London, Greater London
£21,000 - £24,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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School and Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

Region:         South East England

Location:      Home-based, with travel into London

Hours:           35 hours per week

Salary:           £21,000 - 24,000 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 London team, you will be responsible for conducting efficient volunteer management and recruitment, as well as building partnerships with schools and local authorities across the region to help the organisation reach its objectives of placing governors in schools.


In your role, you’ll be working with a number of different stake holders.


You’ll work with volunteers to:

  • Support them through the school governor appointment process, from application to placement. This involves corresponding with a large volume of people within your areas of responsibility.
  • Promote the services of Governors for Schools
  • Ensure CRM records are up to date and maintained


You’ll work with schools to:

  • Promote the services of Governors for Schools to schools in agreed areas.
  • Provide them with suitable volunteers, including recruiting volunteers for specific vacancies.
  • Maintain contact through the recruitment process in order to ensure timely placement of volunteers, tracking their progress on the CRM
  • You’ll work with Local Authorities & Multi Academy Trusts to:


You’ll also maintain and develop relationships with appropriate Local Authority governor services departments and MAT governance professionals within your areas of responsibility in order to:

  • Place Governors for Schools volunteers
  • Use communication channels to promote the services of Governors for Schools
  • Obtain details of governor vacancies
  • Increase the efficiency of the placement process


We are looking for someone who is based in the South East of England. You will have excellent organisation skills and the ability to juggle a busy role interacting with different stakeholders. To do this well, you will need to be able to communicate effectively via email and phone, tracking your work on our Microsoft Dynamics database. The role will suit someone who is target/ goal orientated.


A knowledge of the English education system or the role of a school governor would be of benefit, although full training will be given.



Salary and benefits

  • £21,000 – £24,000 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: 29 October 2021
Tags: Admin, Volunteer Management

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