Just Like Us is looking for a

PROGRAMMES ASSISTANT

Based in London (working remotely during coronavirus safety measures)

£20,000 per year

Permanent, full-time

Leave: 25 days excluding Bank Holidays

We are looking to appoint in May 2020, although applications are being assessed on a rolling basis. 

To apply, email Taz (taz.rasul@justlikeus.org) with a one-page CV and one-page cover letter. Your cover letter should:

  • Explain why you want to be the Programmes Assistant at Just Like Us

  • Outline your relevant strengths, experiences, achievements and ambitions

  • Confirm your eligibility to work in the UK

The recruitment process involves one interview, and the appointee will be asked to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary

 

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ charity for young people, is recruiting a Programme Assistant to join their award winning  team. Your primary responsibility will be to work across the organisation, providing administrative support to the team including our Chief Executive, Director of Volunteering and Schools Officer in building our school networks, providing them with ongoing support and preparing volunteers for school visits. The Programmes Assistant will be responsible for coordinating the social media presence of the charity, including developing content, expanding our reach and working closely with our social media volunteer group to create engaging content.


You’ll help us capitalise on our successes, boosting our impact and contributing to our ultimate goal of reaching 3 in 4 schools in the next 5 years.

About Just Like Us

 

Just Like Us (JLU) is the LGBT+ charity for young people working for a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives. 


Our mission is to empower young people to be the champions of LGBT+ equality at school and work. To do that, we run three core programmes:

  • Ambassador Programme: we partner with employers to train LGBT+ young adults to give talks and workshops in schools that use their own stories to champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice

  • School Diversity Week: our annual initiative empowers teachers and pupils across the country to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying by organising activities that celebrate LGBT+ equality in education

  • Pride Groups: a pilot programme training teachers to set up student-led LGBT+ and ally groups in schools

We believe that a charity must be dynamic, constantly adapting to focus on what works; that challenging prejudice takes courage; and that empowering young people is the surest way to change the world.


Our ways of working are based on startup best practices: a commitment to user-centred design, learning quickly from pilot initiatives and measuring our impact so that we know we’re making a difference.


We’ve worked with over 40,000 pupils through our Ambassador Programme and involved a further 1,400,000 school students and teachers in School Diversity Week 2019.  We've been featured in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Attitude, Pink News, and on the BBC and ITV. To find out more about our work and impact, explore our website and YouTube channel.
 

The position

 

As Programmes Assistant, your role will be to:

  • Provide a cross-cutting administrative function to the team at Just Like Us, including

    • Assisting with volunteer recruitment

    • Supporting our training and events

    • Maintaining and updating relevant records, monitoring and evaluation data for the programmes

    • Helping organise additional volunteer projects and events, including communicating with and coordinating volunteers

    • Assisting with School liaison and growing our school network

    • Coordinating and assisting volunteers in the preparation of their school visits e.g. by checking their session plans and helping them with 1-to-1 practise

    • Managing the JLU diary

    • Leading updates of the JLU website

  • Develop our social media channels in line with our social media strategy, including

    • Developing a varied and engaging yearly programme of content

    • Working with ambassadors to collect case studies and other content

    • Analysing analytics and staying on top of trends

 

Person specification

 

You'll:

  • be committed to our vision and mission for LGBT+ young people (E)

  • have knowledge of the issues young LGBT+ people are facing (E)

  • have excellent organisational and administrative skills (E)

  • have excellent interpersonal skills (E)

  • have good understanding and practical knowledge of social media platforms (E)

  • be able to write create engaging content aimed at specific audiences (E)

  • be proficient in using email, google sheets and google docs (E)

  • understand the UK schools and the education system (D)

  • be experienced in working with young people (D)

  • be experienced in collecting basic evaluation data, such as survey information and spoken feedback (D)

This position has now been filled.