Youth and Child Voice Manager

Date: 28 Aug 2023

Location: Support Services (Parramatta), AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • Lead a dynamic youth focused team 
  • High energy work enviroment
  • Full time hybrid role with travel requirements


About your new role:


Reporting to the Executive Leader of Purpose and Impact the Youth & Child Voice Manager will oversee programs and initiatives that support children and young people to have a voice at the Y and in their community. This will include the management and improvement of the Youth Parliament program, activation of the Y NSW Child and Youth Voice Strategy, the development and implementation of activities and programs that support youth and child advocacy and our social impact framework. This role will be a part of the Purpose  and Impact Leadership team and will provide support and expertise for youth programs across NSW where appropriate.


  • Child and Youth Voice Strategy activation
  • Management of Youth Parliament
  • Planning, quality & strategy
  • People management and performance
  • Compliance and risk management
  • Regular consultations and engagement with children and young people
  • Youth Parliament sponsorship program
  • Youth Parliament Volunteer program.
  • People Management
  • Supporting best practices in child and youth engagement across the Y


About You


We are looking for an energetic and inspired individual with an understanding of the youth/community sector with a strong background working with and empowering young people. You will come with a strong network and have experience in program development and management. In addition, you will also have:


  • Degree in Human Services or related feild
  • Current drivers licence
  • Expereience in a Team Leader or Service Manager position within the Youth or Community Sector
  • Demonstrated skills in communication at a range of levels and contexts.
  • Knowledge and experience with implementing Results Based Accountability (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the Youth Parliment program (desirable)


Youth and Community Service


Our Youth and Community Service workers empower and inspire our young visitors, providing them with a safe space to grow, learn and have their voice heard. From our Program Coordinators and Youth Workers, to all our wonderful Volunteers – our team work tirelessly to create meaningful opportunities for underprivileged and disadvantaged youth. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and safety of our young community and impact their physical, mental and social wellbeing for the better. In return, we’ll support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills all while working with people in need, from the comfort of our dynamic recreation facilities. If you’re ready to engage and inspire the next generation of young people, join us for a rewarding and exciting career that’s all about creating life-changing memories for those who need it most. 


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe.


To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.