Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru

Youth Engagement Team Manager

National Assembly for Wales
£39, 739 - £47,626 (Management Band 3- SEO)
Cardiff Bay
Closing Date:
Job Term:
Full time
Location: National Assembly for Wales, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay

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. The Assembly  Commission’s purpose is to ensure that the Assembly is an accessible and effective parliamentary body that instills the confidence of the people of Wales.

Communicating with the people of Wales is a key strategic function, especially engaging with the young people of Wales. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an ability to personally lever and implement changes.

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 focusses on managing an outreach programme for young people across Wales. There will be an opportunity to review our current programmes and to develop provision. 

Another key area of the role is working with colleagues in the Communication department to support the work of the Welsh Youth Parliament. The postholder will play a key part in managing the workflow with education and youth engagement officers in their work supporting young people. The postholder will play an important role in organising meetings and events for the 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members including residential weekends in Cardiff.

The postholder will work closely with the Youth Parliament Project Manager and the Siambr Hywel Manager, which is the home of education programmes in Cardiff Bay.

Closing Date for applications: 10.00 19 August 2019

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