Curriculum Associate                                           

Start date:         December 2018

End date:          June 2019

Location:          Waterloo, London

The Challenge

The Challenge’s vision is a more integrated society where there is understanding and appreciation of each other’s differences. We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. We believe everyone benefits when people from all walks of life come together to better know, understand and trust each other. This also applies to the people we employ to work with us. As an equal opportunities employer our aim is to have a diverse workforce to reflect the communities we work in.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, rapidly growing organisation, working with young people and local communities across the country.

About the role

We are looking for a Curriculum Associate who will be part of the team responsible for creating and developing the central resources provided for the delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. This is a fixed term role to support the planning and preparation for the Summer 2019 Programme. You will need to have experience of youth work at scale and of developing high quality resources for use with young people.

You will use your experience with young people and project management to design curriculum, develop existing resources and build and manage internal and external relationships.

You will be responsible for producing and refining written guidance, creating resources for participants and delivery staff, and preparing local delivery teams to implement a high quality curriculum through designing and delivering training sessions.

Responsibilities

  • NCS Curriculum Design: Developing written materials, resources, and guides, including proofreading and formatting of documents.
  • Guidance and training: Reviewing and updating training resources for NCS delivery
  • Delivery training sessions: Supporting and training local teams to deliver the Summer 2019 curriculum
  • Liaising with external partners: Managing relationships with external curriculum contributors and freelancers.
  • Working with internal stakeholders: Listening to others to improve existing curriculum delivery, overseeing implementation of curriculum changes, and ensuring resources provided result in high quality activities.

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Curriculum Development: Experience in developing curriculum and processes for youth projects.
  • Microsoft Office: Advanced knowledge of using Word to edit, proofread and publish documents
  • Detailed worker: Excellent attention to detail and emphasis on high quality work.
  • Flexible Team-worker: Able to work well with others on a range of projects and understand the needs and viewpoints of staff delivering NCS.
  • Project Management: Experience managing complex events or projects. Able to use project management tools and self-manage workload
  • People skills: Ability to quickly build rapport and form good relationships with peers, external partners and young people. Able to be positive and receptive to feedback.
  • Experience designing and delivering training for staff and running focus groups 

Desirable

  • Design Skills: Able to create high quality, accessible, and visually attractive resources.
  • Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Youth work: Experience working directly with young people
  • NCS experience: Experience working in some capacity on an NCS Programme (either with The Challenge or another provider)

Safeguarding Statement

The Challenge is committed to safeguarding and protecting the 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 practice across our programmes.

We expect all staff and post holders to share this commitment to safeguarding by ensuring compliance with our policies and practices.

Employment Screening

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

Further Details

In addition to being part of a fun, dynamic and challenging workforce, we are proud to offer an attractive benefits package including contributory pension, Simplyhealth cash plan, Ride 2 Work, childcare vouchers, season ticket travel card loan etc. to eligible employees.

  • This is a full-time, fixed term role from 3rd of December 2018 (some flexibility)- 28th June 2019
  • Salary for this role will be £27k pro rata depending on experience
  • The deadline for this application will be 22nd November 2018
  • Please apply by sending a CV and a covering letter addressed to arnika.knight@the-challenge.org

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