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Youth Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland has secured funding from the Big Lottery Empowering Young People Fund to develop and deliver the ‘Our Lives, Our Voices’ partnership with young people living with Type 1 diabetes.  The 4-year project will provide young people with Type 1 diabetes with the opportunity to develop and deliver youth-led solutions to current gaps in peer support, information and services. 

Interviews:   15 February 2019

Role Responsibility

  • Lead the development and delivery of the Our Lives, Our Voices project.  
  • Recruit, train and provide ongoing support to 20-25 volunteer Youth Leaders. 
  • Increase the confidence and capacity of young people to develop their skills in communication, group work, project planning and design of their own project and solutions.  
  • Manage project activities and deliver the project to time and on budget.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the Partnerships Manager, two delivery partner organisations and our evaluation contractor.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would have lead projects and worked together with young people to design approaches that will meet their needs.  Educated to degree level, or equivalent, you will have experience of managing projects and working with young people.  You will have experience of managing a budget and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance 

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.6 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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Diabetes UK

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