We need an outgoing self-starter to drive our work in the London (and surrounding areas) forward, making it a self-sustaining 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. This is an “in-at-the-deep-end” role, you will work independently across the region and you will flourish in a small dynamic team with real influence in decision making.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Growing London as a sustainable 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, universities, corporate partners and others.
- Feeding into key discussions on organisational direction and collaboration on various organisational workstreams (impact, sales, programmes).
Overseeing our tutoring programmes in the region from start to finish:
- Acting as the regional safeguarding lead (training provided)
- Meeting weekly KPI’s on attendance and quality management of sessions
Create a thriving community of social mobility advocates among university students:
- Recruiting volunteer tutors for the programmes
- Retaining volunteers term by term
- Training volunteers in tutoring/coaching and our pedagogy.
Oversee multiple in-school and online programmes (university student led and peer led across London & SE)
- Setting the timelines for the start and end of programmes
- Communicating with school staff weekly to provide feedback
- Visiting schools to oversee quality
- Managing and running online sessions
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 the programme.
Managing partnerships with London universities:
- Maintaining regular contact with relevant staff members in outreach and/or volunteering teams at each university
- Managing room bookings for events at university campuses.
Line managing a team of Programme Officers and Head Coaches
- Managing your staff team of up to 6 programme officers
- Ensuring all staff have the required knowledge and skills to thrive in their role
- Meeting regional KPIs across all programmes
- Delivering training for Head Coaches in London
- Holding 1-1 appraisals to monitor performance and set actions
Embodying our values (humility, high expectations, service, responsibility and resilience) and demonstrating commitment to our mission.
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.
- Relationship building and facilitating: this a public-facing role so you will love communicating our mission to a wide range of stakeholders (schools, universities, businesses) and bring people with you.
- Organisation: working in a fast paced young organisation you’ll be able to work between different workstreams.
- Independence: this role requires you to work independently/alone in the office and/or from home frequently where you will need to manage your own workload.
- 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.
- Flexibility: the role will occassionally involve working evenings and weekends.
- Ability to travel: the role will involve substantial travel across the region visiting our partners.
- 2-3 years frontline experience working in a school or social sector for example as a teacher or workshop facilitator.
- Experience of partnership development in the social or public sectors.
- Knowledge of programme design, pedagogy or coaching.
- Knowlegde of London schools and the education landscape in London
- An opportunity to play an important role in a young, exciting social mobility organisation with scope to grow quickly across the UK.
- Starting Salary: £28-30k per annum (dependent on experience)
- Annual Leave: 28 days (to be taken by arrangement, usually during the school holidays.)
- Flexibility to occasionally work from home
- Training: we are a reflective organisation and keen to support your professional development.
- Length: permanent
- Hours: Full Time, 5 Days a week (with some weekend/evening hours during recruitment phase which will acknowledged in TOIL).
- Reporting to: National Programmes Manager
- Responsible for: London and South East
- Start Date: Flexible for the right candidate (ideally August 2021, no later than mid-September 2021)
- Location: London, with travel between our office (Currently based in Camden), partner schools across the region and semi-regular visits to other regions including the South West and West Midlands where you may need to stay overnight.
Email Robin with your CV and a cover letter of no more than 350 words by 6th August 2021. In the subject line, please mention you are applying for the Head of London role.
First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis as applications are received, with a second round for successful candidates. We aim to conduct interviews in-person, but can be flexible if online is required for purposes of shielding.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be interviewing candidates as we receive applications and may close applications at any time. Therefore, early application is encouraged.