Come and work with us! Paid work opportunity for 16-25 year olds in Islington.

All Change and Impact Hub Islington are looking for young people aged 16 – 25 living, working or studying in Islington to be part of a unique PAID WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY.

The Opportunity:

  • 3* entry level roles in the Creative and Tech sectors in Islington
  • Designed for and by Young People aged 16-25
  • No experience needed
  • London living wage (£10.55 per hour)
  • 16 hours per week over 10 weeks (May-July 2019)

To apply for one of the 3 roles – please complete an application form and return it to All Change (by post or email) by 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 29 March 2019. Interviews will take place on 3 and 4 April 2019.

The Roles:

Creative Content Developer – 64 Million Artists https://www.64millionartists.com

Project Assistant – Otophin Digital http://www.octophindigital.com

Technical Assistant – WAAT.EU http://www.waat.eu

The roles have been designed as part of ReDesign – a partnership project between All Change and Impact Hub Islington, which sees a team of Young Creatives – local young people aged 16 – 25, working with experts and professionals from different fields to design social action projects which benefit the local community . The 3 roles have been designed in consultation with young people , with the needs of those who are new to work in mind. The successful candidates will be encouraged to succeed, learn about the world of work, and to develop important skills, confidence and experience in a friendly and accessible environment.

Opportunity to drop in and meet the team on Thursday 14 March 2019 from 4 – 6pm. You will have a chance to have a look around and meet Octophin Digital, WAAT EU and 64 Million Artists, to ask questions, find out more about the roles and Impact Hub Islington, and enjoy some refreshments too. Let us know if you would like to come along or you’d like more information call All Change on 020 7689 4646 or email projects@allchangearts.org.

The Opportunities

Role 1: CREATIVE CONTENT DEVELOPER at 64 MILLION ARTISTS

At 64 Million Artists we believe that everyone is creative, and that when we use our creativity we can make positive change in our lives and the world around us. We aim to be a catalyst for the creativity of everyone in the UK. We’ve worked across schools, universities, whole cities, workplaces, cultural institutions, health and with government to experiment with ways to get people back in touch with their innate creativity. We run programmes for individuals and communities, design and deliver bespoke solutions for clients and also work on national partnering initiatives to use creativity to make change.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We have a website dothinkshare.com (which sits alongside our main 64 Million Artists site) that hosts creative activities for everyone. From individuals looking for artistic inspiration, to voluntary group leaders planning creative sessions, we’d like it to become the go – to everyday creativity website. It currently hosts a suite of activities, including a creative challenge bank, online session plans and simple ‘How to’ videos. We’d like you to help us develop more visual and written content for the site (e.g. videos, graphics, blogs). The role will also include researching, testing new ideas and social media/ newsletter promotion (specific to dothinkshare.com). We’d like you to grow with the position, developing your skills but also trying out new things too!

Here’s a few examples of tasks you’re likely to be doing:

  • Initiating, filming and editing creative ‘How – to’ videos ●
  • Designing and writing creative challenges, as well as crowdsourcing them from others
  • Exploring and researching ideas for blog posts (and writing some if you’d like to)
  • Writing and designing creative session plans and encouraging others to upload theirs
  • Promoting the site via social media and email (this will include writing and scheduling posts)
  • Researching different communities who may want to upload relevant content to the site
  • Any other content or promotion you may like to work on

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Someone who is…

  • Enthusiastic and engaged
  • Confident and interested in using technology (phone & laptop) ● Loves being creative and offering new ideas
  • Open with a willingness to learn
  • A team player
  • Interested in what we do, developing creative content (e.g. videos, graphics, blogs) and social media.

If you’re feeling under confident, don’t worry, you’ll have support from our team and we’ll help train you in anything you need to complete the job. Our team is currently made up of 5 people (plus you!).

Role 2: PROJECT ASSISTANT at OCTOPHIN DIGITAL

Octophin Digital build apps, websites, interactive maps and games for animal conservation and other charities. We’ve worked with organisations including ZSL London Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Fauna & Flora International, WILDLABS and The Chagos Conservation Trust, building maps of sharks, birds and seals, community websites, action and adventure games, exhibit touchscreens and much more. We’re a small friendly team working with and for some brilliant people making the world a better place.

PROJECT ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

Join us in making apps and games for animal conservation. Learn about the great work of scientists and conservationists and how to make interactive things on the web.

  • We will train you in coding for the web
  • We will train you in project co – ordination skills if you prefer non – technical things
  • Along with your own work you’d be testing things made by others and spotting any mistakes or improvements.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

  • No prior technical skills or experience are needed but we’d love you to have a passion for the web, animals or preferably both!
  • Chattiness AND good listening skills would be a great help as you’d be attending meetings and idea generation sessions.
  • The desire to learn by trying new things, making mistakes, learning and improving.
  • An eye for detail would also be a useful skill.

Regardless of what you end up helping us with, you’ll gain valuable communication and research skills and talk to amazing people doing great work all over the world. We’re a small, friendly team who work closely together so you’ll be supported and encouraged to ask questions at all points.

Role 3: TECHNICAL ASSISTANT at WAAT.EU

WAAT.EU is a team of web professionals delivering the best digital experience for UK charities, international organisations and Start – Ups.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Interested by the web? Always wanted to know what is behind the scenes of a big website? If yes, read further, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Promote work on social media
  • Be a community manager
  • Pair up with a senior designer to create UX (User Experience) web design
  • Co – develop the front end of websites
  • Learn about web marketing, web design and web programming

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • No qualifications required
  • No prior technical skills or experience are needed
  • You will need a positive approach to challenges
  • You will be willing to learn
  • You will have a curious mind