Campaigns Apprentice

Location
Old Street, London
Salary
£16,238.40 pro rata
Posted
06 Aug 2019
Closes
06 Sep 2019
Ref
3541
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
October
Duration
18-24 months

Campaigns Apprentice

25 hours per week 

Location: Whitecross Studios, 50 Banner Street, EC1Y 8ST

 

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support. Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. 

This role sits within our External Affairs directorate which works to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.  Your will play a crucial role in supporting The Children's Society to campaign to improve the lives of children and young people.

The Children's Society is looking for an enthusiastic Campaigns Apprentice. This is a great opportunity to kick-start a career in campaigns and learn while you earn.

Please note that as this is an apprenticeship position, there will be an English and Maths Assessment (which is a standard pre-requisite). This will be completed after shortlisting stage. The candidate will be working towards Level 3 Business Administrator qualification during their apprenticeship.

The organisation wants to offer young people with direct experience of the issues we campaign on to take part in our work in a safe and empowering way. The successful candidate will support a project to research and develop ways to involve these young people in our campaigns.

They will also work across the campaigns we are running to develop written materials to engage young people in our work and inspire them to get involved.

This role is perfect for someone interested in a career in campaigning looking to gain some practical experience. The successful candidate will have an interest in policy issues that impact young people, such as poverty, mental health and exploitation, and be passionate about achieving change.

You’ll have great communication skills, the ability to pick things up quickly, be comfortable with working independently or as part of a team and experience of working on Microsoft Office.

You’ll also be a valued member of our friendly, close-knit office team.

If you think you can do the job well, and bring passion and enthusiasm to the role, then we want to hear from you.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • Passion for creating change, ideally with experience of campaigning
  • Ability to work independently and to be proactive
  • Ability to effectively work with people from various backgrounds
  • Good communication skills

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on 18th of August.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 23rd of September.

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