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The Challenge Society

The Challenge Society is our year-round programme for graduates of The Challenge. Graduates take part in team and individual projects ranging from Youth Boards to Action Days. They are signposted to volunteering opportunities with other charities and personal development opportunities, such as skills workshops with partner businesses. Graduates can also volunteer on The Challenge as Associate Mentors, acting as peer mentors to the next generation of social action leaders.
Posted: 15/04/2013

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THE CHALLENGE SOCIETY

The Challenge Society is our year-round programme for graduates of The Challenge.

Graduates take part in team and individual projects ranging from Youth Boards to Action Days. They are signposted to volunteering opportunities with other charities and personal development opportunities, such as skills workshops with partner businesses. Graduates can also volunteer on The Challenge as Associate Mentors, acting as peer mentors to the next generation of social action leaders.

Through The Challenge Society, we aim to inspire and support young people to become part of a society where local people from different backgrounds build relationships and work together to positively impact their community.

CASE STUDY – SAMANTHA CHARLESWORTH
“The challenge has definitely helped me to get along with people from different backgrounds.
At the start of the programme, I didn't see eye to eye with one individual, but by the end of The challenge we got on really well. The Challenge has helped me understand that beyond the surface, it doesn't matter how different someone is to you, we're all still people.

Since taking part in The Challenge, my attitude towards my local community has changed. I no longer loiter around. Also my views on certain issues are different to those that I would have held before The challenge.”

WORK FOR US
You can APPLY now to work for The Challenge in summer 2013.

Applications with a video will be fast-tracked. Find out how to upload a video here.

In 2013, we are expecting to work with over 14,000 young people and will employ around 1,800 summer staff. The success of The Challenge depends heavily on the staff that work with our young people. Our summer roles provide the experience of working with young people in a residential setting as part of a dedicated and fun team within a national programme that has meaningful impact on the next generation.

Challenge Yourself to Lead and Mentor Young People

The Challenge Network
Youth and Community Mentors and Leaders
Salary – Up to £1840 per 3 week programme
Location: London, Surrey, West Midlands and the North West
Length of role: 2 – 14 Weeks between June and September

We are looking for dedicated individuals, with an interest in working with young people to strengthen their communities, working both residentially and in the local community in London, Surrey, the West Midlands or the North West.

A single programme lasts three weeks and includes outdoor activities, skill development and community service. We have paid positions available for people at every level of experience, from those wishing to try gain further experience working with young people, through to experienced Project Managers. We have positions lasting from 2 weeks through to 14 weeks throughout the summer.

The Challenge Network is a national charity that builds stronger communities by bringing people together. The Challenge is an intense programme for young people from different backgrounds designed to develop key skills and take on more active roles in their communities as part of the national Citizen Service. In summer 2013 we plan to work with 12,500 young people across the UK.

To register your interest simply visit www.the-challenge.org/jobs

Want to work with us this summer?
You can APPLY now for summer 2013. In your application, we will ask you to upload a short video to show us why you'd like to work for us. It's easy to do using your computer or smartphone.