We’re hiring: Membership Manager – Workforce Development

By 22nd February 2024Jobs, News

The Young Westminster Foundation (YWF) is seeking a Membership Manager-Workforce Development to join the YWF team.

Job title: Membership Manager-Workforce Development
Salary: £30,000- £35,000 
Contract: Part time (4 days per week)
Location: YWF Office, Soho and home–working (hybrid)

About Young Westminster Foundation:

The Young Westminster Foundation is a vibrant local charity established to support young people growing up in Westminster to have healthy, safe and bright futures. The Foundation brings together youth organisations, young people, businesses, Westminster City Council, schools, funders and the wider community to create opportunities for Westminster’s young people. We’re part of a growing network of Young People’s Foundations (YPFs) established nationally by John Lyon’s Charity.

Since 2017, we have been supporting local youth clubs and organisations through grants, training, research and networking opportunities. Forging partnerships with businesses, public sector partners, individuals and major funders, our work helps strengthen services for all young people in our central London borough. We have grown from a small start–up charity to an established go–to organisation for the youth sector, awarding £2 million+ in grants to our membership of over 80 youth organisations throughout our 6 years.

Our aims:

• Members: Helping youth clubs and youth organisations to thrive
• Partnerships: Fostering a community who care about Westminster’s young people
• Funding: Generating long term investment for youth organisations and young people in Westminster
• Knowledge: Listening, learning and sharing

The Role:

The Membership Manager will be responsible for building relationships and upskilling local voluntary organisations that work with children and young people in Westminster. The role is focused on ensuring our member organisations have access to high quality training opportunities, qualifications and networks, as part of our Level Up North West London Initiative.

You will directly engage with local voluntary organisations, assessing their needs and supporting them in accessing opportunities. We are looking for someone with knowledge and/or experience of youth work and someone who can connect on a personal basis with the organisations we work with. A personal touch is key to developing and sustaining high levels of engagements across our sector. The role requires someone who is self-motivated and organised, with an eye for detail, working independently or as part of a team.


Membership liaison:

  • Being the first point of contact for YWF’s members to advise and support them with information about funding, training, and development
  • Maintain existing membership and process new member applications, using due diligence processes, and proactively promote membership to relevant groups in Westminster
  • Carry out introductory meetings and annual review meetings with members, to assess and address their needs and support them to access opportunities
  • Maintain our CRM database with member contacts, updates and developments
  • Proactively seek membership engagement and gain knowledge of our member’s emerging support needs and any relevant themes in relation to our work in Westminster
  • Work with our Business Development Lead to create bespoke partnerships between businesses and members to meet a specific member need

Events coordination:

  • Planning, delivering and assisting in training opportunities and events for members
  •  Planning and delivery of our quarterly Youth worker forum
  • Working as part of the team to support with YWF’s events and activities

Strategic development:

  • Work with YWF’s Director of Programmes to co-produce a capacity building and  workforce development programme for practitioners working with children and young people, including developing a needs-led community of practitioners.
  • Act as a youth sector expert to inform strategy and grow expertise across our partnerships and within the YWF team
  • Support our Grants Manager in assessing grant applications for our grant making initiatives
  • Work with both our Grants Manager and our Data and Evaluation Specialist to maintain monitoring reports, provide evidence and understand the impact of our work in Westminster

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of managing youth work practitioners and improving practice standards
  • Understanding of current youth work practice and qualifications
  • Experience of designing and facilitating training and development opportunities
  • Experience of working with small equity-led and community-led organisations
  • Experience of working with young people and advocating for their needs
  • Strong partnership development and relationship building skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, and experience of developing reports and insight
  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements and a commitment to ensuring practices which promote safeguarding
  • Relevant qualifications in youth and/ or community work will be an advantage, as will building partnerships or consortia
  • Interpersonal skills – you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience of developing        relationships with a range of people.
  • Mucking in – working in a small team with tight resources you will not be shy about helping out with getting things done but in return you will get flexible working arrangements and a fun working environment.

The cause – you will be passionate about our vision to support children and young people and be aware of the issues young Londoners are facing.

At Young Westminster Foundation we offer an attractive package of benefits to our staff. This includes:

  •  Competitive pay package and pension scheme
  • Annual leave – 28 days plus Christmas closure
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  •  Sabbatical scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion:

At Young Westminster Foundation we are committed to equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating discrimination. We aim to create a workforce that is as diverse and welcoming as the borough of Westminster itself; promoting positivity, and instilling a can-do attitude which is inclusive in design and delivery of services. We encourage candidates that are able to support the development and inclusivity of the communities of Westminster.

How to Apply:

Please apply for this role via the CharityJob website.


Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March 2024

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