Good Growth Hub 

Our vision is for a dynamic and diverse creative workforce.

Although London’s creative sector is growing, we have reached a critical tipping point where access to opportunity is impenetrable to those that don’t have experience, skill-sets and connections.

Below you will see all of our current opportunities.

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Freelance Exchange

A free series of educational masterclasses and events to support local creative freelancers

Freelance Exchange is designed to nurture and equip local emergent freelancers with the resources, knowledge and confidence needed to launch their freelance careers and remain adaptable successfully.

Its modular self-selecting programme means freelancers can register to attend the sessions or activities of their choice from a robust curriculum co-created with our growing community of freelancers and industry partners.

This session we are working with Financial Times' charity Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (FT FLIC) to conduct paid research and insight to understand better how freelancers manage and understand their finances and how best we can support them.  

Want to find out more about our Freelance Exchange programme? Visit our website for more information.

Important dates:

  • Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 1st August 2024
  • If your application is successful, you’ll need to be available Wednesday 7th August,  5pm - 6pm, where you will take part in collaborative group research, meet the team face-to-face and have a chance to ask any questions. Please note that we are unable to offer alternative dates.

Eligibility:

  • You meet the programme's eligibility requirements if you are aged between 18-30 and if you are a current resident of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Whilst we welcome freelancers who used to live in one of the four boroughs, priority will be given to those who currently live and have been educated in these areas.  
  • Unsure if you are eligible for the programme? Please visit our website to check the requirements

Thank you for your interest in attending a BBC Proms Insight day. 


About the Proms
 The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London and in alternative venues across the UK. All concerts are live on BBC Radio 3 and many filmed for BBC television broadcast. 


About the opportunity
The BBC andRoyal Albert Hall areoffering an InsightDaywhere you will meet team members from the BBC Proms and Royal Albert Hallteams, who will share what it takes to put together the live Prom concerts andbroadcasts.The Insight Day will explore careersin live events, front of house, artistic planning and broadcast. You will have the opportunity to speakwith BBC Proms and Royal Albert Hallteam members, learn more about their roles and participate in some speed networking and mentoring. The event will also include a free ticket to attend a Prom that evening.

This event also includes a free ticket to attend a Prom taking place that evening at 7:30pm:Reel Change – Soundtracks at the Cutting Edge.This is a deep dive into the hypnotic world of contemporary soundtracks with The London Contemporary Orchestra and Robert Ames. 


Key dates

  • Deadline to express an interest in the opportunity - 1 August 2024
  • Insight experience 14 August 2024

How to apply
To apply for the BBC Insights Day, fill out the Expression of Interest form available on the BBC Careers website. Make sure to complete all required sections with accurate information about your background and why you are interested in the event. Submit the form by the specified deadline. Successful candidates will be notified by July 26th.


Please let us know if you would like this form in a different format by contacting us at goodgrowthhub@anewdirection.org.uk   

A member of the Good Growth Hub team will be in touch by the end of July with the outcome of your application 


Eligibility
 We are particularly looking for those who are just starting to explore potential career pathways in the creative industries, with an interest in live music and/or Radio and TV Production.
 To be eligible for the opportunity you must be a resident of the following boroughs: Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets and aged between 18-30. 

Thank you for your interest in mentoring on our STEP programme and for taking the time to fill out this form. It helps us match the right mentees with the right mentors, which is what the mentoring process is all about.

To get guidance on your Expression of Interest Form or if you have any questions about the mentoring process itself, please email hannah.hedges@anewdirection.org.uk

Next steps
After you have completed this Expression of Interest Form, a member of our team will be in contact with you directly if we have a mentee/ mentor match. 

Thank you for your interest in being a mentor and for taking the time to fill out this form. It helps us match the right mentees with the right mentors, which is what the mentoring process is all about.

To get guidance on your Expression of Interest Form or if you have any questions about the mentoring process itself, please email goodgrowthhub@anewdirection.org.uk

What is mentoring?

Our methodology is simple, we carefully pair up young creatives with a mentor who works in their chosen sector.

The role of a mentor

The role of the mentor is to be a critical friend to their mentee - to act as both a support and sounding board, but to also challenge when needed. A mentor gives tools and advice to their mentee to progress professionally, empowering them to make connections and to progress off their own merits.

They support, champion, encourage and occasionally challenge their mentee whilst creating opportunities for them into jobs and onto career progression in a fast-changing, competitive and highly networked workplace.

The pairings are encouraged to have contact outside of the facilitated monthly sessions in order to see real impact of the relationship.

We have found that by encouraging the building of relationships between our mentees and mentors, they develop bonds that stretch far beyond the programme, creating new networks and renewed confidence to proceed in a world that all too often is about who you know, rather than what you know or how well you do it.

Mentor training and onboarding

At the start of every mentoring programme, we provide training and a handbook for our mentors containing best practice and other things to bear in mind.

Access

There are options in the second section of this form to upload answers to the questions in video or audio format. But, please let us know if you would like this form in a different format by contacting goodgrowthhub@anewdirection.org.uk

Next steps 

After you have completed this Expression of Interest Form, a member of our team will be in contact with you within 5 weeks to discuss your application and, if we haven't already, to ask for your third person bio and a headshot you are happy for us to use.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email fran.plowright@anewdirection.org.uk

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