Join our team – apply to be SCU’s Education and Arts Coordinator

Posted on the 26th November 2018

  • Part time, three days a week
  • Fixed-term freelance role:
    January – July 2019
  • Based in London or Cambridge, with opportunity to work from home
  • £24,000 pro rata
  •  Deadline: Friday 7 December 2018

Who we are

Street Child United uses the power of sport to provide a global platform for street-connected young people to be seen and their voices heard, so they can receive the protection, support and opportunities that every child is entitled to.

Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting events, we organise international sports events for street-connected young people, challenging the negative perceptions and treatment of street children worldwide.

We are the proud organisers of the Street Child World Cup, Street Child Games and Street Child Cricket World Cup.

Street Child United uses sport and the arts to change the way street children are seen and treated. The first Street Child Cricket World Cup will be held in London and Cambridge, April-May 2019. 10 teams of street-connected children from across the world will come together to play cricket, take part in a Congress for their rights and participate in an Arts Programme.

The Arts

The Arts are a key component of any Street Child World Cup. We use the Arts in the run up to major sporting events, during each event and after, to amplify these young people’s voices, educate them about their rights and develop them as young ambassadors for the rights of street-connected children.

At each of our major events, our approach is to bring a group of creative supporters together, many of whom will be in our volunteer programme, to dream, create and breathe life into the Arts Programme.

We deliver workshops for the young people, singing, drumming, painting murals, making zines about their lives, or reimagining their national flags. We host international artists, who create their own work during the event. We hold opening and closing ceremonies, adding gravitas and creativity to our sporting events. At the end of the event, we showcase all the work created for the world to see.


In the build up, to and during our events, we engage with local schools, creating educational programmes for them to learn about human rights and the experiences of street-connected children around the world and engaging them in our events, attending as fans and supporters of the young people we work with.

We currently have several opportunities for further engagement with schools across the UK, and potentially further afield, and are looking to capitalise upon these ahead of the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019.

The Role

Developing and coordinating SCU’s engagement with schools, including:

  • Creating and managing relationships with schools
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with schools and youth programme partners
  • Developing creative resources and programmes
  • Inviting and supporting schools to attend our events
  • Developing short-term, mid-term and long-term strategies for our UK Schools and Youth Programme
  • Offering advice and support to schools and youth programs on fundraising

Coordinating SCU’s Arts Programme including:

  • Developing an Arts Preparation Pack for the teams participating in SCU events
  • Planning arts workshops for SCU events
  • Coordinating arts activities during SCU events, including the Late Show, opening and closing ceremonies and arts workshops
  • Planning and implementing an exhibition of our work at SCU events
  • Coordinating the Arts Advisory Group
  • Bringing volunteer artists on board to make all of this possible

Key skills and experience

  • Experience in the youth sector and/or schools
  • Experience coordinating or engaging with arts programmes
  • Creative background and/or experience working in the arts
  • Good communication skills
  • Good office/computer skills
  • Approachable and personable
  • High level of organisation

How to apply

Send your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to

Deadline: Friday 7 December 2018

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