Job Vacancy: ‘Our Voice’ Youth Officer

The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) is recruiting a part-time ‘Our Voice’ Youth Officer

  • Salary: £28,907 per annum, pro rata
  • Hours: Part-time – 19 hours per week
  • Contract: 3 years fixed term contract

We are looking for an experienced Youth Officer to deliver a new project, to build the confidence and capacity of Young Disabled people (YDP), aged 16 – 30.  Overall, you will strengthen and amplify YDP’s voice within the Disabled People’s Movement, supporting them to campaign for disability equality in education, drawing on lived experiences. The project will help ALLFIE to deliver its strategic goal of ensuring future generations of YDP are free from a lifetime of disablism/ableism in education and receive the same life chances as someone who is not Disabled.

You will have experience of setting up and delivering projects to support YDP and create opportunities for youth-led movement for change.   You will be great at developing effective relationships with YDP using different platforms.

As an organisation run by and for Disabled people, we are seeking to recruit for a skilled and highly motivated Disabled person for this key role.

The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) has led the lobby for change in inclusive education for over 30 years, as the only national Disabled people’s campaigning organisation working on this issue.

ALLFIE’s vision is to create an inclusive society, by ensuring inclusive education within mainstream settings for ALL Disabled people. We campaign for ‘a world where inclusive education is a right not a struggle’, and for Disabled pupils and students to be fully included in mainstream education, training and apprenticeships, with all necessary support. We also create the resources that people and organisations need to advocate for inclusive education, training and apprenticeships and to develop good inclusive practice.

We support flexible working and large aspects of the role could be done remotely, however some travel to attend face-to -face meetings will be required.

ALLFIE is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, intersectionality and human rights. If you are a Disabled person and we need to make any adjustments to our recruitment process to enable you to apply for this role please let us know.

Responsible to: ALLFIE’s Director
Salary: £28,907 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 19 hours per week
Contract length: Fixed term contract – 3 years
Annual Leave: 25 days per year plus bank holidays pro rata

How to apply

Please follow the ‘Guidance notes – How to apply’ document.

Attached is:

  1. Job Description & Person Specification
  2. Application Guidance Notes
  3. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please return your CV, cover letter, data consent and recruitment monitoring forms to together with the supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 4 May 2022

Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis

This role is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation