Solutions for The Planet
Are you passionate about people and the planet and looking for a job with purpose?
Do you enjoy setting up systems and bringing methods to organised chaos?
Do you love young people’s creativity and believe in their potential to change the world?
Do you want to join an award-winning social enterprise and play a key part in its small and mighty team?
Introduction to Solutions for the Planet (S4TP)
Solutions for the Planet (S4TP) connects enquiring minds from schools and businesses creating space and opportunity for young people to explore sustainability and STEM careers. As a social enterprise, S4TP delivers our award-winning Big Ideas Programme across England and Scotland. Our Big Ideas Programme is a national STEM and Enterprise programme with a focus on sustainability. It starts with Big Ideas Days held in schools, where teams of students explore sustainability issues and identify problems that they want to solve. The teams of students, aged 11-14, are mentored by staff from locally based business partner companies who facilitate them to generate their creative solutions and enter their ideas into our Big Ideas Competition. The Competition continues with Regional Finals at local universities and culminates with regional winners presenting at the National Final at the Palace of Westminster, hosted by a cross-party group of MPs.
Over the last eight years, we have grown our impact from 600 to 4000 young people each year. We are looking for two individuals who will flourish and grow in the role as part of the Solutions for the Planet core team.
This is an exciting time to be joining S4TP, at a time of significant growth and development, and the candidates will require a “can-do” and “muck-in” attitude.
Send out training invite emails to mentors and teachers pp Programme Manager
Send out post-training emails to mentors and teachers pp Programme Coordinator/Manager
Set up and manage pre and post-event email automation
Collect and process documentation from teachers, schools, mentors and businesses related to the programme.
Send mentor assignment/teacher/mentor introduction emails out pp Big Ideas Coordinator.
Gather and input mentor hours to Mentor Hours spreadsheet.
Provide a weekly report on progress to Programme Manager and team.
Coordinate the CREST Awards for students.
Create master PowerPoints for BID events.
Create master PowerPoints for Regional Final events including student’s presentations.
Anonymise and save student submissions into appropriate folders in Office 365.
Support Programme Manager with events administration (itineraries/risk assessments/invoices etc).
Collate student team feedback from judges’ comments after submissions/Regional Finals/ National Final.
Proof student team feedback before sending it out to teachers.
Approve relevant users on our website.
Check Stop Spammers regularly (daily) to ensure users can access our website smoothly.
Troubleshoot any issues with student registrations on the website.
Monitor Survey Monkey/Google Forms and update which students/teachers/mentors have sent in permissions/completed surveys or evaluations.
Adding Big Ideas (with descriptions) to our website.
Post relevant forum posts to website users.
Post challenges and notice board posts throughout the programme.
Troubleshoot and issues with students uploading work.
Ad hoc proofing or documents.
Other administrative tasks that come up throughout the year.
Send invoices via Quickbooks.
Process team expenses via Quickbooks.