Talent Scouts

Help A New Direction engage new audiences with our Employment and Skills programmes

Hours: Casual ad-hoc basis
Contract: Freelance
Reporting to: Community Manager (Employment and Skills)
Salary: London Living Wage (£11.05/hour)

Please note:

  • Travel/expenses not covered

  • One hour for lunch unpaid. Some shifts may require you to work through lunch or take shorter breaks, in which case we’ll pay you for this time

Application deadline: Rolling

About the role

A New Direction offers employability programmes and job opportunities for young Londoners aged 18-30 in the creative, cultural, and tech industries. We introduce employers to talented and diverse young people, bringing new ideas and energy to the sector.

We are building a team of Talent Scouts to engage new audiences with our Employment and Skills programmes at public events, careers fairs and job centres.

Purpose of the role

  • To scout for new talented participants for our programmes. We're looking for people who are:
    • Aged 18-30
    • Interested in the creative industries
    • Unemployed, underemployed or not in full-time education
  • To increase the visibility of our organisation for both existing and potential new partners and funders
  • To increase our participation with new audiences, those who may not have heard of us before

Skills and abilities

  • Good communication skills in oral, written and visual communications
  • Confident public speaker and keen to engage and support other young creatives
  • Ability to work under own initiative and prioritise a range of tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to research information from a wide range of sources
  • Existing network of creatives that you can connect with

Further potential development opportunities

  • Opportunities to plan and facilitate alumni sessions in new community spaces. (dependent on government restrictions around Covid 19)
  • Opportunities to learn about on and offline event production (dependent on government restrictions around Covid 19

How to apply

Please email adelaide.lumor@anewdirection.org.uk for more information and to apply.

To apply for this role, you must be 18 – 30 years old and interested in youth engagement. It would be great if you have connections with youth clubs or grassroots organisations in and around London. There is also the opportunity for you to progress in this role and develop events for A New Direction's Employment and Skills programmes.