Why join our team?

We design makerspaces for communities

We do this by building relationships, listening to local people and understanding your aspirations. We believe community-led makerspaces create accessible and inclusive opportunities to develop skills.

Our services are designed with young people, employers and communities.

What we do

We invent possibilities. We partner with communities to create space for everyone to meet role models, access resources and nurture passion.

Our Mission

A makerspace in every community – a place where communities can meet role models, access technology and learning resources and can make informed decisions about career opportunities.

Our Vision

We imagine a world where all genders and people from Black and working-class communities are included in decision making. A future where lived experience is valued, and power is not given to individuals but shared by communities through resources and equitable opportunity.

Now more than ever, children and young people need our support to close the attainment and digital skills gaps. 

– Brightbox team

What you can expect from us

  • Onboarding process to learn about our programmes, partners the tools we use and get to know the team

  • All equipment needed to facilitate remote working

  • Access to training and support wherever you need it

  • Regular one-to-ones

  • Flexible working

  • 3% Pension contribution

  • 28 days holiday pro rata

Our application process:

Do you need adjustments to the application process?

We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates that have an impairment, disability, or learning difference. If you would like to discuss alternative application and interview formats, or any support you need, please get in touch with Kisha at hello@brightboxmakerspace.com.

We continue to learn and change to be more inclusive. This application process is under continuous review and we welcome any feedback and links to organisations you think are smashing it! As of 19 February 2021, this is our process:

 

  • This is not required. It is a way for you to ask us questions in a group setting.

    Questions and answers will be recorded and added to a FAQs section on this webpage.

  • CV, cover letter and the following questions:

    1. What valuable contributions do you think you could make toward our mission?
    2. Which aspect of the job role excites you the most and why?
    3. What other skills, experiences or unique perspectives do you hope we’d ask you about in your interview?
    4. What areas of the role will you need training and support with? This will not be used to score your application.

    We will anonymise applications to be reviewed by the Brightbox board, young people participating in our programmes and relevant partners. Kisha, our CEO, and Kristie, our Impact Manager, will be reviewing all applications. We remove details about qualifications (including University degrees) – we’d like you to demonstrate why your qualifications are important: what did you create? What did you learn? What are you passionate about? What are your thought processes?

  • We’ll send you an email confirming we’ve received your application and next steps.

  • You’ll be sent one of two emails:

    1. Invitation to a conversation with details of what we would like to learn from you. This is not a test. We think it’s best if you have time to think about how you’d like to respond to our questions. We’ll do our best to respond to your questions too.
    2. Feedback as to why your application will not move forward. We expect a lot of applications for this position. The feedback may be brief. We are providing it because we know how valuable feedback has been in our personal lives.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified when they are shortlisted with a task to complete in their own time, in preparation for the interview. As we value everyone’s time and ideas, each shortlisted applicant will be paid a real living wage for completing our task, which will take up to half a day.

  • Bookable time slots at 10am, 1pm and 6pm. The format will be by video call. Two staff members and a young person will conduct the interview. If these dates and format do not work for you, we can discuss alternatives.

  • We’ll let you know the outcome of our decision, why, any follow up information and next steps.

Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies. For freelance and volunteer opportunities, check our Become a Role Model page.

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