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Current vacanies and opportunities to work with us
Who are we?
A New Direction is an award winning non-profit organisation working to enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture, and achieve their creative potential.
We’re a small tight-knit organisation based in the City, located within walking distance of Old Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for people who are passionate about supporting the capacity of all children and young people to shape culture and be creative.
Specific details about what skills, qualities and experience we are looking for in each role is always included in the person specification.
We're currently recruiting for the following opportunities
Peer Learning Facilitator (Freelance)
We’re looking for a facilitator to support the delivery of a peer learning programme for local partnership leaders. The programme will run between October 2021 and July 2022 and will include a core of six sessions (approx. one every two months, each lasting one to two hours, pending a return to face-to-face activity). We’d anticipate around 15 leaders will be involved in each session and these will be individually bookable for participants.
The Peer Learning Facilitator role will include the following, working closely with the Partnerships team at A New Direction:
- Design and development of the programme
- Individual session design – creating a shape for each session and overseeing session-planning, and working with A New Direction’s Partnerships Officer to brief external speakers
- Holding and facilitating the space on the day. This may involve sole session facilitation or working alongside an additional facilitator as appropriate for each topic or session (to be determined during the planning process)
- Supporting communications around the peer learning series –g. drafting invitations and series overview documents for circulation
- Evaluating the programme series
£3,000 inclusive of all VAT, travel, and expenses. We anticipate this contract will comprise approximately 10 day’s work (to be finalised during the planning process) between September 2021 and August 2022. Activities might be clustered in certain periods around events to be discussed.
How to apply
To apply, please send CV and covering letter to Challengelondon@anewdirection.org.uk by 9am on Monday 20 September.
Please include a brief outline of the approach you’d take to the work, information about experience relevant to the role, and why you’re interested in working with us on the programme within your covering letter.
Location: Remote / London
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £10.85/hr (London Living Wage)
Deadline: 10am on Monday 27 September
Though the government's Kickstart scheme, we are looking for a Communications Assistant to work with us on the delivery of our Education, Culture and Place programmes.
Working closely with the Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant will be instrumental in helping us engage our core audiences by supporting the delivery of digital and print communications, as well as assisting with a range of administrative and technical duties.
This is a varied role offering a great opportunity to gain experience across a number of different communications areas. In addition to developing new skills, we’ll support you to develop the role based on your own interests and passions.
We’re always keen to hear new ideas, and as part of the communications team, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on A New Direction’s work.
How to apply
This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit. If interested, please enquire about this specific role with your job coach before 10am on 27 of September
Freelance poet brief – resource commission
A New Direction is looking to contract poets to work with a London based class teacher to write educational resources using their own poetry for inspiration.
This will be for release in Spring 2022. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with a protected characteristic that is underrepresented in schools’ literature syllabuses. We are commissioning this work as part of our commitment as a founding partner of the Decade of Diversity, an initiative by Inclusion Labs that seeks to diversify the literature studied in school and diversify the make-up of school governing bodies.
£2,000 flat fee per resource inclusive of VAT and expenses (work to be spread over a number of weeks, see timeline in the full brief for further details)
How to apply
Submit an expression of interest via the online form below by 01 October.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years Programme Development Consultant
A New Direction is looking for a consultant or consultants to support our planning and development of work around arts, culture and creativity with and for early years children, their families, their educators, and the cultural sector.
A New Direction has a track record of delivering successful, high-quality networking and CPD programmes for teachers, and for the cultural sector, across London. We work with a range of creative and expert facilitators and consultants to bring people together to share and develop their practice and ideas, discuss challenges, solve problems, and innovate. To date, we have focussed on supporting the ecology of practice around school age children, and are now looking to extend our offer to include those working with the very youngest children.
Our aim through this initial programme development phase is to identify where we can best add value and have a positive impact on creative and cultural opportunities and education for young children in London, without duplicating or competing with existing offers.
There is a total fee of up to £3,600 (inclusive of VAT) available for this work.
How to apply
Please send an expression of interest document no more than three A4 sides in length to email@example.com
Deadline for proposals: 12pm on Wednesday 29 Sept 2021
Join our Board of Trustees
We’re looking for up to three new trustees who share our values and can provide guidance and support as we work towards our mission to enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture and achieve their creative potential.
Our non-executive Board of Trustees works together to provide constructive advice and guidance on A New Direction’s strategic direction and exercises overall control of the charity’s financial affairs.
We aim to have a diverse board with a broad range of skills, experience and expertise, which come together as a whole to support us to achieve our mission.
To find out more about us, our work, and our ambitions for the future, along with more information about the role, please download the recruitment pack:
How to apply
If you are interested in becoming an A New Direction Trustee, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and what you feel you would bring to it via our online recruitment portal:
If you would like to find out more about us or to arrange an informal discussion before deciding whether to apply, please contact Steve Moffitt on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a telephone conversation.
The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 04 October 2021.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview via Zoom in the week commencing Monday 18 October 2021.
Applying for a role at A New Direction
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A New Direction is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We’re committed to making reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process. There is space to tell us about any access requirements on the application form and we will always do our best to make any reasonable adjustments. If you need any of the application documents in a different format or need support with your application, please get in touch or call on 0207 608 2132
A New Direction is proud to be a London Living Wage employer.
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