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Are you interested in Political Engagement and Young People’s Rights around Voting?

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

As part of the work happening with the Pan London Children in Care Council, we have been given funding to run a programme of outreach with young people who are care experienced across London about having their voice heard through Voter Registration and Voter ID. This work will be led on by the Children in Care Council Development Leads and we have a part time post available to support on this work with the Pan London Children in Care Council.


Timescale - September – February 2024

Hours - 17.5 per week on London Living Wage

Application - Please send your CV and no more than 2 sides of A4 in by the 15th September, answering the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this role?

  2. What skills and experience do you bring to the work?

  3. What difference do you hope to achieve with this role?

Role

  • To support on the collation of Voter Registration Resources for the programme

  • To attend all training sessions and workshops on impartiality and best practice on Voter Registration with ShoutOut UK

  • To gather examples of practice from across London that can be shared with all Boroughs

  • To develop the social media campaign with the communications lead for Partnership for Young London based on the resources from the central team at the Democracy Hub

  • To support on the set up and facilitation of workshops across London in a number of London Boroughs, showcasing the resources and materials available to support young people to register to vote

  • To help gather data on the barriers to voting highlighted by care experienced young people.

  • To share all materials and resources out via the Partnership for Young London social media platforms and email bulletins


You will be working with the CiCC Development Leads on this work and we will provide training and support on both the needs of care experienced young people as well as Voter Registration and the changes around Voter ID.

We are looking for people with the following knowledge and expertise:


Experience and Knowledge

  • Experience and/or an interest in youth voice and democracy

  • Experience for working with groups of young people in a paid or voluntary capacity

  • Experience and/or interest in supporting young people who are care experience

  • Experience and/or an interest in pan London youth policy

  • An interest in gaining more information and expertise in democracy and social justice

  • Experience of working as part of a team and using own initiative

Skills

  • Planning events and some workshop facilitation skills

  • Developing resources with young people including using platforms such as Canva

  • Research skills to gather information on the resources and services already available

  • Skills on social media and supporting social media campaigns


The Programme of Work


In order to engage diverse groups of young people and drive-up awareness across services and care experienced young people we aim to:


  • Undertake outreach to all borough-based Children in Care Councils and Participation Workers to raise awareness on Photo Voter ID and the requirements for care experienced young people to be registered to vote. We will use findings from the research to develop up our awareness outreach, tailoring it to the barriers and solutions as identified by the work. We will also share resources and materials on Voter Registration and Voter ID with all Pan London CiCC groups to ensure that materials are cascaded out across the networks.


Gather insight on the barriers to voter registration and the impact of the Elections Act 2022 on care experienced young people, identifying the ways in which care experienced young people are more likely to get involved in voting and democratic systems. This will be designed by care experienced young people, inform our outreach work, and an opportunity to support those involved to register to vote


This project has been designed to do the following:


  • Tackle the equality implications for care experienced young people who may well not be registered to vote or have photo Voter ID in place due to their changing circumstances and access to support.

  • Develop inclusive spaces where care experienced young people voices and views about democratic engagement are gathered and also assess the skills, knowledge and support they require for future engagement.

  • Develop collaboration across London with the borough-based Children in Care Councils (CiCC) to ensure that young people who are care experienced young people have the required photo ID and are registered to vote.

  • Profile the policy solutions needed to ensure this cohort are better represented in voting in the future, based on the data and insight gathered from young people.

  • Share existing resources on photo Voter ID and democratic engagement as well as co-produce a range of resources with care experienced young people to profile their entitlements to vote and to share existing resources on democratic literacy, which acknowledges some of the barriers they may have experienced or continue to face.


Deadline is on Friday 15 September. Please send your CV to Rianne.Williams@cityoflondon.gov.uk and no more than 2 sides of A4 answering the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this role?

  2. What skills and experience do you bring to the work?

  3. What difference do you hope to achieve with this role?

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