Engagement and Participation Youth Officer (Specia...

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
12 Feb 2019
12 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will help to maintain the College's commitment to safe, meaningful and ethical participation of children and young and people and their families within our work as key stakeholders to help improve paediatric care and child health.

Hours: 35 Hours per Week
Salary Range: Grade 5, SCP.1-6. GBP33,656 - GBP40,948
Contract Type: Two positions available. Permanent role and a 1-year fixed term contract
Location: Base to be determined


In this role, you will:

Ensure that children's rights are understood, protected and promoted
Create opportunities for children and young people and their families to inform and influence all aspects of College work
Collaborate with networks of children, young people (aged 0-25), families and professionals across the UK to improve child health experiences and services
To work with and involve voices from diverse experiences including age, background, location, healthcare experience


Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation and facilitation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to show tact, discretion and diplomacy, as necessary.
Experience organising conferences or high-profile events.
Understanding of the NHS environment.
Understanding of reward and recognition approaches for children and young people.
Using databases to generate reports and ensuring quality of data they contain and manage databases.


Substantial experience of working with children and/or young people (age 5 - 25) in child/youth led engagement/participation programmes
Proven ability to manage a project through all stages with children and young people
Substantial knowledge and experience of the youth participation / engagement / empowerment / children's rights agenda and relevant legislation
Experience of working with children and young people from a range of backgrounds (e.g. disability, care, health needs, BAME) to inform and influence decision makers, policy development and service improvement.
Experience of implementing safeguarding, health and safety, data protection, equality and diversity policies, procedures and practice
Demonstrable experience of communicating complex concepts to a range of audiences and changing the style to meet the needs of the audience.
Experience of building strategic relationships, partnerships and networks.


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is a Disability Confident and Stonewall Champion Employer

Closing date: Monday 11th March 2019

Shortlisting: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March 2019

Interview: Saturday 30th March 2019