General

  • Contract type: Fixed term 12 months
  • Starting: April 2019
  • Days per week: 4-5 days a week
  • Location: Anywhere in England, with priority given to West Yorkshire, West Midlands, the North West and London
  • Pay: £24,660 – £26,960 (FTE per year), depending on experience (plus an additional London weighting of £3480 for those living in London)
  • Reporting to: Training Manager
  • Application deadline: 9am Tuesday 26 February; Interviews Wednesday 6 March

 

Job Description

Our mission is to support people to run effective campaigns that challenge injustice. We do this by running campaign training programmes that help people develop the skills, confidence and community to change things that matter to them. In our trainings, we prioritise people from communities directly impacted by injustice. We run two programmes in the UK–a residential campaign training programme and a community-based one.

We are seeking two experienced trainers to train on both our residential and community-based training programmes. Training is at the heart of Campaign Bootcamp’s work, and we need a strong team of trainers to do it. We use a training methodology developed in the US by the organisation Training for Change that emphasises experiential learning, respect for the expertise of participants and a commitment to social justice.

For our residential training programme, the more established programme, this role would be responsible for helping to prepare and lead workshops, supporting the emotional needs of participants, supporting the external trainers and facilitators and assisting with our activities for graduates.

For the community-based training programme, this role would be responsible for recruiting participants, organising the logistics of training sessions, leading trainings, managing monitoring and evaluation, and revising curriculum materials. This role requires flexible working hours (including weekends and evenings) as we tailor the dates and times of sessions to the needs of each group. As the community based training is still a relatively young programme, trainers have the opportunity to help shape its ongoing development.

We are recruiting for two trainers, at least one of whom should be based outside London. The trainers will be part of a team of three trainers, who will report to the Training Manager. All three will deliver the Everyday Activism programme and will also work with the operations team to deliver the Bootcamp residential programme.

Role Purpose

  • Training new and grassroots trainers in basic campaigning skills
  • Seeking and selecting participants for our programmes and supporting their individual and collective development
  • Organising the logistics of community-based trainings

About You

To thrive in this role you’ll need:

  • Training experience. You should be someone who has done lots of training, especially training about social justice issues and within marginalised communities. You should be committed to approaching training and education in a way that breaks down barriers and supports people on the margins to campaign on issues that affect them. You need to be committed to the idea that campaigning needs to go beyond the usual suspects and trust that communities know best when it comes to decisions affecting their lives.
  • Experience working respectfully in marginalised communities. Our training programmes prioritise those directly impacted by injustice and people from marginalised communities. You would be someone who understands how to work respectfully with and for people on the pointy end of systemic injustice in our society.
  • Good networks with grassroots organisations. You will need to recruit groups for the community-based training programme, so you should be someone who is well networked with the kinds of groups who would like to participate in these trainings.
  • Good project management skills. The community-based training work involves not just direct training, but also project management of that training work including outreach to potential groups, organising of training logistics, and managing monitoring and evaluation. You should be a well-organised person with a demonstrated ability to do the outreach and administrative work associated with training.

We expect you to be:

  • Aware of how systemic injustice operates in our society (things like economic inequality, racism and heterosexism). We are looking for someone who is excited to be part of team that is exploring how best to confront those issues both in the workplace and in the wider society. You should be passionate about working with people to tackle injustice.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team. We expect you both to be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other members of your team and to independently manage your own work, developing and maintaining a work plan for yourself. You should able to work well under pressure, prioritise a varied and fast-paced workload and deliver to deadline.
  • A ‘people person’. This job is all about building relationships with others. We expect you to be someone who likes talking to people, someone with strong social skills, a good listener as well as a good communicator.
  • Comfortable with remote working. You may be the only staff member working in your location. You need to be someone who is comfortable working for long periods on your own.
  • Comfortable working in a small and expanding organisation, which means being flexible, adaptable and capable of responding positively to new challenges.  You should enjoy getting stuck into new things and giving things a go.

It would also be great if you had:

  • Campaigning experience. As this role is about teaching people to campaign, it would help if you have been involved in campaigning or activism work.

As part of this role will involve working within marginalised communities, we are keen to receive applications from people within those communities. Particularly refugees and migrants, people who have a mental health condition; people who identify as working class or have done so in the past, people of colour/Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; disabled people; people who identify as being LGTBQIA.

Job responsibilities

Training new and grassroots trainers in basic campaigning skills

  • Lead workshops and facilitate discussions in both our residential and community-based trainings
  • Revise and create training materials
  • Develop session plans and post-session write ups for community-based trainings
  • Assist with the development and delivery of alumni programmes, including our annual conference for graduates
  • Select external session leaders and panelists for our residential programme
  • Supporting external facilitators and trainers during the residential programme

Seeking and selecting participants for our programmes and supporting their individual and collective development

  • Assist with selection and preparation of participants for the residential programme
  • Recruit participants for the community-based programme
  • Support participants’ emotional and access needs before and during the training
  • Support participants’ participation in alumni programmes

Organising the logistics of community-based trainings

  • Organise training logistics such as venue, food and travel in partnership with participating groups
  • Manage evaluation and monitoring of community-based trainings
  • Manage participant data in our Salesforce database

General

  • Develop and maintain work plans for the roles responsibilities.
  • Work within agreed budget
  • Provide information for grant applications and reports
  • Additional tasks as assigned by the line manager

To learn more about the residential programme, please visit our website: https://campaignbootcamp.org/bootcamps/. Trainers are required to attend our three residential trainings. The dates for this year are: 20-26 April, 13-19 July and 12-18 October. They must also attend our Training for Social Action Trainers workshop which will be 3-6 May. To learn more about our plans for the community-based programme in 2019, click here. To learn more about our approach to training, please check out the website of Training for Change, the organisation on which our methodology is based. 

To apply please fill out this form and submit a CV. The deadline to apply is 9am Tuesday 26 February. If you have questions, please email Tara Mack, Head of UK Programmes, on tara@campaignbootcamp.org.

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