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Job vacancy

Corporate Support Manager, Giving Nation

Salary: £30,000 – £32,500
Pension: 5% employer’s pension contribution
Annual leave: 25 days pa, plus bank holidays
Location: Central London
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Normal office hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Applications deadline: 5pm Wednesday 4 June 2008
Interviews: 17 & 18 June 2008

Giving Nation has a team of five, likely to grow to seven in the coming year. It works within the Participation and Social Action Team at the Foundation (currently twelve people in all). It is a programme aimed at 11-16 year olds that has been designed to encourage more young people to participate in charitable activities (including volunteering and social enterprise) and to recognise the value of voluntary social action. The programme also disburses grants to schools and is currently operating with a substantial operational budget.


  • Working with the Foundation's Corporate Partnerships Manager, promote participation in the Giving Nation Challenge to interested businesses;
  • Contribute to the relationship management of, and liaison with supporting corporates (in particular the CSR, Public Affairs and Branding Teams) and other external agencies allied to that process (e.g. intermediary agencies) such that there is a supportive network of participants in the Challenge programme;
  • Fostering twinning relationships between corporate staff and schools, and developing resources and training to support delivery in the classroom;Develop and implement relevant training and support packages for corporate volunteers;
  • Working with the Active Citizenship Officer and Programme Manager to evaluate and progress elements of the course content and practice for schools and volunteers such that they create the best programme for the objectives of the Giving Nation Challenge;Ensure that evaluation of the programme required by funders are carried out and resulting recommendations are acted upon;
  • Liaise with the Giving Nation Communications Officer and PR Manager and Director, External Relations to maximise publicity and marketing for the project ;
  • Work towards expanding the network of supporting organisations and manage any further staff needed to deliver the programme;
  • Manage budgets related to corporate activities, support and recruitment, networking and innovation.
Other project work

You will also be required to work as part of the project team on other ad hoc projects, in agreement with the Programme Director, Giving Nation.

Organisation wide

You will also be required to:

  • Be a member of at least one of the working groups
  • Work with partner organisations on behalf of the Citizenship Foundation
  • Represent the Citizenship Foundation in public forums, at conferences, events and meetings;
  • Provide information for the Citizenship Foundation website and those of partner organisations;
  • Provide quarterly reports for the Board of Trustees;
  • Provide reports for funding partners;
  • Contribute to disseminating best practice and promoting education for citizenship where appropriate;
  • Respond to enquiries about the work of the Citizenship Foundation and citizenship education in general from teachers, youth workers and other individuals and agencies;
  • Contribute to staff meetings and consultations, in which every member of staff is given the opportunity to be involved in shaping the policy, practice and future development of the Citizenship Foundation;
  • Carry out other tasks as agreed with your line manager.

How to apply

The application from and related documents can be downloaded from the list on the right. Alternatively email us. (No telephone enquiries please.)

Deadline for applications is 4 June 2008.
Interviews will be held on 17 & 18 June 2008.


The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity (No. 801360) that exists to encourage and enable individuals to play an effective role in democratic society. Our vision is of a just, inclusive and cohesive society in which individuals have the knowledge, skills confidence and motivation to engage effectively in their communities.

We work to:

  • Promote engaged, informed and critical citizenship based on the values of democracy, justice and human rights;
  • Build the capacity of individuals and of society to act on a shared appreciation of rights and responsibilities;
  • Work in particular with young people and those who are socially disadvantaged such that they are enabled to participate fully as citizens.

At present, the Foundation has 32 employees and is supported by several consultants and volunteers. It is lively and informal with a conscientious and diligent staff.

Giving Nation supports the PSHE/Citizenship curricula at Key stages 3 & 4 across the UK. It aims to build on the work that schools already do with charities ensuring that schools gain maximum educational benefit from such work whilst encourage pupils to reflect upon the value of those activities.

Giving Nation communicates with young people in 3 key domains: within secondary schools, in youth media, and through the internet including its own web site: www.g-nation.co.uk

The project launched its core material, a schools curriculum pack in 2002. In 2005 this was updated and redistributed to all those who had ordered the first version. This included over 4,000 of the 6,000 existing UK secondary schools and 500 supporting organisations. In 2006 it was expanded with a new active learning module: the Giving Nation Challenge (see www.g-nation.co.uk/challenge) which has been adopted by 225 schools so far.

Citizenship Foundation, 63 Gee Street, London EC1V 3RS

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity (No. 801360) which encourages and enables young people to play an effective role in society.

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Job application documents

Job specification:
Summer Internship: Education Mapping
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Application notes
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Application form
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Equal Opportunities form
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