Paid Project Placements

Placement 2 application Extended to 28/4/19

Join the Build Up Hackney team to support local young people to have a say over change in their area and build a new public space at Flanders Way. We’re looking to recruit a local 18-23 year old who knows the area well to join the project team and ensure young people’s voices are heard.

The role will involve:

  • Working with the Build Up Hackney team to ensure young people’s views on their local area are heard before, during and after the project
  • Motivating and engaging young people (aged 10-14) in project activities
  • Speaking on behalf of the project to local residents and businesses
  • Documenting young people’s involvement in the project and recording feedback from the local community
  • Attending meetings for and on behalf of Build Up Hackney
  • Shadowing Hackney Quest staff members in their work advocating for young people’s rights

The placement would suit someone interested in gaining experience in youthwork, youth rights or community engagement. However, previous experience is not essential.

Full Details

Pay:  London living wage £10.55 per hour with holiday allocation

Start date:  7th May (please let us know if this is not possible via the application form)

Finish date:  20th September

Hours:  One day a week, with additional days as follows:

May half term (28th – 31st May): Tuesday – Friday, 6 hours a day.

Summer holidays (5th – 30th August): Monday – Thursday, 6 hours a day

Please see the full list of session dates with young people at the end of this document

Apply by:  Sunday 28th April

Interview:  Wednesday 1st May

We are particularly interested in applications from young people who live locally in Homerton / Hackney Wick (in postcodes areas beginning with “E95” or “E96”).

All applicants will be required to submit an enhanced DBS check. Build Up Foundation actively promotes equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including young people with criminal records.

Please get in touch with Project Lead Lily Dowse on 07895 319825 / lily@buildup.org.uk if you have any queries.

More information about the project is available here

Key Dates

Project sessions with young people will take place on the below dates. Please let us know via the application form if there are any sessions you are not available for.