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Home based in Leeds (serving mainly wider West Yorkshire areas)
Plus frequent local and regional travel, occasional UK-wide travel and overnight stays.
Anne Frank Workers are the front-line delivery posts for all the education programmes of the Anne Frank Trust UK, leading our workshops, training our peer educators and mentoring our ambassadors in schools and communities across the country. This is a varied, exciting and demanding role for highly organised professionals with a deeply held commitment to equality and the skills to engage 10 to 15-year-olds in a structured, creative journey of learning and empowerment. If appointed, you will joining a dedicated team of people who are inspired by Anne Frank, passionate about young people and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice.
- Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
- Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification below (up to 4 pages).
Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 5pm
Tasks and Responsibilities
- To be outcome-focused and highly organised in planning and carrying out a varied portfolio of educational work, aimed at empowering young people (usually aged 10 to 15) with the knowledge, skills and commitment to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
- To be pro-active, methodical and determined in booking Anne Frank Trust programmes into schools and community settings, and to maintain close working links with key schools and partner organisations.
- To lead inspirational classes and workshops in schools, in community venues and online – teaching about Anne Frank, the Holocaust and all forms of prejudice today; challenging stereotypes; building anti-discriminatory values; and developing skills in recognising and responding to prejudice.
- To train young people as peer educators so that they share their knowledge and values with their schools and communities, e.g. as guides to Anne Frank exhibitions or by running activities based on Anne Frank’s Diary.
- To train small groups of peer educators as Anne Frank Ambassadors, drawing on their personal views and experiences of prejudice to produce creative responses to Anne Frank, and empowering them to disseminate their anti-prejudice messages as effectively as possible.
- To provide mentoring to a caseload of Anne Frank Ambassadors, usually out of school hours, supporting them through a journey of learning and empowerment from induction to alumni support when they turn 16.
- To be imaginative, collaborative and practical in organising and supporting events and projects with Anne Frank Ambassadors and their communities, including local Anne Frank exhibitions, regional multi-school training days, and an annual national conference.
- To plan, deliver and monitor all work to meet the targets set by the Trust’s funders and operational plans, and to implement the Trust’s curriculum, quality standards, values and policies.
- To achieve excellent practice in working with young people, notably by focusing on ambitious but realistic learning objectives, by maintaining a balance of warm engagement and clear boundaries, by identifying any safeguarding or welfare needs, and by making appropriate referrals to other agencies.
- In all aspects of the role to give a high priority to equality and diversity, notably in the reach, content and impact of educational activities.
- To keep thorough records of all activity on the Trust’s databases, and to be proficient in gathering data for evaluation, e.g. by encouraging young people to complete questionnaires
- To use manual handling skills when necessary, e.g. to carry, set up and dismantle educational exhibitions made of pop-up banners.
- To assist occasionally with fundraising, e.g. by contributing ideas to grant applications or by supporting young people to speak at donor events.
- To undertake a continuous process of professional development and self-reflection, participating in training, and keeping up to date with best practice especially in education about prejudice and in youth empowerment.
- To be managed through close two-way communication with line manager, including monthly one to one Support & Supervision sessions and an Annual Appraisal.
- To be a collaborative team member with the Anne Frank Workers and other colleagues, participating in staff meetings and contributing to the development, cohesion, productivity and team fun of the organisation as a whole.
- To undertake other tasks commensurate with Anne Frank Worker role, especially as led by the empowered Anne Frank Ambassadors.
All applications to the posts will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Educated to at least degree level, ideally with a relevant professional qualification, e.g. teaching or youth work.
- Full driving licence.
- Substantial experience of running learning activities with groups of young people, including aged 10 to 15.
- Experience of engaging with and meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people and/or those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
- Experience of providing pastoral or emotional support.
- Experience of working successfully as part of a team.
- Experience of keeping records and writing reports.
- Knowledge of best practice in teaching and/or youth empowerment.
- Familiarity with the needs and issues experienced by young people, their families and communities.
- Sound understanding of safeguarding.
- Understanding and ideas about how to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Highly developed organisational skills, able to meet deadlines and manage a varied workload.
- Ability to identify, initiate and sustain effective relationships with other professionals and organisations.
- Ability to use initiative and develop new projects or ways of working.
- Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
- Manual handling skills, e.g. for carrying and using pop-up banners.
- Excellent presentation skills – able to present clearly and inspire an audience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate a balance of warmth and boundaries.
VALUES AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Enthusiasm for Anne Frank and the work of the Trust, including a commitment to the Trust’s strategic direction to greater youth empowerment and creativity.
- A deeply held belief in equality and diversity.
- Passionate commitment to the wellbeing and empowerment of young people.
- Creativity, energy, a can-do attitude to solving problems, with a willingness to learn.
- Willingness to travel regionally and across the UK, and to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Access to a car
- Enhanced DBS check on appointment
- If working from home, an appropriate working space
At the Anne Frank Trust UK we are strongly committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We aim for a diverse workforce and inclusive work practices. As an anti-prejudice education charity, we positively value the insights of staff who have lived experience of prejudice or discrimination.
If you would need adjustments or specific support to carry out any of the tasks or responsibilities in the job description – e.g. because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this during the recruitment process. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will respond.
If you believe that you may be unfairly disadvantaged in meeting any of the points of the person specification or if you need any specific help during the recruitment process – e.g., again, because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this in your application. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will take it into account or what support we can offer.
• Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
• Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification (up to 4 pages).
• Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
PR and Policy Officer
We have an exciting opportunity for a PR and Policy Officer to help secure high quality media coverage as well as supporting the policy development and political influencing work.
Position: PR & Policy Officer
Location: Bradley, Huddersfield with flexible home working available
Hours: Full-time, 37 per week
Salary: Circa £23,000 - 25,000
Benefits: Include 25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Online Discount Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Flexible working patterns
The Policy and Communications work is critical to ensuring that the organisation is at the forefront of the debate on early years’ education and childcare.
Working with the PR Manager, you will take responsibility for monitoring media coverage, creating engaging content for press releases and news features, as well as supporting the Director of Policy and Communications with stakeholder engagement and policy research.
- Support PR Manager to deliver the media relations strategy
- Identify and create print, broadcast and digital opportunities for maximising the reach and impact of key messaging
- Support work with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Childcare and Early Education to increase awareness of early years’ policy priorities among politicians from all parties
- Develop work programmes and undertake research to explore policy issues
- Liaise with press and media contacts to maximise positive exposure and coverage across UK national and trade media
- Manage the day-to-day operation of media and policy contacts
- Support in finding suitable nurseries as case studies and spokespeople for the press and broadcast media
- Assist with internal and external speaking engagements
- Publish press releases and comments on the website
- Write and produce material for the member magazine Nursery News
As PR and Policy Officer, you will have a degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience along with outstanding communications skills. Enthusiastic and creative, you will have excellent editorial and proof reading skills with consistent accuracy
You will have experience of writing for diverse audiences (e.g. essays, newsletters, social media content, briefing papers, press releases) and data analysis skills – drawing results, trends and conclusions from qualitative or quantitative data sources.
To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.
About the Organisation
The organisation is a national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries working in partnership with nurseries, local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.
The organisation is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society.
You may have experience in areas such as PR Officer, Policy Officer, PR and Policy, PR and Policy Executive, Public Affairs Officer, Planning Policy Officer, Public Affairs and Policy Officer, Public Relations Officer, Planning Policy Officer, Public Relations and Policy Officer, Marketing Officer, Communications Officer, Marketing and Communications Officer, Marketing and Communications Executive, Marketing and Communications Assistant, Marketing and Communications Policy Officer, Social Media Officer, Digital Marketing Officer, Print Media, Broadcast Media, Media and Policy Officer, EYF.
Leeds Centre for Integrated Living is a Social Enterprise with charitable status that helps disabled people, families with disabled children and older people to set up and manage their own personal support services. This includes people using Personal Budgets, and Direct Payments.
We require an Independent Living Adviser to add to our experienced and committed staff team. You will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of social care provision in the sector. Our Advisers assist our customers with the employment of their own support workers and provide ongoing advice when required regarding the employer/employee relationship.
Your role will involve:
• Supporting customers with all aspects of the recruitment of their support workers
• Assisting customers to develop and maintain good employer/employee relationships
• Supporting individual customers to maintain their own systems
• Ensuring that deadlines for completing tasks are met
You must have the following:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Good knowledge of employment law legislation
• Ability to work appropriately with people from a wide range of backgrounds
• Good experience of using Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
• Ability to keep accurate manual and electronic records and have excellent time management skills
• The ability to communicate appropriately with internal and external customers
Ideally you will have at least 1 years’ experience in a similar type of role; however, we would welcome applications from all candidates who can demonstrate that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience outlined in the job person specification.
• 24 Working Days Holiday (pro-rata)
• Company Pension
• Flexible Working Scheme
• Accessible Building with Parking
Commitment to Safeguarding Children and Adults.
Leeds CIL has a duty to act on any concerns about the welfare of children, young people or adults at risk, including people who experience Hate Crimes.
Please note that CVs or agency applications will not be accepted.
Any appointments will be subject to the receipt of acceptable references and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
Initial contract to May 2022. Continuation beyond May 2022 is subject to funding review and successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.
Please contact Katie Hollins for further details.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you passionate about supporting people to change the world in memory of someone they love? Are you a creative and caring communicator, skilled at discovering donor’s needs and making sure they’re met?
If you are, please apply for this exciting new role at Epilepsy Action! We’re absolutely committed to a better world for people with epilepsy – seizure control for everyone who can achieve it, and personalised support and awareness-raising to help everyone affected by the condition.
In this role you will be expected to engage with and support our most committed donors and fundraisers – those doing so in memory of a loved one they’ve lost to epilepsy. Your success will be determined by the number of supporters you engage and the amount you help them raise annually to support Epilepsy Action’s unique mission.
To achieve this, we’re looking for an experienced fundraiser who can demonstrate real-life experience and skills in:
- Communicating compassionately with bereaved people, matching their needs with Epilepsy Action’s vision
- Advocating for in-memory supporters, ensuring our work takes their needs into account
- Making sure people understand the value of their support and the difference they’ve made
- Helping people find the right events and fundraising activities to achieve the changes they want to see in the world
This is a full-time role (34.5hrs a week) but the hours are flexible. You can work from home or from our office in Leeds (or a mix of both). There’s also a contributory pension plan from day one and a commitment to develop your skills as you grow in the role.
For a full description of our requirements and information on how to apply, visit our website via the apply button.
Closing date: Monday 24 January 2022
Interview dates: Monday 31 January 2022 and Tuesday 01 February 2022
Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people.
We are excited to be recruiting for two Coordinator positions to join our Tutor Engagement and Student Success and Academic Development and School Partnerships teams. In our ‘Join The Club’ strategy we have set out our ambition for university access, focusing on the two goals: working with more pupils than ever before and extending our support across the student journey; this will only be successfully delivered by working together with our key stakeholders. Ensuring that we continually deliver high quality programmes and projects is key to this strategy.
The Coordinator roles will support the Teaching and Learning across The Scholars Programme and Brilliant Tutoring Programme and support Student Success and Academic Development and School Partnerships teams, helping to ensure all strategic priorities are effectively delivered. These roles will lead on several administrative processes to ensure the development and effective tracking of the stakeholder relationships – with schools, universities and other partners – that are key to running our programmes.
We require driven and dynamic team players, with excellent organisation skills. The successful candidates will champion the charity’s values and embody them in interactions with colleagues and partners.
This is a great opportunity to join The Brilliant Club team, as we become the UK’s largest university access movement. We are looking forward to meeting great candidates who are excited to join us as we help more young people progress to university and thrive when they get there.
We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.
Time and Resource Management
- Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
- Ability to identify opportunities to save time/resource
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management
- Comfortable handling external and internal enquiries, including connecting them with the right person
- Understand the main stakeholders at The Brilliant Club, particularly the PhD researcher community
- Writes and speaks clearly, coherently and accurately
- Adheres to rules and policies for confidentiality, data protection and information security
- Confidently adapts content, tone and delivery of written communication to the needs of the recipients
Initiative and Problem Solving
- Proactively identifies problems in processes, and identifies and enacts possible solutions
- Effectively uses systems and structures to solve problems in a timely manner
- Ability to spot inefficiencies in systems, implement improvements and evaluate processes
- Responds quickly to solve problems, seeking advice and input from relevant stakeholders as required
- Actively looks for ways to help others, seeking advice as required
Developing Self and Others
- Self-reflective and committed to own professional development
Role Specific Knowledge and Skills
- Essential – Ability to deal with sensitive issues and to demonstrate strict confidentiality
- Essential – Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
- Desirable – Good working knowledge of ICT systems, including CRM software
Role specific Experience and Qualifications
- Essential – Two years’ work experience or undergraduate degree
- Essential – Experience of managing short- and long-term projects
- Essential – Experience of managing multiple competing priorities
- Desirable – Previous experience of managing events
- Desirable – Previous experience of working with young people or in schools
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Position: Senior Community Fundraiser (North, England)
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Home-based, based in the North of England (Merseyside/Yorkshire)
Salary: £33,273 - £37,839 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E2
Department: Community and Events team
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
The MS Society is delivering some of the most exciting fundraising in the UK and we’re seeking a talented and enthusiastic Senior Community Fundraiser in the North of England to join our dedicated Community and Events team.
Our Community Fundraising Team are focused on raising £2m+ working across the UK in 2022. After a successful 2021 fundraising year, this role offers the opportunity to grow community fundraising with the enthusiastic support of people affected by MS, their friends and families, including members of our local groups.
Our team works within a lively and creative fundraising department, where we break down barriers and collaborate to ensure supporters at all levels get the very best service. You’ll be given free rein to develop your skills and experience, while building relationships with grassroots supporters to maximise income.
- You’re likely to be in a similar role for another charity, confident, enthusiastic and with great customer care and communication skills.
- You'll know how work closely with supporters, volunteers, local groups and our wider fundraising team.
- You’ll be able to demonstrate a good understanding of community and events fundraising and a collaborative approach to teamwork.
- Most importantly, you’ll be supporter-focused and willing to go the extra mile to support our amazing fundraisers and help them reach their fundraising goals.
- You’ll be home based in SW England/the West Midlands.
- You must have a driving licence.
If you’re enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated by helping others achieve something amazing in support of a cause that means the world to them, we’d love to hear from you.
We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 24 January 2022
In order to apply for this role, please click the apply button and submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description (in application resources).
The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.
The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.
We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the attached equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.
As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.
No agencies please.
How to apply
In order to apply for this role, please click the apply button and submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description (in additional documents).
Closing date: 9am on 24th January 2022