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We have been made aware of this amazing opportunity:

Leaders Unlocked is seeking a freelance Project Coordinator in Staffordshire to join our team to work on an exciting project to enable young people to influence the strategy for crime and policing in their police force area.

The project is launching in September 2016 and will run until March 2017.

The “Staffordshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime” aims to enable young people aged 14-25 years to support, challenge and inform the work of thePolice and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire (PCC), Matthew Ellis.

Leaders Unlocked has a proven track record in delivering successful youth engagement projects. Our experience has indicated a core team of approximately 25-30 young people works effectively as a Youth Commission to engage further with other young people. These young people are acting as an advisory team for the PCC and help to engage other young people in their local areas through a “Big Conversation”.

Our experience has shown having a local co-ordinator, who understands the local area and can engage effectively with young people, is an essential part of a successful project like this.

The specific project objectives are to:
• Recruit a core group of 30 young people aged 14-25 to join the Youth Commission
• Support Youth Commission members to undertake a “Big Conversation” to gather the views of at least 1,500 young people about policing and crime priorities
• Enable the Youth Commission to use their findings to influence the strategy for crime and policing in their region, as partners to the PCC and the police
• Deliver a final Youth Commission conference at which the Youth Commission will launch their findings and recommendations to a highprofile audience of the PCC, senior police officials and partner agencies

Project Coordinator – Job Specification
• Be the point of contact for Staffordshire Youth Commission members (and their parents/guardians)
• Deliver youth consultation events in Staffordshire, supporting Youth Commission members to play a leading role in gathering views from their peers
• Liaise with local organisations and stakeholders, e.g. colleges and youth organisations
• Manage and maintain a contact database for the project in Staffordshire
• Manage and maintain an up-to-date schedule of activity for the Youth Commission in Staffordshire
• Co-ordinate data gathering from the youth consultation activities, collate and submit data to the Project Manager at agreed points
• Report progress in Staffordshire to the Project Manager
• Co-ordinate content (e.g. photographs and blogs) for the website and social media about Youth Commission activity in Staffordshire

Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

We are looking to recruit an individual who is based in Staffordshire for this role, and is willing to travel around the region to attend events.

This individual should possess the following qualities:
• Strong planning and organisational ability, with excellent attention to detail
• Highly effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
• A strong appetite for working with young people and communities, and proven ability to work effectively with young people
• Good administration and project co-ordination skills
• Technically competent in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience and familiarity with blogging and social networking
• Sensitivity to diversity and an ability to work effectively with people from a range of cultural backgrounds
• Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles behind the Youth Commission on Police and Crime

Please note: The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and vetting as a part of security clearance prior to appointment.

Education and experience
• Educated to at least degree level or equivalent
• Experience of office-based work in an administrative or coordination role
• Experience of working directly with young people and communities
• Experience of working on crime and policing issues would be an advantage
• Experience of research would be an advantage Location and duration
• This contract lasts from September 2016 to March 2017.
• The Project Co-ordinator will work 42 days over this period (days to be agreed upon appointment).
• The Project Co-ordinator will be asked to work flexibly. The Coordinator will need to travel to attend meetings and events across the region, and will also need to work from home sometimes.

The Project Co-ordinator will be paid a fee of £100 per day and will need to invoice Leaders Unlocked at the end of every working month. This fee does not include travel and expenses, which will be claimed in addition, in line with the Leaders Unlocked Expenses Policy.

To apply
To apply for this position, or ask any questions, please email your CV and a covering email about why you are interested in the role to Rose Dowling at

The deadline for receiving responses is 5pm on Wednesday 7th September.

Please note: Interviews will be held on Monday 12th September in at the OPCC offices in Stafford.

We hope this is useful,and please feel free to circulate as you feel appropriate.

Kindest regards

Edwin :-)

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis