Leaders Unlocked are currently seeking a freelance professional to work with our social enterprise on an innovative youth engagement initiative with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) in for Lancashire.

Opportunity with Leaders Unlocked:

Freelance Project Coordinator for:

The Lancashire Youth Commission on Crime Reduction and Prevention


Leaders Unlocked is a social enterprise who specialise in enabling young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives.

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to join our dedicated team to work on this exciting project in the policing sector. The role will focus on the Lancashire Youth Commission.

The Project Coordinator is a part-time role for a one year.  The contract will start in December 2020 and will run until November 2021.


About – The Youth Commission

The ‘Youth Commission on Crime Reduction and Prevention’ aims to enable young people aged 14-25 years to support, challenge and inform the work of Police and Crime Commissioner, the Violence Reduction Network and Lancashire Police, to inform, support and shape their organisational priorities.

Since 2013 we have established Youth Commissions in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) across England and Wales.  Lancashire will be our thirteenth Youth Commission.

Lancashire Youth Commission will work in partnership with the PCC, the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) and Lancashire Police, to inform, support and shape their organisational priorities.

The project will represent the views of young people across Lancashire to the PCC and the VRN to support the development and delivery of the Police and Crime Plan, and to support the development of the Serious Violence strategy and the VRN delivery plan.

The Youth Commission members will be acting as an advisory team for the PCC, and VRN to help to engage young people in their local areas through the ‘Big Conversation’.

The specific Youth Commission objectives are to:

  • Recruit a core group of 25-30 young people aged 14-25 to join the Youth Commission and maintain members engagement
  • Support Youth Commission members to undertake a ‘Big Conversation’ to gather the views of at least 1,200 young people about policing and crime priorities
  • Enable the Youth Commission to use their findings to influence the strategy for crime and policing in their region, as partners to the PCC, VRN and the police
  • Deliver a final Youth Commission conference at which the Youth Commission will launch their findings and recommendations to a high-profile audience of the PCC, VRN, Senior Police Officials and partner agencies

Project Coordinator Job Specification

To provide vital support for a key Leaders Unlocked project, the Lancashire Youth Commission.


  • Be the key point of contact for both the Lancashire Youth Commission, and Liaison with their parents/carers
  • Deliver youth engagement events in Lancashire
  • Coordinate and maintain a contact database for the Lancashire Youth Commission members
  • Support Lancashire Youth Commission members to facilitate youth engagement events across Lancashire and for them to play a leading role in gathering views from their peers
  • Help to facilitate Youth Commission members meeting
  • Liaise with local organisations and stakeholders, and coordinate and maintain an up-to-date schedule of activity for the Lancashire Youth Commission members
  • Keeping accurate records of feedback gathered from young people at youth engagement events
  • Coordinate data gathering from the youth engagement activities, collate and submit data to the project point person and Line Manager at agreed points
  • Report progress on Lancashire Youth Commission to the line manager and key local partners
  • Coordinate content (e.g. photographs and blogs) for the website and social media about Lancashire Youth Commission members
  • Support with monitoring project progress against objectives
  • Work closely with the Leaders Unlocked team to make sure the Youth Commission, project is a success
  • Provide support to Leaders Unlocked project in Lancashire.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

We are looking to recruit an individual who is based in Lancashire for this role and is willing and able to travel around the region and country to attend events. This individual should possess the following qualities:

  • Strong planning and organisational ability, with excellent attention to detail
  • Highly effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong appetite for working with young people and communities, and proven ability to work effectively with young people
  • Good administration and project coordination skills
  • Technically competent in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience and familiarity with blogging and social networking
  • Sensitivity to diversity and an ability to work effectively with people from a range of cultural backgrounds
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles behind the Youth Commission on Police and Crime and IOPC Youth Panel

Please note: The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and vetting as a part of security clearance prior to appointment.

Education and experience

  • Educated to at least degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of office-based work in an administrative or
  • coordination role
  • Experience of working directly with young people and communities
  • Experience of working on crime and policing issues would be an advantage
  • Experience of research would be an advantage

Location and duration

  • This contract is for a part-time role that lasts for one year, from December 2020 to November 2021.

The Project Coordinator will be asked to work flexibly. The Coordinator will need to travel to attend meetings and events across the Lancashire region and will also need to work from home sometimes.

Pay – The Project Coordinator will be paid a fee of £100 per day and will work 12 days per month, total of 144 days. The Project Coordinator will need to invoice Leaders Unlocked at the end of every working month.

Expenses – Travel and expenses can be claimed with advanced agreement from the line manager and in line with the Leaders Unlocked Expenses Policy.

To apply

To apply for this position, or ask any questions, please email your CV and a covering email about why you are interested in the role to Kaytea Budd-Brophy at [email protected]


The deadline for receiving responses is: 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020

Interviews to take place on:

Thursday 3rd December from 12pm – 5pm

To find out more about Leaders Unlocked please go to our web site: www.leaders-unlocked.org