Are you passionate about diversity, education and empowering young people? Would you relish the opportunity to inspire and create new inspiring pathways for young people into careers that are traditionally underrepresented?
This role encompasses overseeing the development, expansion and delivery of our children and young people’s education project. Delivering an inter-woven programme of activities and visits inspiring futures into various STEAM pathways. Building on our existing offerings to children, the programme will deliver a range of activities spanning coding workshops, Science club, work etiquette workshops, visits to various institutions and a series “Living careers Libraries” whereby participants can meet and connect and be inspired by those in different careers.
This role is a fantastic opportunity to inform, support and inspire the young people as to which pathways they may choose with a particular focus on supporting children from BAME backgrounds into industries where they are traditionally under-represented.
Our perfect candidate for this role would have a strong background in youth work and/ or community-based education, you will be a natural at community engagement and direct delivery as well as project management.
- Working with the wider Family programme team to develop a calendar of events and activities that align with Nova’s mission and ethos
- Working with the Head of Community and Communications to ensure the programme is communicated as effectively as possible across all Novas communication channels
- Building on existing and developing new partnerships within the local community spanning charities, housing associations and schools
- Leading on the creation and implementation of the children and young people education initiatives spanning:
- Coding Club with existing partnerships with Mama Codes & Apple
- Science Club with existing partnerships with Imperial college and the Natural History Museum
- English & Maths lessons
- School based Living ‘careers’ libraries - inspired by The Human Library
- Developing and delivering workplace etiquette workshops expectations networking and supporting/ identifying work placement opportunities -aged 14 - matching with individual aspirations through our networks
- Facilitating connections to opportunities – work placements, mentoring etc.
- Engaging participants and promote programme internally and externally
- Directly engaging partners, communities and people we support to gather compelling case studies demonstrating the impact of our work
- Capturing evaluation from children and young people
- Interpreting data into impact reports for trustees and funders
- Encourage and maintain links between staff and volunteers, keeping a good flow of information and communication
- Maintain a general working knowledge of the activities of the organisation
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge
- Undertake any other duties as may from time to time be required
- Provide training for other members of staff/ volunteers when necessary
- Be open and responsive, working in a collaborative way with other staff members to create and implement the systems, policies and procedures outlined above and develop the organisation
- Work within Nova’s Equality and Diversity Policy through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensuring fair treatment in employment, service delivery and external communications
- Adhere to Nova’s policies and procedures on confidentiality and the management and sharing of information and to work within the established policies and practices of Nova.
- Ensure the maintenance of a safe working environment
Application Process: If this is you, please send us your CV and cover letter. Applications without a tailored cover letter will not be considered. This is a rolling process and we will close the vacancy as soon as we fill the role.
Closing Date: 16/12/2020
Interviews: Week 20/12/2020
Assessment Type: Panel Interview