Camden Town, Greater London

£24,000 - £30,000 per year (dependent on experience)

Permanent, Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

We are a social mobility movement. We are working towards a day where no young person’s background determines their future.

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Job Description

About CoachBright

As an award-winning, fast-growing social enterprise focussed on social mobility our mission is to support young people from disadvantaged communities to identify and fulfil their potential.

Working in partnership with schools, we deliver academic coaching programmes that improve a pupil’s grades, confidence and independence so they can win places at top universities and high level apprenticeships.

Having turned five years old in February 2019, we are at an exciting stage of growth and have ambitious plans to scale our impact and reach. Currently working across London, West Midlands, South West and recently the Isle of Wight, for the first time, we are looking to thoughtfully scale our academic programmes into hard to reach deprivation areas. Over the next 3 years, we are aiming to support over 10,000 young people.

After an emerging leader as our Head of London

London has been our founding hub. Since 2014, we have developed emerging partnerships and relationships across the capital with schools, universities and collaborators. We are now looking for a leader to realise the region’s full potential.

We need an outgoing self-starter to drive our work in London forward, making it a commercially sustainable hub that delivers real social impact. As the public face of the organisation, you will be responsible for partnership development, profile raising and managing our programmes from volunteer recruitment all the way through to evaluation, alongside working day to day with our London Programme Officer.

This is an in at the deep end role and s/he will flourish in a small dynamic team with real influence in decision making.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Growing London as a sustainable CoachBright region:

  • Generating new school leads and securing programmes
  • Generating income outside of school programmes
  • Growing a strong and supportive network of schools, Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs), universities, corporate partners and others
  • Ensuring retention of volunteer coaches (meeting minimum targets set termly)

Create a thriving community of social mobility advocates among university students and young professionals:

  • Delivering recruitment plan for London programmes to meet termly targets
  • Training volunteers in coaching and our pedagogy.

Oversee multiple in-school programmes across London:

  • Setting timelines for programme start and finish dates
  • Communicating with school staff weekly to provide feedback after sessions
  • Visiting schools to oversee quality.

Programme Design and Delivery:

  • Contributing to the design of current workshops and creating new workshops when needed 
  • Running in-school workshops for groups of pupils (KS3-5) and facilitating university trips at the start and end of our programmes 

Managing partnerships with London universities:

  • Maintaining regular contact with relevant staff members in outreach and or/volunteering teams at each London university
  • Managing room bookings for events at university campuses

Line managing a team of Head Coaches and Associates:

  • Delivering training for Head Coaches in London
  • Coaching and mentoring staff throughout the programme to ensure all London & South East Programmes Team are meeting expectations
  • Holding 1-1 appraisals to monitor performance and set actions

Embodying our values (humility, high expectations, serving the team, responsibility and resilience) and demonstrating commitment to our mission.

Person Specification

Essential characteristics and experience:

  • Passion for social mobility: we have big aims and are looking for those who share our desire to make education fairer in the UK so a person’s background does not determine their future.
  • Relationship building and facilitating: this a public-facing role so you will love communicating and delivering workshops to groups as well as communicating our mission to a wide range of stakeholders (business leaders, senior members of MATs, universities etc.)
  • Organisation: working in a fast paced young organisation you’ll be able to work between different programmes and workstreams.
  • Resourcefulness: we’re a small, dedicated team - you must be a self-starter prepared for practical roles with lots of responsibility. A willingness to stay solution-focused with last minute challenges is a must!
  • Young People: experience in a school or youth organisation as a facilitator. 

Desirable knowledge/experience:

  • 2-3 years frontline experience working in a school or social sector for example as a teacher or workshop facilitator.
  • Experience recruiting volunteers.
  • Experience measuring and evaluating the impact of youth-based programmes.
  • Experience of sales in an education context.
  • Knowledge of programme design, pedagogy or coaching.
  • Knowledge of UK university sector, including knowledge of the UCAS process.