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Job vacancy

Project Support Officer – Go-Givers

Salary: £18,500 – £22,500
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 but this role will involve some agreed out of hour's activity (occasionally at weekends) and working away from the office and home.

Applications deadline: 31 January 2008
Interviews: 6–8 February 2008

Main purpose of the job

The post holder will be supporting the administrative and development needs of Go-Givers, an exciting new project launched in June 2007, which aims to develop the caring citizen. Go-Givers (www.gogivers.org) is a web based programme which has been funded by the Cabinet Office for Primary schools in England.

It has been developed in the belief that our children's education should have its basis in a philosophy of personal responsibility, mutual respect and concern for the world we live in.

The ‘Go-Givers' project team is led by a Team Leader, to whom the post holder will be accountable. It is supported by a small team of staff which is shared with two other projects comprising the ‘Participation & Social Action Team' which is managed by the Team Director.

Main duties & key responsibilities

As Project Support Officer you will provide solid and consistent support to other team members and work with them to promote and develop the project. The role will be varied, offers autonomy, responsibility and scope for development; it includes:

Administrative Duties

  • Act as the first point of contact for outside callers and written and email enquiries.
  • Respond to enquiries from teachers, and other individuals and agencies about the project, maintaining a lively relationship with participating schools.
  • Liaise orally and in writing with teachers, charities, community workers, MPs, journalists, and other interested parties, ensuring all are regularly informed of project developments.
  • Assist the line Manager in creating news and publicity messages for target audiences.
  • Organise meetings for various stakeholder and advisory groups, providing associated administrative support such as compiling agendas, taking and distributing minutes, arranging refreshments.
  • Arrange and participate in visits to schools and community organisations.
  • Assist in the organisation of events, training and competitions.
  • Represent Go-Givers and the Citizenship Foundation in public forums such as conferences, events and meetings.
  • Collate reports for Board of Trustees, the Annual Report and other internal and external publications.
  • Develop evaluation and research procedures, analysing and presenting data on a regular basis in a coherent form.
  • Update information on project databases

Website Development

  • Develop and update a Users Guide to the website.
  • Update website content using the Content Management System

Citizenship Foundation

  • Participate in one or more Working Groups.
  • 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.


The application from, full description and other related documents can be downloaded from the list on the right. Alternatively contact Hollie Cooke on 0207 566 4141, or email us.

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2008.

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:
Project Support Officer: Go-Givers
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Application notes
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Application form
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Equal Opportunities form
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