Reach Society

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A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

GRACE FOODS ANNOUNCES BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON SCHOLARSHIP
Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is marking its first successful collaborative scholarship with Brunel University London by announcing a second scholarship.
2018 Careers Conference Report

On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community in its 7th Careers Conference. The climax of the day was the announcement of the second full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2018; and the new summer internship at Grace Foods for a British young woman, of the same background, who is studying at Brunel University. 

Employability Day in Wolverhampton

Young people, aged 14 to16, in Wolverhampton and nearby areas, and their parents and carers, had the opportunity to gain invaluable information, advice and guidance from roughly two dozen professionals, from the local Black community, and a similar number of local employers at the Employability Day held on 22 February, in the iconic Molineux stadium.

Forthcoming Events

  • 27/07/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House))
  • 28/09/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (venue tbc)
  • 20/10/2018 19.30pm - 7th Recognition Awards Dinner and 70th MBC Anniversary Celebration - guest speakers incl. Dr Victor Olisa, QPM Ex MPS Borough Commander; Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman, KIO; and Patrick Vernon, OBE and Windrush Day Campaign Champion
  • 26/10/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (venue tbc)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.

 

Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner

Public Appointment Opportunity – Ofqual Chair

Ofqual regulates qualifications and examinations in England. It ensures high standards and public confidence in the qualifications system.  It is independent and reports directly to Parliament.
 
Honorarium - £43,400 pa
Time commitment – approx. 2 days a week.
Location – Coventry, flexible arrangements available
Length of Appointment – initially 3 years, subject to performance.


The Secretary of State is seeking to appoint a Chair who can provide strategic leadership and insight to Ofqual, working with the Ofqual Board and Ministers. They will provide support and challenge to the Chief Regulator and the executive team.  

Candidates will have held senior public or private sector positions and possibly some non-executive roles and be passionate about improving standards in education. Educational and/or regulatory experience would be desirable.

The new Chair will join Ofqual at a time of significant change for qualifications and examinations. They will support Ofqual’s role as a strong and credible regulator, delivering qualifications which contribute to making a truly world-class education system.

To find out more and apply for the role, please visit:
 

Closing date for applications is noon on 23 September 2016.