Over the past few weeks, co-founder Alyson has been in the news speaking up about the unrealistic and illogical new immigration policy that will apply to Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa holders.
She has contributed to articles in the Guardian, International Arts Manager, and on the #Stop35k campaign website thus far and will be featured by French Radio Classique and German television in the weeks to come. Alyson campaigns regularly for the rights of others, and it's only appropriate that we support her as she stands up for herself. So please do take a moment to get informed about the issue that will affect thousands of highly skilled men and women who contribute immensely to the UK and their adopted communities. Because in the end, we are all part of this #globalfamily and we need to work together to ensure that our society reflects the values we so fervently believe in.
We are searching for interns!
You may have seen Play for Progress featured in this article in the Guardian last week or featured in this video by the Deutsche Bank.
Since 2014 we, Alyson and Anna, have been developing our organisation, which delivers therapeutic and educational music programmes to children who are victims of conflict and war. We won the Deutsche Bank for Creative Enterprise, which provided us with £10,000 of seed funding to develop a curriculum of activities which we delivered in workshops in UK primary schools and in Thailand, where we held an international programme for Burmese refugee children in Feb-March 2015. In addition to planning our return to Thailand to continue our work there, we are in the process of establishing a year-long local programme for unaccompanied minors who are seeking asylum in the UK, in association with two well-respected NGOs. We are also in discussion with refugee camps and another NGO abroad in Erbil, Iraq and intend to launch our second international programme working with Kurdish children later this year.
As we enter into this new phase of development and growth, we are looking to gain the input and assistance of someone who is doing a degree or research in a subject related to our aims who would be interested in working with our swiftly expanding organisation.
•3 month internship with option to continue
•Paid on commission / determined by success of fundraising applications
•Regular meetings with founders to discuss strategy
•Can work from home
•Lead social media campaigns and broaden audience base in Twitter and Facebook
•Search for funding opportunities and submit relevant funding applications
•Liaise with corporations while seeking to establish CSR-related partnerships
•Manage newsletter and subscriber lists
•Assist at fundraising events
•Manage website changes and blog
•Option to assist on the ground in local programmes and abroad
•Comfort working internationally in refugee camps preferable
Please see below for further job description. If you would like to apply for the position or if you have any questions, please email your CV and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to hear from you!
The founders, Anna and Alyson