The Recruitment and Training Committee
About the committee
The Training and Recruitment Committee is all about getting the word out about how great it is to volunteer with Education Partnerships Africa, recruiting the most promising students from our pool of top UK universities, and giving them the preparation, training and support they need to deliver a brilliant summer project in East Africa that has the biggest possible impact for our partner schools.
Recruitment & Retention
An opportunity for personal development
We are the face of EPAfrica: as such, you will need to be personable, flexible, responsive, and good at working with and delivering through others - and the quality of what we do is paramount, because we are often responsible for the first engagement people have with the charity, and that usually leaves a lasting impression. You will not achieve anything in this committee on your own: you will need to draw on a wide range of skills, knowledge and resource from across both this committee and the wider charity. But this is enormously rewarding, and our work on recruitment and training is appreciated across the charity: because it’s highly visible, often fun, and of course hugely important.
Recruitment and Training Roles
Roles on this committee are fast-paced, demanding, and hugely engaging. For the majority of what new PWs experience before they actually land in East Africa: we make it happen. That is a challenge, and of course an enormous responsibility. We need to get the right people into the charity and support through the challenges they will inevitably face, minimising drop-outs; and we need to prepare those people to have a real impact in East Africa. But this is also a really exciting place to work, as you can really see how a student who perhaps expresses interest at a freshers’ fair, or comes along to an intro talk, turns into a confident, capable Project Worker who makes amazing things happen in our partner schools.
Managers and Officers
Join the Recruitment and Training Committee
JOIN THE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING COMMITTEE AS A MANAGER, OFFICER OR ASSOCIATE
Become a Recruitment and Training Associate
In addition to the roles defined above you can also join the Recruitment and Training Committee's 'Pool' as a Fundraising Associate. As an Associate, you will volunteer flexibly throughout the year, committing to a variety of activities in the short-term on an ad-hoc basis. Associates attend monthly committee meetings, and volunteer for specific task as their availability allows. This model enables the Recruitment and Training Committee to deploy volunteers responsively to grab opportunities and quickly address any emerging issues or risks.
The Committee will delegate self-contained projects to the pool, such as the delivery of a specific training session, but you will also find yourself supporting Managers and Officers at key points in the year when the delivery of their responsibilities require all hands on deck - for example during Project Worker interviews. Lastly, sometimes more heads on a problem means a better result and each Committee has a number of sub-working groups addressing those more complex area, which you can also join. For example - developing a training syllabus.