We're Hiring a Project Coordinator

Posted on: 28/01/2022 in: Vacancies , Young People
Passionate about activism and championing youth voices? We're looking for a new project coordinator who is passionate about ensuring that the young people of Manchester have their voices heard, through leading and delivering our Young Ambassadors programme alongside our other project coordinator and the wider team.

ROLE TITLE: Project Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO: Social Action Coordinator

LOCATION: Centurion House, 129 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR

SALARY: 22,000 per annum (pro-rated)

Contract until 30th September 2022, 2 days (14 hours)


  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring that the young people of Manchester have their voices heard - to inform our work, as well as the bigger picture.
  • We are looking for someone with links to local community organisations, who can grow and strengthen these relationships with youth groups and young people.
  • We are looking for someone who can lead our Young Ambassador Programme alongside our other Project Coordinator.


  • Coordinate and deliver the Young Ambassadors programme and feedback work to the rest of the team and the board
  • Empower young people to make change in their communities
  • Grow and strengthen local relationships with community, youth groups and young people
  • Support the delivery of youth-led events in partnership with youth and community groups
  • Coordinate training and development of Young Ambassadors
  • Deliver group and 1-1 sessions with Young Ambassadors
  • Support Young Ambassadors to access leadership opportunities with a range of external partners
  • Inform and solidify youth voice mechanisms within Young Manchester
  • Ensure young people are involved in the grants delegation process
  • Carrying out general administration tasks commensurate with the role and the needs of the organisation


  • Understanding of coordinating, supporting and recruiting of children and young people
  • Good links with local community organisations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to engage and inspire a range of audiences, including children and young people
  • Good time-management skills: ability to diarise, plan and organise events, prioritise activities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm whilst working under pressure, dealing with a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Good knowledge of how to engage children and young people in decision-making and governance structures in organisations
  • Excellent understanding of the needs of children and young people, and direct experience of working with them to identify and address issues
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Promote equality and value diversity in all working relationships
  • Willingness to travel across Manchester and occasionally further afield
  • Able to work flexible hours to meet business needs including occasional late meetings


Please write a cover letter (no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining why you're applying for the role, and how you meet the essential criteria. Send this to recruitment@youngmanchester.org along with your CV and a completed Equality and Diversity monitoring form which you can download below.

CLOSING DATE: 11:59pm 13th February 2022

Download the Job Description Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form