Fearless Futures engages people in critical thought to understand and challenge the root causes of inequalities and grow powerful new ways of leading and designing transformative change.
We do this through equity, leadership and design programmes for young people in schools and people in the workplace.
Salary: £30-32,000 depending on experience
Location: London, near Liverpool St station, with potential travel to our programmes across the UK
Role Type: Full-time
Start date: September 2018
First round interview: 31st July
Second round interview: 13th August
Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
This is an exciting time at Fearless Futures, as more and more people become aware of our method and approach – regularly through word of mouth – and the power of our education to transform workplaces. As such we are seeking a person passionate about building workplaces that are equitable, inclusive and sites of belonging for all, to use our existing platform to reach and connect those far and wide who want the same thing – but are courageous enough to reject the tired, ineffective, “safe” mainstream methods for change.
What will the role involve?
- You will lead the growth of our diversity and inclusion programmes: both our flagship Design for Inclusion 3.5 day programme and other in-house training. This growth will involve supporting our work with more curious, courageous and committed senior leaders, across a range of organisations and sectors.
- You will cultivate and be a great partner with clients across the private, public and third sector. You’ll also co-ordinate our organisational programmes: taking them from prospect-management, through ideation to ensure they are high impact in each client’s context, then onboarding ahead of delivery all the way through to evaluation.
- You’ll enthusiastically seek out opportunities to raise Fearless Futures’ visibility and to speak to new organisations and people. You will be a compelling advocate of our work and will handle and deploy our monitoring and evaluation strategy and process to demonstrate our impact to potential partners and future change makers.
This role will report into our wonderful Director of Programmes, Sara Shahvisi, who you will work very closely with and support, alongside our CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey who is also heavily involved in our programmes in organisations.
Who are we looking for?
- Love of meeting new people and building creative relationships
- A commercial eye and the ability to move fast to secure opportunities
- A growth mindset, with the confidence to take on ambitious growth targets
- Strength in compelling written communication
- A confident ambassador of the organisation and public speaker (for example on panels etc)
- Comfortable pitching and ‘selling’ services – in this instance with a view to building workplaces of equity and belonging
- Understanding of power, privilege and systems of oppression – conceptually and as lived realities
- Engagement with challenging the status quo on gender, class, race, sexuality, disability, faith and/or other anti-oppression issues
- Creativity in the face of challenges and unexpected logistical issues
- Organised and prepared, with good time-awareness
- Able to complete administrative and logistical tasks swiftly and to a high and accurate standard
- Able to keep a tight grip on project budget
- A self-starter with strong project management and (forward) planning skills
- Understanding of impact measurement, analysis and commercial use
- A can-do, positive attitude to making our organisational work transformative and fun!
- Track record of successful relationship management and sales
- Experience in utilising social and other media to build presence and reach new people
- Experience working in the inclusion space
- A background in social justice
- Experience of coordinating and running events
- Equity – we are committed to advancing deep and meaningful equity and inclusion – so all spaces of work are spaces of belonging and opportunity for all.
- Intersectionality – our approach always strives to honor the ways oppression and inequities interconnect in individual’s lived realities.
How to apply?
Please complete the application here. Once you begin the application form, you must finish it (you will not be able to save it.) You will be asked to provide the following:
- Brief information on your work history (select four positions only), with achievements in those roles
- A short response on what you believe makes Fearless Futures unique
- You will also be asked to rate yourself in the following competency areas, and then provide evidence where you rate yourself as highly competent – business development/pitching, building and cultivating successful relationships with clients, budget management, public speaking and presentation skills, proposal writing, project management, understanding of power, privilege and systems of oppression
- Information on your notice period
- Confirmation that you are available on the interview dates stated
The deadline is 12pm (midday) on Thursday 26th July. We operate anonymised recruitment, and will only ask for your mobile number on the application form. If you are invited to interview, we will request your email.
First round interviews will take place on the 31st July, within a 2 hour slot. This will consist of a presentation (details to be sent along with invitation to interview), a competency interview and a written/in-tray exercise.
The second round interview will take place on the 13th August.
We are unlikely to be able to conduct interviews outside of these dates, so please check your schedule when applying.
- As an employer we make all reasonable adjustments to support employees in their work if they are disabled or have a health condition. We encourage you to read about the government’s Access to Work scheme which could provide you with financial support to get the help you need to do all tasks successfully.
- If you are invited to interview, we will at that point ask you for any accessibility requirements or preferences e.g. in the past individuals have requested extra reading time.
- As a small organisation, we cannot at this stage, support with visa sponsorship.
- If you have any other questions regarding the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.