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Heading for Extinction (HfE) Talk Admin Support

Group:XRUK Talks & Training
Posted:07/02/2024
Location:From home role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:2-4
No. spaces available:1
Meeting Time:Wednesdays 10 - 11.30 am
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule:Helpful to attend team meetings Wednesday mornings but not essential.
Essential Skills:Good organisational, planning and communication skills are all that we are looking for. You should be comfortable using a computer, nothing fancy, just emailing, using message platforms and using/creating shared documents. Full support given.
Desired Skills:An understanding of the importance of talks and training in people’s journey into activism is helpful. It is not necessary to have a background in training.
Accessibility considerations:If you're hard of hearing or visually impaired, then the online meeting aspect may be a barrier. You would need to be able to use a computer/keyboard.

The Talks and Training team is a healthy and well-functioning team of people who turn up on time and usually do what they say they will do.

This role is to administratively support the small team of people who update and offer our flagship talk, Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it).

Tasks include:

  • checking the speaker rota to ensure this is being filled
  • contacting speakers to check availability and encourage them to fill in the rota
  • promoting the talk on XR channels
  • creating events on Action Network
  • using Action Network to send out follow-up emails to those attending the talk
  • monitoring the HfE chats to pick up requests and questions
  • updating the Rebel Toolkit for HfE content
  • attending group meetings with T&T to update on HfE progress

To find out more information about the HfE Team, please read our mandate by selecting the link:
XRUK HfE Talk Team mandate

To find out more information about the XRUK Talks & Training team (the HfE parent circle), please read their mandate by selecting the link:
XRUK Talks & Training mandate

We look forward to hearing from you.

This role is being advertised by the following working group:

XRUK Talks & Training

Location: XR UK (UK Wide)

XRUK Talks & Training coordinates talks, training and workshops for the movement upon request, and we proactively organise talks, training and workshops across the movement. Our other roles consist of collating and cataloguing talk, training and workshop materials from across the movement, making training information accessible to the movement and ensuring that training materials and training, are accessible to all volunteers. We maintain a database of XRUK speakers and trainers, as well as writing, updating and distributing the 'Non Violent Direct Action' (NVDA), 'Heading for Extinction' (H4E) and Street Speakers' training/talks materials. And lastly, we provide support to other XRUK circles to improve the quality of their talks, training and workshops.

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