Finsbury Park, Greater London (Hybrid)
Voluntary position. Travel expenses within London will be reimbursed and lunch allowance provided on full working days.
Voluntary, 15 to 22 hours per week
Job description
 
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This voluntary role is a great opportunity if one of the following applies to you: 

  • Interested in the International Development sector and want to gain some quality, office-based experience to add to your CV and help you get a foot in the door?

  • Keen to make a difference and gain experience as part of an award-winning charity with a global reach? We help young people in over 100 countries!

  • Passionate about education as a force for fighting youth unemployment worldwide?

  • Interested in entrepreneurship and start-ups, particularly as a method of fighting poverty?

 

A little bit about us: 

Teach A Man To Fish is an international educational charity with one all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed in school, work and life. We use our school-business model to guide young people and their teachers in the planning and setting up of student-led school businesses that are both educational and profitable. Since 2006, we have supported over 438,000 young people and trained 19,000 teachers through our programmes to set up school businesses which have generated more than $2,000,000 in income! In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting schools worldwide, we launched a new programme: the Enterprise Adventure, a free mobile app for teenagers who want to learn about business and have a positive impact on their community.  

 

The role:

We are looking for one or two volunteers to support the work of our International Programmes team. The ideal candidate will be available to volunteer for 15 – 22 hours per week for 2 – 3 (or more) months. If you are based in London, you are welcome to volunteer from our office in Finsbury Park, otherwise you may volunteer from home if you prefer. 

It is a busy and exciting time of year to join the team, as we have recently launched the 2022 edition of the School Enterprise Challenge and prepare to launch an improved version of the Enterprise Adventure on a new platform. 

You will have the opportunity to get involved with a wide variety of tasks depending on your skills, interests and the time of the year. These include but are not limited to:

  • Helping to deliver our marketing strategy (e.g. social media content creation, website updates, carrying out research to increase our reach)

  • Helping to deliver our communications and engagement strategy to programme participants (liaising with and engaging young people and teachers through newsletters, blog posts, social media, videos and WhatsApp)

  • Supporting with designing educational materials 

  • Supporting with coordinating the review of School Enterprise Challenge and Enterprise Adventure submissions and sending feedback and certificates 

  • Contributing to the Monitoring & Evaluation of the programmes through data analysis to inform donor reports and programme improvements

  • Gathering and analysing feedback from programme participants (for example through surveys and ‘user testing’ sessions on Zoom) 

The successful candidate(s) will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a positive can-do attitude, with lots of initiative. 

In return, Teach A Man To Fish can offer a stimulating environment with plenty of opportunity to learn more about the development sector and the operations of a small international NGO with a large reach. With all our volunteer placements we try to tailor work to the candidates' areas of interest and provide valuable career guidance and advice. Lunch allowance will be provided and any travel expenses reimbursed. 

 

Volunteer specification:

Essential:

  • A passion for international development and education/enterprise

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team, with minimal supervision

  • Excellent use of written and verbal English

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Suite

  • Proven ability to problem solve and multi-task

  • Well-developed organisational skills

  • Access to a computer/laptop with stable internet connection

Desirable:

  • Spanish language skills (intermediate or above)

  • Social media / design / video editing / blogging skills

  • Experience of volunteering or working in a developing country

 

Terms:

Location: Our office in Finsbury Park or remote.

Hours: A minimum of 15 hours per week. You can fit your volunteering around other commitments (e.g. holidays, studies or another job) and choose whether you would prefer to volunteer for 2 or more full days a week, or spread the hours over more weekdays.  

Length: Minimum 2 months with the possibility of extension. A commitment of 3 months is preferred.

Basis: Voluntary position. Travel expenses within London will be reimbursed and lunch allowance provided on full working days. 

 

Application process:

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible and no later than Sunday 12th June 2022.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining why you would be suited to the role through CharityJobs.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining why you would be suited to the role through CharityJobs.

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Posted on: 18 May 2022
Closed date: 09 June 2022 at 15:27
Tags: Intl Development, Operations