£32,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 4 - 5 days
Job description
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36% of children from disadvantaged backgrounds leave primary school in England each year unable to read to the expected standard. Innovations for Learning (IFL) is a charity focused on using technology to close this literacy gap through a unique online reading support programme called TutorMate. 

About Innovations for Learning UK

Innovations for Learning (IfL) is a small but growing charity, which is working to ensure that every child in the UK acquires the literacy skills they need for their to thrive and fulfil their potential. Many children fall behind with reading simply because they lack the opportunity to practise. TutorMate addresses this problem by using a bespoke internet platform to pair volunteer tutors from corporate organisations with struggling pupils. TutorMate has been proven to improve the literacy outcomes, confidence and reading enjoyment of young children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our model is to partner with local and national businesses which recruit their own employees as volunteer readers and provide funding for the programme. TutorMate pairs struggling children (5- to 7-year-olds) with adult volunteers who use a bespoke internet platform and a voice connection to link – from their workplace or home – to a dedicated classroom laptop for 30 minutes a week, during the school day, over an entire academic year.  Up to ten children in each Year 1 or Year 2 class participate, giving the programme a reach and scale that no school is able to achieve with parent or community volunteers.

We have set ourselves an ambitious target of supporting 4,000 children by 2024 and this role, with responsibility for stewarding and nurturing our existing corporate partnerships, will be crucial to ensuring that we have sufficient volunteers to achieve this target.

About the role

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you proactive, self-motivated and keen to develop your influencing and communication skills to help us retain, grow and unlock partnerships for the benefit of disadvantaged children?

This new role is an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark in a fast-growing charity.  You will be responsible for retaining, nurturing and growing our existing, diverse portfolio of 70+  corporate partnerships. You will maximise corporate income and deliver excellent partnership stewardship and a great supporter experience. You will play a lead role in the annual partnership renewal process, spotting opportunities to increase partner engagement and proactively identifying ways to unlock additional income. You will also have some responsibility for onboarding new partners, in collaboration with the Tutor Support Team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, who you will support to manage the highest value partners, you will work closely with our Business Development Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager.

For full details please see the attached Job Specification.

This role is ideal for someone home-based with the ability to travel to occasional meetings. Working days can be arranged flexibly and can be offered as a 4 or 5 day per week opportunity.


Application Instructions

How to apply

Applicants must provide a current CV and a covering letter (2 pages maximum) outlining evidence against the essential criteria in the job specification. Please include a description of a successful partnership or relationship that you’ve managed in your career and reflect on what made it successful and how you were able to develop the relationship over time. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented

More about Innovations for Learning

Innovations for Learning (IfL) is a small but growing charity, which is working to ensure that every child in the UK acquires the literacy skil... Read more

Refreshed on: 20 May 2022
Closed date: 04 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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