Court Education Project Coordinator

Young Citizens
Charities and Social Enterprise, Education & Training, Law & Legal Services
Truro, Plymouth and Exeter
Salary Details
Hours of work
37.5 hours per week (usually Monday - Friday 9-5 but will need to be flexible)
Job Type
Interview Date
21/07/2022 (Anticipated)
Closing Date
Looking for an opportunity to work on an innovative project helping young people throughout Devon and Cornwall understand the criminal justice system?

Job Description

Young Citizens is one of the largest charities providing citizenship education in the UK. Since 1989, we have been working alongside teachers throughout the UK to empower children and young people to become active and informed citizens.

This is a new role which will be crucial in helping us to develop and deliver an exciting court awareness pilot project for secondary school children in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  The project will equip teachers with a toolkit of resources to help their students understand the criminal justice system and bring them face-to-face with a working court to improve understanding, confidence, and trust in the criminal justice system.

The project is currently funded until May 2023 by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner but, if successful, we hope that the project will be extended.

The Project Coordinator will lead on all aspects of the project including supporting the development of resources, recruiting schools and helping them to get the most from their participation, as well as arranging and delivering a schedule of court visits. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping all young people to achieve, interested in the criminal justice system and able to work well with a range of stakeholders as well as independently.

Location: Homebased. This role covers the counties of Devon and Cornwall and therefore you will need to be prepared to travel in and around Exeter, Truro and Plymouth to deliver work on a regular basis.  

Please see the PDF recruitment pack for the full role details and requirements.

Company Description

Young Citizens is a national charity working to promote citizenship education and social action throughout primary and secondary education in the UK. We operate as a crucial support system for young people and educators alike. Through a range of initiatives, including education programmes such as the Make a Difference Challenge and Experts in Schools, and immersive learning experiences such as the National Bar Mock Trials, Young Citizens actively engages over 350,000 children aged 5-18 years old every year. We operate at the intersection of politics, the law, social action and the media, and the work we do has never been more important or influential. Founded over 30 years ago, we help young people become active and engaged citizens, able to contribute positively to their communities – locally, nationally and globally. We believe that young people’s active participation in their communities is vital to strengthening democratic society, and with the Covid-19 pandemic having such a profound impact on young peoples’ lives, our work is now more important than ever. We empower teachers and volunteering professionals with specialist training and resources for classroom delivery and we advocate with policy makers and influencers for all young people to receive high quality citizenship education. All of our efforts are focussed on one very clear mission: to help young people be active citizens for life. If you share our passion for empowering young people to positively shape society, and you think this role is for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Other Application Details

Application Instructions

Please ensure you read the full job pack before applying..To apply please submit a CV and covering letter (2 pages max) clearly detailing how you meet the person specification.

The deadline is 5pm, 19th July. Incomplete applications or those received after this time will not be reviewed.

Please note:
• We will be actively reviewing applications ahead of the closing date. We encourage early applications.
• Please include your notice period in your application.
• The successful candidate must have the existing right to legally work in the UK
• A background or DBS check may be required for any eventual appointment.

We highly encourage candidates from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds to apply, as well as candidates with professional experience in place of formal qualifications.

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