Josh Harsant

Josh is Senior Participation Officer at The Participation People, and joins us after an 10-year journey with youth engagement and participation projects.

From being a member of his local youth council in 2004 and a Member of the UK Youth Parliament to working for the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, he has been involved in youth participation at every level.

He has recently managed Youth Participation in Greenwich, coordinated Affinity Sutton’s National Youth Ambassador training programme and managed the Newham Young Mayor elections!

In 2013, Josh worked in New Jersey, USA as a Drama and Theatre Activity Leader at an American summer camp, working with disadvantaged and hard-to-reach young people from the New York area.

He has expertise in working with young people who are LGBT, who are ‘hard to reach’ and who are in care. Josh’s particular specialisms are: training, facilitation and project management.

He is a first class graduate of Oxford Brookes University (BA Sociology and Education) and is a trustee of Adviza, a careers advice and guidance charity and of Artswork, the national youth arts development agency.

He is currently also enrolled onto the MA Education at Oxford Brookes University and is particularly interested in creativity and imagination in education, social and digital technologies for learning and youth civic engagement.

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