Vacancy with The U: Community Liaison
The U team at the Young Foundation is offering two talented individuals the chance to be part of an exciting community project in South London. The project promises to be an exceptional opportunity for two self-motivated individuals to make a mark on the life of the area. Moreover, the two selected individuals will have access to excellent training in facilitation and community organising, the opportunity to network at a local level and, by joining the wider Young Foundation team, meet influential individuals at a national level, and gain skills and experience that will transfer into their future career progression. The role offers:
- a 4 month part-time contract (24 hours per week)
- £14,650 to £16,650 pro rata depending on skills, knowledge and relevant experience
- access to a defined benefits pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of 16%
- expert communications and networking training;
- the opportunity to work for and help shape a dynamic, values-driven local project working to achieve lasting social change;
- the chance to work with a small and dynamic team;
- exposure to a range of high-level, influential people;
- independence and autonomy;
- the chance to support work to create more vibrant communities;
What the job involves
The U Community Liaisons will be responsible for:
- Liaising with a range of local people, including councillors, local leaders and residents;
- Recruiting local people to become trained Hosts for The U, delivering learning sessions in the area;
- Recruiting local people to be Guests at The U’s sessions;
- Finding session venues and organising delivery;
- Local marketing including flyer distribution and organising and speaking at local events;
- Organising a show stopping final event for local residents to round off the project.
Person specification – knowledge, skills and attributes
The ideal candidates will:
- Have excellent knowledge of the local area as residents or frequent visitors;
- Have an enthusiasm for talking to different people and bringing them together;
- Have some experience of organising events and working with diverse groups;
- Have some experience with communications and recruitment;
- Be hard working, reliable and professional – able to manage a varied and challenging workload;
- Be bold, confident and creative in developing your own ideas;
- Be a “self-starter”, organising your own workload and priorities and using your own initiative;
- Able to work as part of a team; and
- Be interested in the work of The U.
How to apply
Please send a CV and a covering letter setting out how your skills and relevant experience relate to the person specification to email@example.com
The covering letter should give confirmation that you are a British or EU Citizen or otherwise have the right to work in the UK.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 24st August. Interviews will be held during the week beginning August 27th. The successful candidates will start with a training and induction session during the week beginning September 3rd.
We regret that we will only be able to give feedback to short-listed applicants.