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Young Evaluators Network

We are recruiting a new Young Evaluators Network (YEN) to support delivery of the evaluation into the impact of the #iwill Fund.

About the Young Evaluators Network

We are recruiting a new Young Evaluators Network (YEN) to support delivery of the evaluation into the impact of the #iwill Fund. We are looking for up to ten young people who have direct experience of youth social action activities, to work alongside our College team to shape and deliver a fresh evaluation into the impact of the #iwill Fund on communities and young people across England.

The YEN will play a pivotal role, sharing their insights and expertise  in order to ensure the evaluation is reflective of the experiences of young people today, and that youth voice remains at the forefront of its findings. The YEN will work with our team to undertake qualitative research, design, and review data collection tools. There will be three residentials for the YEN to provide training, advice, and support to help young people carry out all of these activities confidently. 

The YEN will run from June 2023 until December 2024.


Why participate?

This is an exciting and fun opportunity to make a difference and take part in an impact evaluation of the #iwill Fund to see the difference it has made on young people and communities. Through joining the YEN, participants will gain valuable skills and experience, including leadership and teamwork, communication, and social research. Participants will also meet other like-minded young people involved in youth social action. The YEN will be paid the Living Wage for any work that an adult would expect to be paid for.


How to apply

For information and instructions on how to apply, please read the recruitment pack below.  You will be asked to fill in an application form providing some key information about who you are. These questions will not be assessed but help us to build a diverse and balanced team. You will also be asked to submit a video/audio or written statement. If neither of these options work for you, please get in touch with Hannah Quail, the College's Qualitative Research Lead, at, and we will do our best to make sure you are able to apply in the way that works best for you.

The deadline for applicants is 11 June 2023.

Short Video

This short video outlines some more information about the YEN, its purpose, and its activities. 

Watch here

Recruitment Pack

This pack offers you more information on the #iwill Fund, the Network and its activities, and instructions on how to apply. You will also hear from previous young people involved. 

Read here

The #iwill Fund

The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to a £66 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action. The #iwill Fund supports the aims of the #iwill movement - to make involvement in social action a part of life for young people, by recognising the benefit for both young people and their communities