School Impact Officer
This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join an innovative organisation, building and maintaining strong relationships with school partners.
City Year UK is a youth social action charity which 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: School Impact Officer
Location: Either Walsall WS1 or Wednesbury WV10 (Monday to Thursday) with Edgbaston based training sessions most Fridays
Start Date: 17 August 2020 - two weeks, full-time, in-house training before starting in school. Some flexibility may be possible but cannot be guaranteed.
Salary: Full-time equivalent starting salary of £22,000 per annum. Part-time pro-rata salary will be £13,200
Hours: Term-time working (with the exception of the second half of August)
Part-time - three days per week - Usual working hours 8:00-4:30. Term-time working (with the exception of the second half of August)
Benefits: Potential for flexible working from the beginning of employment. Up to 5% pension employer contribution, Interest-free loan for season ticket or bicycle. 2 volunteer days per year.
Closing Date: 23rd July – rolling interviews taking place weekly.
The School Impact Officer is based predominantly in schools (Monday to Thursday) and is the primary link between our partner school and City Year UK (CYUK). The Impact Officer is the custodian of the CYUK programme delivery. This is achieved by managing a team of Volunteer Mentors, who support school activities. Impact Officer’s coordinate, manage and evaluate the activities that CYUK provide. The Volunteer Mentors also complete a Leadership and Development programme (delivered most Fridays during term-time) over their year of service. Impact Officer’s work with them on a professional development plan to chart their continuous professional development.
The School Impact Officer plays a key role in the engagement, training and retention of Volunteer Mentors. They have pastoral oversight for the team and their relationships with those they come into contact with (children, parents, education professionals, funders, members of parliament and other stakeholders).
To be successful in this role you will need to be passionate about social change and serving a great cause. As the School Impact Officer you will strive for excellence and support the core vision and values of City Year UK.
· Have experience of working with children and young people.
· Have a degree in Education, Social Work, Youth Work or similar. Or, other relevant professional qualification or equivalent work experience.
· Have excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
· Have strong people skills, be able to connect and communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.
· Sound understanding of school priorities.
· Flexibility in your approach to meet volunteers and pupil’s developmental needs.
· A proven ability to prioritise work to meet tight deadlines delegate appropriately and apply problem-solving skills effectively.
· Have a proactive attitude, with the ability to use initiative, and a professional manner and approach.
This post is subject to clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service and receipt of satisfactory references.
Other areas of experience may include; School coordinator, School Partnerships, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment, Teacher, Education, School Engagement, School Leadership, Volunteer Management, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering, Impact, Teaching, Volunteer Engagement, Schools, Charity, Not for Profit, Education.