£28,000 - £31,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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Programme Delivery and Engagement Manager

Location:        Home-based, with potential travel across England and Wales

Hours:            35 hours per week

Salary:            £28,000 - 31,000 pro rata dependent upon experience


About Governors for Schools

We’re a national education charity with the ambition of making sure every school has excellent governance which drives improved outcomes for all children and young people. Since 1999, we’ve been connecting skilled and committed volunteers with schools and academies in England and recently we have expanded our service into Wales. By finding and supporting a diverse and talented network of governors, we help to drive systematic change in how schools are run. Right now, we’re evolving and growing. By enhancing the services we offer, and expanding our work with corporate supporters, key partners and within local communities, we are supporting schools to achieve excellent governance. It is an exciting time to be part of our organisation and make a real difference in education.

About the role

Working as part of the Impact team, you will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to deliver our annual campaign, the goal of which is to recruit more volunteers and support those in post. You’ll build relationships with organisations who can support, contribute to and participate in our campaign, virtual events and online resources. A key part of the role will be to work with the wider team to plan, manage and deliver the annual Governors for Schools conference.


In your role, you’ll have a variety of responsibilities:


You will take a leading role in the development of our external profile, by

  • Supporting the planning and delivery of our campaigns
    • Working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and the Digital Marketing & Design Lead to create and deliver our annual campaigns to run throughout the school year
    • Manage the preparation of campaign resources which will offer our placed governors support in their role
  • Project managing other current Governors for Schools projects in conjunction with the impact team to ensure successful, timely delivery
  • Developing event plans to keep the management and senior team up to date with progress


You will oversee events, held predominantly online, including:

  • Organising our annual, virtual conference
  • Arranging termly webinars and panel events from start to finish to support our campaigns through sourcing and liaising with event speakers, steering on content and promoting to audiences
  • Monitoring and evaluating the delivery of our events, capturing lessons learned and making recommendations for future improvements



You will be adept at building partnerships with other organisations. In the role you will:

  • Identify potential sponsors for our annual campaigns and develop proposals for their involvement, to be supported by the management team
  • Build and develop relationships with partner organisations to create valuable, high quality resources (to sit within our campaigns) that are of benefit to our placed governors
  • Manage our relationship with external stake holders (eg other charities, foundations, awarding bodies) with integrity, ensuring excellent customer service and collaboration to successfully deliver projects
  • Create resources for current governors to support them in their role, through working with partners and other team members


You should apply if you are an experienced and organised professional who loves building relationships.  We are looking for someone with working knowledge of events, marketing, communications and partnership management, who is happiest when working with a diverse team with many different skills. You will need to be positive and proactive, with a flexible approach and an ability to use initiative and remain calm under pressure. While education or governance experience isn’t essential, it would make your CV stand out!


Salary and benefits

  • £28,000 – £31,000 pro rata dependent upon experience
  • Flexible full time working arrangements at 35 hours per week
  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days + bank holidays pro rata, increasing with long-term service
  • Membership with HEKA, a fitness and wellness benefit
  • Volunteer hours given to carry out a governor role
  • Allocated time for personal professional development


We’ll be reviewing applicants on an ongoing basis so early application is encouraged. Please provide a cover letter with your CV detailing why you are interested in the role.


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Posted on: 12 October 2021
Closed date: 10 November 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Project Management

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