Youth Engagement Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20224457

Job details


D-Day Story

Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£30,095 - £32,797 Pro Rata

Closing date

2 June 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.



The D-Day Story has secured funding from The Dulverton Trust as part of their #iwill fund to further its work in engaging new audiences in the events of 6th June 1944.  The museum does this by exploring how ordinary people played an extraordinary role in a turning point in history, the Allied landings in Normandy to begin the liberation of Europe.

The funding gives the museum the opportunity proactively further its ambition to involve young people in our work, giving them genuine opportunities to help shape the museum’s way of working.  At the same time we want the young people to gain confidence, new experience and skills to benefit their own futures.

Your New Role

You will be coordinating the direct engagement with young people throughout the city and beyond, inspiring young people to become advocates for the museum. Working with young people to participate in the growth of the museum, as well as working with stakeholders and partners to ensure young peoples voices are heard on the campaign of their choice.

You will be hands on in the design and delivery of the “Saturday social action showcases”, to celebrate the campaigns developed by the young people, about what they have learnt about the D-Day story. You will also be expected to provide reports on the development of your work and showcase the growth of the work you have done.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, which go hand in hand with your excellent written and communication skills. Have previous experience in working with young people, and developing exciting and fun activities which encourage them to learn about the campaign at hand. Have experience in managing budgets, and creating reports to showcase ongoing work.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.


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We look forward to speaking with you soon.