Role: Civic Leadership Programme Lead

Salary: £50,000-£60,000 per annum (depending on experience) pro-rata

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for staff meetings up to six times per year, and to travel across the UK for programme delivery when needed.

Hours: Four-five days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours / week)

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus three days when the office is closed between Christmas and New Year. We currently offer two extra well-being days per year. Our highly flexible working policy includes a 4.5 day working week. We offer one of two pension schemes.

About The Young Foundation

The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.

Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policy-makers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.

We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.

About the role

We are looking for a Civic Leadership Programme Lead to join our growing Innovation and Practice team. The role offers a unique opportunity for you to deliver and grow our learning and leadership programmes, working directly with communities, public service leaders and innovators across the UK to build new leadership capacities and promote grassroots change-making. The role involves working closely with organisations, funders and policymakers to help shape a fairer future.

This exciting role involves:

  1. Working alongside our partners to build networks and grow our civic leadership offer.
  2. Designing and delivering leadership programs across the UK – supporting communities, and public service innovators to influence change at the local and national level.
  3. Connecting public sector leaders, frontline practitioners, and communities to reimagine the future and take practical collaborative action to design and test new ideas, new ventures, and new ways of organising and mobilising for social change.

How to apply

With reference to the job specification, please complete the application form and return it to  The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on 6 June 2023. 

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 16 June 2023.

First round interviews will take place 21 or 22 June by video-call and second round interviews to take place at our offices in East London on 3 or 4 July and will include a presentation task.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation maternity, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy

Please complete our online Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This information will not be seen by the hiring manager or impact your application.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application. Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply and give feedback to short-listed applicants.

Posted on: 16 May 2023


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