London, Greater London
£27,500 - £32,500 per year (plus London Weighting where applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title:                 Education Lead (London & South East)

Location:                South East and London

Although this role is based remotely, having knowledge of employer engagement in the London and South-East of England is required. Please note, you may be required to travel to client locations in and around this region and therefore you should live within a commutable distance without impacting productivity or adding a substantive financial burden to the charity, to be successful in your application

Responsible to:     Head of Engagement ­­– London and the South East

Salary:                     £27,500 to £32,500 (plus London Weighting where applicable)

Contract:                Full time, 37 hours a week

Closing Date:         Monday 6th December at 10:00am

Interview Date:     Monday 13th December or Wednesday 15th December

Please apply as soon as possible submitting your CV and a one page covering letter which outlines your specific interest and ability to successfully fill this role, as well as your salary expectations and current notice period.

Please note, if you do not provide a covering letter your application will not be considered.


Why us?

Speakers for Schools are a dynamic, swift-moving and fast-growing charity. We are on a mission to support a million young people across the UK annually by 2023. Having taken the first steps on the road to achieving this, our team has grown then fold in the past two years. This has supported growth in our employer network from 70 to 700 leading employers and 3800% growth in the number of work experience places offered during the same period.  

We want to level the playing field, making sure that all young people can access inspirational opportunities and experiences to fuel their ambition.  

We are united and unique in our mission to transform lives through raising aspirations of millions of young people every year. Each year, 1,500 senior leaders, celebrities and industry experts deliver a difference to by sharing their story with students in schools and colleges in every corner of the UK. We connect employers such as Disney, The Bank of England, Spotify PwC and almost seven hundred others to communities to provide access to the top opportunities for all across the UK. With us, you will be part of inspiring a generation to reach higher, broaden horizons and get equal access to the top.  

To keep growing our charity and our impact, we need top talent and we are committed to treasuring, developing and supporting them to thrive within their roles. 


Role Summary

To engage with education and training providers as well as local authorities in sharing out programme, onboarding and training in their usage.  Taking on the views of educators and educational leaders in what we provide and need to provide and enabling us to more closely match local and national need with our programme.  This role will also plan and support the delivery team with the delivery of the programmes from marketing opportunities to schools/students work experience placements.

The successful candidate will lead on informing all Education Relationship Managers in the London and South East team on updates from the wider charity, will ensure consistency across the region, and support the team to be able to access resources to ensure young people engagement.


Key Duties / Responsibilities

Engagement Team

  • Recruit and onboard new educational establishments to work with us
  • Training and supporting users to maximise the opportunity to their students accessing our programmes through our newly developed portal and app.
  • Delivering training sessions to schools and colleges on our programmes and building on engagement in your defined region.
  • Building partnerships with Multi-Academy Trusts, SEND and PRU provision within your region to maximise our impact
  • Liaise with local government organisations to actively promote our programme to NEET young people in the region
  • Developing long standing relationships with school and college contacts to access, support and maximise employer engagement relationships in your region
  • Build a regional network of educational contacts, ensuring high level of customer service and reporting opportunities and issues to Head of Engagement
  • Retain our registered schools and colleges in our network, and increase engagement levels in all programmes across the region
  • To support on delivery of SEND and PRU programme opportunities in collaboration with Engagement Managers in the regional team
  • Support Fundraising Leads in region to embed school-based initiatives where appropriate
  • Ensuring all data relating to school and college engagement is accurate, recorded and presented in reports when required
  • Networking in the region with your regional team to collaboratively build brand awareness of Speakers for Schools across all partners and organisations working in the Education landscape.
  • Supporting the wider UK Education Strategy for Speakers for Schools
  • Manage weekly sessions with regional ERMs, to support and plan priority actions, feedback directly to HoE.
  • Drive consistency across all team in terms of school/college engagement
  • Report on school engagement,  areas for improvement, and  placement priorities to HOE as and when needed.
  • Collate new ideas and feedback on actions needed to help support further school and college engagement.

Delivery Team Support

  • Support our Delivery Partners to identify school contacts that can promote and support our programmes
  • Processing new user registrations on our portal
  • Helping with technical delivery processes using both our in-house software
  • Data Management and CRM
  • Inputting new data, maintaining existing records and generating reports
  • Other duties as required, within the scope of your role.


Key skills and experience:

Essential: -

  • Detailed knowledge of the UK Education System and a familiarity with careers provision and social mobility challenges within UK schools and colleges
  • Confident liaising with and managing relationships particularly with stakeholders from all levels
  • Led a project in an educational setting, leading a team to achieve high targets
  • Proven capability of working through high volumes of work and securing targets across varying objectives within delivery
  • Must be resident in your own region or have knowledge and experience of business in the region
  • Clear and concise communicator, capable of producing written content to a professional quality
  • Comfort and experience in working with technology written content to a professional quality
  • Comfort and experience in working with technology and data management
  • Flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in and help with any tasks for which the team require support
  • Excellent customer support skills and telephone manner

Desirable: -

  • Previous experience working with HR/Recruitment/CSR/Engagement teams an advantage
  • An understanding of the UK Education System and a familiarity with careers provision within UK schools and colleges would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of SEND and PRU education establishments and NEET students
  • Proficient use of the Salesforce CRM to track relationships and ensure proper data management
  • Managed or been a team leader to drive a team to deliver objectives.


Benefits offered at Speakers for Schools:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Morning of your birthday off
  • Pension scheme
  • CharlieHR perks
  • Perkbox
  • £500 a year training allowance


Diversity at our core

At Speakers for Schools, we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. Diversity is at our core, join us.


How to apply:

Please apply as soon as possible by submitting your CV and a one page covering letter which outlines your specific interest and ability to successfully fill this role, as well as your salary expectations and current notice period.

Appointees are subject to a successful DBS check, as contact with young people is likely.

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.


The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools:

The closing date for this role will is Monday 6th December at 5:00pm.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview on Monday 13th or Wednesday 15th December. Please note, as part of the interview process you will be required to prepare a presentation. The details of the presentation will be shared with you in the interview invitation

Due to the volume of applications, we receive, it is not possible for us to reply to everyone therefore, if you have not heard from us by Friday 10th December please presume your application has been unsuccessful.

Our new team member will start ASAP.

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