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On Purpose has just opened its new Call for Associates
On Purpose is run by a very clever group of people, and they help people migrate into the Social Enterprise space. I wish this programme had existed for me 5 years ago, as I’d have jumped on the chance (not that I wish I did things differently!)
They’ve just opened applications for their 12 month intensive programme that helps high-calibre professionals kick-start a career in social enterprise. You get two paid 6-month social enterprise placements, coupled to intensive 1:1 support and world-class training provided by professionals from organisations such as McKinsey, Bain, IDEO, the Big Issue, UnLtd and Venturesome.
They are looking for professionals with a track record of achievement and two or more years’ work experience. To apply, please go fill in our online application form that you can access here.
Questions? Ask on Facebook
Application deadline: Wednesday 24 August 2011
Salary: £20,000 pro rata
Start date: mid January (if specific date necessary, use 16 January) 2012
End date: December 2012
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview dates: (first round): first 2 weeks of September
The People Speak bring out “Who wants to be?”
The lovely people behind Social Innovation Camp’s excellent videos (2 3 4) run their own programmes. The People Speak bring as many people as possible into a theatre who pay £5.00 each (the new recession friendly price!) They then spend the evening deciding and voting on how to spend the entire box office takings as a collective. At the last few games, audience members have proposed to gamble the money online, commission a democracy bench for an East London park and to turf the streets of Cardiff.
The audience is in control of the game – they can vote on to spend the money, change the rules of the game and even sack the host. Please find attached our press release for further information. You can also see a previous game in action here: http://vimeo.com/4074853
Who Wants to Be?
Part of Adhocracy, 6 August 2011, 8:00 – 10:00pm
Bar area, Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
More info: http://www.whowantstobe.co.uk