NFP People on behalf of City Year UK
Birmingham, West Midlands
London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£22,000 - £27,200 per year
Contract, 9 month fixed term, Part-time
Job description

National School Partnerships Officer


This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join an innovative organisation, building and maintaining strong relationships with school partners.


This youth social action charity challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time social action. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.


Position: National School Partnerships Officer

Location: This post can be based in either Greater Manchester, West Midlands or London areas (home working available)

Hours: This is a part-time post working 21 hours per week (flexible working available)

Salary: £22,000 - £27,200 (pro rata) dependent on experience

Duration: 9 month fixed term


Benefits: 43 days of holiday leave (minimum) per annum to be taken during school holidays only, up to 5% pension employer contribution, interest-free loan for season ticket or bicycle, 2 volunteer days per year.


Closing Date: 12 December 2021

Interview date: Monday 13th or Wednesday 15th December 2021

Start date: Monday 17th January 2022 (there is flexibility available with the start date)


The Role

The National School Partnerships Officer (NSPO) will be to support the National Schools Partnerships and Manager with school partnerships.


The NSPO will meet with current school partners to ensure they are having a successful partnership and want to renew with the charity. The NSPO will focus on contacting school leaders to support the renewal efforts, as well as supporting the ongoing work to develop the partnership offer and agreement.


The NSPO will also need to build effective new relationships and partnerships to meet our year on year growth targets; this will include meeting school leadership teams in potential new schools as well as other key stakeholders (such as local authorities) to strengthen brand awareness. The role will also work closely with local Programmes teams so that School Partnerships are up to date with the work happening in schools and can begin to review partnerships for the next year.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Relationship Management
  • Seek opportunities across the regions, to engage with a wider network of schools, head teachers and senior stakeholders
  • Work to targets set by NSPM
  • Support with updating and completion of paperwork for school partnerships


About You

To be successful in this role you will need to be passionate about social change and serving a great cause. As the National School Partnerships Officer you will strive for excellence and support the core vision and values of the charity.


You will have:

  • Gravitas with senior stakeholders and experience in networking, ideally in an educational setting
  • Graduate qualification or relevant work experience
  • Experience of working with primary or secondary schools
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to listen to the customer and understand their needs
  • Strong and persuasive presentation skills
  • Evidence of a high level of organisation, with the ability to manage a busy workload
  • Experience working in a target driven environment
  • Positive, flexible approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to reach targets
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively during busy periods


You will be asked to submit a CV and a cover letter as part of your application detailing your current and previous experience.


If you want to make a real difference and believe that young people can change the world, we want to hear from you!


Due to the high volume of CVs the charity receives, they can only respond back to the successful candidates.


About the Organisation

This youth social action charity challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, the organisation supports pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.


Other areas of experience may include School Partnerships, School Partnerships Officer, School Partnerships Lead, School Impact Officer, School Impact, School, Primary School, Senior School, Early Years, EYF, Board of Education, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment, Teacher, Education, School Engagement, School Leadership, Volunteer Management, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering, Impact, Teaching, Volunteer Engagement, Schools, Primary School Teacher, Senior School Teacher, Education Lead, Teaching Assistant, Teaching, Youth, Secondary School Teacher, Trainee Teacher, Teacher, Youth Support, Family Support, Children’s Support, Support Officer, EYF, Mentor, Youth Mentor, Volunteer Management, School Partnerships, School Liaison, School Support, Pupil Support. 



Posted on: 06 December 2021
Closed date: 12 December 2021
Job ref: 2933
Tags: Volunteer Management, Teaching