WIT Development Officer

This is an opportunity for an ambitious, enterprising and motivated graduate who can demonstrate genuine aptitude for business management and development either through a relevant degree subject or work experience. It is an initial 6-month fixed-term role, with the intention of becoming permanent, designed for 2020 graduates who are currently unemployed, motivated to try new things and contribute ideas.

  • £21,000 (London Living Wage)
  • London based with some home working                                              
  • 6-month fixed-term contract with the intention of becoming permanent

Do you want to...

Develop a broad set of general management/business skills through on the job and internal training opportunities? 

Learn how new organisations develop by joining this exciting start-up charity dedicated to supporting young people?

Work with a team of highly experienced social innovators with a track record of building new public services?

 

Whatever It Takes works to provide children and young people with the tailored support they need to break free from the destructive cycle of crime through a skilled practitioner with time to do whatever it takes. Whatever It Takes has been founded by four of the UK’s leading innovators in social policy, all of whom have an exceptional track record of turning an initial concept into concrete change. WIT offers a radical blueprint for challenging the way services are designed and delivered that will produce dramatically improved outcomes for young people and society at significantly lower costs.

After raising significant philanthropic funding, the experienced Whatever It Takes central team has been successful in the mobilisation of our first pilot in Kingston & Richmond in just 4 months, including the recruitment of our first WIT Team. WIT Kingston & Richmond will launch later in January with its first group of young people. We have also secured 2 further pilot locations, in Southwark and Greenwich, where implementation work is well underway and we expect to launch programmes with young people in the spring of this year.

Join us in helping deliver a programme which supports children and young people to untangle their lives and change their future.

Responsibilities:

This is an opportunity for an ambitious, enterprising and motivated graduate who can demonstrate genuine aptitude for business management and development either through a relevant degree subject or work experience. It is an initial 6-month fixed-term role, with the intention of becoming permanent, designed for 2020 graduates who are currently unemployed, motivated to try new things and contribute ideas. You relish the opportunities of a start-up environment and working with passionate and determined colleagues, focussed on making WIT a success and delivering maximum support to young people.

The WIT Development Officer will work closely with all members of the WIT Central Team to ensure the effective delivery of WIT's mission and pilot programmes, build the central WIT organisation and help embed a culture that will enable the achievement of our vision. During your time at Whatever It Takes, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a broad range of activities to gain all-round experience, contributing to strategy and execution of communications, HR, fundraising, planning and organisational development. You'll also get the chance to do more specialised work in areas such as recruitment, pilot WIT Team support or business development and administration.

Pilot WIT Team Support:

  • Support mobilisation of four further pilots
  • Evaluate learnings from the first pilot to ensure we make the best decisions for children and young people
  • Work on the integration and involvement of children and young people's voice

Recruitment:

  • Establish and deliver campaigns guaranteed to result in the hiring of outstanding individuals
  • Ensuring Equality and Diversity in all recruitment processes
  • Creation of supporting content and resources

Organisational Development:

  • Developing financial plans to go alongside WIT's 3-year strategic plan
  • Building relationships with other organisations within the youth criminal justice system space

We want to emphasise that this is a development role, designed to give you opportunities to learn on the job, and develop your skills in a variety of areas. It will provide you with fantastic hands-on experience of business management and the not-for-profit sector.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • The belief that all people and systems are capable of change with the right support
  • An alignment to a culture of continuous development, both personally and as an organisation
  • A preparedness to challenge the status-quo and be positively disruptive in the pursuit of better outcomes
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of business management and development through academic undertakings and/or previous work
  • Ability to think innovatively, seeing the challenge and ambiguity involved in ambitious projects, as opportunity
  • A willingness and enthusiasm to learn and put challenging ideas into practice
  • A proven record of building effective relationships, in person and remotely
  • The self-confidence and self-awareness required to support colleagues, while also listening and responding positively to feedback
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at any one time, prioritising and re-prioritising continuously

WIT recognises the destructive cycle of children and young people committing crimes disproportionately impacts BAME communities. Therefore, we are especially interested in hearing from applicants who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background for all WIT roles to help us ensure our delivery reflects the lives of the children and young people we are seeking to support.

Requirements

  • Unemployed 2020 graduate
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Available to work immediately

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to ella.armstrong@whateverittakesuk.com

Applications close 11.59pm on Friday 22nd January.

For more information please download the Job Pack and visit our website www.whateverittakesuk.com

 

If this role excites you, please get in touch with ella.armstrong@whateverittakesuk.com to discuss further.