Sheffield Young Advisors

Sheffield Young Advisors are an award winning and diverse team of trained young consultants aged 16 to 21 who are commissioned to help organisations and local services improve their products and delivery and to make them more young people friendly. They are employed and co-ordinated by Sheffield Futures and use a variety of methods to ensure that young people are given the chance to be meaningfully involved in service design, delivery and evaluation. All organisations who commission Sheffield Young Advisors have a different journey, as we tailor our services to their needs.

Services we offer

We can help you make documents, products and services appeal to and engage young people. Services and businesses work with us to get a young person’s perspective on their ideas and we provide honest feedback. From removing jargon in leaflets to offering advice around young people’s priorities and interests; we are young people ourselves and therefore the experts you need!

We can offer training around how to make your service or business more youth friendly. We can offer tips on tailoring your work to appeal to young people and handy hints for how best to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media.

If your meeting is about young people or how the outcomes of it will effect and involve young people, we can support you in a professional manner to make decisions that are best for you, your organisation and for young people.

Having Sheffield Young Advisors conduct consultations and research for your organisation is a useful tool as we can successfully approach young people to share their views; we are young people too so they are willing to open up to us and are confident to tell us their honest opinions.

If you want an event for young people, about young people or involving young people then make us your first point of call. We’ll work closely with you to organise an event to meet your aims with a youth focus.

We are confident, experienced public speakers and provide an authentic portrayal of young people’s views. We are trained in delivering presentations to both young people and professionals.

Are you recruiting for a job where the employee will work with young people? A candidate may have all the best qualifications for the job, but this will not help if they are not young people friendly. The young advisors will provide you with a young people’s perspective on the candidates. We will pick out key traits and skills in the interviewees that will help when working with young people, and also suggest areas of concern.

How to commission us

For more information on how the Young Advisors can be commissioned to work with your service, please use the contact details below:

Sheffield Futures Star House 43 Division Street Sheffield S1 4GE
Tel: 0114 201 2800

Sarah Stevens (Young Peoples Involvement Manager)
Direct line: 0114 201 2783
Mobile: 07970 251 652
E-mail: [email protected]

If you have an idea of how you would like to involve young people in your service but are not sure where this fits in terms of the work the Young Advisors provide, then please get in touch and we can advise you appropriately.

Please note: prices vary depending on type and amount of work and number of Young Advisors needed.





How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.