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Community engagement education officer in Huddersfield

Brake is seeking three education officers to join its community engagement team at our head office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. This is an exciting, fast paced role, giving you the chance to develop experience in three key areas; project organisation, marketing, and fundraising.

What we offer:

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What are you going to do

Brake's community engagement team reaches out to communities and educators to raise awareness about Brake's work and deepen knowledge about road safety. It does this through various projects for schools, including Brake's Kids Walk. The project aims to get thousands of primary school children to take part in at least a 500m walk to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking. We provide schools with free resources to use on the day, but the event is also a crucial fundraiser for Brake, with schools encouraged to raise money through various activities.

As an education officer, you will work for Brake's community engagement manger to ensure delivery of key community engagement projects included but not limited to Brake's Kids Walk, distribution of resources to primary schools and Beep Beep! days. You will do this by:

  1. promoting uptake of the project to schools through effective marketing
  2. contacting schools and nurseries directly via telephone and email
  3. keeping a clear and precise log of the work carried out
  4. assisting the marketing and project officer with delivery of the project
  5. working cooperatively with other team members
  6. encouraging schools and nurseries to fundraise for Brake and support our cause

Introduction to our cause

Road crashes, air pollution and emissions from road traffic are preventable, global catastrophes that must be stopped, and the solutions are within grasp. Brake, the road safety charity, fights for a world with safe, green, healthy and fair transport. We research and advocate for change at
government level and, through our community projects, inspire, inform and engage people and organisations to join us on our campaign.

In the UK, an average of five people die in road crashes every single day, with ten times as many seriously injured. Being suddenly and violently bereaved or suffering life-changing injuries from a road crash is traumatic and devastating but we exist to help.


We tirelessly work with communities and organisations to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, as well as support people bereaved
and seriously injured. We operate from Huddersfield in the UK and run global services and projects with our office in New Zealand.

What we ask:

  • Any relevant education
  • Any relevant experience
  • To succeed in this role you:

  1. are confident and efficient, with excellent verbal communication skills
  2. are deadline driven, determined and organised – you get the job done
  3. are able to build relationships quickly to achieve results through great inter-personal skills
  4. are a committed hard worker, who will enthusiastically undertake
    both challenging, and mundane tasks in order to meet targets and help
    the charity achieve
  5. are proficient with Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel
  6. have a passion for the cause of Brake and an interest in Brake's community engagement work in particular


To apply

Apply by 5pm on Thursday 22 February 2018. Explain (in up to 500 words) what you would bring to this role and the charity.

Attach your CV in word document format.

Applications not in the specified format or submitted past the closing date will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications Brake receives we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications and we are unable to speak to prospective applicants wanting to find out more about the role. Further information about Brake is available on our website.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Thursday 22 February 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 27 or Wednesday 28 February 2018 in central Huddersfield

Start date: March 2018

Working hours: 9am-5pm, 2-3 days a week (to be arranged)

Extra information

Education Level
College, University
Location
Huddersfield
Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs, Casual / Part Time Jobs, Temporary Full Time
Salary indication
£8.75 per hour
Responsible for
Project organisation, marketing, and fundraising.
Type of Job
Admin / Secretarial, Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Yes
Cover Letter Required
Yes
Languages
English

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