Friday, 27 June 2008



Mobile Youth Arts Programme Development Manager:
Freelance Post
Salary: £150 per day, 3 days per week.
To start immediately
Closing date: 5pm 7th July 2008

This is a new post for the Festival of Youth Arts. We are looking for someone with excellent written and verbal presentation skills and a proven track record in fundraising. The applicant must be able to use their own initiative and work independently, while also having the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. This post is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

FYA is a small youth arts charity. We were set up in January 2006, since then we have held 2 large scale youth arts festivals in London. We have engaged over 2,500 young performers, 185 young volunteers and over 150 youth arts organizations. Our partners have included the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Mayor of London, ICA, Arts Council, Hackney Empire and many more. FYA has a small but dynamic board of which 50% are young people. We aim to excel in youth led arts management.

The successful applicant will be managing a youth led mobile youth arts programme. This programme aims to engage young people who are NEET or at risk. FYA gives them intensive training in events management to enable them to produce a youth arts event in their borough. A pilot phase was successfully completed in 5 boroughs in 2007 and we are now looking for someone to take forward the learning outcomes from 2007 to develop and deliver a full programme of events for 2009. The role will include fundraising, partnership development and project management. It will require hard work, imagination, creativity and attention to detail. The post holder will share high fundraising targets with the chief executive who will work with them on the programme. The aim is to secure funds and partners in 2008 to be able to deliver the programme in summer 2009.

This is a one-year contract that is renewable dependant upon the success of the fundraising and partnership drive.

If you are successful you will have to undertake an Enhanced CRB Check.

Knowledge and experience:
• Experience of working in partnership with local authorities and other public bodies.
• Fundraising experience including local authority funding, trust funding and corporate funding.
• Project management experience including the management of people, time and resources.
• Knowledge of youth arts.

Key Skills:
• Fundraising – must have proven track record of securing funding from one or more of the following funds – local authorities, Trusts and Foundations and corporate bodies.
• Presentation skills – you will need to present and sell the project to gain funding and ownership.
• Excellent written skills – you will need to write funding proposals and evaluation reports.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work on your own, independently and as part of a team as required.
• Ability to use your own initiative
• Project management skills
• Partnership and stakeholder management
• Budget Management
• IT literate
• Experience of working with young people.

• Experience and understanding of events management.
• An interest in the arts.
• Full driver’s license.

If you are interested in this post please send a CV and covering letter to or for more information please call Rachael on 07985 254 022. Please include information in your covering letter that responds to each point on the job spec.

Community Education and Development Worker

EMPLOYER: Active Planet Ltd


LOCATION: West London (Based in Shepherds Bush)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Projects Director

HOURS: Full Time (37 hours)


SALARY: £26,000-28,600 pa incl.

Active Planet is a not-for profit social enterprise that works in targeted communities across West London. The company provides a range of projects and programmes for children, parents and young people, designed to raise achievement, increase levels of social inclusion and reduce the risk of disaffection and anti-social behaviour.
The Post-Holder will:

1. Take lead in the development of training and education services for the community based within sports and recreation.
2. Develop, implement and manage a range of partnership activities that will widen access to coaching, education and employment opportunities for children, young people and adults within designated geographical areas.
3. Co-ordinate, facilitate and service a range of project forums, working alongside Active Planet Staff, which will include young people and traditionally excluded groups.
4. Fundraise within the project and help set up further provisions.
The Post- holder will:

• Have an understanding of a wide range of sporting and recreational initiatives within the community and working with NEETS.

• Have the ability to monitor performance targets and co-ordinate monitoring and evaluation of activities. Information technology skills are required

• Have a Minimum of 2 years management experience within the industry, including budget management and fund raising.

• Have a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the post. (Desirable)

• Hold a clean drivers licence (Desirable)

Closing date: 18th July 2008.
Interviews date: week commencing 21st and 28th July 2008.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Phil Amos or Matt Walsh at Active Planet for an application pack on or for an informal chat about the post please do not hesitate to call on 0203 266 0087


£18,000 per annum pro rata

Are you computer literate and able to help with administration, promotion and advertising?

Do you have good communication skills?

Are you able to work on your own initiative and as a team member?

Do you enjoy fundraising and community events?

The applicant will need to have common sense, a good telephone manner, be able to meet and greet people who use the centre and be able to respect confidentiality and enjoy working with the general public?

If you answer yes to the above and would like to work in a friendly neighbourhood environment please email your c.v. to:

Or post to:

Anna Williams
Centre Manager
The Grove Neighbourhood Centre
7 Bradmore Park Road
London W6 0DT

By end of July 2008

********************************************************************************* AA A penny for your thoughts!
H&F Credit Union Manager
£34,000 pa
• Have you got the passion to launch a new community organisation?
• Do you have experience of working in a financial services organisation?
• Have you managed and supervised staff?
• Are you experienced in dealing with the public?
If yes…we need you!
H&F Credit Union is a not-for-profit community organisation offering money advice,
affordable and accessible loans and an ethical place to save for people who live or work
in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. H&F Credit Union will launch in September
2008 with its first branch in the heart of Fulham on the North End Road.
We are looking for a dedicated, energetic and self-motivated Credit Union Manager .to
help our committed and enthusiastic volunteer Board to build and manage a strong and
successful credit union.
You’ll be responsible for promoting the credit union and act on its behalf in its dealings
with members, partner organisations and the public. You will manage and co-ordinate
the day-to-day operations of the main office, other branch offices and information points
and ensure the membership is provided with a prompt and reliable standard of service at
all times. You’ll also promote the credit union’s products and services in such a way that
it is seen as an effective and efficient organisation and a leader in the credit union
You will develop, maintain and administer all operating policies and procedures for the
credit union’s activities and co-ordinate systems between the branch network and main
office. You will ascertain the demands of members and ensure the resources of the
credit union are adequate and sufficient to meet those demands. You’ll be responsible
for the development and implementation of all policies, procedures and decisions of the
Board of Directors of the credit union and the achievement of agreed operational and
strategic goals. You will assist and work with the board in identifying and establishing
future sources of funding for the continued growth and development of the credit union.
If you have the skills, experience and commitment to get involved please apply in writing
enclosing a copy of your CV to: Eugene Waters, H&F Credit Union, 6th Floor, Metro
Building, 1 Butterwick, Hammersmith W6 8DL or by email to
For further information call 020 8357 4587
Closing date: 21st July 2008
Interviews will take place Thursday 31st July 2008 in Hammersmith.

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