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Strategic Manager - Youth Voice and Creative Engagement Service

North Yorkshire County Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£43,857 - £47,782 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2021
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Are you someone who has the passion to promote the voices of young people and ensure they are heard? Are you someone who can develop and co-ordinate the delivery of youth voice across the North Yorkshire area?

We are looking for a Strategic Manager to lead NY Voice, our Youth Voice and Creative Engagement Service, which sits within our successful Children and Young People’s Services Department. You will be responsible for managing a diverse team of youth voice and creative engagement officers and workers, ensuring that our children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, are encouraged and supported to engage with youth voice opportunities; and have a genuine say in the services we deliver as a local authority.

The successful applicant will have significant experience of working with children and young people, be passionate about youth voice and participation work, and have a proven track record of success and delivering high quality work. The team sits within our effective practice and quality assurance framework, therefore the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and produce professional reports will be essential qualities for the successful candidate; as will a firm understanding of statutory inspection processes. The post holder will be expected to work with a high degree of autonomy, coordinating with teams across Children and Young People’s Services, and feeding in directly to multiple senior management teams. Please see the attached documents for further information on the range of duties associated with this role.

This is a full time role for 37 hours per week and will involve a combination of home, office, and community working. The successful candidate will have a base at County Hall, Northallerton, but travel around the county area will be required on occasion, as will some weekend and evening working.

Our Children & Young People’s Service has a reputation of delivering high quality services and our Children’s Services are nationally recognised for their excellence, taking a national lead to share best practice. Our recent Ofsted rating judged us as ‘Outstanding’ across all provisions. We also have a good story to tell when it comes to value for money, service delivery and impact in the communities of North Yorkshire we serve. We are passionate, ambitious and driven about the future of our services. However, there is always room to do even better for young people in North Yorkshire. We are truly a learning organisation that continually seeks to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

At North Yorkshire County Council we value our employees, offering a generous leave entitlement with bank holidays as an addition. Our Local Government pension package is significantly more than standard plans and our Everybody Benefits offers a wide range of money saving discounts on holidays, experience days, cinemas, family offers and DIY. We have salary sacrifice on technology and green car schemes, a fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which provides resources, factsheets and advice for healthy living as well as advice for your financial wellbeing.

Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

If you think you have the drive and passion to make young people’s voices heard in North Yorkshire, then please contact Samantha Clayton, Head of Effective Practice & QA, on 07811665858 for an informal conversation about the role, alternatively email with any queries.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 12th December

Shortlisting Dates: Monday 13th December and Tuesday 14th December
Interview Date/s: 17/12/21 and 23/12/21
Location: County Hall, Northallerton

 We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.


Job Description / Person Specification.pdf

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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