Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru

Education and Youth Engagement Officer

National Assembly for Wales
£31,046 - £37,647 (Management Band 2 – HEO)
Cardiff Bay
Closing Date:
Job Term:
Full time
Location: National Assembly for Wales, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay, primarily with an opportunity to work from home depending on the work area at any time.

Pattern of Working: This is a full-time post although flexible working arrangements will be considered, subject to meeting the needs of the Assembly and its Members.

The role will include organising and providing various programmes with young people in schools, colleges and youth groups across South Wales, to increase their level of interest and understanding of democracy, and enabling young people to have their say.

The successful applicant will also support the work of the Welsh Youth Parliament in planning and implementing its regional meetings, public events and residential weekends.

There will be some work in the evenings and on weekends at times. You will be expected to travel within your role, and you will sometimes be required to stay overnight. It is expected that you will be able to use your own car, or hire a car, or decide how you can fulfil the requirements of the role in another way. There will be an opportunity to work from home, and you will be expected to share work areas with co-workers.

Security Clearance:
This position has been assessed as requiring a Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level of security vetting, as well as an enhanced DBS check. Appointment would be subject to the successful completion of this level of security vetting.

Purpose of the post:

The Assembly Commission is responsible for providing the services needed by the Assembly to fulfil its parliamentary functions.

Communicating with the people of Wales is a key strategic function, especially engaging with the young people of Wales.

The Assembly’s Education and Youth Engagement Team provides a range of educational programmes on the Assembly’s estate and in educational establishments across Wales to accomplish the three key aims of the Assembly’s Charter for Children and Young People. The first aim is to inspire more young people to participate in the Assembly’s work. The second is to offer more opportunities to discuss and ensure that young people’s opinions are considered by Assembly Members. The third aim is to provide feedback, ensure that young people see the worth in engaging with the Assembly’s work.

The Assembly is committed to provide opportunities for children and young people to engage and learn about the work of the Assembly. This role focuses on providing an outreach programme for young people in South Wales, but there will be opportunities to contribute to events across Wales. There will be an opportunity to review our current programmes and to develop provision in line with the Engagement and Youth Team Manager (which is also currently being advertised).

The postholder will work with colleagues in the Education and Youth Engagement department to support the work of Wales’ new Youth Parliament, and will play a key role in supporting young representatives. The postholder will play an important role in organising meetings and events for the representatives in South Wales, including residential weekends in Cardiff.

The successful applicant will be accountable to the Youth Engagement Team Manager, and will work with others within the team, with responsibility for the Welsh Youth Parliament programme, providing youth engagement services across the estate in Cardiff Bay.

Closing Date for applications: 10.00 2 September 2019

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