Youth Participation and Advocacy Sessional Worker - Consultancy

Children's Law Centre


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Youth Participation and Advocacy Sessional Worker - Consultancy

Children’s Law Centre

Role description

Period of contract: 6 months temporary

Flexible/Part time hours: 17.5 hours a week (flexible to suit the requirements of the project and will include some daytime/evening and/or weekend work)

Consultant rate: £17 per hour

The YPASW will be appointed on a consultancy basis.

Responsible to: CLC Training Coordinator

Closing Date: Thursday 13 December 2018 at 4pm

The Children’s Law Centre (CLC) uses Children’s Rights to change children’s lives. CLC provides a free legal advice and legal representation service, children’s rights training and engages in policy work on behalf of and in consultation with children and young people in NI.

CLC’s Youth Participation and Advocacy Project supports youth@clc - youth advisory panel to the Centre and other young people to have their say on key areas of law and policy impacting on their everyday lives.

Key Areas of Responsibility of YPASW - Consultant

  • Recruit and induct new youth@clc members aged 15 – 17 from all communities and backgrounds, to ensure a diverse and representative membership base
  • Support and facilitate fortnightly meetings with youth@clc (will include evenings and some weekends as required)
  • To support youth@clc’s participation in the development of a digital information and advice service for young people – a legal chatbot developed by young people for young people
  • Work with CLC’s Training Coordinator, legal team and youth@clc to identify the legal information needs of NI young people aged 13 – 17 across a range of areas of law
  • Support youth@clc’s participation in chatbot dialogue building workshops with the tech developer and clc staff and volunteers
  • Build the capacity of youth@clc members to advocate on children’s rights issues
  • Support youth@clc’s participation in external youth advocacy campaign work to include:
    - Youth engagement events with decisionmakers and other youth forums on current issues impacting on children’s lives with a particular focus on Brexit and youth led mental health campaign work
  • Support youth@clc to participate in ongoing CLC policy work e.g. Impact of Brexit on the lives of children and young people in NI and Mental Health
  • Manage youth@clc expenses and maintain financial record keeping
  • Keep records of all youth participation activity completed during the period of the contract.

Work Practice

Work in compliance with CLC’s child safeguarding policy, equal opportunities policy, and health and safety guidelines and adhere to the ethos of the organisation at all times. As this role is a regulated position as defined by the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (NI) Order 2003, the preferred applicant for the position of Youth Participation and Advocacy Consultant will be subject to an enhanced access NI check.

Person Specification


Applicants for the position of Sessional YPAW must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of youth participation and advocacy work
  • Experience of facilitating group work with children and young people
  • Knowledge of and commitment to a children’s rights based approach to youth participation work
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and social media
  • Able to work flexible hours including evening work and weekends if required


  • A recognised Youth Work qualification
  • Knowledge of Government policy relevant to the lives of children and young people
  • Knowledge of children’s rights
  • Experience of delivering training and/or education programmes to young people (under 18s)

To apply

Please email CVs to Emma Campbell – Training Coordinator via clicking on the APPLY BUTTON by Thursday 20 December 2018 at 4pm

Children’s Law Centre
Rights House
127 – 131 Ormeau Road

Tel: 02890245704

Job Snapshot

Job Type
Temporary Part-Time
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Charity and Voluntary, Education & Training
Job Roles
Youth Worker, Participation Worker, Advocacy Worker
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Employer Type
Children's Law Centre
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Children's Law Centre

Rights House,
127 – 131 Ormeau Road,

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