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We're Hiring - Learning & Development

Learning and Development Assistant (KICKSTART)

When: Start ASAP

Salary: National Living Wage

Location: Walthamstow/Camden, London UK

Closes: July 18th (apply ASAP as applications may close sooner)


2020 brought many challenges to the film and exhibition sector, and now we're looking to 2021 to bring about growth and redirection for Little Wing by building our team through the Kickstart Programme!

Little Wing Film Festival is a volunteer-led organisation founded in 2017 as a way to make the film industry a more accessible and inclusive space for young people getting their foot in the door. In our first year, our handful of volunteers made a home in a small theatre above a pub in North London, screening films, running workshops, and awarding filmmakers with in-kind prizes to offer whatever we could to facilitate future projects. Since then we've delved further into curating opportunity pathways, championing the kinds of grassroots film we want to see in the future of film, and doing our part to make the film industry more accessible to young people from diverse backgrounds. This year we're we're piloting projects and ideas rooted in social impact ,and furthering our commitment to understanding how the medium of film can have a profound impact on teaching, changing minds and calling us to action.

We are a grassroots organisation with a very small, collaborative team who are familiar working with miniscule budgets. Our development and growth come about from dedication, creativity, resourcefulness and community collaborative. We are big believers in working for progress, not perfection, and want this to be a place where you can be creative, try new things, have autonomy over your projects, and learn along the way.

The Role

We're looking for someone who is passionate about film festivals, film exhibition, and the wider role film and art plays in impacting our society. We're looking for someone enthusiastic about working in a supportive start-up setting and excited to bring their experience in business development, programme planning, research, writing, and fundraising - and willingness to jump in and learn on the way! The role includes;

- Project managing, planning and researching content and ideas underlining our work and how they contribute to the wider organisation and future progress

- Manage budget

- Leading on idea generation, researching and writing blog posts

- Collaborating with social media team on your content output

- Writing funding applications and evaluations

- Supporting future research projects and partnership development

- Supporting festival interviews, filmmaker content sourcing, and write ups

- Developing a fundraising strategy and supporting our funding goals in the long term

- Post-festival development plan, strategy, and supporting charitable status application

If there are specific areas you're interested in, this is a flexible place where we want to make sure you are learning as much as you can, having your voice heard, and broadening your wider education and understanding of the social issues surrounding film, diversity, representation, and the power of film as a medium.

The Person

- Excellent organizational and project management skills, can balance multiple projects while meeting deadlines

- Can work autonomously on independent projects and take ownership of their output

- Research skills and condensing complex ideas into easy to digest language

- Experience creating and maintaining budgets

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

- Experience and success in fundraising and bid-writing, or demonstrate the enthusiasm to learn

- Takes the initiative to seek out new opportunities and ideas around projects that excite them, and to help build the scale and impact of the festival

- Passionate about social justice and curious about the role art and inequality plays in our social narrative

- Previous work in festivals and events is desired, but not essential

- Understands Microsoft Office, Canva, and has access to a laptop and smartphone with social apps

Don't be deterred if you don't have all of the skills or experience yet! This role would be fantastic for someone finding their feet in the creative/charity/business development workplace, and it would be great if you could demonstrate how you have any transferable skills and ways in which you've show initiative, passion, curiosity, and dedication to learning and building on ideas. You'll need to be able to work in a very small team where you'll assert autonomy and responsibility for tasks and projects. We want to give you direction, but give you the space to define your own projects and ambitions.

Kickstarter Condition

- National Living Wage

- 25 hours per week

- 6 months placement

- Must be 16-24 years old

- Currently claiming Universal Credit

- Will receive business and employment skills training at CRATE

- No specific education or experience requirements mandatory

- Start date ASAP

To apply, please contact your Job Centre Plus Work Coach for the application process. Quote: Little Wing Events Ltd and the role you're interested in. This role must be applied for through your Work Coach and so does not include an application form found on our site.

In your application, be sure to reference the job description and how you meet the requirements.

Not eligible because you're not on Universal Credit? Contact Job Centre Plus here and get started.

We're very conscious of making sure this role is one that you can learn from, grow with, and leave the placement with the confidence to approach your next career step and we are particularly interested in hearing from people who are underrepresented in this industry. If you have any access requirements or there is a way for us to improve how this role supports your work/life needs, please let us know. If you have any questions about the role, please email our Festival Director Mariah Mathew at,

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