London, Greater London
£22,000 - £27,000 per year
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

Hello, we’re Kaleidoscope. We’re a consultancy of a different kind. We work to improve health and care. We’re looking for someone to join our team full-time.

Since birth, we’ve grown from two to 27 great people. We now have a webinar studio, a ping pong table and a set of ridiculously heavy doors that used to hang in a pub in Peckham. But what hasn’t changed is that we’re still a social enterprise using our earnings to further our mission: to work with others to create a future which is connected, kind and joyful.

We meet this mission by advising clients across public, private and voluntary sectors in health and care on their strategy, supporting networks and partnerships, carrying out evaluations, and designing and facilitating a whole host of face-to-face and digital events. 

Our first requirement is that you’re kind. Life is too short to work with people who aren’t. Second, you’ve got to be somewhere on our wavelength. We’re not a normal organisation. In fact we think the basic template of energy-sapping, soul-crushing, computer-says-no, normal organisations is fundamentally broken.

Beyond this, there is no ‘right’ sort of Kaleidoscopian. We want a company inclusive of different and unique people. If you’re reading this wondering ‘is it really for me?’ please get in touch to chat. 

What we’re looking for

We know how important diversity and inclusion is as an organisation and for fulfilling our mission of creating a world that is kind, connected and joyful. We are committed to creating a company that ensures a diversity of voices in all parts of our work. We particularly encourage applications from groups that are currently under represented at Kaleidoscope, including people from ethnic minority groups, disabled people, and people with gender diverse identities. We have flexible working policies, and would be happy to discuss flexible working requirements with any candidates.

We’re looking for applicants who are at the start of their career. Ideally, you’ll be able to tick some specific boxes, such as:

  • Proactive organisational brilliance. You can turn a jumbled mess into a well-ordered reality in just a jiffy, leaving clients to wonder just what all the fuss was about.

  • A people person. You can make friends with all sorts of people from hospital porters to medical knights, smoothing feathers and soothing fevered brows.

  • A flexible and proactive attitude. You’re happy to take responsibility for a range of different tasks with an ability to adapt quickly.

  • Facilitation skills. You know how to work with people to get to a successful outcome, all the time dodging elephant traps and escaping cul-de-sacs.

  • Have a splash of NHS know-how, digital event experience, organisational development skills or research and evaluation. Although not a deal-breaker, we’d be keen to hear from you if you have experience working within or on behalf of the NHS, experience in running and supporting digital events, experience or interest in organisational development or have dabbled in research and evaluation. 

  • Able to tolerate a truck-load of ambiguity. Kaleidoscope is no fairy-tale; we’re a small business with no secret stockpile of cash, and no right to exist.

Examples of the exciting things similar roles have done in the past include:

  • Leading consultancy projects, for example with British Red Cross, bringing 30 different organisations together to tackle loneliness.

  • Leading internal Kaleidoscope development, such as defining how we run all manner of events, and supporting colleagues to know what to do.

  • Scoping Kaleidoscope ‘mission’ projects, like designing a video-prize to explore what future generations will think of us.

But I’m afraid if you’re not kind, well, we might as well part company now. 

At Kaleidoscope pay is decided through a mix of individual decision and whole organisation discussion. When you join, we'll make you an offer in the range of £22,000–£27,000 based on your skills and experience. Within your first year you will “own” your salary decision: we can tell you more about that if we meet. This is a permanent, full-time position, based at our offices in London SE8, although this is currently a mix of home and office working depending on individual circumstances. 

Thanks very much - we hope to hear from you

More about Kaleidoscope

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Refreshed on: 06 November 2021
Closed date: 15 November 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Social Care/Development