Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Radical Recruit.
Below is some information about the people we support (aka: our Radicals) and the important role volunteers play within our community. Please read this information carefully to help you decide if you would like to register to become a Radical volunteer. If the answer is yes, please hit the apply button which will take you to a page where you will be asked to:
- Upload your CV if you have one. If you do not have a CV you’re comfortable sharing, that’s ok. This will not affect your application. We ask for a CV because this helps us to see what skills and experience you have which are transferrable into your volunteer roles. We can't remove this field so if you'd prefer not to share your CV with us you don't have to!
- Read and sign our volunteer candidate agreement
- Complete the short questionnaire
- Tick the ‘Receive email updates & industry news?’ box. This will ensure you receive all future volunteering job opportunities as well as semi-regular updates about the outcome of your work with us (good news stories and our volunteering impact report). Don't worry, you can unsubscribe at any time!
About Radical Recruit ...
Founded in October 2019, Radical Recruit is the UK’s only not-for-profit recruitment consultancy representing people who are under-represented in the labour market.
Our small but mighty team believes that the fundamental nature of the recruitment industry requires a radical change. We are pioneering a recruitment revolution - a movement that excites, agitates, and shakes things up within the recruitment industry. We do this by employing a value-led approach to sourcing hidden talent (our Radicals) and by providing seamless recruitment services to employers that are committed to diversity and inclusion and that hire ‘hidden talent’.
You can read our manifesto here.
As a recruitment agency, we know that we are only as good as the last candidate we placed which means we don’t employ a ‘throw mud at a wall and hope some of it sticks’ approach to recruitment. Nor do we ask for charity. Our Radicals get invited to interview on the merit of their applications and are offered the job because they are the best candidate at the end of the selection process. What this means is that we must support our Radicals to compete on a level ‘playing field’ by giving them the skills, tools, and confidence they need to apply for, secure and sustain employment.
As a not-for-profit provider, we know that the best support we can provide for our Radicals is human-centric and support that will enable them to decrease their reliance on services like ours as well as practice more choice, control, agency, and autonomy in all life areas. We have seen the power of paid work transform the lives of our Radicals with over 90 placements to date. Much of the focus of our work is encouraging our Radicals to aspire and supporting them to secure jobs that they will love rather than jobs that they can get. We also provide post-placement support to ensure our candidates sustain their placements and with time, progress in their chosen careers.
Our Track Record ...
- We've made over 200 placements.
- Our salary range for placements start at London Living Wage and ranges to £90k.
- The average salary negotiated for our Radicals is £25.5k.
- We have maintained an in work sustainability rate of over 90% at six months.
- A small but growing proportion of the candidates we have placed have moved into bigger and better roles since we first placed them!
Click this link to watch a video about two of our Radicals, Tia and Steve, who talk about their Radical experience!
"It takes a village to raise a child"
This is an Igbo and Yoruba proverb that exists in many different African languages. It reflects the emphasis African cultures place on family and community.
The same family (albeit chosen) and community values underpin everything we do at Radical because we know it takes a village to raise up our candidates so that they can become respected, contributing, and valued members of society and walk with purpose into their futures.
In addition to having the right skill sets, you will also need to be …
- Non-judgmental with the ability to create warm, welcoming, and safe spaces that encourage and celebrate difference.
- Anti-biased with a strong sense of social justice and a desire to support others.
- Emotionally intelligent with the ability to connect with our Radicals and fellow volunteers, actively listen, and have conversations (potentially about emotive topics like homelessness or domestic violence)
- A person who celebrates difference and enjoys meeting new people from different backgrounds.
Ready to sign up?
Click ‘Apply’ and follow the instructions! Don’t forget to tick the marketing box before you press apply! This is how we will tell you about volunteering opportunities. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.
We have used the abbreviation BAME. We recognise the diversity of individual identities and lived experiences and understand that BAME is an imperfect term that does not fully capture the racial, cultural, and ethnic identities of people that experience structural and systematic inequality. There is space on the application form to describe your community, and we will use your description when wherever possible. The same applies to all people with diverse characteristics including those characteristics which are not protected in law like people with a conviction or those who have experience of homelessness.