Council: Aylesbury Town Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: Scale Point 12, Grade D – £27,230 per annum

Closing date: 23/02/2024

Youth Initiative Officer

Applications must be returned by 23/02/2024

Contract type: Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week

Salary: Scale Point 12, Grade D – £27,230 per annum

Reporting to: Senior Communities and Events Officer

Location: Aylesbury Town Council, Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2QP

About us

Aylesbury Town Council is the council closest to residents in the parish of Aylesbury. We are a voice for residents by representing their views on issues affecting them. We are a warm, genuine, friendly council looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us. We are a corporate body that takes huge pride in our work and our employees are paramount in what we do. We strive to nurture employee wellbeing, maintaining excellent communication and professional relationships with one another – our employees are important to us.

About this role

This is a newly formed role, which will suit a candidate who has the drive to initiate and deliver an ambitious, creative and engaging approach to support those who are currently underrepresented within the parish – our youth.

You will have the creative freedom to not only establish the ‘why’ but also the ‘how’, discuss and agree the process with the Communities Committee, then jump in to achieve it.  This role will suit someone that is energetic, passionate about youth development and tech savvy.

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure the youth of Aylesbury Parish are reached and are represented across all aspects of the Council’s work
  • To plan and deliver strategies which will ensure that every young person in the parish has the information, knowledge and opportunity to engage with the support and services which meets their individual needs
  • This will require establishing, building and maintaining healthy and productive relationships with an extensive variety of existing youth provisions including charities, schools, clubs, groups, organisations, churches and the Local Authority
  • Initially the role will require researching all opportunities which are currently available. To create an appropriate system which will enable you to continuously identify and track relevant opportunities, and ensuring it remains up to date
  • Effectively communicate with the youth of Aylesbury Parish, using a variety of channels and processes. Likely to include social media and workshops within schools and established settings, along with other channels
  • Continuously assess and evaluate the communication methods used, to improve and evolve
  • Use a wide variety of communication methods and opportunities to ensure the currently un-engaged have the information and opportunity to become engaged
  • To work closely and effectively with the Events Team to ensure the youth of the parish are represented at ‘in person events’ and have the opportunity to engage
  • To support, mentor and guide the existing Youth Town Council (YTC). This will involve being the Clerk to the YTC, alongside supporting them in their initiatives
  • To seek out existing opportunities where young people’s voices can be heard, then ensure appropriate representation is made
  • Over time, ensure that young people’s voices are not only heard, but their opinions are acted upon, with appropriate and suitable feedback provided

Person specification

  • A huge drive to support, encourage, guide and mentor youth in our community
  • Youth related qualifications are desirable
  • Previous experience of working with youth is desirable, this could come from a variety of paid or voluntary work experience
  • Strong organisational skills, ability to work under your own initiative and to effectively prioritise work structures and processes
  • Confident communication skills; presenting, verbal and written
  • Deliver great customer service building on relations with internal and external stakeholders, as well as the youth themselves
  • Competent to intermediate level in Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel
  • Occasional weekend work will be required for the delivery of events, so flexibility will be required


These are some benefits you can enjoy working for us:

  • A generous Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Pay scales that are competitive and reviewed annually
  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated if part time)
  • Increase to 26 days annual leave after 5 years’ service (pro-rated for part time)
  • 2 days statutory leave
  • A heap of Health and Wellbeing services including fast-track and free counselling service
  • Time Off In Lieu (TOIL), is given for all weekend and overtime worked
  • Location: will consider hybrid model after successful completion of 6 months’ probationary period

Please send completed application form together with your CV to:

Aylesbury Town Council
FAO Bhavisha Tailor-Chhatralia
Town Hall
5 Church Street
HP20 2QP

Or by email to: [email protected]

Applications will not be considered if both the CV and application form are not submitted. Your CV must include your employment history and your educational background.

Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2024

(Note: should we receive a high volume of applications, we may bring forward the closing date).