Junior Consultant (Skills Facilitator)
Real Ideas are passionate about solving social problems and by working with individuals, organisations and sectors they harness the power of social enterprise to deliver real and lasting social change. 'Game Changer' will transform the lives of 1035 young people living in challenging circumstances in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly today. It will support them to overcome the complex challenges they face; understand their individual aptitudes and interests; develop skills and experiences; and build connectivity and networks, resulting in at least 55% of them moving into work or long term learning. Specifically, Game Changer will deliver four outcomes: - Participants are better equipped to address their personal barriers to engagement. - Participants report increased confidence and well-being. - Participants report increased knowledge and confidence in their plans for future careers. - Participants are ready to re-enter mainstream education, employment or apprenticeships. To do this, we are harnessing an extensive network of local businesses, voluntary and third sector providers, schools, NHS, housing associations, innovators and sector specialists who will work together to transform the lives of 1035 15 - 24 year olds. The Skills Facilitator is a key member of the Game Changer delivery team. They play a crucial role working with Learning Facilitators in supporting and enabling young people aged 15-24 to experience real world issues through Challenge Based Learning, building confidence and breaking down barriers, real and imagined, between perceptions of work and real opportunities. Main Duties Delivering quality services and products and producing great outcomes individually and within project teams. - To learn about and help deliver innovative approaches for transformational change through Challenge based Learning. - To identify and learn skills, gain knowledge and expertise to help deliver RIOs products and services. - To work effectively as part of project teams, applying RIO's approach and values - Working effectively as part of the Game Changer project team helping coordinate, organise, arrange and make projects, programmes and packages of support happen. - To learn about project management and develop consultancy skills both internally and externally. - Providing operational and administrative support enabling the effective delivery of contracts. - To help measure and celebrate impact. - To work with Consultants in developing leads and opportunities for new work, focusing on exploiting existing relationships - To support in the development of a customer base leading to business opportunities, sales and innovation in accordance with the RIO principles and ethos. General responsibilities - To represent RIO and to understand and talk coherently about RIO service provision to influence change. - To adhere to and uphold RIO's social purpose, strategic aims and policies. - To contribute to a culture of equality and demonstrate a commitment to removing all forms of discrimination as a colleague and service provider. - To act with integrity and maintain the highest professional standards always. - To meet individual targets and to ensure those you performance manage meet their targets. - To maintain the level of qualifications/personal and professional development and competence required to carry out this role and notify the company immediately of any circumstance that affects this. - To effectively use all RIO reporting and other systems. - To provide mentoring support to other members of RIO staff. - A flexible approach is required for the role, as additional, reasonable duties commensurate with the role and as agreed in advance with the Commercial Director/Chief Executive may occur from time to time. This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect a range of duties the post-holder will perform. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be changed in the light of experience and in consultation with the post-holder. Person Specification - Experience managing customer relationships positively and proactively, responding to inquiries and handling external communications - Experience using a variety of software and on-line tools and systems, and the evidenced ability to learn new skills and approaches in this area - Good understanding of social enterprise, schools, young people and education - and a real desire to learn and develop here - Ability to assimilate and understand information and ideas quickly, with experience of writing copy and materials for publication or customer use - A strong empathy with the values of RIO, our vision, and our work with children and young people - Entrepreneurial spirit - High level of written and oral communication skills used to achieve positive results and outcomes for clients, evidenced in previous role or work - Ability to assimilate and understand information and ideas quickly, with experience of writing copy and materials for publication or customer use - Conceive manage and drive positive change. This exciting opportunity is 35 hours per week. The closing date for this role is 13th June 2017, interviews will be held on 19th June If you are an experienced Junior Consultant and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by using the 'apply' button below. For an informal chat, please phone and ask for Nicky. Many thanks for your interest.