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Project Assistant– Global Youth Ambassador Team

About Theirworld

Founded 21 years ago and Chaired by Sarah Brown, Theirworld has grown to become a leading global children’s charity committed to the best start in life for children and young people by ending the education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation.

If you care about issues like climate change, gender equality, inclusion, helping refugees and ensuring the voices of young people are represented at all levels of decision-making, then education is the key to unlocking big change in these areas. If you want to make change happen, join us!

We believe in unlocking big change from a supportive and inclusive environment. This is why, in 2023, we are trialling an innovative 4-day-working-week model which sees all employees working Monday to Thursday with the office closed on Fridays.

This is in addition to hybrid working with one day a week based in the office.

Other benefits include:

  • Regular in-house training
  • Travel
  • Central London location: 5 mins from Liverpool St Station and Shoreditch High Street
  • Highly competitive salaries

About the role

At the heart of our work is our Global Youth Ambassador (GYA) programme, where we support a network of over 2000 incredible young education campaigners around the world. We are seeking two hard-working Project Assistants to join this busy, high-performing team.  

The Project Assistant position will play a critical role in supporting the delivery and operations of our flagship programme. The successful candidate will have very strong attention to detail, time management and organisational skills, as well as enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to the team and our youth engagement work. 

The Global Youth Ambassador programme 

The GYA programme is a network of young campaigners (18-30 years old) from across the world who are working together to campaign for the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – inclusive and equitable quality education for all – by 2030. The programme focuses on supporting networking and connections between GYAs, providing training and skills development, and facilitating exciting and impactful campaigning opportunities. We currently have a network of 2000 GYAs from more than 130 countries. It is the programme’s aim to ensure young people have the tools, knowledge, opportunity and inspiration to advocate for education. 

This role may suit a recent graduate, or someone with at least one year of experience in administration or project support in the charitable or NGO sector who is looking to build their experience in international youth programming.  

The Project Assistants will report to the Head of Youth Engagement and be based in our London office. We are currently operating a hybrid schedule with several days per month in the office and the remainder of the time working remotely. This a full time fixed-term role, initially for one year. 

Main responsibilities

  • Interacting with young people around the world by processing their applications to join the network, onboarding new members, and assisting their participation in the programme 
  • Implementing eligibility reviews of network members 
  • Processing GYAs leaving the network when they graduate the programme 
  • Recording metrics on network diversity and tracking progress against targets 
  • Assisting the GYA Programme team in communicating with the network, including writing content for the newsletters, posting on social media, responding to emails, and organising the dedicated GYA inbox
  • Regularly monitoring and posting on the bespoke GYA online platform, encouraging engagement from the GYAs 
  • Assisting the GYA Programme team as needed in the logistical coordination of GYA events and activities (virtual and in-person) 
  • Assisting the GYA Programme team to monitor and flag any potential issues affecting safe campaigning and adherence to community guidelines and policies 
  • Additional duties as assigned 

Experience, skills and character

  • Passionate about ending the global education crisis and the role that young people can play in making quality education for all a reality 
  • Strong eye for detail and demonstrable organisational and administrative skills 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks while navigating long-term timelines 
  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding when interacting with a diverse audience 
  • The ability to get to grips with new information and processes quickly, following guidance and instruction in a timely and thorough manner 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, and generally to have a high bar for quality in your own work as well as your colleagues 
  • A collaborative, hands-on attitude and team player approach, with a problem-solving, self-starter mindset and the ability to take initiative 
  • A commitment to Theirworld’s aims and mission 
  • An understanding and experience of inclusive approaches to working with young people, particularly internationally, is a plus


Circa £26,000 based on experience and qualifications.

Apply for this role

Please submit your CV and a covering email to [email protected] including the name of the role of interest in the subject line of your email by 9am, Monday 20th November 2023.

Only open to applicants with the right to work in the UK.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.