Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?
Charity People is delighted to collaborate with Carlisle Youth Zone and announce a groundbreaking opportunity made possible by the generous support of the OnSide Foundation. They are actively seeking a dynamic individual to join their Operational Leadership team in a brand-new role dedicated to revolutionising their communications approach.
Location: Carlisle Youth Zone
Contract: Permanent, full-time, or potential for 4 days
Benefits: 25 days holidays & bank holidays, 6% matched pension contribution, employee assistance program, gym access, discounted holiday club spaces, and OnSide Talent Academy access.
About the charity:
Since opening, CYZ has welcomed almost 15,000 young members, and currently receives around 1200 visits per week from young people accessing their youth offer. Integral to the charity’s work is a purpose built, £5 million facility, that includes astro-turf pitches, 4-court sports hall, climbing wall, dance and drama studio, fully equipped gym, music room, sensory room, library, and training kitchen. When full of young people, it is a busy, bustling, and vibrant space.
Beyond the amazing facility, CYZ’s greatest strength is the team who together, are dedicated to making a difference for young people. Their work is built on the foundations of quality youth work practice; it offers young people opportunities that are educative, expressive, participative, inclusive, and empowering.
About the role:
As a key member of the Operational Leadership team, you will play a pivotal role in steering the ship towards a future where the voices of young people are heard loud and clear. This role is not just a job; it’s a chance to shape the narrative, raise their profile, and drive engagement with crucial stakeholders.
✨Strategic Vision: Craft and implement a cutting-edge communications strategy that aligns with CYZ’s development ambitions and values.
✨ Profile Building: Elevate CYZ’s visibility, ensuring that their initiatives, successes, and the challenges faced by young people are front and centre on the public agenda.
✨ Audience Engagement: Develop and nurture relationships with key audiences, fostering a community that champions the cause of youth empowerment.
✨ Impact Amplification: Grow and diversify our supporter base, unlocking the potential for even greater impact and positive change for young people.
We are seeking an experienced and passionate individual with a proven track record in communications, public relations, or a related field. Your dedication to the well-being and empowerment of young people is essential. The ideal candidate will acquire a strategic mindset, capable of thinking innovatively to drive impactful communications. If you thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment and are ready to contribute to the transformative mission of CYZ, we encourage you to apply. This is an opportunity to leverage your skills and expertise to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young individuals and shape the future of their organisation.
If this has piqued your interest, please send a copy of your profile or CV in the first instance to Priya Vencatasawmy at Charity People.
Closing Date: 9am, 6th of December
First Stage Interviews: Friday 15th December 2023
Second Stage Interview: Tuesday 19th December 2023
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.