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Rhondda and Cynon Digital champion specification

Rhondda and Cynon Digital champion specification

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A one year, paid (Real Living Wage) opportunity to be a part of a Valleys digital revolution! Working with a range of partners and being a part of the Rank Foundation's Time to Shine leadership scheme, this person will be mad about digital technology, serious about coding and potty about programming! The full-time post will be hosted by established Welsh charity, People & Work.

A one year, paid (Real Living Wage) opportunity to be a part of a Valleys digital revolution! Working with a range of partners and being a part of the Rank Foundation's Time to Shine leadership scheme, this person will be mad about digital technology, serious about coding and potty about programming! The full-time post will be hosted by established Welsh charity, People & Work.

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Rhondda and Cynon Digital champion specification

  1. 1. Digital Champion – Rhondda Job Description Job Title: Digital Champion Role Working with People and Work and partners, the role is to develop code clubs and digital technology opportunities in the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys and to support those that already exist. Duties Scoping 1. To map existing provision (this has been started) and visit each club or group to confirm that it is running; to find out how they work and what their plans are for the future (i.e. to explore best practice); to identify any support needs they may have. 2. To liaise with the local authority and the South Wales Central Consortium regarding policies and practice of code clubs in Rhondda including identifying and meeting with key individuals with responsibilities for enacting Welsh Government policy on getting young people involved with coding. Developing 3. To work with Cluster Heads and other networking groups in Rhondda and Cynon to promote code clubs. 4. To approach local schools, colleges, youth groups and voluntary organisations with a view to supporting and/or setting up code clubs – particularly focusing on secondary schools and youth facilities (most of what is currently available targets primary schools). 5. To offer code club taster sessions for school staff and voluntary organisations, explaining how code clubs might work and the resources available, liaising with Cardiff University STEM Ambassadors where possible. 6. To pilot new code clubs, working to ensure sustainability (e.g. involving local staff, volunteers, youth leaders and young people to support them developing the club beyond the pilot). Sustainability 7. To research and develop a wide range of code club resources/software (most of which should be free). 8. To meet and liaise with local university computer science departments (including Cardiff University with whom contact has been made already) to map out courses and opportunities (including the taster and introductory sessions they offer young people).
  2. 2. 9. To research funding opportunities for code club development. Other 10.To attend Stronger Rhondda and other local networks as a way of sharing opportunities and discovering resources/exploring new possible clubs etc. 11.To work with groups outside the IT/computer science world, offering opportunities for cross-curricular opportunities/promotion (e.g. developing apps for a theatre company or a sports team); 12.To meet with local partners regularly to review progress and plan and attend digital technology events, working with leaders and young people to discover aspirations and trends. 13.To be a point of contact within the Llechi, Glo a Chefn Gwlad network (Slate, Coal and Countryside areas project exploring the foundational economy), exploring the development of the digital technology sector in Wales and its effect on employment. Structures 14.To work with People & Work staff at their Treorchy office, supporting the wider project aims of developing opportunities for young people to flourish in education, employment and wellbeing in and beyond Rhondda and Cynon. 15.To write reports for People & Work’s Board and for Rank Foundation. 16.Line management will be by People & Work’s Project Manager. This will include monthly professional supervision. 17.An enhanced DBS check will be required. People & Work will arrange this and cover the cost. 18.To attend all conferences, training and meetings as required by People & Work and Rank. 19.To work occasional evenings and weekends as required, recognising that many young people will be in education, training or employment during the day (it’s likely that many code clubs will be in lunchtimes or after school).
  3. 3. Time to Shine Intern Job Description – Code Club Developer, Rhondda and Cynon Salary - Real Living Wage (currently £17,550) Hours – 37.5 per week Holidays – 25 plus Bank holidays Reports to – Projects Manager Job Description Code Club Developer for Rhondda and Cynon. Job Purpose: To support the development of code clubs across the Valleys. The project, coordinated by People and Work, has an ambition that every community in the Rhondda and Cynon Valleys will have a code club and that all young people with a passion for coding, gaming and IT have the opportunity to develop their skills. We are looking for a local digital enthusiast with understanding and experience of computer coding (e.g. C+, Python) to help us work with schools, colleges, community and voluntary organisations in Rhondda and Cynon to develop code clubs with young people. The aim is to support individuals and groups to develop their own sustainable code clubs, encouraging opportunities in education and employment which exist in South Wales and wider afield. Code clubs also provide an excellent vehicle to bring together young people who would not normally join clubs and societies, who may have a very limited social life but who enjoy working with others who share their passion. People and Work has been working with partners in business, schools, colleges, universities and the voluntary sector for the past four years introducing young people
  4. 4. to the wide array of opportunities for those with a passion for coding. The local economy needs coding and computer science skills and there are some FE and HE courses to help develop the necessary skills. However, there is a lack of supply of local young people taking up such opportunities. People & Work’s ‘Appening Rhondda project (an intensive ‘concept to product’ course which delivered 20 mobile apps between 2015 and 2018) has discovered a considerable number of local young people who are passionate about coding and digital technology: developing local code clubs would help such young people to hone their skills and to pass on their passion. This digital technology project forms part of an area-based approach to improving outcomes for 14-25 year olds in the Valleys.1 We are also aware that although young people may go into higher education to study IT, their employment options may be limited locally. The aim of this project is to work alongside a local IT based business to raise awareness of employment options; and to provide a local young person with a valuable opportunity to apply IT skills in a way that will support communities across the Valleys. Time to Shine The successful candidate will join the Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine programme2 which will involve attending three national training events with around 25 other young leaders from across the UK. It is a requirement of the post to attend these events (all expenses will be paid), which will be: Residential Conferences – for both the manager and leader – January 2020 and a review event in June 2020. There will also be training events with the Welsh network, Llechi, Glo A Chefn Gwlad (Slate, Coal and Countryside). These will explore with a wide range of partners what we are learning about developing community leaders in a variety of disciplines and how this work contributes to the foundational economy. The leader must also attend the Rank Foundation conference and Showcase event in late September 2020. 1 www.strongerrhondda.wales 2 http://www.rankfoundation.com/flagship-programmes/time-2-shine/
  5. 5. The leader will also be required to provide reports for the Rank Foundation. General  To work to a programme agreed with your line manager and the funder including meeting reporting requirements  To undertake any training identified and agreed by your line manager  To undertake tasks as identified by People and Work’s Project Manager or Director  To represent People and Work on working groups, planning groups and committees where appropriate. Other  To undertake any additional duties that may be required by the Board Person Specification: Digital Champion Essential Passionate about coding and computer science and the role it can play in education and employment. An understanding of coding and programming. The ability to reflect on, and communicate, the possible meaning of the statistics and stories being gathered about code clubs to non-specialists. The confidence to initiate contact and develop working relationships with individuals in education, voluntary organisations and business. Good time management Able to organise their work independently.
  6. 6. Desirable The ability to work in the Welsh language would be an advantage as there will be work in Welsh medium schools. The intern will work as part of a small and diverse team of project workers and will need to work unsupervised much of the time. Being able to drive and having access to a car would be an advantage. The post holder will have to complete an enhanced DBS (Police check – paid for by People & Work). This post will be full-time and based in Treorchy, Rhondda. Skills A high level of computing experience and be able to demonstrate a good standard of:  numeracy;  spoken and written English and Welsh;  communication skills; and  IT, coding, computer science and social media knowledge. In addition, it would be helpful to have an understanding and appreciation of social and economic issues impacting on Wales.

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