Vacancy -Project Outreach Coordinator

Charity: Policy Centre for African Peoples Location: Lambeth
Part-time: 8 hours a week Duration: 3 years
Salary: Above London living wage, £13 per hour Start date: January 2020
Reports to: Project Director
Application deadline: 30th December 2019 Interviews: 2nd week of Jan

About us
Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP) is a charity working to enable disadvantaged people to improve their lives through education.

Project Role
BEFit4Life is a Young Londoners Fund 3-year project to support 150 young people aged 16-21 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or who are at risk of becoming NEET and getting involved in crime in the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth and Barking. The project, delivered by PCAP, Business Launchpad and Generation Success, offers a holistic support package of business support, advice and opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and an introduction to healthy lifestyles through innovative fitness, motivational and personal development programmes.

Key Responsibilities:
A young adult aged 18 to 28 is needed to assist Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP) in co-ordinating the BEFit4Life activities, reaching out to young participants, and keeping them engaged in the programme. Key responsibilities include:

• Liaising with the various project partners and stakeholders;
• Assisting the project director with the monitoring and evaluation of the programme;
• Following up with young participants to ensure that they actively take part in the project activities, and remain engaged and enthusiastic;
• Producing outreach communications and fulfilling set outreach targets;
• Assisting in the delivery of motivational, fitness and personal development activities;
• Additional tasks as assigned by the project director.

Level of Skills/ Experience:
This is a flexible position that would be ideal for a young adult looking for part-time work. You will be operating from PCAP’s office in Lambeth, with occasional events and travel to Wandsworth and Barking. All travel expenses outside your office location will be reimbursed. We are seeking someone who:

• Easily connects with young people and treats them with empathy and compassion;
• Has motivation and passion for supporting disadvantaged and at-risk young people;
• Is reliable in terms of implementing agreed actions;
• Has outstanding communication and outreach skills;
• Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and can work in close collaboration with colleagues and a wide variety of project partners, participants and stakeholders.

Opportunities for further paid work, training and development will be offered to the right candidate.

To apply, please email your CV to with a covering letter stating why you are interested in this role.

We are an equal opportunities Employer; however, this vacancy does need to be filled by a young person to ensure that the specified outcomes of this project are reached.

Youth Champion Vacancy -Business Launchpad

Business Launchpad, a charity on a mission to transform young lives through enterprise, and our partner in the BEFit4Life project, are recruiting 3 Youth Champions.

This is a flexible position and would be great for someone looking for part-time work. For more information and to apply, please visit

Coaching in the City Using African Lessons

We are delighted to let you know that in November 2019, the PCAP Director will be using her African-inspired programme to teach City business owners and professionals how:

  • They can succeed in achieving their goals in 6 easy steps;
  • And how they can use their success to serve humanity to the best of their ability.

Watch this space for details of time and venue!

Youth Innovation Fellowship Positions

We are pleased to announce that from Summer 2019 onwards, we are offering free professional coaching and mentoring, as well as use of our office, meeting, workshop and event spaces to 3 young people in London for an initial period of 6 months.

To be one of our Youth Innovation Fellows, you must:

  • Be aged 18-28;
  • Have a business idea or a community project you want to develop or implement;
  • And be enthusiastic and eager to take advantage of the mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Contact us is you are interested!

Visit Us at International House

While we still have our Gillingham base for our Medway and Kent projects, we are delighted that our recent partnership with 3Space and Business Launchpad has resulted in our charity being granted office, workshop and event premises at International House, SW9 7QD. 

This gives us a fantastic opportunity to be able to provide long-term programmes for our London-based service users and establish partnerships.

We are particularly keen to explore avenues for collaboration with organisations, businesses and individuals interested in:

  • Education
  • Leadership development
  • And social engagement.

Visit us at International House to discuss avenues for partnerships, or simply drop by for tea!