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Do It Now Now Expert in Residence Program for African Creatives [£600 per day]

Deadline: Ongoing

Do it Now Now (DINN) is an open innovation organisation committed to the social empowerment to Black people through the provision of access to opportunities for social mobility through entrepreneurship and employment. We bring skilled talent, charities, social entrepreneurs, start-up teams, social innovators, investors and philanthropists together to address social challenges, solve problems and support the development of under-served groups.

We have an unrivalled track record in understanding and supporting the needs of talent through research we have undertaken and the programmes we have delivered. Our team has deep experience and knowledge in the design and delivery of training programmes with 3 of the skills programmes we have designed being named Top in Europe by the Financial Times’ imprint Sifted in 2019.

Our not so secret method is our propensity to put our participants at the heart of everything we do, underpinned by a strong impetus to collaborate with partners with sector knowledge. This is why we have received such praise as “I felt like I was doing an MBA in 4 months”, in relation to our business training program. We regularly receive 4 to 5 stars out of 5 from our beneficiaries and all have said they will recommend our programs to a friend. We are very proud of our beneficiary feedback.

Do it Now Now has developed a methodology that supports the participants and secures the sustainability of their work. It is based on our success in supporting our programme participants through our support activities. We call it ASAP:

  • Awareness: participants will have a good understanding of their strengths and weaknesses as well as their short, mid and long term goals. 
  • Self-actualisation: we know there is no linear enterprise path and we teach to support the development of skills that can be used in multiple contexts for that reason. 
  • Activation: through case studies, simulations and support to apply learning to their context, we provide training that will stay with them when they’re under pressure. 
  • Personalisation: we develop training with personalisation in mind. We work to understand and are sensitive to the needs of individuals so that we can ensure their success throughout the program.

Why You Should Apply

  • The opportunity is project-based and allows you to have time to focus on your own business.
  • Remuneration in between £300 to £600 per day.
  • You get a chance to make positive impact in the lives of other African Creatives while expanding your network.

About the Role

As our Expert in Residence, you’ll be working with our programme participants across one or more of our existing Initiatives or Inclusive Partnerships. 

Here is a quick introduction to our Initiatives

  • Common Call: a community of leaders in social enterprises and charities, this programme seeks to offer funding opportunities and skill development for the Black community. 
  • Afritech XYZ: a community of founders and entrepreneurs in Africa working on tech solutions to local problems.
  • My Moon Landing: a community of Black women, LGBTQ+, and non-binary people, MML offers support through events and mentorship.
  • Do it Now Now HQ: we run Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy for charities, social enterprises, trusts and foundations and for-profit businesses in the UK.
  • Black and Good: a community of Black entrepreneurs and founders in the UK, this programme offers support through online training and events. 
  • Voltage Revolution: a community of 18-24 year olds. This community is served by online training programmes and events designed to help young people gain employability skills and ultimately work within the tech and creative industries.

We are currently seeking freelance Experts in Residence in the following areas:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Anti-racism
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal Finance (Savings, Debt Management)
  • Fundraising (VC Investment)
  • Fundraising (Social Investment)
  • Fundraising (Grants)
  • Small Business Finance
  • Business Development 
  • Growth Marketing 
  • Branding and Visual Design
  • Governance
  • Legal Structures for Impact Organisations
  • People and HR
  • Design Thinking and Rapid Prototyping
  • Impact Measurement
  • Community Organising
  • Movement Making
  • Strategy and Operations
  • Leadership and Mindset
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Other skills relevant to our target demographic of non-profit leaders, tech entrepreneurs and young job seekers. 

Your Potential Responsibilities

  • Training: develop and deliver training based on the specifications we provide 
  • 1-2-1 coaching/mentoring sessions: support individuals in personalised skills development
  • Speaking: inspire others by sharing your story, industry knowledge and experience

Ahead of joining us as an Expert in Residence, you will be onboarded through online training in 5 key areas. While we recognise that you may already be well versed in some of these, it is worthwhile to ensure that we are all on the same page when it comes to the Do it Now Now way. Our 5 key training support areas are: 

  1. How to write a training programme
  2. How to manage 1-2-1 or group session dynamics
  3. How to create accessible presentations
  4. How to write a keynote speech (storytelling)
  5. How to engage in safeguard our participants

Safeguarding: we are focused on ensuring our community members throughout all our programs are well supported and that safeguarding measures are put in place throughout all we do. Safer recruitment is a part of our overarching safeguarding policy. All volunteers, freelancers and staff are required to engage in safeguarding training before they start their work with us. Our processes are clearly set out and we make it everybody’s business to report issues as they see them.

Visit DoItNowNow for more information.

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