A programme called 2027 seeks to prepare front line workers from working class communities for decision making roles in the grant-giving sector, via paid traineeships. The initiative has been created following a collaboration between Charityworks, Koreo, Reclaim and Ten Years’ Time with the ambition to improve the diversity of senior teams working within trusts and foundations across England.
As from 2018, the programme will take on fifteen associates each year over the course of the next ten years. Selected individuals will be offered twelve months’ employment with professional development at a leading foundation or trust in London, Birmingham or Manchester on a salary of up to £22,000.
Applicants need to have spent at least two years working in the community and must self-identify as coming from a working class background. There are currently five training places available in Manchester and the closing date is 1 February 2018. For more details about this opportunity and how to apply, see www.2027.org.uk