Kickstart - Youth Engagement & Administration Assistant
03 November 2021
30 December 2021
DWP Kickstart Scheme
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Action for Conservation
About the Youth Engagement & Administrative Assistant role:
This is an exciting role for a self-motivated individual who shares our passion for youth-led solutions to the climate and environmental crisis. You will be responsible for supporting our youth engagement work across the UK and help ensure our programmes run smoothly. You will inspire and empower young people to connect with nature in new and exciting ways and support them to design and deliver environmental action projects that benefit wildlife and people and have a voice on environmental issues that are relevant and exciting to them.
View full job description on our website: actionforconservation.org./about-us
This placement is part of Race for Nature’s Recovery (www.race4nature.org.uk), a new programme working to improve the diversity of the environmental sector. It is open to all young people that are eligible for Kickstart placements. We particularly welcome applications from young people who are:
i) From BAME backgrounds;
ii) Living in economically deprived areas of the UK;
Recruiting young people and schools to our education programmes | Planning and attending workshops, hands-on action days, & webinars | Creating exciting content and educational materials for young people | Assisting with data collection, input and evaluation | Managing email inboxes and databases for our programmes | Volunteer management | Communicating & social media | Other duties as required.
Why work with us?
Benefits of working at Action for Conservation include: 28 days annual leave (pro rata) including public holidays plus one additional day for each year served plus 4 paid annual volunteer days, quarterly team ‘action days’ & away weekends in the great outdoors, access to flexible working, a workplace pension, a bespoke personal and professional development plan, co-developed with you and your line manager, to identify and progress your training, development and career aims amongst many others
Confidence, enthusiasm and initiative | An interest in the environment and nature | The ability to inspire, motivate and relate to young people | Administrative experience | Good time management & organisational skills | Good interpersonal & communication| Solutions orientated, proactive & friendly.
4 DAYS A WEEK
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
Internal support includes:
A bespoke personal and professional development plan, co-developed with you and your line manager, to identify and progress your training, development and career aims.
The opportunity to grow into the role, learn and develop on the job, and hopefully progress within the team as opportunities arise.
A robust training package including on-the-job finance and grants training, safeguarding training and other professional development opportunities.
Opportunities to experience and participate in our programmatic work.
Close-knit team working in one of the UK’s fastest-growing youth environmental charities, with frequent opportunities to take on more responsibility, gain experience and learn new skills.
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