Associate Director Graduate Programmes

Associate Director Graduate Programmes

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    Directors & CEOs, Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns, Community

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 45k per year

  • Contact :

    Shweta Prabhakar

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7320

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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The Advocacy Academy is an activist youth movement of leaders fighting for justice and equality. We serve as the political home for grassroots youth organising and the catalyst for collective action. Our Advocates' lives have been directly shaped by living in an unjust world, and we exist to turn their anger into action.

We are young, dynamic, ambitious, and unapologetic, and we are looking for someone to join us who is as passionate as we are about building the world as it should be.

Every single decision at The Advocacy Academy is taken by our Advocates as part of a cyclical leadership model . After the Fellowship programme our young people continue to organise and grow with us, leading our programmes, working with our partner organisations, and launching campaigns as members of the Movement.

The Advocacy Academy are looking for an Associate Director Graduate Programmes.

Associate Director Graduate Programmes - The Advocacy Academy

Location: Brixton, South London

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Contract: Fixed-term contract for two years, with potential for extension

The Associate Director Graduate Programmes will work with some of the most passionate young campaigners in the country, guiding our Alumni towards furthering their political education, developing their skills, and building their experience across the activist ecosystem. You will work with the Fellowship Director, Spark Director, Head of Cyclical Leadership and Liberation Psychology Lead to coordinate a holistic safeguarding focus across The Advocacy Academy Advocates and Alumni. You will line manage our Political Education Lead, and our Head of Creative Projects, taking the time to invest in their training, development and holding them accountable for completing key pieces of work.

We are looking for someone exceptional to craft the infrastructure and pathways of our Graduate Programmes. You will be creating new leadership journeys, building partnerships with leading campaigns and justice institutions, and furthering the political education of each of our Alumni. We are looking for a leader with the educational and operational excellence required to develop a suite of opportunities for our Alumni to follow - and who's bursting with ideas to make it even better year-on-year. We're seeking someone with a track record of programme design across the arts and/or education, ideally working with young people with lived experience of injustice. You will have a strong moral compass, experience working within political or anti-oppression spaces, a love of making good trouble, and a proven commitment to building people's capacity to challenge the status quo.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th October 2021

If you would like to receive a full job description and further information about this role, with details on how to apply, please contact Shweta Prabhakar at Harris Hill: shweta.prabhakar@harrishill.co.uk | 020 7820 7320

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.