Help to end

identity-based violence

Learning and Outreach Officer / Senior Officer (£24,000-£30,000)

Job Title: Learning and Outreach Officer / Senior Officer(commensurate with experience)
£24,000 - £30,000, commensurate with experience
35+ per week with flexi-time. Some travel and occasional weekends will be expected

Location: London

Job Details:

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious person to support and expand delivery of our UK-focussed programmes that reduce risks of identity-based violence and tackle prejudice, discrimination, and marginalisation.

Reporting to the Director of Learning & Outreach, this is a varied role that would suit someone excited by the opportunity of joining a rapidly growing charity. One day you might be in a school inspiring students to become active global citizens, the next day in East London supporting young and marginalised people to lead community-building in their local area, another day you may be sharing recommendations with local or national policy makers. At a time of growing domestic division, this role provides a rare opportunity to work at the forefront of efforts in the classroom, in communities, and in policy to protect and build social cohesion.

Because we are small but growing it is a role with considerable potential. The right candidate will be encouraged to develop and lead new projects, build a personal profile and pursue relevant avenues of personal professional development.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of current and emerging challenges facing British society, particularly on the local community level, yet recognise the importance of listening to and working with those who may think differently. You will be a confident public speaker and an empathetic collaborator.  Sharp attention to detail, quick initiative, and exceptional communication skills are essential.

Far more than specific experience or background, we are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting marginalised communities to lead on creating positive change. For the right candidate we can offer this position at a junior or senior level; salary and job title will be commensurate with experience. Options can be discussed at interview stage.

For an informal conversation about the role or if you have any questions contact Andy Fearn, Director of Learning & Outreach on +44(0)2034882996 or

Key responsibilities:

- Delivery of a new youth and community engagement programme in East London which will involve building relationships with community groups and members of the Local Authority in East London; leading youth engagement activities around issues of community division, marginalisation, and youth violence; and supporting young people to work with powerholders to develop new dialogue and solution oriented-engagement

- Coordination of the Protection Approaches Schools based programme which will involve promotion of the programme; designing, and facilitating bespoke school visits focused on prevention of prejudice; and evaluation of school programme
- Various other tasks including research and report writing, fundraising, event organisation, advocacy activities, and some administrative duties

Required skills / experience:

- Experience of working with young people and/or working with people from marginalised or excluded communities
- Experience working on issues linked to prejudice, marginalisation, discrimination, or identity-based violence
- Experience of facilitating workshops, youth clubs, of public speaking, or of chairing public meetings
- Understanding of the UK schools system desirable
- Understanding of UK domestic politics and public policy desirable
- Experience of managing budgets desirable
- Experience of leading on the delivery of projects or of project management desirable
- Experience engaging with decision makers at a local or national level desirable
- Experience of fundraising in the non-profit sector desirable

 About us:

Protection Approaches was founded in 2014 to fill a gap in the UK’s third sector, where attention on the growing challenges of domestic and worldwide identity-based violence was unconnected and ad-hoc. It has always been our belief that while its victims and the ways in which it manifests often look different, the causes of identity-based violence are very often the same. That is why Protection Approaches works to address the full spectrum of identity-based violence, from hate crime to violent extremism and genocide. By understanding the common causes of these seemingly disconnected challenges we can start to develop shared approaches to prevention and protection.

Our intention is never to be everywhere the threat of identity-based violence exists but rather to reframe how the challenge is understood and solutions are pursued. We are an evidence-based organisation that works with and connects stakeholders from the grassroots to global leaderships.

Today, the manipulation of identity to create division lies at the heart of many of country’s and our world’s most serious challenges. Protection Approaches is working at the forefront of efforts to address, understand, and resolve these challenges.

Closing Date: 11.59pm, Sunday 3rd February
1st round interviews held: w/c Monday 4th February
2nd round interviews held: TBC
Start date: ASAP

We reserve the right to make an appointment before these deadlines

To apply:

Please download the Protection Approaches Job Application Form here.
Compleate and return the applciation form before the deadline to

Please note: due to the volume of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.