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Good Futures Trainee

Contract  for Good Futures in Colchester

Would you like to build a career where you can make a difference? If you are passionate about working with people and communities to build a better world – Good Futures might be for you!

Good Futures is a unique opportunity for talented people to build a career on the front line of the charity sector in the UK.

Through a mixture of paid full-time work in a national charity and a professional training course, Good Futures prepares participants to work in frontline services in the non-profit sector.

We’re looking for motivated people with lots of potential to join us and our partner charities in making a real difference to the people and communities where they work. We want to hear from you if you if you're passionate about developing a frontline career, regardless of your background or experience. Maybe you want to be a support worker, or manage front line services. Placements are available in 3 national charities: Family Action, Terrence Higgins Trust, and Thera Trust.

What Does Good Futures Offer?

A full time, paid job in a national charityProfessional development & training A Professional Mentor The opportunity to gain a Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma Support from a dedicated Programme CoachThe opportunity to take part in 2 community leadership projectsResearch opportunities that will help shape organisations/servicesA strong network of like-minded peers 

What are we looking for in applicants?

People who are motivated to put the needs of others firstPeople who have the energy and drive to make a difference to people and communitiesPositive people who are resilient and embrace challenging situationsPeople who are ambitious, and who want to build a career in the non-profit sectorPeople who have a passion for working in frontline services in the charity sector and an ambition to manage these services in the futureTo apply, please send us a personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining who you are, why you think you are right for Good Futures, and why you think Good Futures is right for you. Please also send us 2 short testimonials from people who have seen you in a work or educational environment.

If you need help or support concerning your application to the programme or you have any specific circumstances you wish to discuss please be in touch with us at info@vanillaventures.co.uk with the subject line Good Futures Query, and we will get back to you or just call the Good Futures team on 02036205252.For more information on specific vacancies please see http://www.vanillaventures.co.uk/uncategorized/good-futures-current-vacancies/

The deadline for this application is 12:00, 24th December 2014. 

Please note: as well as Colchester, the programme will be running in Birmingham, South Gloucestershire, Worcester, Bolton and Durham.

Job added on 15-11-2014