In this role you’ll lead the Change Makers programme, developing and delivering the training and at the end of the course, you’ll support the group to launch their own campaigns. You’ll also build partnerships with other campaigners and organisations to amplify their impact.
It’s a fantastic role for a campaigner who is passionate about supporting young people to lead their own campaigns. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as working class or have working class backgrounds.
Reports to: Director of Programmes
Location: Manchester, with working at home options during Covid
Salary: £ 30,000 p.a.
Contract: One year with the possibility of extension (this is a maternity leave post but we are hoping - funding dependent - to increase our number of campaigns roles)
Hours: Ideally full time but we are very open to discussions about part-time working, job-shares or associate work arrangements. Flexible working will be essential as some evening and weekend work will be required.
DBS: The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.
In summary: Are you:
Incredibly excited about the potential of our new generation of young working-class campaigners?
Keen to use your experience in winning change to help them do the same?
Eager to work for an organisation that isn’t afraid to take risks and places young people front and centre in its work?
Passionate about building a country where working-class people are heard, celebrated for our strength and diversity and aren’t held back by our backgrounds?
We may have the job for you.
RECLAIM is a youth leadership and social change organisation. We are a small but bold charity, using our experience and platform to support and amplify the voices of working class young people.
Our long term goal is to create a Britain where those of us from working-class backgrounds are proud of – and not held back by – our roots. We want working-class people to be represented in places where decisions are made about their lives and to be recognised for their talent, strength, and diversity. We want to see working-class young people at the heart of this, in a country that ensures that they are seen, heard, and leading change.
Through our work we run programmes to support young people to recognise and develop their leadership skills. We support them to lead campaigns on issues they care about. Recent campaigns include:
We supported young people to successfully campaign for free bus travel for all 16-18 year olds across Greater Manchester. A policy which now benefits 40,000 young people, making 250,000 free journeys per week and saving them and their families an average of over £500 per young person per year.
We helped young people highlight and challenge the increasing use of violent and dehumanising language in politics. The campaign gained widespread media coverage and resulted in new commitments from the Speaker, Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.
Young people we support have been at the forefront of highlighting the impact of COVID19 on working-class communities and demanding better recognition of the essential workers keeping the country going during lockdown.
This year we’ve launched Change Makers - a new programme for working-class young people who want to step forward and take their place in addressing the issues that hold them back. It’s an online campaign leadership programme to equip young people aged 16-19 years old with the skills and knowledge to identify and influence those in power and make effective and long-lasting change.
Leading campaign training:
● Deliver an exciting and engaging training plan for our the Change Makers programme - educating participants on the principles of campaigning and how to develop impactful campaigns.
● Design the resources needed to support the training programme.
● Facilitate engaging and inspiring online workshops (some of which may move offline when it’s safe and easy to meet in person) to give young people the confidence they need to develop their own campaign ideas.
Ongoing Campaigns Support:
● Support our young people to develop and launch their own campaigns.
● Provide advice and support to launch their campaigns and support them to have impact - from how to engage people online to how to get into the media.
● Build partnerships with other campaign groups and organisations in our space to help amplify the campaigns.
● On the lookout for creative campaigning practises and new ideas to keep our campaigns fresh and engaging.
Manage our small but vital circle of Change Maker volunteers and, where relevant, line management of a campaigns officer.
To apply, please click on the 'How to apply' button and follow the instructions. A Person Specification can be found in the attachments.
Deadline: Friday 11th December 2020 - 5pm.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.