Youth Engagement Experts Needed

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Curious Minds is seeking 5 Youth Engagement Experts to support young people to take part in the North West’s newest heritage programme ‘Hope Streets’.

Hope Streets is a brand new, 5 year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will see young people aged 11–25 revolutionise the way museums work with their peers.

It is being led by a consortium of three organisations in the North West; Curious Minds, Youth Focus North West and Museum Development North West.
We are looking for 5 Youth Engagement Experts to work in each of the following areas:
  • Sefton - Merseyside
  • Bolton - Greater Manchester
  • Cumbria
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire West and Chester

The Youth Engagement Expert will have primary responsibility for leading a local group of young people in one of the five geographical areas (or ‘Hope Hubs’) through the project. The person undertaking this role will demonstrate and model excellence in youth work practice, providing inspiration to museum staff.

For more information on the project and the role, see the Youth Engagement Expert Brief.


How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV (including two referees) and a personal statement explaining why you would be perfect for this role. This can be sent via email to:

saul.argent@curiousminds.org.uk by 9AM on the 24th of October.
Please make it clear which area you are applying to work in.

If you have any queries about this opportunity please contact Saul Argent on the above email or call 07710115089.

For the successful applicants, a group induction to the project will take place on the 14th of November in Preston. It is essential that you are available for this date.


Interviews will take place between the 29th of October and the 12th of November, in the area you are applying to work in. Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Local interview dates:

Sefton - November 7th
Lancashire - October 29th
Cumbria - October 30th
Bolton – November 6th
Cheshire - November 6th.

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