Year Here is a platform for people who want to build smart responses to social problems.
Over one year our Fellows learn from, and design with, people at the frontline of inequality – in care homes, homeless hostels and youth services across London – and go on to found some of the most promising social impact startups in the country.
Since launching at 10 Downing Street in 2013, we’ve worked with 166 aspiring social entrepreneurs and launched award-winning social ventures like Cracked It, Birdsong and Chatterbox.
We’re a deeply committed team of 10 surrounded by a faculty of 75 social innovation experts – the great and the good of Britain’s social impact world. We care about being first-rate professionals, learning with restless vigour and having fun along the way.
About the role
As our Frontline Coach, you’ll be working one to one with 12 of our Fellows over five months, while they are embedded in frontline services across London – from homeless hostels to youth services and GP surgeries.
You’ll support them to dive deep into their placements, adding value where they can, gaining deep human and systemic insight into social issues, and leading a high-impact innovation project.
You’ll work closely with Kirsty, who runs programme delivery and also coaches Fellows through the frontline phase of the programme.
This is a freelance role. You’ll work 10 days per 5-month frontline phase (Feb-July and Sept-Jan).
Start date: January 2020.
Your role will involve:
Drawing on your frontline experience to coach our Fellows to success
You will work one-to-one with half of the cohort, around 12 Fellows. You will have two scheduled telephone check-ins with each of them during their placement – and be available for an additional chat should they need some extra support.
Your primary goal is to support them to succeed in the frontline phase of the programme – being a useful extra pair of hands in placement, gaining lots of insight into their specific social issue area, and leading an innovation project with real legacy. You’ll also surface any practical or pastoral issues that the Fellow might be grappling with – and ensure these are dealt with appropriately.
Shaping Fellows’ overall learning experience – from development planning to participating in training workshops and sessions
You’ll meet with Kirsty and other team members to check-in on Fellows’ progress and ensure the course is well designed to enable them to achieve their full potential.
You’ll play an active role in two bootcamp training weeks, working with Fellows to prepare for frontline roles, understand the innovation process and develop their ideas.
In order to build up trust, rapport and community with the Fellows, you’ll also attend a handful of evening events through the year.
You have a solid frontline background – with a track record of improving services and innovating new solutions
You’ll have a background in frontline services, having worked closely with vulnerable people throughout your career. Perhaps you’ve been a social worker, teacher, support worker, community organiser or NHS clinician.
You know what it’s like to drive forward changes in delivery – identifying problems in the system, coming up with creative solutions and getting buy in from your colleagues to push your projects through and ensure they are built to last.
You have excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for learning and development
Taking other people’s perspectives, empathising and problem solving all come naturally to you. You readily take on the mentor, expert advisor or critical friend role with your colleagues, family and friends. You may have managed teams or led professional supervision sessions before.
- A day rate of £200 to £300, depending on experience
- Flexible working – around half of your days could be completed from home.
- A gorgeous, open plan studio in Hackney, a stone’s throw from London Fields (and its newly-reopened Lido), Regent’s Canal and Broadway Market.
- Access to tonnes of events and training sessions delivered by some of the leading lights of the social innovation world.
Send your application to Kirsty Turnbull, with the subject line “[Your Name] / Programme Manager Application” and:
- Tell us about yourself and why you want this role.
- Tell us about an innovation that you led in a frontline context, and the principles or tactics you deployed to make a success of it.
- Attach your CV and/or link us to a LinkedIn profile or online portfolio.
The closing date for the role is midnight on Sunday 20th October although we will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis – so get your application in early.
There is a 3-stage selection process:
- Submission of CV and cover letter as detailed above.
- An initial telephone interview (20 mins).
- A final round interview and a test (90 mins).
We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
RedStart are an innovative charitable foundation, delivering high impact financial education to young people across the UK; their aim is a world in which teachers, parents, students and Governments all play a key part in educating the next generation by putting young people in control of their financial futures. They are now seeking to expand their delivery beyond face to face financial education workshops, and are recruiting for a Programme Development Manager to now develop their financial education portfolio.
As the organisation's Programme Development Manager, you will act as RedStart's financial education product expert. You will focus predominantly on Primary Schools, evaluating resources already in place, researching the financial education landscape, managing content development, and collaborating with the wider team to develop an implementation plan. You will be responsible for impact assessment, website integration and consistency of message across all communications. Overall you will ensure that all resources and products are targeted, engaging and impactful.
To apply for this role you must have significant experience of product and content development in an educational capacity. You must have demonstrable experience of planning and delivering high quality learning and engagement products and programmes (ideally around financial education), including impact assessment. You will also have strong experience of marketing learning and education products, and will ideally have experience of working in the charity sector. Overall you will be a skilled content development professional, passionate about devising tailored programmes to improve young people's financial education f young people.
Please initially apply with a word formatted version of your CV further information will be provided to suitable candidates.
Please also note, this role is initially offered on a part time (3 days per week) basis, however there may be the potential to increase to full-time.
First round interviews to take place Tuesday 1st October
Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with Autism in an education setting? Do you have drive, energy and ambition?
We have an exciting opportunity for dynamic, enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist, who shares our vision for young people with autism, to contribute to the planning, adaptation, monitoring and reporting of pupils' personalised plans, enabling them to access learning and activities in wider community.
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of various specialists who contribute to learning plans and targets, drawing on various expertise.
All posts will gain access to high quality in-house CPD opportunities, as well as benefitting from access to external training appropriate to the role. Regular Clinical Supervision will form part of the role to ensure that staff is supported in the development of their skills and keeping up to date on current practice and research within the field of AHP.
The role of the Speech and Language Therapist involves:
- Providing direct SALT sessions to College Learners with speech and language therapy on their study programme and for those with identified need (such as from internal referrals)
- Assessing and reviewing Learner's speech, language and communication needs in line with the Ambitious College assessment cycle
- Using specialist knowledge to recommend and develop appropriate and individualised aids and adaptations to support speech, language and/or communication
- Working with other professionals within the trans-disciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate targets, goals/programmes related to OT needs for relevant Learners
- Working with other professionals within the trans-disciplinary team to provide advice and guidance on the development of employability skills and access to work placements opportunities
The successful candidate will have:
- Professional Qualified Speech and Language Therapy qualification to degree level
- HCPC registration
- Registered member of RCSLT
- Evidence of post registration training within defined clinical area of expertise (ASD)
- Specialist knowledge and experience of a range of treatment techniques, SALT models and approaches in adults with ASD and/or complex needs
Please note that this role is a fixed-term maternity cover contract for circa 9 months.
Be extraordinary and join us in making the ordinary possible for young people. For further details on how you can make a difference and to find out what we have to offer please view the job description below and make an application today!
Ambitious College are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Trans-Disciplinary Team in our West London campus (co-located with West Thames College).
You will work as part of a Trans-Disciplinary Team consisting of teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, Behaviour Analysts and Employment Specialists to support our learners aged 16-25 to gain functional life skills to launch them into their adult lives beyond education. With learner numbers increasing you will play a key role in supporting learners with:
- Functional daily life skills
- Emotional and sensory regulation
- Fine/gross motor skills
Collaborating with colleagues on the Trans-Disciplinary Team there are joint working opportunities for developing social skills and fostering relationships, developing independence in the community and other skills that will be essential for our learners as they leave college and continue with their adult lives.
Working alongside the learners, professionals and their families/carers you will be an enthusiastic and autonomous practitioner ready to share your previous high-level of experience working with young adults with autism. Your professional expertise will be highly valued and offer you the opportunity to develop your skills working within a specialist teaching and behaviour team.
You will have:
- Professional qualifications in the relevant profession to degree level
- HCPC Registration
- Knowledge of assessment, planning and evaluating treatment
- Experience of working in a range of settings including within education and/or adult community based provisions.
We will give you:
- Range of benefits including 32 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
- Professional Membership Fees paid
- Regular Clinical Supervision
- CPD opportunities from internal and external training.
Be extraordinary and join us in making the ordinary possible for young people. For further details on how you can make a difference and find out what we have to offer please see our recruitment pack below.
Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Exciting opportunity to lead and develop our highly successful and inspirational work programme. We are looking for an individual with a passion and commitment for developing work experiences for people with learning disabilities.
Are you a committed, positive and reliable individual? Do you reflect Style Acre’s values of being:
If you’re looking to work for a fun charity that’s rated outstanding by CQC then why not apply today!
£25,009 - Pro Rata (£15,004)
Key duties will include:
- Managing a team
- Establishing a growing network of supportive local employers who will offer work placements and paid employment opportunities.
- To work alongside staff at the Tea Room and the Style Acre shop
- To liaise with families, carers and other involved parties to ensure work opportunities are well supported with a committed approach and other professions bodies
- To set up/support staff to run groups or activities to support work development (eg till training. Money recognition, travel training etc)
- To provide reports relating to all aspects of this role
- To represent and promote the organisation at any employment related presentation / job fair.
- To carry out all other duties associated within the role of Head of Work programme.
- To take ownership of your own personal development.
- To commit to attending training and development opportunities identified for your role.
All our staff benefit from:
- Full training and induction provided
- Employee benefits package with Perkbox (saving you up to £800 per year)
- 5% Employer Pension Contribution
- 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) for full time staff (plus pro-rata equivalent)
- £250 recommend a friend incentive scheme
- DBS paid for by Style Acre
Working with Style Acre requires:
- Positive and professional attitude towards internal staff, people we support, families and friends of Style Acre, as well as external contacts
- Undertaking relevant training to meet statutory and organisational requirements.
Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities
Team management experience
Experience of leading a service in social care or voluntary sector
Inspirational leadership skills, providing excellent vision for the service
Excellent communication skills
Closing date: 20/09/2019
Project Manager – Criminal Justice (2 Year FTC)
London, SW8 (with travel across the country to prisons and YOIs)
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. One person in six in the UK has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.
Our flagship programme in the criminal justice sector, Books Unlocked, has been running since 2012 and is now delivered in approximately 70 prisons and Youth Offender Institutions (YOIs). This project delivers sessions, workshops, focus groups and events in prisons and YOIs to support literacy levels particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
We’re looking for a Project Manager to support Books Unlocked and deliver literacy activities to young people and adults who are currently serving sentences. This is a full time role operating on a two year, fixed term contract.
- Salary of £28,000 - £30,000 per annum
- Pension (8% employer contribution)
- A generous annual leave allowance totalling 39 days (including Bank Holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year)
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Season ticket travel loans
- Access to other health and wellbeing benefits including discounted gym membership, dental plans and health assessments
- Time off in lieu for any out-of-hours work and travel
This role provides the opportunity to work on programmes that are a vital part of our strategy. Poor literacy is prevalent in custody, with 48% of people in prison have a reading age at or below the expected level of an 11-year-old. We currently deliver programmes to support employability, and reading and listening for pleasure, as well as arranging author visits to prisons around the country, and hope to grow into other areas.
You will work closely with the Policy and Programme Manager, who is responsible for the design of programmes and the growth of our work in this area.
As the Project Manager, you will be tasked with delivering a range of programmes at prisons and YOIs.
This will include logistics, safeguarding, content development, project enquiries, risk management, quality assurance, event management, and volunteer training and management.
Your role will also involve:
- Identifying and recruiting new project partners and support existing partners
- Delivering clear and appealing training sessions, workshops and resources
- Supporting prison staff to deliver activities
- Contributing to the continuous improvement of the programme and the evaluation processes
- Assisting with tracking and managing the programme budget
To be considered as the Project Manager, you will need:
- Experience of working with people in custody
- Project management experience
We welcome applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system.
Other organisations may call this role Programme Manager, Outreach Project Manager, Inmate Outreach Manager, Inmate Project Manager, Inmate Engagement Manager, or Prisons Project Manager.
The closing date for this role is the 16th September 2019.
The National Literacy Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion.
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