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We are always looking for motivated, reliable, and intelligent people to help us achieve Thinking Black's mission.

We have a variety of roles to suit your expertise and strengths, all of which directly help us to open up radical education opportunities for young Black people.

You can read about these opportunities below, or apply now by filling in this form, which will guide you through the roles available.
 

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Read more about the different roles and their responsibilities.

Executive Team (voluntary) - Currently recruiting 

 

 

 










If you're interested in any of these positions, please send the following to hopeoloye@thinkingblack.co.uk:
 

  • Your CV

  • A short statement explaining your motivations for being part of Thinking Black's Executive Team, and what sort of role you would like to play.
     

 

Fundraising Officer

 We are looking for a fundraising officer to join our team. The successful candidate will support the Treasurer and Partnerships Manager with a particular focus in growing income from individual donors, potential businesses and communities. We are looking for an individual who is proactive, highly organised and a good communicator and who has a drive and passion to develop their skills in fundraising to benefit young Black students.

 

Responsibilities include:

·   approaching businesses, local authorities, trusts and individuals to secure funding

·   organising and helping with fundraising activities such as sponsored or promotional events

·   recruiting volunteers and coordinating their work

·   planning donation campaigns and events.

·   Support the creation of reports related to Thinking Black’s activities

·   Coming up with new ways to acquire funding – through events, online advertising or legacy-giving campaigns

·   Manage communications and events for donors

 

 

Digital Content Officer

Thinking Black is seeking a Digital Content Officer to help drive awareness of our work on our digital channels and increase engagement. The successful candidate will manage our website and also plan, create and deliver content across our social media pages - particularly Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Patreon. You’ll need to be a confident planner and a quick thinker with strong written skills. You’ll also be working closely with other members of the fundraising and communications team to promote our key messages and ethos across all media channels. You will be expected to manage and facilitate social media communities by responding to social media posts and developing discussions as well as monitoring and reporting on performance on social media platforms.

 

Fundraising Liason Officer

Thinking Black 's Facilitator Officer works to interview and manage a team of lecturers and seminar leaders. We are looking for an individual who is highly discerning, has great leadership skills, and is well organised to ensure a team of young Black lecturers and speakers are supported in delivering high-quality content to our students. 

 

Secretary Thinking Black’s secretary is the organisation’s main point of contact. This role involves monitoring and responding to emails, planning and organising meetings (producing agendas, managing attendance, and writing up minutes). 
 

The executive team plans, coordinates, and manages all of Thinking Black's activity. We are currently looking for organised, committed, and enthusiastic people to join our team in the following roles. They are described in further detail below.​

  • Fundraising Officer

  • Digital Content Officer

  • Facilitator Liason Officer

  • Secretary

Content Development Team 

 

This team contributes to the development of our interdisciplinary syllabus. We’re looking for lecturers, seminar leaders, and syllabus designers to help us roll our more academically rigorous courses that centre Black voices. Here’s a link to our Year 12 essay prize syllabus descriptions, we’re looking to begin developing content for our Year 10 creative writing programme. Both undergraduates, graduates, and current post graduate students from a variety of subjects are welcome to apply. 

Lecturer (Paid) 

 

We are also looking for people to give lectures to our students. These will all be pre recorded. While we will provide topic information, descriptions, and some readings, lecturers will have to prepare slides for 1 to 3 30min lecture(s) and will work with us to develop supporting discussion material.
 

Requirement: 

  • Prepare slides for 1, 2, or 3 lectures in a potential topic stream (more info here)

  • Deliver recorded presentation 

  • Collaborate with the content creation team to prepare some supporting discussion material

 

Ideal applicant: 

  • You have completed a undergraduate degree in your chosen lecture subject 

  • Undertaken postgraduate study in a related field 

 

Payment: 

  • £43 for each lecture delivered (accounting for preparation time) 

 

Deadlines for lecture recording

  • 31st October or 14th November

  • 12th December

 (Note availability on the above days are not required)

Mentor (Voluntary) - Not recruiting
 

Mentors will be required to check-in with our students and relay their comments and concerns to us and provide useful feedback on student work. You will receive training and resources to carry out this work.

 

Mentors will match with students based on their subject backgrounds and interests. Students will be encouraged to message mentors with questions and concerns. Mentors will be asked to feed concerns and feedback back to us. 

 

Requirement: 

  • Contact 1 or 2 students a minimum of 2 times over the course of the programme 

  • Respond to emails with questions and concerns and rely back to the team 

  • Provide advice on subject and university related questions 

 

This is a voluntary role. 

Thinking Black 

A Decolonial and Interdicisplinary Education Project 

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Centering, platforming and celebrating

young Black voices since 2017

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