Birmingham, West Midlands
£22,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We need an outgoing self-motivated person to enhance our work in the West Midlands.

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 WM 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 the region 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 West Midlands:

  • 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: £22k per annum • Annual Leave: 28 days pro rata
  • Office space: West Midlands Office, Handsworth Wood Girls Academy, Church Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham B20 2HL
  • Training: we are a reflective organisation and keen to support your professional development.

Key Information:

  • Length: permanent
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Reporting to: Head of Region
  • Responsible for: Individual Programmes
  • Start Date: November 2021
Application Instructions

How to Apply and Next Steps:
• Email Robin a CV and a cover letter of no more than 350 words by Friday 24th September. In the subject line, please mention
you are applying for the West Midlands Programme Officer role.
• Interviews will take place throughout the recruitment period and roles appointed so please do apply early

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: 17 September 2021
Closed date: 02 October 2021
Tags: Project Management