Wales
- Able to work independently as well as good team-working skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to produce written reports working to set deadlines .
- Ability to represent EYST at meetings, seminars and conferences as required
- Ability to develop partnerships and build relationships with a range of stakeholders including statutory, voluntary and community organisations
- Experience of planning, recording, monitoring and evaluation of projects/ programmes
- Ability to use online communication tools and platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Zoom, Skype, etc.
- Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
- Self-motivated, Organised and able to work to deadlines and under pressure
- Advanced IT skills including Email, Powerpoint, Word, Excel
- Commitment to EYST’s Organisational values of Equality, Social Justice, Human Rights and Making a Positive Difference.