Join the Million Minutes’ Team - We’re recruiting for an ‘Engagement Officer’
We’re a young, dynamic organisation working to see that every young person is given a voice and is using it to make a difference in the world. Are you ready to join us?
Launched in 2011 with the support of Delia Smith, Margaret Mizen, and Abbot Christopher Jamison our mission is to enable young people to be the difference in the world. Too often young people’s enthusiasm and creativity is underestimated. They get shut out of decision-making, stereotyped, and scapegoated for society’s problems. And it’s not right.
So we develop new and innovative projects that help empower young people, inspired by the principles of Catholic social teaching to preserve the dignity of all human beings, to care for creation, and to reach out to those in need.
THE ROLE: Million Minutes is seeking a highly motivated, passionate individual with an understanding and experience of working in a Catholic setting to join our team as ‘Engagement Officer’. You will have a passion for social change, be committed to the principles of Catholic social teaching (CST) and have proven skills in motivating young people and those who work with them
The Engagement Officer will help to engage parishes, schools and communities into participating in Million Minutes’ main activities, all of which enable young people to engage with CST:
- siLENT – an annual campaign to raise awareness and support for young people;
- The Celebrating Young People Awards - honouring young people who exemplify CST;
- Courtyard - a new project developing a model for parishes to work with young people ‘on the edge’;
- Our grants scheme.
You will achieve this by working with the Million Minutes’ CEO and the Courtyard Team (see www.courtyardproject.org.uk) to develop and implement strategies to engage the ‘gate keepers’ in Catholic parishes, schools and communities who work with young people. You will also work directly with young people to share the principles of CST.
DOWNLOADS: Job Description
WHEN THE ROLE WILL BEGIN: The role can start as soon as possible although we are willing to wait until September 2018 for the right candidate.
HOW TO APPLY: Please email a CV and covering letter detailing how you would be a good match for the role to email@example.com
Closing Date: 20 May
Interviews: 29 May (There may also be a second stage interview).
Location: Meetings normally take place in London
Volunteer Position: unremunerated
Million Minutes is a small charity that has a significant impact in the Catholic community and beyond, achieved with the help of a committed board of trustees. You will be joining an active group, who have a passion for improving the lives of young people and a commitment to enabling young people to be a means of transformation in the world.
Six years since Million Minutes began, the current Board of Trustees are seeking new individuals who can help with our developing strategy. Over the next three years we expect to be
- Inspiring and supporting many hundreds of young people and adults to support fundraising and advocacy campaigns – making a measurable impact in society
- Building on the establishment of the Celebrating Young People Awards as the authoritative moment of celebration and recognition for youth social action in the Catholic community
- Scaling up our youth work pilot project across England and Wales, equipping parishes to reach out and support ‘young people on the edge’ in their local area.
Please send a CV along with a one page covering letter outlining why you would like to join the board of Million Minutes. The selection process will involve an informal interview with members of the board, and an opportunity to explore and discuss Million Minutes’ work with the team and volunteers.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a rolling recruitment for trustees.
Downloads: Role Description