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Lighthouse Coordinator Internship

28 July 2020

UWC Atlantic

Lighthouse Coordinator Internship

£750 month stipend and accommodation

2 positions

UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide.  We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe.  We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.  It drives everything we do.

We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).

Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace.  These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.

The Lighthouse is an exciting community and platform to inspire and support student-initiated impact projects, where the UWC community can gather around their shared mission and values to enact positive change in the world and their communities. Lighthouse offers 1:1s, training, personal coaching, space, events mentors and student access to alumni to support them in the development of their projects and connects them with appropriate experts to ensure success.

Working as a team, the two Lighthouse Coordinators are the driving force of the Lighthouse, playing a central role in Lighthouse development and daily activities and acting as the link between students, Lighthouse Keepers, teachers and external experts who support them to make their ideas come to life.

The Lighthouse is in a formative stage and you will play an essential role in its future development. Continuing to develop and implement the Lighthouse, you will work closely with colleagues to create a supportive environment with students, employees and alumni. Your strong project management skills are critical to your success in this exciting challenge. You will be a recent graduate with a degree in a relevant subject area and will have experience of leading, coaching and mentoring students and also of working with students whose first language is not English. Organised, committed and determined, you will be able to follow through on solutions and your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong and lasting relationships with all stakeholders.

For information on how to apply, please see the website  here.

When applying for a job at the college, you should ensure that you are already authorised to work in in the United Kingdom (UK). In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 we require confirmation of candidates’ permission to live and work in the UK.  All candidates will therefore be required to produce at interview original documents (details of which will be included with the interview invitation letter) which demonstrate an ability to live and work in the UK and to do the type of work being offered.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 27 July 2020 at 12 Noon

The selection process will be held week commencing 10 August 2020 and is likely to take place virtually due to the C-19 pandemic.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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