Changemaker Schools Volunteering Opportunity at Ashoka UK

Ashoka UK

  • < 15 persons
Job description

Time commitment: 4 months full time starting in September 2015 (with the option to extend)

Location: Ashoka UK’s office at 15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Volunteer position – expenses covered: London Travel Card Zones 1-2 + £5 per day for lunch

 

About Ashoka

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Ashoka Fellows remain the core of our community, and their insights show us how the world is moving and what is needed next. Ashoka's mission has evolved beyond catalysing individual entrepreneurs to enabling an ‘everyone a changemaker’ world. This means equipping more people – including young people – with the skillset and a connection to purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems at whatever scale is needed in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, country. Working in partnership with private, philanthropic and citizen sector players we are achieving large-scale social innovation that is grounded in decades of entrepreneurial experience.

Please see www.uk.ashoka.org and www.ashoka.org for more details.

 

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, bright and details-oriented individual with a passion for social entrepreneurship and innovation to join our team for 4 months. The role will primarily involve working on Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools programme – the search and selection of leading education institutions which prioritise empathy and changemaking as student outcomes. The activities associated with this role involve carrying out careful research on nominated primary and secondary schools, research and outreach to education related media and events organisation. 

Do you have a passion for education? Here in the Youth Years team at Ashoka, we’re bringing together the UK’s most innovative and impact-focused schools in the country. We’re building a network of schools and other important actors in education to re-imagine learning for the 21st century. 

We’re conducting the search and selection of innovative changemaker schools in the UK. We’re looking for someone who can investigate promising candidates, and make a strong, detailed case for the best candidates. In addition, the team also focusses upon engaging the elected Changemaker Schools through networks, strategy, communications and events. Engagement activities involve organising events, logistics, building community and brokering partnerships. 

There will also be a chance to help with the work that keep the Ashoka office ticking, under the supervision of the Operations Associate. This might mean working with our database of contacts to improve Ashoka’s reach, or it might mean working on the day to day office management that empowers our team.

Our new team mate will ideally have experience in the social sector and a personal track record of taking the lead. We hope that they will be as excited as we are to build Ashoka’s community partnerships.

 

Scope of work

Changemaker Schools Selection and Engagement (50% or 2.5 days a week):

·         Carrying out research into nominated primary and secondary schools;

·                     Evaluating school candidates and reaching out to shortlisted schools;

·         Co-ordinating online and offline events and meetings with Changemaker Schools;

·         Administrating Changemaker Schools on Salesforce.

 

Media Research (20% or 1 day a week):

  • Researching and contacting media interested in innovation in education;
  • Supporting the communications team in leveraging the impact of our work with Changemaker Schools.

 

Sector Research and Outreach  (20% or 1 day a week):

  • Research and contact potential partnership opportunities for Changemaker Schools;

 

Supporting Systems and Processes (10% or 0.5 day a week):

·         Contribute to office management under the supervision of the Operations Associate.

·         Provide day-to-day admin support to the UK team.

 

Required Skills and Experience

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Demonstrated track record in producing high quality research and written materials;

·         Ability to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative;

·         Excellent time management skills;

·         Organised and detail-oriented;

·         Experience in the citizen sector, either as a social entrepreneur or a volunteer, trustee etc.

 

How to apply

Applications for this role should be submitted by 21st June 2015 exclusively through our online platform at http://bit.ly/1IxCoel  . We will conduct interviews in London w/c 1st July 2015, so please let us know if you’ll not be available. For any further information, please contact Meera Patel at mpatel@ashoka.org

Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for any paid or unpaid position at Ashoka UK.Time commitment: 4 months full time starting in September 2015 (with the option to extend)

Location: Ashoka UK’s office at 15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Volunteer position – expenses covered: London Travel Card Zones 1-2 + £5 per day for lunch

 

About Ashoka

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Ashoka Fellows remain the core of our community, and their insights show us how the world is moving and what is needed next. Ashoka's mission has evolved beyond catalysing individual entrepreneurs to enabling an ‘everyone a changemaker’ world. This means equipping more people – including young people – with the skillset and a connection to purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems at whatever scale is needed in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, country. Working in partnership with private, philanthropic and citizen sector players we are achieving large-scale social innovation that is grounded in decades of entrepreneurial experience.

Please see www.uk.ashoka.org and www.ashoka.org for more details.

 

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for an entrepreneurial, bright and details-oriented individual with a passion for social entrepreneurship and innovation to join our team for 4 months. The role will primarily involve working on Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools programme – the search and selection of leading education institutions which prioritise empathy and changemaking as student outcomes. The activities associated with this role involve carrying out careful research on nominated primary and secondary schools, research and outreach to education related media and events organisation. 

Do you have a passion for education? Here in the Youth Years team at Ashoka, we’re bringing together the UK’s most innovative and impact-focused schools in the country. We’re building a network of schools and other important actors in education to re-imagine learning for the 21st century. 

We’re conducting the search and selection of innovative changemaker schools in the UK. We’re looking for someone who can investigate promising candidates, and make a strong, detailed case for the best candidates. In addition, the team also focusses upon engaging the elected Changemaker Schools through networks, strategy, communications and events. Engagement activities involve organising events, logistics, building community and brokering partnerships. 

There will also be a chance to help with the work that keep the Ashoka office ticking, under the supervision of the Operations Associate. This might mean working with our database of contacts to improve Ashoka’s reach, or it might mean working on the day to day office management that empowers our team.

Our new team mate will ideally have experience in the social sector and a personal track record of taking the lead. We hope that they will be as excited as we are to build Ashoka’s community partnerships.

 

Scope of work

Changemaker Schools Selection and Engagement (50% or 2.5 days a week):

·         Carrying out research into nominated primary and secondary schools;

·                     Evaluating school candidates and reaching out to shortlisted schools;

·         Co-ordinating online and offline events and meetings with Changemaker Schools;

·         Administrating Changemaker Schools on Salesforce.

 

Media Research (20% or 1 day a week):

  • Researching and contacting media interested in innovation in education;
  • Supporting the communications team in leveraging the impact of our work with Changemaker Schools.

 

Sector Research and Outreach  (20% or 1 day a week):

  • Research and contact potential partnership opportunities for Changemaker Schools;

 

Supporting Systems and Processes (10% or 0.5 day a week):

·         Contribute to office management under the supervision of the Operations Associate.

·         Provide day-to-day admin support to the UK team.

 

Required Skills and Experience

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Demonstrated track record in producing high quality research and written materials;

·         Ability to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative;

·         Excellent time management skills;

·         Organised and detail-oriented;

·         Experience in the citizen sector, either as a social entrepreneur or a volunteer, trustee etc.

 


How to apply?
How to apply Applications for this role should be submitted by 21st June 2015 exclusively through our online platform at http://bit.ly/1IxCoel . We will conduct interviews in London w/c 1st July 2015, so please let us know if you’ll not be available. For any further information, please contact Meera Patel at mpatel@ashoka.org Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for any paid or unpaid position at Ashoka UK.How to apply Applications for this role should be submitted by 21st June 2015 exclusively through our online platform at http://bit.ly/1IxCoel . We will conduct interviews in London w/c 1st July 2015, so please let us know if you’ll not be available. For any further information, please contact Meera Patel at mpatel@ashoka.org Please note that you must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for any paid or unpaid position at Ashoka UK.
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