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Trainee Youth Social Action Coordinator - Kickstart Programme

London (Greater)
£London Living Wage
Closing date
30 Nov 2021

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This role is currently based from home due to COVID 19 until further notice. Peabody plans to move to a hybrid model of working which means that once our office refurbishment has been completed, the role will be part office (Waterloo) and part home based

An exciting opportunity has come up for a Trainee Youth Social Action Coordinator to join the team for 6 months as part of the Kickstart Programme.

For information on Kickstart please click here Kickstart website

You will support Youth Social Action team to manage the Young Leaders, Young Ambassadors and Young Advisor projects, enabling young people across London and the South East to design and deliver social action projects for their communities.

Skills/experience required:


  • Passionate about addressing social inequality, you are inquisitive, actively learning about the world and why things are the way they are. You look forward to learning from others and trying out new approaches
  • Ambitious for your projects, team and self; you are a resilient, self-starter that enjoys being responsible for their work but isn’t scared to ask for help and guidance when needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills, you are able to build relationships and work with a range of people, from partners to colleagues and young people. You are a team player
  • Strong written communication skills, able to write for young people, colleagues and youth group partners. Able to write for web and social media but also present information in a professional document
  • Ability to look at a range of information and understand what it means
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Good customer care and valuing diversity
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and targets


  • Experience completing an accreditation or experience helping others to do this
  • Prior participation in social action or experience of working with young people in a community setting
  • Knowledge of qualitative research such as conducting interviews and focus groups
  • An interest in participation and co-production – ensuring young people and communities have the voice to say what their issues are and the support to create solutions
  • Ability to create appealing materials (social media visuals, engaging posts etc)
  • Experience of using social media to promote an activity or service

Qualifications required:

  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or higher (A-C equivalent) including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in business related discipline

This is a 6 month fixed term contract and for 25 hours per week. You will initially be working from home.

Please note to qualify for the Kickstart Programme you need to:

1. Be between the age of 16-24, living in England or Wales
2. Currently receiving Universal Credit
3. Have the right to work in the UK
4. Apply through Jobcentre Plus (so talk to your Jobcentre Plus work coach if you are interested in applying)

If you experience any technical issues please email quoting the job title and job number in the subject line.


At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.


Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.


About Peabody

About us

Peabody has nearly 160 years of history, experience and expertise. We were founded in 1862 by the remarkable American banker, diplomat and philanthropist, George Peabody. With over 67,000 homes, we’re one of the largest housing providers in London and the South East.

What we do

We deliver services to 133,000 residents, 16,000 care and support customers as well as the wider communities in which we work.

We are here to help make people’s lives better. We do this by developing and delivering reliably good modern services, building and maintaining the best quality developments, working with local communities and building long-term partnerships, and  growing and using our position of influence to create positive change.

We focus on those who need our help the most, working with people and communities to build resilience and promote wellbeing. We create and invest in great places where people want to live.

Working for us

We're a thriving human and kind organisation with people at our heart.

If you join us you'll be part of something special: fulfilling your ambitions and working with people who truly care.

We offer a variety of career and development opportunities, and a range of flexible benefits. You'll also have the chance to work with colleagues who want to help people make the most of their lives. We need talented employees who want to make a difference. If this sounds like you we can’t wait to meet you.

Our performance

We're committed to being transparent in the way we conduct our business and how we deliver value for money. We attained Government regulatory judgements of G1 for Governance.

Find Us
0845 055 0261
45 Westminster Bridge Road
United Kingdom
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