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Every young person is unique; we believe the people who champion their cause should be too. Welcome to Youth Futures.

Too many young people are prevented from finding a job they love by a lack of access to appropriate information, advice and connections, inadequate support to overcome multiple layers of disadvantage, or as a result of discrimination. At the Youth Futures Foundation we believe the emphasis should be on the unique talents young people have, not those they lack. We take the same view when it comes to recruitment.

We have a big job ahead of us and we need an exceptional team to tackle it. The impact of Covid-19 on youth unemployment will be profound. Those under 25 have already been hardest hit by job losses, with unemployment rising faster and higher than under three previous recessions. We are likely to see a rise in unemployment of at least one million young people, with a scarring effect that will leave a generation of young people worse off over the course of their careers. We must act now to prevent this.

The Youth Futures Foundation is an independent, not for profit organisation established in 2019 to improve job outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. The foundation launhed with an initial £90million endowment from the Reclaim Fund. We are looking for bold and impactful ways to help young people find and keep decent jobs. There are over 750,000 young people not in education or employment in the UK, and that number is growing rapidly. Young people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed than older adults in the labour market and disadvantaged young people and those from ethinic minority communities disproportionately bear the brunt of it.

Our mission is to ensure future generations have access to fulfilling work, no matter what their background, as a result of our ability to identify and share learnings, provide a bridge between employers and practitioners, and influence decision makers.We now need diverse and adaptable people with a positive can-do attitude to help us address the root causes of youth unemployment and under employment, which are often complex and inter- related. This will take time and patience. It begins with understanding what does and doesn’t work.

The young people we aim to serve – and the challenges they face – are all unique. We are looking to build a team that reflects this diversity. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, class, religion, identity, and experience forms the cornerstone of our work.

If you are driven by a desire to help young people improve their life chances and are willing to go the extra mile every day to achieve our aims we would love to hear from you. In return we can offer you a supportive working environment where you can be yourself, the reward of working with young people from all walks of life, and the opportunity to play a transformational role in the labour market for young people at a critical moment in time.

Anna Smee
CEO, Youth Futures Foundation
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