The Community Projects team includes a team of paid postgraduates who help facilitate a range of Community Projects each term. Please note this role is open to applications from PG students only.
Community Projects aim to support knowledge exchange and foster a positive social impact. The projects will be delivered by teams of student volunteers and the role of the postgraduate facilitator is to help the team work together. Each team will support a community partner, such as a local organisation or charity on a specific brief they have set.
The post holder(s) will be assigned project teams of 4-6 students to work with over the course of the project. You will work with the team to help them to deliver on the brief they have been set by the Community Projects team in partnership with an external organisation.
As a facilitator, you will be the main point of contact for the team, supporting them at each stage of the project process; from initial briefings, project planning, and delivery to student reflection and evaluation. You will ensure that student teams remain engaged and that community partners expectations are being met, supporting the student team to work well together, signposting students to support materials and referring any complex issues to the Community Projects management team.
Facilitators will be given training in project management and facilitation tools, and will be fully briefed on the project.
This term’s projects will run across Spring term into the beginning of Summer term, over 10 weeks (8 February - 12 May), with approx. 6 paid hours of training taking place on Thursday 26 January before the projects start. Post holders are expected to work approximately 46 hours across the 12-week period (excluding Spring vacation, including training) on a flexible basis.
Applications for this role in Spring/Summer 2022/2023 have now closed.