Plymouth, Plymouth
Bristol, Bristol City
Exeter, Devon
£21,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are a social mobility movement committed to ensuring that every young person experiences educational equity. 

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 programmes that improve a pupil’s grades, confidence and independence so they can win places at top universities and on 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. This coming academic year, we are supporting over 1500 pupils. Currently working across London, the West Midlands and the South West, we are looking to thoughtfully scale our academic programmes into hard-to-reach deprivation areas; develop a primary strand to our work; and increase the impact of our programmes.

We need an outgoing self-motivated person to enhance our work in the South West, 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 and workshop delivery 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 South West 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 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 the South West:

  • 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

  • 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.


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 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.

  • Independence: 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 


Desirable knowledge/experience

  • 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.



  • An opportunity to contribute to a young, exciting social enterprise with scope to input widely and take on new roles. 

  • Starting Salary: £21k per annum

  • Annual Leave: 28 days pro rata

  • Office space: initially working from home with travel to schools when required. Longer term in our South West office (University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus)

  • Training: we are a reflective organisation and keen to support your professional development. Opportunities include:

    • Being matched with a mentor in the social sector

    • Becoming an accredited Executive Coach

Key Information:

  • Length: fixed term contract until end of July

  • Hours: Full Time

  • Reporting to: Head of Region

  • Responsible for: individual programmes

  • Start Date: end of November

More about CoachBright

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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Refreshed on: 11 November 2020
Closed date: 16 November 2020
Job ref: SW Programme Officer
Tags: Volunteer Management, Teaching