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YES Project Development Officer

Closing date
21 Jun 2021
Date posted
26 May 2021
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Leicestershire Cares is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Project Development Officer to deliver and develop our Youth Employability Support (YES) Project. Leicestershire Cares is one of nine local organisations working together to deliver the YES Project in Leicester and Leicestershire. The aim of the project is to support young people aged 15-24 to take steps towards employment.

If you enjoy working with young people, are creative, entrepreneurial, ambitious, resilient, committed to making a change and want to lead and develop young person-centred projects, we would like to hear from you.

Your enthusiasm will be matched by your organisational and planning abilities and your ability to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and business partners.

The project will give you opportunities to network locally and feed into policy and practice debates.

Given the nature of this post an enhanced DBS check will be carried out.

A detailed job description can be found below. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

Job Description: YES Project Officer Job Description

Salary: £23-25k per annum depending on experience.

Job type: Full-time fixed term contract until the end of February 2022, with possibly of extension until 2023

Closing date: 11pm on Monday 21st June

Interview date: Friday 2nd July face-to-face at our offices in Leicester (will be held virtually if restrictions change)

We are an equal opportunities employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities.

Leicestershire Cares is a vibrant and person-centred charity which values its staff. We offer a range of benefits including flexible/agile working, a pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme and 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday. We also have a staff social committee which organises activities, treats and gatherings throughout the year. Come join our friendly and committed team!

The YES Project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. It is delivered by Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) in partnership with Leicestershire Cares.