The Young People’s Opportunities Board: March 2022


The Young People’s Opportunities Board: March 2022

We’ve gathered together all the latest opportunities for young people out there to help you pick up a job, gain new skills and enhance your CV.

Hello there, everyone! It’s a new month and that means we have another opportunities board for you. This month, there’s a variety of opportunities for you, ranging from jobs you can apply for, to events you can attend. Have a look below and see what interests you!

Poplar Union

Poplar Union is looking for an enthusiastic, personable, and creative individual to manage their social media channels and digital content and to help promote their events and brand more broadly. The ideal candidate will have creative enthusiasm and innovate ideas and have their finger on the pulse of digital trends and updates. You should be a genuine team player, though confident in your ability to work independently and to tight deadlines with limited budgets. Knowledge of audience development and community engagement is vital as is a willingness to learn from and adapt to new environments. Applicants with at least 1 years’ experience running the social media of an organisation with a deep knowledge and understanding of all platforms are welcome.

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Toynbee Hall & Newham Anti Raids (15-25)

Toynbee Hall is hosting a free workshop by Newham Anti Raids, as part of their ‘When We Speak’ activism series, exploring the UK’s immigration policies and how it impacts our communities as well as how to challenge this. Come along to get more information and learn how we can support our communities. The event is on Sunday 20th March 13:30 – 16:30. The event is open to 15 -25 year olds who live in Tower Hamlets or the surrounding boroughs.

Sign up here.

SENSE (18+)

SENSE are recruiting for a Young People’s Project Assistant to join the short break community programme in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, and Tower Hamlets. This is a fixed term role, working 37.5 hours per week, until February 2023. Working will be split between the office and home based, with some weekends required.

This is an exciting role, where you will be working partly in the community and partly at home or in their Islington office. The purpose of the project, is to connect young disabled people to their community and combat loneliness by matching them up with a ‘Volunteer Buddy’ who has similar interests to them. Together, they access all the fun things London has to offer, and get involved in a programme of activities that are facilitated by the project team.

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Roundhouse (18-25)

Transmission Roundhouse is offering emerging podcasters the chance to take-part in a series of workshops that will teach the skills needed to develop your idea and turn it into a polished podcast. As well as learning practical production and presenting techniques from experienced tutors, you’ll also get career development support and access to the industry. At the end of the jam-packed, 12-week course, you will have created a pilot episode of your own podcast.

The weekly sessions will take place over two hours and will be a mixture of online and in-person workshops. We are also able to arrange for in person workshops to be streamed for those who are not based in or near London.

After creating the pilot episode and finishing the 12 week course, the podcast producers/presenters and Transmission Roundhouse team will meet to discuss next steps for producing the first official series. We’re aiming to release the new podcasts during 2022-2023 (dependent on the production needs and realistic timelines of each podcast).

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NHS Cadets (14-18)

NHS Cadets is a new St John Ambulance programme created in partnership with the NHS. It’s designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore roles in healthcare. They’re looking to recruit Cadets from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as those who may have never considered volunteering in healthcare before.

The programme consists of two pathways: Foundation (for 14–16-year-olds) and Advanced (for 16–18-year-olds). You’ll meet with other NHS Cadets on a weekly basis, taking part in activities which will introduce you to a range of exciting healthcare topics. Sessions will also foster personal development and allow you to build vocational skills.

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