Community Engagement Work Placement

Social Enterprise 8 Week Work Placement: Burton Street Foundation

Community Engagement Work Placement

Open for applications: March 2017           Commences: Mid June

Employment type: Temporary                   Remuneration/ Pay rate: £2,000 bursary

Location: Sheffield                                    

Interview date: 10/11/12 May 2017 (TBC)

Brief Description

The Burton Street Foundation is a not for profit community business providing services to over 200 adults and children every week, as well as providing space for over 50 charities, community groups and business tenants. We deliver these services from 4 large buildings with rooms comprising a café, gym, sports hall, sensory room, function suite, art room, indoor park and recording studio to name just a few. BSF is financially self sufficient and successfully operates within the Third Sector. We employ over 100 people in total, helping us to provide services such as a bistro, parent and toddler group and training programs.

Person Specification

  • Friendly, outgoing character with the ability to communicate with people of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Organised and self-motivated to learn
  • Ability to build relationships and trust quickly
  • Flexible in attitude and availability, willing to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to undertake new tasks
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Ability to contribute, and learn from, teamwork

Areas you'll be helping with:

Community Engagement.

  • Researching local provision to identify gaps in local services / provision which Burton Street might be able to assist with by starting new activities / services.
  • Look at Burton Street Foundations strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis) in the area of community engagement and design a plan to explore how BSF might move forward as a successful community hub.
  • Research all existing tenant and community groups to identify the social impact of their collective activities.
  • Identify funding streams which BSF might apply to, enabling new community groups to be launched.
  • Assisting with planned community events or assisting with the planning of future community events.

APPLICATION FORM: Click here to apply