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Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator

Helium Arts is seeking a Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator (part time)

Helium Arts is currently recruiting for a Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator (part-time)

Helium Arts 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.

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. The role also includes 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.

How To Apply

Please request a full brief and application form by emailing hr@helium.ie with ‘Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator’ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, August 16th at 5pm

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview online the Week of August 21st 2023.

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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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.