Helium Arts, the national children’s arts and health organisation, is seeking an experienced and well-organised Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator to develop and coordinate youth voice and influence in Helium Arts and beyond, in the context of arts and health, to support the advancement of the organisation’s Strategic Goals for 2023-2027. This is a part-time position (12 hours per week).
The post holder will work closely with the CEO and Senior Management Team in the review, development, implementation and evaluation of a new approach to youth voice and engagement in decision-making in Helium Arts. Building on existing practice, the Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator will develop new strategies to facilitate the voice of the child in all aspects of Helium Arts’ work e.g. programming, planning, promotion.
This will involve the initial writing of a three-year Youth Engagement and Participation Framework and Plan, and then the development of inclusive participation approaches and methodologies, followed by the provision of training for the team and the monitoring of quality standards in the area of youth voice and engagement for Helium Arts staff, to ensure that the voice of young people is central to Helium Arts’ practice as a children and young people’s arts and health organisation. It also includes the ongoing coordination of Helium Arts’ existing Youth Advisory Group.
Helium Arts’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy statement and plan will inform the development of this work.
About Helium Arts
Helium Arts is the national children’s arts and health charity, developing the creativity of children living with lifelong physical health conditions to support wellbeing, including their social connections, self-esteem, and sense of agency. For further information visit www.helium.ie
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 16 August at 5pm.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview online the week of 21 August.
Please request a full brief and application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator’ in the subject line.
Helium Arts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications from all sections of the community under all ten grounds as set out in their Equality Commitment Policy.
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