What’s the project?
PAC is a ground-breaking network of Peer Researchers, Social Action Leads and Changemakers. Young people in these roles have lived experience of violence and work together to find out what needs to happen to improve their local area before turning these insights into action!
From influencing school practices, to improving mental health services, co-producing violence reductions strategies or supporting more young people into employment – together, the network ensures that young voices respond to issues that directly affect them.
The Peace Alliance and McPin are working together to recruit a team of young people to lead and deliver the project.
Find out more
We are looking for a diverse group of young people aged 16 to 20 in Haringey with unique perspectives on youth violence informed by their own lived experience.
We’re recruiting people who are motivated to make change. You might also have experiences and perspectives on school engagement.
You don’t need any previous experience, you just need to be passionate about making a difference and enjoy working as part of a team.
We will provide full training and support around how to create meaningful, sustainable social action.
We are recruiting young people aged 16-20 who live in Haringey for two different types of role:
Social Actions Leads
Young people who will co-ordinate a team of other young people in their local area to create and sustain social action aimed at improving your local community and preventing youth violence.
Social action can include campaigning with policy makers, changing or creating something in your local area, engaging with local authorities and much more.
Will work to understand young people’s experiences with school and youth violence.
They will develop research questions, choose a way of engaging with young people and use the conversations to create recommendations for change.
They will also have the option to be supported to gain a Level 2 NCFE qualification in Peer Research.
Social Action Leads and Peer Researchers will work with us for two years and will be paid £13.30 an hour.
We know that young people will have other commitments so the times worked will be flexible.
We expect that the young people will work up to a day per week, although some weeks may be less than this, and during delivery of the social action may be more.
All Young People will be employed at the Peace Alliance. They will have a line manager, opportunities for 1-1 supervision and group supervision.
You will also have access to mentoring and training from people at both the McPin Foundation and Peace Alliance.
Please complete the Expression of interest form: Expression of interest form
And equalities monitoring form: Equal opportunities monitoring form
And email them to [email protected]
You can do this via the form, or in video or audio format.
You can also email this address with any questions or attend a drop-in session for support to do the application at Tottenham Town Hall on:
- Wednesday 27th September 4-6pm
- Saturday 30th September 11-1pm
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6th October.
Please note that the McPin Foundation regularly promotes opportunities on behalf of other institutions; we are not responsible for the continuation or contents of further correspondence with any project partners where we are not listed as the project main point of contact.