What: JET (Jobs Education Training) is a charity which aims to enable local people from the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities to overcome disadvantage and fulfill their potential by accessing training opportunities, improving skills, seeking employment and integrating in their community. Our clients include refugees, asylum seekers, those born in the UK and those coming for marriage etc.
Engagement and confidence building activities including taster sessions, motivational training and travel challenge
Advice and Guidance:
• Advisors all qualified to IAG Level 3 or above, and work on one to one basis with clients adapting support to their individual needs.
• IT (UK Online and Basic IT)
• Sector specific Work Clubs e.g. Care, Customer Service
• ‘Language for’ courses e.g. Care and Education (introducing language used in these sectors, to allow participants to move on to accredited training and work placements)
Volunteering / Work Placements / Employer Visits:
• Linking with variety of employers from private, public and third sector
JET provides the only specialised service of this kind in the Newcastle area and over the years has developed excellent processes, and staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with people from over 110 countries; asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers, partners of British citizens, as well as those who are British born.
Our experienced staff team understand the barriers and issues faced by the client group and have the skills necessary to support these clients help them to progress, integrate and prosper. As an organisation we speak 11 different community languages and are representative of the individuals we work with. JET has excellent staff retention and has been won the Equality NE Awards 2011 in the category of employers with fewer than 50 employees.
Volunteer Role: Fundraising Task Team Member: a very flexible role and the actual tasks undertaken will depend on the interests and skills of the individual and the team. The role is hands-on and involves working largely on your own initiative and as part of a team. There may also be opportunities to manage a small team.
Tasks will include all aspects of setting up and running fundraising activities:
Identifying fundraising opportunities;
Producing detailed proposals for activities (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets);
Identifying and planning all resources;
Marketing activities – producing publicity materials and working with the media;
Identifying and securing speakers or special guests;
Coordinating staffing requirements and staff and volunteer briefings with regards to the event;
Selling sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential exhibitors/partners;
Preparing delegate packs and papers;
Organising production of tickets, posters, catalogues and brochures;
Pre-event and onsite communication with delegates to ensure everything functions smoothly;
Overseeing the dismantling and removal of the event and clearing the venue efficiently;
Post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).
The fundraising task team will meet once a month from 5pm until 7pm to discuss up and coming activities. Between these meetings communication will normally be done via email and telephone. Fundraising activities may run on weekends and evenings.
• Event planning and management
• Project management
• General administration and organisational
• Working in a charity and linking with other third sector organisations and community groups, with local communities and with people from different backgrounds and learning about new cultures
• Fundraising: planning and running a variety of events from raffles to fun days
• Generating ideas, planning and seeing them through to completion
• Working in a team and there may be an opportunity to managing a small team of volunteers made up of JET clients