Participatory City Foundation works to make practical participation a key building block for improving the everyday life of London residents. The Every One Every Day initiative intends to provide a platform for 100s of residents who work on wonderful neighbourhood projects.
About the Role
You’ll be responsible for and working at one of the Neighbourhood Shops and will be collaborating with other Neighbourhood Project Designers at other Every One Every Day shops. You may be required to work at different locations across the borough as demand and needs require. There will be 2 Neighbourhood Shops in year one, growing to 5 in year 3.
You will be one of the three full time staff members. You’ll be trained as expert facilitators who will work primarily designing new projects and activities closely with residents and their ideas supporting a rapid design and testing process and finding spaces, buying equipments, ensuring health and safety, building partnerships with local shops, school and businesses, promoting projects and opportunities and tracking outputs.
One day per week all Neighbourhood Shop teams will come together to plan, using development evaluation processes to ensure they are connecting and utilising all the emerging opportunities.
What You're Gonna Do
- Setup the Neighbourhood Shop and Hubs; be located in these.
- Use ‘Participation Culture and Models’ to build the project ecosystem.
- Ensure all participation experiences are positive and that developing culture is open and inclusive to ensure regular participation.
- Use co-production methods with other Participatory City staff and wider neighbourhood participants.
- Train and develop apprentices/trainees/ placements in skills with support of the Neighbourhood School.
- Make Neighbourhood Shop and Hub spaces welcoming; invite people in to discuss project and to develop ideas.
- Make local contacts with the neighbourhood-log/map/document.
- Pull ideas and people together to start projects.
- Share risk of activity with residents and organisations to ensure the success of projects.
- Organise and facilitate events, festivals, workshops, co-design sessions with variety of people and organisations.
- Safe operation of the Neighbourhood Shops and projects.
- Produce print and online content suitable for designers.
- Record keeping, measuring, monitoring.
- Work with researchers to assist with data gathering.
- Work with tutors and mentors to support placements, apprenticeships and trainees.
- Buy materials and equipment for projects in line with set budgets.
- Excellent people person - thriving on working with a diverse group of people.
- Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
- Action orientated - able to get things done to time and budget, including working with a number of different people
- Able to draw out themes and patterns
- Experience of working with diverse teams
- Experience of co-production techniques
- Experience of participation culture
- Interested in social design and system change.
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