Senior Development Officer

Senior Development Officer

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  • Sector:

    Projects & Programmes

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  • Salary:

    £38,773 per year

  • Contact :

    Shweta Prabhakar

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7320

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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A children's charity based in London are looking for a Senior Development Officer. To manage and develop key elements of delivery of children and young people's engagement with a particular focus on children and young people with SEND, ensuring youth voice is at the heart of our work and reflects the organisation's vision and values.

Key responsibilities

  • To lead on the delivery of the NHS England Learning Disability and Autism and DfE Making Participation work contracts ensuring that all elements of the contracts are delivered to a high quality, on budget and on time.
  • Lead the development and delivery of new areas of work as agreed, including exploring, proposing and developing project ideas and funding bids to maximise opportunities for children and young people.
  • Develop strategies to increase the diversity of young people that can access participation opportunities to ensure that DfE and NHS England get feedback from a wide range of young people including those whose voices are less-often heard.
  • Develop resources and tools that promote good practice in children and young people's participation, including Rights based practice, and to support key organisations in their delivery.
  • Working with the Principal Officer and key communications staff, develop communications activity to raise the profile of children and young people's participation both internally and externally with a wide range of stakeholders; including overseeing the Making Ourselves Heard forum.
  • Plan and deliver focus groups, training sessions and other opportunities for children and young people with SEND to engage using a range of face-to-face, digital, and blended methods of engagement.

Person specification

  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of working with vulnerable children and young people, particularly disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.
  • An awareness of relevant current national policy initiatives relating to Children and Young People, with a particular focus on SEND.
  • Able to communicate with children and young people with SEND and ensure their needs are met
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a range of projects and of partnership working
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to represent the work of the charity to range of stakeholders including parliamentarians and key decision makers and the media
  • Proven experience of monitoring and reporting on project data, including achievements, project activities and measurement of outcomes for young people's interventions.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills and able to evidence ability to set and meet targets

                                                                    Closing date: Wednesday 27th October,2021