National Career Week Champions provide their services voluntarily and are our vital ‘on the ground’ people who willingly give their time to advise and support a small number of schools/organisations in their area/region to run National Careers Week activities.
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to become an active member of your community, while helping others and yourself. People volunteer for many different reasons. Some do it to meet new people, learn new skills, add to their CV, help other people, take on new challenges, or use their skills and experience in a positive way.
It is not envisaged that NCW Champions will ‘put on’ or take control of activities and events. Nor is it required that they offer schools/organisations a face-to-face meeting, they may however, do so if they wish.
Your duties will include
To work with schools/organisations to:
- provide them with information about National Career Week and ideas on how to get involved using our free resources and information.
- provide suggestions for activities and resources which will support the school/organisation in celebrating National Careers Week.
- to use your own social media presence to promote National Careers Week and to support the school/organisation to publicise their involvement and support for National Careers Week.
- refer any requests to organise events or sponsorship enquiries to the National Careers Week team.
- support schools in finding local support by linking them to local employers.
- Keep simple records of their National Careers Week activities to feed back to the National Careers Week team.
Requirements for the role
- An enthusiasm and passion in career development, improving the understanding of the benefits of career development and supporting engagement.
- Being approachable and willing to help.
- The ability to work as part of a team
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- The ability to plan and prioritise work