NTU - YMCA Food Heritage Project (Social Sciences Placement)
This placement opportunity is open to current students of Nottingham Trent University, within the School of Social Sciences.
The role will involve shadowing the Project Manager to gain an understanding of artisan food workshops with young people, attending sessions at the Welbeck Estate and supporting with the evaluation of the project.
The dates of the sessions you will be required to attend are as follows:
- 15 August 2022 - Week 1 Setting the scene - YMCA, Nottingham
- 22 August 2022 - Week 2 Traditional English cuisine heritage & skills – SAF, Worksop S80 3LL
- 30 August 2022 - Week 3&4 Italian influenced cuisine heritage & skills – SAF, Worksop S80 3LL
- 05 September 2022 - Week 5 Indian & SE Asian cuisine heritage & skills - SAF, Worksop S80 3LL
- 12 September 2022 - Week 6 N African & Middle Eastern cuisine heritage & skills – SAF, Worksop S80 3LL
- 19 September 2022 - Week 7 Coffee & Chocolate heritage & skills – SAF, Worksop S80 3LL
- 21 September 2022 - Week 8 Growing and Foraging heritage & skills - SAF, Worksop S80 3LL
- 26 September 2022 - Week 9 Field trip experience and showcase event – YMCA, Nottingham
- Shadowing the Project Manager to gain an understanding of artisan food workshops with young people
- Attending sessions at the Welbeck Estate
- Supporting with the evaluation of the project, disseminating the start and end questionnaire and interviewing participants, recording and transcribing these interviews
- Supporting YMCA with any duties in relation to the project
Other duties and responsibilities will vary between projects but may include:
- Discussing the project with academic staff
- Being a point of contact for the students, employers and education providers
- Keeping written records of events, times, places and attendees
- Assisting with the development of materials associated with any of the projects
Knowledge: Know how to use technology and communication tools in order to make contact with the required populations set out in the Job Specification. Have an ability to record information at project commencement and throughout. Knowledge of different communication styles needed to undertake the project
Skills: Excellent verbal communication skills, you should be able to communicate with external agencies, academic staff and students. Excellent team work skills with the ability build productive working relationships with external agencies, academic staff and students. Excellent organisation skills with the ability to plan effectively and take responsibility for the quality and delivery of own work. Excellent writing skills in order to participate in the production of a report. Be able to work to a deadline and prioritise tasks. Excellent written communication skills especially relevant when inviting others as participants. Experience in working with young people.
Attributes: Proactive and highly self-motivated, with the ability to work with and without supervision, exercising judgement and initiative as necessary within agreed boundaries. A positive attitude to dealing creatively with challenging situations. Reliable and responsible.
- Knowledge of different communication styles needed to undertake the project
- Excellent written communication skills especially relevant when inviting others as participants
- Building a strong rapport with the external agencies and potential participants
- Knowledge of food / hospitality
- Previous work / research with young people.
- Experience of interviewing and transcribing
- All applicants must be current students of Nottingham Trent University, within the School of Social Sciences.
- Students must have DBS clearance.
- Having a car, or the ability to travel to the Welbeck Estate is also advised.
All applicants must follow guidance necessary to undertake any of the projects namely Ethical Approval guidance as set out by Nottingham Trent University. This includes but is not limited to confidentiality.
It is expected that this assignment will provide an opportunity for you to develop in the following areas:
- Organisational skills
- Time Management and Prioritisation
- Interpersonal communication
- Microsoft Excel
- Written and self -Presentation
- Attention to detail.
- Report Writing
- Project management
- Working with young people and experience in food / hospitality
Please apply for this role with your CV and covering letter. Include the following detail in your covering letter:
- Your NTU student number
- Confirm your current course title and year of study
- Explain why you are interested in this opportunity and what makes you a suitable candidate for the role
Ensure that you demonstrate how you meet the requirements outlined above in your written application. You will always need to tailor your application to the role you are applying for.
To help you with this, we recommend looking at the CV and covering letter guidance on Employability Online: www.ntu.ac.uk/emp-cv. You can also chat to an adviser about your application on Employability Online by clicking on the pink speech bubble.
Applications will close once the position is filled.
This type of experience can count towards your NTU Employability Award or equivalent e.g. ADBE Award. The Award is open to all NTU students and is a great way to enhance your skills and gain recognition for the extra you do at NTU. Find out more at: www.ntu.ac.uk/emp-awards.