Work With Us
We are always looking for people who believe in our vision and values to help us take forward our work with children, families and schools. Please see below our current vacancies.
If you have any questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01908 646433.
There are no vacancies at the present time.
Volunteers are an important and integral part of our charity and many services could not be delivered, locally or nationally, without a committed and active volunteer base. We provide opportunities for many different types of volunteering experience from supporting a local club, to working with children at one of our national events, to sitting on our Board of Trustees.
Web Chat Helpline Volunteer (Home-Based)
We are seeking volunteers to support parents and carers via our online web chat service. This involves taking enquiries from parents and carers about high learning potential children and providing signposting, information and advice. We ask volunteers to commit to a slot of up to three hours (morning, afternoon or evening) on a weekly basis during term time.
Full training will be provided for the role. Training will consist of several online modules and a face-to-face training session which is held on an annual basis.
For more information see the Role Description.
To apply for the role please complete this application form (alternatively a CV would be acceptable) and send with a covering letter stating why you would like to volunteer in this role for Potential Plus UK to email@example.com .
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Rebecca Howell on 01908 646433 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our BIG national events would simply not be possible without the support of volunteers registering families, helping in the children’s activities, serving refreshments, assisting with parking and a multitude of other tasks. Check our Events Diary for the next BIG events.
Central Office Administration
Our central offices is in Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. If you are local to this and could support our administration processes, we would love your help! Click here to download ‘Volunteer Administration Support’ role description.
Board of Trustees
As a charity we have a Board of Trustees that oversees the work of the organisation. They meet three times a year, usually at Central Office in Milton Keynes, as well as attending a strategy away day and the the Annual General Meeting in October, which is usually held as part of the BIG Family Weekend.
Potential Plus UK supports thousands of high learning potential children and young people each year. Our Internship Programme is a way of providing exciting opportunities for young graduates or gap year students to gain valuable skills while supporting a cause they believe in.
We offer the oppoortunity for you to work for a charity, gain new skills, meet new people and be able to put the valuable experience and training you gain on your CV to make you stand out from the other candidates when you apply for a job in the future.
What we offer
Although as a charity we can only afford to pay travel and subsistence and any training expenses, we believe we have a great deal to offer including:
- Opportunities which match your skills, expertise and interest
- The chance to gain experience right at the sharp end.
- Opportunities to help stretch and challenge you.
What we are looking for
We are looking for the most passionate students who really believe in supporting children with high learning potential and want to make a real difference.
We take on up to three students a year and competition is often high. You will see why when you look at what some of our interns have achieved:
- Researched and wrote a report on gifted children in care
- Researched and wrote a report on gifted children in the Criminal Justice System
- Researched and wrote a publication about gifted children and mental health issues
- Produced packs in science and maths for younger children
- Coordinated our Youth Board
- Wrote advice sheets for the Children’s area of the website
All of the work is essential to the organisation but is not something we could afford to do without our interns.
Are you up to the challenge? Do you want to spend your summer or gap year doing something really useful?