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Youth Development Working Group

Right now we are looking for young adults, from all over the country, to join our new Youth Development Working Group.

At The Advocacy People, we want to be sure that our decisions are the result of the best possible inputs.

To help us, we are looking to establish a Youth Development Working Group consisting of volunteers to bring a fresh perspective to some of what we do, and to the material we put to our Board of Trustees.


Working with the executive team and others here at The Advocacy People, the Working Group will seek to get the views of those early in their careers, who perhaps have not yet had other board experience but are keen to prepare for or develop such experience, would like an opportunity to develop transferable skills and/or influence the delivery of services.

This is a new and exciting piece of work for us, and an early task for the group will be to finalise working practices for the Working Group itself!

The sort of work we have in mind for the Working Group includes:

  • Input to our work on services for Children and Young People. Coming from people who are themselves closer to the transition point into those services, this could be hugely valuable.

  • Perspective on our processes for connecting with younger people who might want to self-refer or refer someone they know to us, ensuring we make the right choices about communication methods.

  • Helping us look at cross cutting themes about the sort of organisation we want to be in the future, from the point of view of people who will be the workers, managers and clients of that future.


We see this Working Group as a group meeting virtually, probably on a quarterly basis, over 12 to 18 months, with some tasks to undertake in between. The group would consider papers prepared by the executive team and we hope members will also have a 1-1 link with a named member of our management team to help develop a perspective on parts of our business.



To find out more, please contact Sarah Deason, Business Development Director or to apply, please send a current CV to Graeme Clark, HR Director via our contact page.

What can The Advocacy People offer you?


  • An excellent training package

  • Experience with a respected national charity

  • Regular support meetings

  • Flexible working

  • Networking opportunities and experience in the social sector

  • Opportunities to help others and make a difference

Our approach to equality and diversity


The Advocacy People are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation.

We will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other irrelevant factor.

We have a culture that values openness, fairness and transparency.

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