Involve is at the forefront of changing our democracy. Combining innovative, high quality practice, embedding change, and making a clear case for a democracy fit for the 21st century, we are showing exactly what our democratic future could hold.

This Engagement Lead role will sit within our Capacity Building and Standards function, which aims to build capacity both inside and outside of public institutions to embed the processes, skills, structures and cultures needed for effective public participation in decision-making. You will play a central role in our team: developing and delivering training courses and mentoring programmes for public servants and practitioners; setting up and supporting networks;  authoring good practice guides; and supporting institutions to embed public participation in their decision-making.

We have physical offices in London and Belfast which are always available to work in. We are flexible in terms of either working from home, or working hybrid from home and a physical office. However the successful candidate must be able to travel to attend both project and Involve internal meetings. This will involve travel across England initially, and over the longer term the rest of the UK. This will include travel to different locations where projects are based, for face-to-face events, and meetings, as well as awaydays with other Involve team members. We anticipate that this travel would not be every day but would be fairly regular.

Download the job description to read more about the role, its responsibilities, and the competencies we're looking for. You'll find the job description at the bottom of this page.

How to apply

Apply online via the link below. The closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday 16th May 2022.

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The online application form will ask you a series of questions:

  1. How you heard about this job
  2. Personal details
  3. Diversity monitoring (this section is optional)
  4. Application form:
    • Please outline why you are interested in this role (max 300 words)
    • Please outline your experience relevant to the essential competencies of this role. You will want to refer to the role summary and the competencies in the job description. Please note that we are interested in any experience that demonstrates your suitability for the role (e.g. it may be in a work or voluntary capacity) (max 500 words)
    • Please outline any experience relevant to the desirable competencies of this role. You will want to refer to the role summary and the competencies in the job description. Please note that we are interested in any experience that demonstrates your suitability for the role (e.g. it may be in a work or voluntary capacity) (max 200 words)
  5. You'll be asked to upload a CV of no more than two sides of A4
  6. References
  7. Declaration.

If you are unable to complete your application via the online form, please contact us at jobs@involve.org.uk

Selection process and key dates

Your application will be blind reviewed, to reduce the impact of subconscious bias in the application review process. Your personal details and diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the assessor. Your CV will only be considered if you score well on the blind review. References will only be taken up upon appointment. This post is only open to candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

We’re actively building a diverse team and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they work with. We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process, and to working arrangements, according to your needs. If you are shortlisted for interview we will explain what the interview process will involve in advance and check with you if we need to make any adjustments so that you can interview fairly and comfortably. We will also cover any reasonable expenses to enable you to attend the interview.

Closing date: 9 a.m. on Monday 16th May 2022. Applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th May 2022.

Shortlisted candidates can expect to hear by 20th May 2022 if they are being invited to interview.

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