Brighton, Brighton and Hove
£22,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Programme Co-ordinator – Education Charity
Home Based (with regular travel to our partner schools in Brighton)

About Us

Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in school.

In the UK today, young people facing socio-economic disadvantage are less likely to achieve the grades they need to progress in life. This isn’t because they are any less able – it’s because they have less access to tools to support them to realise their potential. 

We help to level the playing field by working in partnership with schools to deliver weekly tutoring in English or Maths, to pupils who need it the most. 

We’re now looking for a Programme Co-ordinator to join us on a fixed-term contract until 31st July 2020, which has the potential to extend.  

The Benefits 

- Salary of £22,000 per annum 
- Travel expenses 
- Flexible working 
- Workplace pension 
- 33 days’ holiday including Bank Holidays
- Team socials
- Recognition schemes to celebrate staff who go above and beyond 

If you are a confident communicator and work well on your own initiative, this is a brilliant opportunity to gain experience with a charity that’s supporting the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. 

As an education charity, we understand the importance of providing learning and development opportunities for our staff. You’ll receive a comprehensive induction and full training and will have the chance to broaden your areas of responsibility as you grow alongside the organisation.  

Our vision is a world in which no child’s life chances are limited by their socio-economic background. If you share our values and want to make a real difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you. 

Your Role

As a Programme Co-ordinator, you’ll oversee the delivery of our tutoring programme in partner schools in Brighton and Sussex. 

Overseeing your own caseload of schools, you will have the chance to increase your expertise in a number of areas, including stakeholder management, recruiting volunteers and the education sector. 

Some of your duties will involve: 

- Visiting schools and building positive relationships 
- Ensuring our volunteer tutors are delivering a high-quality service to pupils 
- Overseeing our volunteer tutor sign-up process 
- Assigning tutors to suitable pupils 
- Working with colleagues to approach new schools and tell them about the programme

About You

To join us as a Programme Co-ordinator, you’ll need: 

- The ability to work independently and use your initiative in a variety of situations 
- A commitment to ensuring young people from all backgrounds reach a meaningful level of academic attainment 
- The ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders

Ideally, you will have experience of working with young people and/or project management, but this isn’t essential. Evidence or an interest in education and/or the third sector would also be an asset. 

Other organisations may call this role Junior Project Co-ordinator, Education Programme Assistant, Project Assistant, Education Project Assistant, Charity Programme Co-ordinator, Charity Project Co-ordinator or Charity Service Co-ordinator. 

The closing date for applications is the 4th November 2019, with interviews scheduled to be held on the 8th November 2019 at our offices in London. 

Webrecruit and Action Tutoring are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for the opportunity to empower young people as a Programme Co-ordinator, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Posted on: 17 October 2019
Closed date: 04 November 2019
Job ref: HKURU0411/GW-MI
Tags: Project Management