We are recruiting for our new project ‘Be the Change’

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We are looking for a dynamic, inclusive community activist to facilitate our new young activists’ club in Canterbury

You will be…

  • Someone who ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to sustainability, compassionate living and social justice.
  • Committed to inclusive, child-led learning and co-production.
  • A self-motivated person who thrives in environments where people work together equally and learn from each other.
  • A person who doesn’t think s/he has all the answers.

Our plan is to work alongside children (aged between 5-11 years – possibly divided into  two separate groups) and their families to develop an out-of-school club based in Canterbury. The club will be co-produced alongside children from disadvantaged and low-income families, with the aim of exploring issues of sustainability and social justice in an accessible, enjoyable and creative way.

We will support children to design and develop their own club, as a way of doing something positive about global issues that concern them. The project aims to support children to grow in curiosity and self-belief to enable them to be positive agents of change (young activists).

The club will be based at the Abbot’s Mill Project site; a strip of restored green space alongside the River Stour that enables people to be surrounded by, and connected with, nature whilst simultaneously feeling part of the local community of the city.

The aim of the club goes beyond a gardening club or forest school in that it will encourage children to think holistically and collaboratively about what we can all do to help each other, non-human animals and the planet and reduce our ecological and social footprints, tread gently and live kindly.

The club will be run on the basis of non-violence and no-harm – thereby enabling young people to feel comfortable in a peaceful setting that embraces all living beings and enables us to connect and live in harmony with nature and each other.

We have funding to run 20 half-day sessions throughout 2017.

As the Project Lead for ‘Be the Change’, you will receive:

  • £25/hour (self-employed basis).
  • Reasonable expenses covered.
  • Excellent support from the Abbot’s Mill Project.

For an informal chat and/or an application pack please email us.

Deadline for applications is the Friday the 17th of February 2017.

Interviews will be held on the 25th February 2017.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. You will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check.