Remote
Cardiff, Cardiff
£28,000 - £35,000 per year
Contract, 6 month contract (with possible extension), Full-time
Job description

ABOUT THE POLITICS PROJECT

We specialise in digital democracy; supporting teachers, students and politicians to use digital tools to learn, teach and engage in politics, ensuring young people receive an outstanding political education.

We’re in an exciting period of growth. After a successful pilot in the last academic year, we are working with the Welsh Government to upscale our Digital Dialogue: Wales programme. A Welsh specific version of our flagship Digital Surgeries programme, Digital Dialogue: Wales connects young people with their local councillors and Members of the Senedd through digital platforms, giving young people a chance to ask questions and engage with their political representatives. The programme builds strong relationships and a shared understanding of issues. 

With its proven effectiveness and potential for scale, The Politics Project wants Digital Dialogue: Wales to fundamentally change the way that young people and politicians interact across Wales. Help us to build trust in politics and give young people a voice.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Working with the Head of Programmes, the post holder would support the delivery and growth of Digital Dialogue: Wales. This is a fast-paced role in a small but growing team. Due to COVID-19 we have seen an increase in demand for our digital approach and anticipate significant growth over the next 6 months. 

The post holder will:

  • Work with the Head of Programmes to oversee the planning and delivery of the Digital Dialogue: Wales programme.
  • Recruit and support local, regional and national Welsh politicians.
  • Recruit and support schools and teachers across Wales.
  • Manage relationships with those teachers and politicians.
  • Support the development and delivery of a range of resources and activities around Welsh social and political issues. 
  • Provide on-line, and occasional in-school, support for teachers delivering Digital Dialogue sessions.
  • Manage and keep up to date the database, producing reports when required. Assist with monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop content for The Politics Project’s social media accounts.

The job is based on a 6-month contract (including a 3-month probation period) with hope of extension subject to funding. The Politics Project is based in central London, though the post holder can work remotely and for this role we anticipate the role-holder may be based in Wales. The hours of work are 37.5 hrs per week. Occasional travel to elsewhere in the UK and working unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends may be required. 

Benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays.
  • Friendly and inclusive environment
  • Professional development opportunities, to upskill and train you.

The opportunity to make a real difference to young people’s lives, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to give them a voice in their society and shape their communities.

 

ABOUT YOU

You will have a passion for democratic engagement and will use that passion to support the delivery and growth of the Digital Dialogue: Wales programme and The Politics Project. 

You will be a self-starter, comfortable setting their own pace of work and managing their deadlines with only some supervision. You can form good relationships with a range of people from different backgrounds and perspectives. You can negotiate, persuade, problem solve and be flexible to meet stakeholder needs. 

You will be comfortable working with video conferencing technology and other forms of digital communication.

Above all, you have outstanding project management and administrative skills, with the ability to work under pressure and identify priorities. You will effectively deliver against set targets to agreed deadlines. 

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check that we will provide.

Skills & Experience: 

Essential

  • Programme Management experience.
  • Able to build relationships and communicate effectively.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated and resilient – able to solve problems and perform under pressure
  • IT literate. In particular, you can use video conference software and Microsoft and Google office software.
  • A passion for youth democratic engagement, education and politics.

Desired

  • Experience of database management
  • Ability to conduct monitoring and evaluation of work and produce written reports.
  • Previous experience of working with children and young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Welsh education system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Welsh political system.
  • Welsh speaker. 

 

TO APPLY: 

To apply please submit a CV and provide a covering letter answering the following questions via Charity Job (word limit 200 words per question):

  • What relevant experience do you have for this role?
  • What do you think makes a good Programme Manager?
  • How do you manage multiple priorities?
  • We deliver a range of thematic versions of the Digital Surgeries programme – what Welsh political issue should our next thematic version of the programme cover and why?

The closing date is 11pm on Thursday 25th November 2021.

Initial interviews planned for Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December 2021.

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The Politics Project

The Politics Project supports young people to use their voice by providing them with outstanding democratic education. We specialise in digital... Read more

Posted on: 26 October 2021
Closed date: 25 November 2021
Job ref: PM WALES
Tags: Project Management, Teaching

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