Committee vacancies

We’re always looking for dynamic people to join our team here in the UK. See below for current opportunities:

All roles are voluntary and are predominantly home/remotely based. Reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out responsibilities (e.g. food and travel expenses) will be reimbursed.

DiA is a youth-led organisation and as such, young people from a diverse range of backgrounds with demonstrable enthusiasm for DiA’s vision and mission are encouraged to apply.

Being part of DiA’s executive committee is a brilliant opportunity to develop skills, gain confidence and build knowledge to complement studies, work and/or other volunteering work. DiA alumni are very vocal about how their experience on the committee has supported them in pursuing their careers and in being active agents of change within their own communities and further afield. Committee members support and learn from each other and receive guidance from DiA’s Board of Trustees.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact us at info@developmentinaction.org

Schools Workshop Coordinator (volunteer)

The Global Citizenship youth workshops are a central aspect of DiA’s development education work, offering free workshops to schools, colleges and sixth forms throughout the UK on the subject of global development issues. In these COVID-19 times, the workshops can be held virtually with classes or as an extracurricular school activity.

This Schools Workshop Coordinator role would suit an individual with excellent knowledge management skills, who is confident in designing engaging sessions for young people.  The Schools Workshop Coordinator will work independently to recruit, train and manage a cohort of volunteer Workshop Leaders.

 Responsibilities

  • Recruit volunteer Workshop Leaders.
  • Train Workshop Leaders on how to deliver effective and engaging workshops (face-to-face or virtually).
  • Create pedagogy content for the workshops, with input from Workshop Leaders.
  • Ensure Workshop Leaders have the materials & equipment needed to run workshops.
  • Manage the workshop budgets, including volunteer reimbursements.
  • Provide feedback to workshop leaders where delivery is not meeting expectations, agree improvement action plans and monitor improvements.

Desired skills, qualities and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in and enthusiasm for designing and delivering engaging content for youth.
  • Experience working with young people aged 11-19.
  • Experience advertising & recruiting volunteers.
  • Excellent leadership and knowledge management.
  • Commitment to DiA’s values, mission and ethos.
  • Passion for education, international development, global citizenship and responsible volunteering.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and IT skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative, manage workload, prioritise your own time and meet deadlines.

Please note this role is home-based, with attendance at committee meetings which are either held in person or virtually. Time commitment: 6 hours per week, possibly with some weekend or evening work required. A minimum commitment of 6 months would be desirable for this role.

Please send a CV and covering letter (maximum of two sides of A4 each) explaining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the criteria to info@developmentinaction.org by 5pm on Friday 5th March.

Schools Outreach Coordinator (volunteer)

The Global Citizenship youth workshops are a central aspect of DiA’s development education work, offering free workshops to schools, colleges and sixth forms throughout the UK on the subject of global development issues. In these COVID-19 times, the workshops can be held virtually with classes or as an extracurricular school activity.

This Schools Outreach Coordinator role would suit an individual with excellent interpersonal skills, who is able to build relationships with schools. This role offers the opportunity to expand our existing network of schools, promote and arrange workshops.

Responsibilities

  • Research, approach and build relationships with schools to ensure programme delivery.
  • Promote and arrange logistics of each school workshop.
  • Maintain accurate records and information on the content, scope and scale of the school workshop programme.
  • Be the main liaison focal point for each school, following up with them after each workshop to collect feedback and arranging subsequent workshops.

Desired skills, qualities and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in, and enthusiasm for, networking and relationship building.
  • Demonstrated ability to research schools and communicate with Headteachers or other points of contact.
  • Experience of youth leadership.
  • A strong understanding of and enthusiasm for DiA’s values, mission and ethos.
  • Passion for education, international development, global citizenship and responsible volunteering.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and IT skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative, manage workload, prioritise your own time and meet deadlines.

Please note this role is home-based, with attendance at committee meetings which are either held in person or virtually.  Time commitment: 6 hours per week, possibly with some weekend or evening work required. A minimum commitment of 6 months would be desirable for this role.

Please send a CV and covering letter (maximum of two sides of A4 each) explaining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the criteria to info@developmentinaction.org by 5pm on Friday 5th March.

Shortlisting for this post will take place soon after the closing date. Initial interviews will take place via skype/Zoom in the middle of March.


Global Citizenship Youth Workshop Leaders

Are you passionate about engaging young people in global issues and promoting global citizenship?

Do you fancy volunteering for a charity that encourages young people to be at the centre of development?

Development in Action (DiA) is a youth and volunteer led development education charity. Our main aim is to engage young people in global issues and promote global citizenship. And for the last 20 years we have done exactly that – through our UK and India programmes. Development in Action is proud to still continue bringing learning into the classroom through the seventh year of our Global Citizenship Workshop programme.

You will be delivering interactive workshops to engage young people of all ages on what it means to be a global citizen and be aware of the world we live in. This role will offer excellent experience for someone looking to start their career in the development and/or education sectors, is interested in teaching/education and is looking for a part-time voluntary role to support their interests/career aspirations.

Download a full job description here

To apply please email your CV and a one page cover letter detailing why you are applying for the role as Youth Workshop Leader and how you meet the criteria to uk@developmentinaction.org.