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Job Opportunity: Young Trustees Movement Programme Manager (Deadline extended)

Lois Donegal

22 October 2021

We are recruiting for a Young Trustees Movement Programme Manager to meet the demand of bespoke workshop requests as well as manage the roll out of our own cohort training programme.

Role Overview:

This role will suit someone who loves governance as a vehicle for creating social impact, values social justice at the core of everything they do and is excellent at supporting others on their journey to inclusion. There will be many opportunities to learn and develop in this role - we are recruiting for potential not perfection.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the implementation of our “train the trainer programme” (50%)

Oxford Hub is an organisation that has designed and successfully run a young trustee training and placement programme for several years. We have codified and developed this programme so that it can be delivered by local organisations and sector leaders across the country. The Programme manager will be responsible for developing the infrastructure to scale and project manage the implementation.

Delivering workshops and training sessions (25%)

An example of this is running our monthly champion workshop, bespoke in-person workshops for trustee boards and webinars, and identifying new ways that movement members can be equipped towards building inclusive board rooms.

Working in collaboration with young people and existing initiatives (25%)

Our work touches across youth voice, social justice and governance. The training manager will work with existing initiatives and leaders in these fields (including our Ambassadors and champions) to:

  • Signpost initiatives, resources that are better placed/are already meeting a need. This is important because the areas mentioned above are large areas and we are not always best placed (or needed) to deliver training or create resources in all of these areas.
  • Identify where we are best placed to deliver a workshop or create a resource.
  • Design services and training that fit into the overall user journey of our target audience.

Who we are looking for?

We welcome experience in these areas from work settings, volunteering, studying or other relevant personal experiences.

Essential skills & experience:

  • Embodies our values
  • Asks “how can I work in service of a mission?” (rather than the organisation)
  • Passionate about inclusion
  • Takes initiative and can work independently
  • Designing and facilitating workshops
  • Managing a project or a programme
  • Advocating for inclusion

Desirable skills and experience

  • Someone who has served (or would be interested in serving as) a trustee of a charity board. We understand there are many barriers in accessing positions on a trustee board, therefore we are also keen to hear from a candidates who are passionate about governance but may have not had the opportunity to be a trustee
  • Business development or sales experience would be an asset to the role, but not required.

In carrying out these duties the post holder will:

  • Work to protect the organisation’s reputation and principles
  • Treat internal and external contacts with dignity and respect and uphold the company’s equality of opportunity and dignity at work policies
  • Actively participate in appraisals, team meetings and meeting self-development needs
  • Undertake any other duties necessary to this post as reasonably required

Webinar for more information and to answer any questions:

Date: Monday, November 8th, 12:00 – 1:00pm

  • This Webinar has now passed, recording of the webinar is available here
  • Passcode: b?4e5K#M

Salary:

£35,000 in line with our Equality, Diversity and transparency commitments we will not be negotiating on this salary. We provide a 3% pension contribution.

Contract Terms:

37.5 hours per week - 12 months fixed-term with a view to extending if possible.

We have a flexible working policy and would welcome applicants looking for a flexible working arrangement such as a 4 day work week (pro-rata) or well-structured job share applicants.

Location:

Home-based, with the option to work in our offices in Kings Cross, London.

We will consider flexible working and applicants from +/- 1 hour GMT time zone. However you must have the independent right to work in the UK, as unfortunately we cannot offer visa sponsorship of any kind at this time.

We have a flexible working policy and would welcome applicants looking for a flexible working arrangement such as a 4 day work week (pro rata) or well-structured job share applicants.

Reporting to:

Mita Desai,  Head of Young Trustees Movement.

Working hours:

Occasional weekend and evening working is required and will be offset in time off in lieu.

Holiday Entitlement:

We offer 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus 2 extra volunteer days for trusteeship or other volunteer commitments.

Health Assured Service:

The health and wellbeing of our staff is very important to us. We offer all of our staff access to the Health Assured wellbeing service, which offers a 24 hour support line, structured counselling with external support, and a bank of online resources such as webinars and articles tailored towards health and wellbeing for both you and the members of your family.

Key Dates:

  • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS (extended) : 11pm, Sunday, November 21st 2021
  • INTERVIEWS (round 1): W/C November 29th -5th (evenings & weekend slots)
  • INTERVIEWS (round 2) : Wednesday, December 8th

START DATE: ASAP

How to Apply:

** Please note that CVs and Cover Letters will not be accepted

About us:

The Young Trustees movement was set up and is currently incubated by The Social Change Agency/Social Change Nest who helps build people-powered movements that change the world. As such you will be officially an employee and welcomed as a full member of the wider SCA team. We are a BCorp business, Disability Confident Employer and a Living Wage Employer.

About the Young Trustees Movement:

Our mission is to:

  • Double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards across England and Wales by 2024. (while the spotlight is on the age factor, our movement is part of a wider call for diversity on boards).
  • Changing the image of what a trustee looks like, by shining a light on the impact made by young trustees.
  • Define what conditions allow for safe spaces where all young people can genuinely add their perspectives.

To achieve this, we:

  • Run a campaigns that challenges the perceptions of who a trustee should be.
  • Host a digital hub that enables those in our movement to connect.
  • Building the infrastructure to enable current Young Trustees to lead the movement across England and Wales.
  • Working with and signpost existing initiatives working towards our mission.
  • Create training and support where there is a gap and a need.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We strongly encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are committed to our staff representing the wide variety of backgrounds represented in the communities we work with. If you are concerned that you may not fit 100% of the job specification – please throw your hat in the ring. We never put formal education requirements on any role as we value lived experiences as highly as formal education and training qualifications.

We follow a blind recruitment process, which means that hiring managers for the role are only able to see your work history and answers to application questions when making the decision to progress to the interview stage.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked if you have any suggested adjustments to ensure the process is inclusive to you.

If you have any questions about how this role or the application process can be made inclusive to you, please email lois@youngtrusteesmovement.org  to schedule a chat.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK independently as we, unfortunately, are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.

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