Social Innovation Programme
Develop your skills through a paid placement providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by charities and social enterprises across London. No prior experience required!
Nov - Dec
London
About the Social Innovation Programme
The Social Innovation Programme (SIP) is a unique paid opportunity for students to address challenges in the local area through research and consultancy.
No prior experience or knowledge of consultancy is necessary, this is a chance to gain some! Whatever your skills and interests, we'd love to hear from you. Whilst we're interested in knowing what experience you would bring to the team, we're ultimately interested in motivation, enthusiasm and potential.
What is the role?
  • Work with a team of students as external consultants for a client.
  • Spend six weeks solving a brief outlining the challenge.
  • Work with a client charity or social enterprise
  • Write a report of recommendations based on your research
  • Pitch this to your organisation
You can find a job description here.
Deadline: 20th October
What will you gain?
  • Develop skills including research, problem solving and project management through our rigorous training programme.
  • Build your CV and gain real-world experience working for a client organisation.
  • Opportunities to lead a team of students.
  • Get paid £9.07 per hour for about six hours of consultancy work a week (including one hour of training per week).
By taking part you are also eligible for Kingston Award points for part time work.
We can accept applications from ALL undergraduate students, so apply now!
What are the next steps
  1. Fill in this application form telling us why you’d like to be involved by 20th October.
  2. Attend your chosen selection workshop (you choose when you apply).
  3. If you’re successful you will sign a work contract and then attend the initial induction training.
  4. Spend six weeks developing skills and experience, meeting new people and having fun!
Timeline
The programme will launch Tuesday 7th November . You will be required to attend a compulsory training afternoon on that day.
There will be 5 compulsory one-hour training sessions on Wednesday's at 2pm over the course of the programme. The other 5 hours of work each week are flexible to fit around your studies.
The showcase event will take place on w/c 11th December.
Support for your application
Kingston Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with sonia.kumari@kingstonhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
KU Talent (the University’s Careers Service) are offering a service for disabled students or those with a long term health condition who wish to discuss how this might affect applications for jobs, internships, placements or graduate jobs. To find out more and to book on to specific workshops covering a range of topics, including ‘Disclosing a disability to an employer’ and ‘Mental health in the workplace’ please go to My Kingston.
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