Bankside Skills Academy is the new name for Better Bankside’s Events Academy, which has directly involved over 100 students since 2008.
We are looking for a Bankside Skills Academy Project Manager to lead up to eight students, aged 16-21 years, as they participate in this work experience programme, supporting them in every aspect of their professional and personal development. This includes liaising with local businesses to develop a series of skills-based workshops for the students and ensuring that they deliver a successful event on time, to budget and on brief.
Now in its eleventh year, this award-winning initiative is aimed at helping young people to develop key skills for their future. It is a unique work experience scheme, giving 16-21 year olds who live and/or study in Southwark the opportunity to spend a summer doing real work in real workplaces, gaining new skills and learning about a variety of business sectors and careers.
The ideal candidate will have solid experience of working with young people aged 16-21, an understanding of the key skills required for employment, as well as some experience of project and/or event management and planning.
For more information on the role download the job description and email your CV and a covering letter along with a completed equal opportunities form to Rahima Begum on rb [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Bankside%20Skills%20Academy%20project%20manager) . If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact Rachel Nicholson, Corporate Responsibility Manager: rn [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Bankside%20Skills%20Academy%20project%20manager) or 020 7929 2998
The deadline for applications is Monday 24 June at 5pm, however applications will be considered before this date. Ideally, the successful candidate needs to be able to start from the week commencing Monday 1 July.