Team London Skill-UP
The Team London Skill-UP programme matches skilled business volunteers with staff from small charities to help them develop their skills and become more efficient in their roles.
Skills gaps can be a problem for London's small charities. Staff often work in small teams across different areas of expertise such as finance, HR and communications. It is not possible to be an expert in all these different areas which means small charities need external support, advice and training.
Team London Skill-UP works in partnership with specialist businesses whose staff volunteer their time to develop and deliver training courses to small charities. This allows the organisations to be as effective and efficient as possible and have an even greater impact on London’s communities.
The programme is unique as it offers high-quality free training combined with post-training support to ensure that the learning is integrated into the daily running of the organisation. This support will be mentoring or online support.
Team London Skill-UP modules:
|Human Resources by CIPD||Focussing on the employee lifecycle and Performance Management. Includes access to an HR professional mentor for up to six months.|
|Finance by Citi||An overview of everything you need to know to keep your charity’s finances in order. Includes twelve months mentoring (a full financial cycle).|
|Communications and PR by Portland||How to communicate in the right way to the right people by creating be-spoke strategy for your charity. Includes six months mentoring.|
|Social Media by Twitter||Providing tips and guidance on how to run campaigns on Twitter. Follow up training consists of a live Q&A Twitter session for two months after the training.|
|Strategy and Business Planning by Elixirr||Helping you to articulate your goals and providing practical tools and advice on how you are going to achieve them. Includes access to a mentor for up to six months.|
Working with Businesses and Partnerships by Natixis Global Asset Management
|An overview of how to prepare your organisation for a potential business/charity partnership? Includes a practice pitch sessions at a City office.|
|Digital Upskilling by Microsoft||Helping you improve your basic digital knowledge and receive guidance and support. Understanding the positive impact that technology can have on your organisation. Includes access to a mentor for up to six months.|
To participate, organisations should be:
- advertising volunteer roles on the Team London website
- a small charity, or non-profit with an income of under 1.5m per annum
- prepared to participate in the post-training mentoring provided by the employee volunteer
- prepared to share regular feedback to Team London and provide a case study
Small charities are the unsung heroes in many local communities, making an incredible difference to people’s lives. This is an important opportunity to connect with them and support the vital work they do. If we can help make their jobs easier by sharing the skills and expertise of our employees, it frees them up to do what they do best – provide much needed services and support to those in need. James Bardrick, Citi.
28 June 2017
15 November 2017
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