Date Added: 13 January 2022
: 31 January 2022
Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Advisor - UK Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Working For: Plan International UK
Salary: £36,948 per annum (30 hours per week)
Length of Contract: Fixed-term until August 2025
Hours: 30 hours
Contract: Fixed-term until August 2025
Location: Old Street, London. We have moved to a hybrid working model
In September 2020 we announced the Young Health Programme UK, a partnership between Plan International UK and AstraZeneca. The Young Health Programme (YHP) UK supports young people to realise their right to good mental health and wellbeing, regardless of gender. We plan to reach over 130,000 young people, aged 10 to 24, over 5 years across the UK including Greater Manchester and Cambridgeshire.
The Policy and Advocacy Adviser – UK Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, is an exciting addition to the YHP UK team and the postholder will spend the majority of their time delivering the policy and advocacy elements of YHP UK. However, this role will also support delivery of other areas of Plan UK’s policy, advocacy and research work on UK girls’ rights issues as required, for example around period dignity,
We are looking for a policy advisor to join cross departmental project team with experience and passion for one or all of; gender equality, youth and mental health and wellbeing. With an appetite for national level advocacy work, the post holder will work closely with the YHP UK Youth Advocates to create positive change in the health and wellbeing space.
This role requires an individual who enjoys partnership working, is proactive and able to use their initiative with a solution focused attitude. They should have values that align with being open and accountable, a desire to strive for lasting impact, and inclusive and empowering.
We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults in our work. We, therefore, apply rigorous recruitment and selection processes to ensure that only those who are suitable are recruited to work for us. Accordingly, appointment to all our roles is subject to a range of vetting checks and for this role this will include a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and a check of the Children’s Barred List. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for us; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences
Plan International UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds
Closing Date: 31 January 2022
Interviews will take place on 21st and 22nd February 2022