Arts Emergency



Young people are finding it increasingly difficult to access Higher Education and creative careers without vital contacts and cash. Arts Emergency fundraise to run mentoring services and send speakers into schools to help empower students who live without these advantages. We would love you to help us in the everyday running of our small but rapidly growing London-based charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people access the arts and humanities.

Our student members are all in Further Education, 16-19 years old, and come from diverse backgrounds. They join us to seriously explore their options in the arts, media, academia and professions such as publishing and architecture. Working with a mentor they pursue personal goals, meet useful people from our network, and give themselves a foundation of confidence and connections on which to build a successful future – on their own terms.

After a year of mentoring is complete, we offer our ‘graduates’ ongoing access to the network. Our aim is to create opportunity and offer practical support in the longer term. Every student that joined in our pilot year either went directly to study at University or applied to go the following year.

We are growing very fast and are keen to mobilise our network of over 3000 graduates who want to help make a difference to the lives of the young people that we work with. In September we will be rolling out our mentor service across London and launching a pilot in Manchester. We are looking for a freelance project coordinator to the Service Manager deliver the opportunities that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds deserve.

What does this role involve?

As a freelance Project Coordinator you will support the front line work we carry out with young people by:

monitoring our mentoring service; gathering updates and feedback from students, and mentors (via email, telephone, SMS)

coordinating evaluations, occurring every three months
using our database to help students meet as many useful contacts as possible by matchmaking with AE members that are relevant to their goals

assisting the Service Manager with general administrative tasks

assisting at mentor training and public events subject to availability

maintaining our records, ensuring all contact with mentor pairs is on schedule and that regular contact reports are being logged by our mentors


making a real difference in the lives of young people in your area and across the country

taking on a very rewarding role as part of a small, rapidly expanding Arts Emergency team

an enhanced DBS certificate


Arts Emergency is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of society. The successful applicant will show evidence of the following:

excellent communication skills, with an understanding of youth issues or the college/school environment

computer confident with experience of Microsoft office

some familiarity with databases, or salesforce specifically would be helpful

reliability and impeccable organisation skills

willingness to represent Arts Emergency at project events

passionate about every young person’s potential, and fair access to the arts or humanities

Information about applying and working conditions

this role is on a freelance basis for an initial 6 month period

we are looking for somebody able to commit a minimum of 16 hours per week, initially based out of our Dalston head office

working directly under our Service Manager, with scope for flexibility and some home working in the longer term

the successful applicant will invoice on a monthly basis for hours worked, and the hourly rate will be dependent on your experience. We never pay less than the London Living Wage of £9.15 per hour

due to our small size, we can meet no more than three applicants so early submissions are advised

DEADLINE for applications is Monday 3rd October 2017 and we will acknowledge all applications and provide feedback should you be unsuccessful this time. Applications will include a CV and covering letter and
emailed to our Director here

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