Catalyst Programme Assistant

Global Action Plan

£18,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 02074204444 Clair McCowlen

Reference: Catalyst2017

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Young people are the future. They are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling environmental issues, such as climate change. We want to invest in young people, and that's why each year we offer 30 young people who are not in education, employment, or training (often referred to as NEETs) the opportunity to take part in a three-day workshop. Successful applicants learn about climate change, behaviour change and get to polish their interview and communication skills. Young people who successfully complete the course will also be able to apply to join GAP as a Programme Assistant for a year.

A Programme Assistant at Global Action Plan is a varied and hands-on role. The exact programmes that you work on will depend on what projects GAP is delivering throughout the year. We also try to match you to projects based on your individual skills & experience. But you can expect to be involved in some, or possibly all, of the following:

  • Assisting with delivering staff engagement programmes at clients’ sites;
  • Conducting baseline & post-programme surveys of environmental behaviours;
  • Data collection and analysis;
  • Supporting the delivery of social media & communications campaigns;
  • Inputting to the design of new programmes;
  • Managing the logistics for and supporting the delivery of GAP events;
  • Training people in how to reduce their environmental impact;
  • General office administrative and support activities;
  • Supporting internal GAP training and development.

As the Programme Assistant, you will start off in a largely supporting role. However, as your skills, knowledge and confidence develop, expect to find yourself taking on greater responsibility for delivering work to clients and working independently.

Your development is key to us so you will have a three month probation review followed by a half yearly appraisal.

The reviews are an important time for reflection. They will be conducted to give you an opportunity to start considering how your increased knowledge could start to have an impact on your future learning and employability.

To help get the most from your time with us you will be partnered with a Development Coach. Your Coach, along with the Catalyst Programme Manager, will support with your learning programme.

If you are interested in this role, please apply for a place on our free three-day catalyst training course.

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