We are looking for what YOU can add most value doing for us whilst developing and preparing for your future ideal job?
This is a rare chance to quickly develop your work skills and build a successful CV for your future job.
There is flexibility in the specific area you will focus on. It is likely you want to work in business, be it as specialist, manager or entrepreneur. We have a wide range of tasks and circa 40% is intended to be built around the YOUR current skills and interests. This could be (but is not limited to) knowledge creation and management, research, PR, marketing, sales, writing in both long and short form, social media (all and any parts), content creation, data analysis, business development, project management, customer / membership engagement, coding, cloud computing, website development / improvement / usability / management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and modelling, visualisation of data, event management, organisation and management of training and testing of training content, audio and video creation / editing. This is really what you are interested in developing and most likely already have a good skill in, so that you can deliver value to us and yourself quickly.
Around 20% is allocated to development and management. This covers the weekly one-on-ones with your coach and preparing you for future recruitment processes, researching on jobs and skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviours companies are looking for. And there is a huge library of content you can use personally to go further into becoming more employable.
The remaining 40% is a combination of various tasks and projects, including confidential projects. The aim is to provide distinct pieces of work you can complete in relatively short time. This builds a successful portfolio of achievements and enough work to provide evidence of delivering quality in a timely manner whilst being positive and helping the team to increase productivity and customer value.
We will provide the required software/applications on a new iPad with keyboard, Apple pencil and a data plan to enable flexibility of where work is done. The required software/applications will also be provided.
We are first and foremost looking for individuals that have one of the many skills and abilities we can get value from and are driven to improve their future career prospects and are willing to listen and learn.
The activities will be varied and a positive view on completing all types of tasks are important.
We are open to what skill you are focusing on and want to develop whilst delivering positive outcomes to our organisation and our clients. We have a wide scope and have not listed all activities due to confidentiality.
Behaviours we look for:
Willingness to learn and develop
Positive outlook and can-do attitude
Integrity, being trustworthy (we have confidential and proprietary information to safeguard)
Effective communicator; in person; verbally over phone and video; using writing in both short and long form
Ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks, both individually and as part of a team
We are award winning experts in our field of Strategic Workforce Planning which includes Workforce Planning and varying levels of Workforce / People Analytics.
We focus on how organisations from 600 people to over 100,000 ensure they have the ability to deliver their desired outcome and strategy. Our clients are from both the private and public sector and can be located anywhere in the world although most are based in the UK. Selection of companies we have worked with include: Balfour Beatty, Bupa, 3 Mobile, Barclays, NHS, Metropolitan Police, NHS, The Global Fund
We often work with HR/People departments as our main client although this can equally be Finance and Strategy and we are covering most departments in the work we do for our clients.
Although we are working with some of the biggest organisations we are ourselves a small team. This means we have a wide scope of work activities and you have an opportunity to try many different tasks.
With our focus on people, both hiring and developing, we try to adapt to the future of work and keep ourselves open to how the world of work and life is changing.
We will help you be significantly more able to find and secure your next job, as well as performing in the job.
We provide structured coaching, and you will be enrolled into a fantastic career enhancing development service at our expense, we are planning to provide this access for a full year giving you 6 months access post completion. This will help you prepare for your next role.
We aim to provide you with the opportunity to do things you are already great at and interested in, enhancing your future prospects further as it is building on your existing skills.
How to apply
Please email an application in the form of a letter of interest (1-2 pages) stating:
Ambitions with work and life (both are valid as they blend together in the future of work). What is it you want to do and what do you want to learn or think you need to learn and get more experienced in to reach your goals.
Key skills, what are you already good or great at (and you are happy to use working with us)
Specific software, applications, technologies you can use and highlight if you are an experience user.
The traits and behaviours you will bring with you so we can understand you
Key successes outlined and dated, it is OK to attach a CV in addition to this.
We will shortlist for initial interview and may have a second behavioural interview at the same time or at a separate time. We may fill the post when we find the right person so don’t delay in applying.
National minimum wage plus benefits for 25 hours per week for 6 months as part of the Kickstart scheme.