1MM Research and Communications Officer (Manchester based)

The Programme

One Million Mentors, is a project within the charity UpRising Leadership, its mission is to transform the process of mentoring for all in the UK. Our ambition is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people in order to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers.

The impetus for 1MM comes from the recognition that there is significant opportunity to widen the scope of mentoring, increase the provision of mentoring to areas across the UK and generally strengthen the mentoring network by connecting existing organisations through the shared online platform.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to strengthen our research, evaluation and monitoring work, being clear about who our key stakeholders are, the recipients and their demographics, the impact of mentoring on the mentor and mentee as well as the challenges and opportunities our offer presents.

The post-holder will promote 1MM, raising our profile and communicating the impact of our work and learning to different audiences through a variety of tools and channels. You will also work with the CEO to identify and apply for fundraising opportunities, as well as to maintain relationships with current funders, providing them with up to date information of our impact via evaluation reports.

Other responsibilities include producing blogs, tweets, social media; maintaining and developing internal communications and to our external audience and liaising with our tech team to ensure the continual development of the One Million Mentors platform.

Applicants will need excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work in a fast moving environment with multiple deadlines. Please note this is a full time role offered on an initial 3-month contract.

For full information about the role (including complete job description; frequency of work and rate of pay) and what we’d like from you in your application please download our job pack.

Important Application Details

Application deadline: 12 noon on Friday 6th December 2019. Please note, that we may be contacting suitable applicants before the deadline, so you are encouraged to apply early.

Interview date: Tuesday 10th December 2019 in Manchester.

To Apply 

Please send your application to jobs@uprising.org.uk, quoting 1MM Research and Communications Officer”.  Applications should include your notice period and two referees which we will only contact with your permission.

  • CV should be tailored to demonstrate how you meet the competencies
  • Cover Letter should highlight how you demonstrate three of the competencies in more detail, with the opportunity to demonstrate how you are working towards any competencies you feel you are lacking in. You may include voluntary, unpaid and paid work. The Cover Letter should also detail why you are interested in the role, why you want to work for One Million Mentors (UpRising), and how your values match those of our own. The Cover letter should be no more than 2 pages of A4.
  • The Cover Letter should also detail why you are interested in the role, why you want to work for One Million Mentors and how your values match those of our own. The Cover letter should be no more than 2 pages of A4.

For diversity monitoring, we also request that you fill in our Equal Ops Form.

We regret that we will only be able to offer feedback to shortlisted applicants.