somewhereto_ is looking for 6 Project Coordinators to manage regional activity from January – June 2016.
What is somewhereto_
- somewhereto_ is a UK-wide project, which offers 16-25 years old access to free spaces, in their communities, to pursue creative and enterprising endeavours
- somewhereto_ received a £7m grant from the Big Lottery Fund in December 2012 to support it’s UK-wide expansion over the following four years
- Since launching, over 15,000 young people have been matched to free space, leveraging a rental value of £4.8million and supporting over 3,700 enterprising activities
- January – June 2016 will be the final six months of delivery for somewhereto_ under Big Lottery Funding
How does it work?
- We work with young people looking for space and local space-holders interested in giving space
- Delivery teams across the UK follow up on enquiries, matching young people with spaces and provide ongoing guidance
- Project Coordinators will be responsible for facilitating the delivery of a youth-led project per quarter, managing teams of young volunteers to use free space
- to deliver a large scale project
What type of spaces do we unlock?
- We find safe, available local spaces that can be used by young people
- The spaces might be physical (office, hall, studio) or less tangible (online, in print,
on film, on air), in different states of use (new, used, underused, derelict), and
- public or privately owned
We want to deliver maximum impact for young people during the last phase of our delivery. To do this, we are focusing our delivery model to deliver a blend of two types of space matches:
- Responding to young peoples’ requests and matching them to suitable space (40 young people matched to free space, per quarter)
- Working closely with the team based at Livity, Project Coordinators will be responsible for promoting the somewhereto_ offer in their region, driving young
people to the website to request use of available spaces. You will be the key contact for space-holders in your region, ensuring they keep their doors open to young people, while seeking out new spaces to join the
Our ambition for 2016 is to increase our reach through providing an automated service, we’re looking for Project Coordinators who will support us with this. Proactively facilitating the delivery of youth-led projects (30 young people involved in managing and delivering the project, per quarter) We are looking to deliver activities that are youth-led, from ideation to evaluation. It can be a one-off event or an online campaign.
The role of the Project Coordinator is to oversee delivery of the project, ensuring that a minimum of 30 young people benefit. You will be required to:
- Recruit and lead a network of young people to develop the project concept
- Create distinct roles for young people to lead the delivery of the project, from
kick-off to completion
- Lead on securing free space(s) for the project
- Oversee branding and communication of the project
We are looking for a network of Project Coordinators who:
- Not only have experience of working with young people aged 16-25, but love doing so! You’ll need to take on a variety of roles, from engaging young people to get involved through to facilitating their experience so it’s a smooth and positive one.
- Are innovative and forward-thinking and enjoy trying out new models and ways of working
- Have the initiative to get things done, with an ability to work flexibly and adapt to meet the needs of young people, space-holders and partners
- Are able to build collaborative networks to deliver large scale projects
Essential skills and experience
- Proven track record of directly working with young people (16-25yr olds)
- Evidence of running successful events or campaigns, with tangible positive outcomes for participants
- Evidence of data management and excellent administration skills
- Confident communication and negotiation skills
- Working knowledge of social media and content creation
This is a freelance contract, minimum 28hrs pw, for the duration of 3-months (with a 3-month extension upon successful delivery). The fee is £1,650pcm plus expenses up to £515pcm (to cover travel, phone, workspace and delivery related costs).
You will work against the following key performance indicators, per quarter:
- Supporting a minimum of 70 young people to be matched to space
- 30 of these matches need to be delivered through the youth-led project
- 40 to be delivered in response to young people requesting access to space
To apply, please send us your CV, ensuring that it evidences how your experience meets the essential criteria and which region and city you will be delivering in, along with your response to the following questions:
What three new spaces would you unlock to strengthen your delivery? Use no
more than 500 words, to tell us:
- What type of spaces they are and how you would unlock each
- Why it would appeal to the audience of young people who use somewhereto_
Outline a youth-led project that will match at least 30 young people to free space,
and how you will manage this project. Please consider the following:
- What is the offer for young people?
- How will you engage and manage young people to deliver the project?
- How will you ensure the project delivers tangible skills and experience for the young people delivering, those being matched to the event and those attending?
There is no word limit or recommended format for this question, feel free to get as creative in your response as you wish!
Please send your application to Shady Bajelvand, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 4th January
Applicants will be notified about interviews by 8th of January, with interviews
Interviews at Livity 14 – 15 Jan 2016