Contract Type: Fixed Term for a period of 6 months
Working Hours: 30 hours per week including some evening and weekend work
Hourly Salary: £9.40 per hour
The successful candidate will provide support to the Creative Youth Project Manager to report, film, photograph, monitor and market our flagship cultural projects.
Through the #Culturemakers programme, the Westway Trust are working with young people and a wide range of cultural partners, exploring how local cultural infrastructure can support young people’s skills development and progression in west London. With funding from A New Direction, and in partnership with vInspired, young people from Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Brent receive up to £400 funding, support and mentoring to enable them to run their own creative social action projects.
We are looking for an intern to assist in the filming, photographing, monitoring, documentation and reporting of our flagship cultural projects; #Culturemakers and the Creative Employment Partnership.
The ideal candidate will train as a community reporter and create stories from #Culturemakers, the CEP and other Westway Trust programmes.
• To film, photograph and document events and workshops;
• To film, photograph and interview participants and other stakeholders in order to document the #Culturemakers journey;
• To support #Culturemakers in their projects and assist in the day to day delivery of the programme;
• To assist with Marketing/PR for the programme;
• To create content for blogs, written literature and the Trusts website; and
• To support in the recruitment of project participants and to work with other cultural organisations within the local community.
Creative Employment Programme (CEP)
• To film, photograph and interview participants and other stakeholders in order to document the CEP journey;
• To assist in the documentation, monitoring and evaluation of this programme; and
• To assist in the delivery of the cultural enrichment programme.
• To work closely with other members of the Westway Trust team to ensure that information is shared;
• Attend relevant meetings, and provide minute taking, following up on actions as appropriate;
• Responding to emails, correspondence and invitations as appropriate;
• Maintaining the department’s contact information including guest lists for events;
• Attend internal and external meetings as appropriate;
• Be part of the Community Reporter Programme for Westway Trust, an initiative designed to develop and build a greater user voice and experience into the Trust’s narrative and messaging, creating positive conversations about local change;
• Carrying out other ad-hoc duties as requested by managers within your Department; and
• Assist staff from the learning teams in filming and photography as requested.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Good filming and photographic skills and understanding of how to follow a brief;
• A sound knowledge of the local area, cultural organisations or community and a passion for the creative and cultural sector;
• The ability to communicate effectively when dealing with customers, participants and colleagues by phone, face-to-face, and in writing;
• The ability to communicate, work with, and listen to young people;
• Sound organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and maintain effectiveness and accuracy under pressure and when working to tight deadlines;
• A disciplined but flexible approach to work and willingness to complete a variety of tasks in-line with the role;
• Good keyboard and IT skills including Microsoft Office and good numeracy skills;
• The ability to be reliable and trustworthy and able to deal with confidential matters discreetly and reliably;
• A passion for working as a team and committed to promoting team-spirit and co-operation; and
• Demonstrable understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
• 5 GCSE's A* - C
Please note, at the time of applying candidates must be aged 18 to 24 years old and be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.
Please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing what skills and attributes make you the ideal candidate for this role, along with the diversity monitoring form using the form submission box on our website (www.westway.org/vacancies
). Please note, applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Midday on 12th September 2016