Care about social mobility? Are you our next London Programme Officer?
We are working towards a day where no young person’s background determines their future. As an award-winning, fast-growing social enterprise our mission is to support young people from disadvantaged communities to identify and fulfil their potential. Working in partnership with schools, we deliver academic tutoring/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 six years old in February 2020, we’re at an exciting stage of growth and have ambitious plans to scale our impact and reach. Currently working across London, West Midlands, South West, we are looking to thoughtfully scale our aca- demic programmes into hard to reach deprivation areas. Over the next 3 years, we are aiming to support over 10,000 young people.
London was our first hub. Since 2014, we have developed partnerships and relationships across the region with schools, universities and collaborators. We are now looking for a passionate new addition to join the team. We need an outgoing self-motivated person to enhance our work in the London region (including Reading and surrounding areas), making it a vibrant and exciting hub that delivers real social impact. At the forefront of the organisation, you will be responsible for maintaining partnerships, supporting tutors/coaches and delivering our programmes from volunteer recruitment all the way through to evaluation. This is an “in-at-the-deep-end” role and you will flourish in a small dynamic team with real influence.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Contributing to the development of the London region:
- Generating new school leads and securing programmes
- Supporting 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)
- Maintaining relationships with coaches, pupils and teachers
Create a thriving community of social mobility advocates among university students and young professionals:
- Meeting recruitment targets for tutors/coaches across London each term.
- Training volunteers in tutoring/coaching and our pedagogy.
Oversee multiple in-school and online programmes (university student led and peer to peer) 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.
- 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 or digital workshops for groups of pupils (KS3-5) and facilitating university trips at the start and end of our programmes
- Line managing a team of Head Coaches:
- 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 so a person’s background does not determine their future.
- Relationship building and facilitating: this a public-facing role so you will love delivering workshops to groups as well as communicating our mission to a wide range of stakeholders (businesses, 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.
- Independance: this role requires you to work independently/alone from time to time in the office and/or from home
- 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/working with young people.
- Flexibility: the role will occasionally involve working evenings & weekends
- Experience working with young people in a school or youth work setting. • Experience recruiting volunteers
- Experience measuring and evaluating impact
- Knowledge of programme design, pedagogy or tutoring/coaching.
- Knowledge of UK schools and UK university sector.
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