Part-time, 28 hours per week inc. one Saturday a month, regular Sunday and evening working (outside these requirements hours can be flexible around needs of the manager and the team)
The When We Speak Programme Manager will be responsible for building and developing our heritage, youth and residential volunteering programmes – with a strong focus on how people experiencing structural inequality have historically, and can continue to influence change. It’s a really varied role so we are looking for a rights focused, creative thinker with bags of energy, amazing organisational skills and the determination to make things happen.
Your job is to be bold about claiming space and celebrating people who have historically been overlooked. In your hands our historical programme must show the impact that the diverse community we are centred in has had around here, our youth programme must be open to all and encourage building networks across cultures and experiences, whilst being honest about our resources and mentoring support being intended to even the playfield for people experiencing structural inequality. Our residential volunteering offer must bring in talented working class people and people of colour to live in our building – who will benefit from a year living in zone 1 rent free, and who will enthusiastically use the time to build connections locally, create alongside local people, and develop their practice.
The tools you have at your disposal are your teams time, a budget for programming, small grants to young people and mentoring, and access to our online and actual space. You’ll be part of a friendly, can do and social justice obsessed team who love to collaborate. If you can make a success of this portfolio you will be enthusiastically supported to fundraise and grow it. You’ll bring with you lived experience of structural inequality, a keen interest in the history of social movements, and the east end in particular, experience of building positive relationships, great organisation and record keeping skills, and the ability to fairly and supportively manage your team.
Deadline for applications: 13th October 2020 (9.00am)
Interview: w/c 19th October 2020.
These will include a panel interview with Toynbee Staff team, a panel interview with young activists and local community members and a test. Interviews are likely to be online – all details you need will be sent in advance.