Community Expert Podcast

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Summary

Susan Burton, Founder of Classlist talks to Helen Wright, Director and Founder of 923 Jobs, about career prospects for community builders

Show Notes

Prior to having children and setting up 923 Jobs, Helen spent a decade working as a broadcast journalist for the BBC and ITV, then 18 months running my own media training company. I have a degree in History from Durham University, and a Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff University.

In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

  1. Why Helen set up 923 Jobs  in the first place and her vision for her company in the future.
  2. How Helen sees the skills developed by school community builders transferring to employment?
  3. How community builders can build their reputation and personal networks to open up new career opportunities?
  4. Post Covid, how does Helen see the job market for parents wanting to work 923?
  5. What new skills does Helen forecast will be in demand on the short term horizon?

Helen’s favourite books and favourite podcast:
  • Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race: By Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • The Circle: By Dave Eggers
  • The Thursday Murder Club, By Richard Osman
  • Spinning Plates, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor

What is Community Expert Podcast?

Welcome to the Classlist CX - Community Expert podcast series. Where our aim is to inspire and guide you with insight and advice from our community of experts.

Throughout this series we share best practice from successful school community leaders. In addition we discuss possible career opportunities beyond the school gate. Last but not least we hear from leading speakers from the wider world of community.