Year Here is a platform for young professionals who want to build smart responses to social problems. Over one year our Fellows learn from, and design with, people at the frontline of inequality – in care homes, homeless hostels and youth services across London – and go on to found some of the most promising social impact startups in the country.
Since launching at 10 Downing Street in 2013, we’ve worked with 114 aspiring social entrepreneurs and launched award-winning social ventures like Settle, Birdsong and Chatterbox.
We’re a deeply committed team of 5 surrounded by a faculty of 70 social innovation experts – the great and the good of Britain’s social impact world. We care about being first-rate professionals, learning with restless vigour and having fun along the way. We are looking for an
in Full-Time for 3 month
About the role
- This is a great all-rounder role supporting our programme delivery and operations teams to deliver an exceptional learning experience for our Fellows and ensure that Year Here runs as efficiently as possible.
- You’ll be at the heart of the action – working alongside Fellows who are developing ideas for new social ventures during our venture lab.
- This is a full time role on a three-month contract.
Your responsibilities will be to:
- Coordinate learning sessions
- You’ll make sure that we’re all set up for learning sessions – managing venues, communications with our Fellows and faculty, learning materials and more to ensure that each session is as powerful as possible.
- Help manage our flagship events
- You’ll support the programme team to deliver three of our key events –WildCamp, a 3-day personal development retreat, Crowdbacker, our biannual live crowdfunding event, and GradFest, our graduation ceremony.
- Support our latest recruitment campaign
- Every six months we run a campaign to find and recruit some of the brightest talent in Britain to become Year Here Fellows. You’ll get the word out far and wide – and support the selection process.
- Make sure our new studio space works for everyone
- We’ve thought carefully about how our space can be the best possible learning environment for our Fellows. You’ll uphold those standards – and bring your own ideas for how we can improve it further.
- You’re smart, conscientious and diligent
- You’ve always been an organiser – keeping your work logical and ordered, and managing multiple projects at the same time.
- You’re a people person
- Year Here is all about people and their potential. We look for great listeners and confident communicators. You will have demonstrated the ability to build great relationships with people from all walks of life.
- You’re a self-starter
- You will have a track record of leading projects, societies and other initiatives. You constantly spot opportunities to make things better and don’t wait to be asked to get the job done.
- You’re not afraid of graft
- We are a very hard working team, fired up by our mission to propel our Fellows towards national impact. You’ll be ready to get your hands dirty across a very wide range of tasks.
- You care passionately about social issues.
- Your friends have probably all heard your views on social problems like the housing crisis, elderly isolation and social immobility – and you’re always up to date with current affairs.
- £23,000 salary
- Gorgeous, open plan office in Hackney, a stone’s throw from London Fields, Regent’s Canal and Broadway Market.
- Scope to take real ownership in a fast-growing startup
- Access to tonnes of events and training sessions delivered by some of the leading lights of the social innovation world.
- A strong commitment to personal and professional development – and an opportunity to apply for one of three permanent roles starting in January 2018.
- 25 days paid annual leave per year
Send us an email with the subject line “[Your Name] / Production Intern Application” telling us a bit about yourself, explaining why you want this job and, in 100 words, telling us about the most powerful learning experience you’ve ever had. Either attach your CV or link us to a comprehensive LinkedIn profile.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and address it to Michael Simpson.
The closing date for the role is midday Sunday 24th September.
There is a 3-stage selection process:
1. Submission of CV and cover letter as detailed above.
2. An initial call (20 mins, 26th September)
3. A final interview and test (2 hours, 28th September)
We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities.
Who we are
Year Here is a postgraduate course in social innovation based in London. Unlike a traditional Master's degree, Year Here is immersive and action-oriented. Our Fellows try their hand at building creative responses to social problems, supported by industry mentoring and a rigorous social innovation curriculum.
Year Here Fellows have collectively volunteered 70,000 hours in frontline services – including homeless shelters, care leavers' services and pupil referral units – and launched 18 new social ventures backed by Nesta, The Observer, Ashoka, UnLtd, Bethnal Green Ventures and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
These ventures include:
- Birdsong - a fashion brand selling clothes handcrafted by women’s groups – from elderly knitters to migrant seamstresses – with a ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’ ethos
- Fat Macy’s - a roving restaurant that trains homeless Londoners to run supper clubs, with profits helping them raise a deposit for their first flat
- Cracked It - a training programme for young people who are involved in gangs to fix cracked iPhones, as an entrepreneurial route away from gang crime
Year Here is a social enterprise; meaning that we are a company that exists to bring about positive change in society rather than to maximise shareholder profits.
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