Tell us about the Good Things Foundation and the work you do
Good Things Foundation is a social change charity, and we’re committed to helping people improve their lives through digital. We work with local partners in the 5,000-strong community-based Online Centres Network, delivering a range of projects and programmes that have real impact on ensuring some of the most excluded people in today’s society are both digitally and socially included.
What role are you currently recruiting for and what does it involve?
We’re currently recruiting for a key role in our digital inclusion team as a digital inclusion manager. In this role, you’ll be managing some of the projects in our portfolio, working with a range of partners - including funders, national partners and community organisations. You’ll be getting involved with developing and shaping our digital inclusion programme, and so you’ll be expected to develop a good understanding of key policy areas, and to be able to develop partner relationships in order to secure new opportunities.
What kind of person are you looking for?
We’re looking for someone who has excellent communication, project and partner/stakeholder management skills. You will be analytical and inquisitive with the ability to draw on research, evidence and learning to develop projects. Most importantly, you’ll be a self-starter who can work creatively with confidence under their own initiative within a team environment, and collaboratively across the organisation and with other partners.
Good Things Foundation is a dynamic and fast paced organisation, with a real focus on driving social change for the most excluded in society.
Why would someone want to work for Good Things Foundation?
Good Things Foundation is a dynamic and fast paced organisation, with a real focus on driving social change for the most excluded in society. You’ll work with colleagues who will share your passion for making good things happen, and will have the chance to shape our work, ensuring it has maximum impact. On top of that, we’re a friendly and positive team - and there’s always plenty of cake!
What exciting projects are you working on?
We currently have a number of exciting projects in the works that the successful candidate will have the chance to get involved with. We deliver projects across both our digital and social inclusion teams, working with national partners and community organisations to help people to improve lives through digital. We deliver programmes for government departments including Department for Education and Ministry of Communities and Local Government, local authorities, corporate partners including Lloyds Banking Group and other funders, such as Big Lottery Fund. All our projects and programmes support the most excluded people in society to benefit from digital.
What opportunities for training and development are there?
Good Things Foundation is committed to providing regular training and development to all the team. Staff have a training budget that they can spend on anything that is relevant for them, and there is also the opportunity to take part in training offered by the organisation, which ranges from accredited ILM training, to sessions on time management, managing staff and more. Staff also have the opportunity to undertake work shadowing opportunities across the organisation.
What tips would you offer applicants?
We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, and who will be able pick up relationships with partners and the delivery of projects from the start. We’re looking for applicants who can demonstrate their ability to do this, and their track record in previous roles. We’re also looking for someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude who can bring new ideas to the table.
A ‘wonderful workplace’ is somewhere where everyone is committed to the same vision, and where everyone can play a clear role in achieving it.
What do you think makes a 'wonderful workplace'?
A ‘wonderful workplace’ is somewhere where everyone is committed to the same vision, and where everyone can play a clear role in achieving it. At Good Things I think we’ve achieved this - everyone is encouraged to bring new ideas to the table, and to play their part in making the world a better place through digital.
Sum up what it’s like to work for Good Things Foundation
Good Things Foundation is a fun, friendly and dynamic place to work. It’s a great place for anyone who wants to make a real difference, and anyone can take on new opportunities and really shape their own role. Plus there’s always plenty of cake!
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