Opportunities

Now and then outside partners offer YesTribers great opportunities. We can’t vouch for the partners or the role, that’s up to you, but at first glance it seemed worthwhile and the kind of thing a good yes person does. So, here they are:


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Opportunities to join the Transcontinental Race #TCRNo7 team

This summer Lost Dot are looking for passionate, skilled and experienced individuals to join our race production team on Transcontinental Race No.7.

We have two short term roles for the duration of the race, a Communications Operator to replace the wonderful Tom (who has moved on to new projects) and a Media Manager - a new role within the race. Both positions are home based, customer facing / support roles that are essential to the delivery of a successful edition of the Transcontinental Race. Both roles require excellent spoken and written English, multi-lingual skills are desirable but not essential.

If you are interested in applying for either role please sign up / log into our registration site* where you will find the detailed job descriptions and application form. Any questions please email race@transcontinental.cc.

Applications will close 31st March 2019 and we will be conducting interviews mid April, likely between 15th and the 19th of April 2019.

Please find some detail on each role below:

Communications Operator:
From 20th July to 20th August 2019 with a training day TBA (exact dates TBC)
Purpose of the Position
The Communications operator for the Transcontinental Race No7 will be responsible for providing administrative, operational and communications support to the core Transcontinental Race production team in the lead up to, during and post the Transcontinental No7. in order to ensure that essential services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.
Scope
The Communications operator reports to the Race Director and core team and is responsible for managing our communications channels, direct customer services, maintaining the rider database and coordinating our team of volunteers.

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Media Manager:
From 20th July to 20th August 2019 with a training day TBA (exact dates TBC) 
Purpose of the Position
The Media Manager for the Transcontinental Race No7 will be responsible for curating, managing and distributing our media content in the lead up to and during the Transcontinental Race No7. The ideal candidate will be able to curate our website and social media channels following Transcontinental Race brand guidelines selecting the best content from our media team to tell the story of this unique edition of the race as it unfolds, as well as effectively communicate the underlying spirit of the Transcontinental Race. 
Scope
The Media Manager reports to the Race Director and core media team and is responsible for managing the media schedule, managing and updating our website and social media channels, maintaining up to date race news and coordinating our team of media volunteers, handling press enquiries and supporting the Communications Operator with customer services as and when required.

*http://registration.transcontinental.cc


Tools Shed Project Manager

This is a freelance position which will pay a day rate, equating to approximately £20,000 per year plus travel expenses.  

The Conservation Foundation began Tools Shed over twelve years ago.  The project has been very successful in collecting unwanted garden tools at garden centres and recycling centres which are then taken to prisons where they are repaired and refurbished before being given free of charge to community gardens and schools. We are now seeking an experienced Project Manager to take over the running of the project as soon as possible to enable a hand-over.

Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund for England there are currently four English prisons involved. We have also worked with Edinburgh Prison for a number of years and would like to expand the project in Scotland. Each prison has its own way of working and internal priorities and therefore the Project Manager needs to accommodate these to ensure the success and  continuing sustainability of the programme, which is contracted to run until June 2020, but might be extended.

The Project Manager is a freelance position which will pay a day rate, equating to approximately £20,000 per year plus travel expenses and is involved in all stages of the project with   assistance of part-time Regional Co-ordinators This is a freelance position which will pay a day rate, equating to approximately £20,000 per year plus travel expenses.  

While some of the work has to be done away from the Foundation’s office in Kensington Gore, the Project Manager would be expected to spend regular time here.  The Tools Shed Project Manager is part of the Foundation’s small team but also needs to be a self-starter and creative problem solver, who enjoys getting involved. The job requires regular visits to participating prisons and from time to time there is a need to hire and drive a van loaded with tools. Depending on the successful candidate’s interests and availability there could be an involvement with other Foundation projects which would be negotiated separately.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the freedom of managing an unusual, but very rewarding project which is appreciated by the prison authorities, the prisoners and the recipients of the tools.  Good management, diplomacy, energy, enthusiasm and communication skills are key requirements.

Do contact me if you would like to discuss or know more.

David Shreeve
Director

T +44 (0) 207 591 3111

+44 (0) 7831 387745

1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR

@conservationfdn
www.conservationfoundation.co.uk