London, Greater London
Up to £38,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title:                 Employer Engagement Manager (Work Experience)

Location:                Remote working in London or South East

Responsible to:     Head of Engagement 

Salary:                    £28,000 to 38,000 per annum FTE 

Roles:                      3 

Although this role is based remotely, having knowledge of employer engagement in the London or South East England is required. Please note, you may be required to travel to client locations in and around the London & South East and therefore for some roles 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.

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 

Working for the Head of Engagement in your region, and as part of a team of Employer Engagement Managers, Educational Relationship Managers, Programme Delivery Partners, and Regional Fundraising Officers, you will focus on relationship building in your community and will be responsible for connecting a network of schools, colleges, employers and partners in your dedicated region to deliver work experience opportunities, as well as well as other opportunities through our growing portfolio of programmes. 

Key Duties / Responsibilities: - 

  • Outreach to and onboarding of new host employers, helping to grow our employer network to reach ambitious targets for Experience and Progression Programmes (and others as they develop). 

  • Account managing relationships with participating employers and other regional stakeholders, supporting them in the design of programmes (where appropriate) and engagement with our leading technology platform. 

  • Supporting employers to achieve their aims, through either our free or chargeable services, as appropriate. 

  • Outreach to discount and opportunity providers, helping grow the range of discounts and opportunities for young people through our Youth Card programme. 

  • Supporting programmes as needed on any contact, phone conversations with stakeholders, programme delivery tasks and wider charity work in support of wider organisation aims and needs, particularly during peak delivery periods. 

Skills / Experience / Knowledge:- 


  • Experience in a similar environment working with a variety of stakeholders 

  • Clear and concise communicator, capable of producing written content to a professional quality 

  • Confident liaising with and managing relationships particularly with stakeholders from all levels 

  • Comfort and experience in working with technology and data management 

  • Proven capability of working through high volumes of work and securing targets across varying objectives within delivery 

  • Sociable and confident and happy building and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders 

  • Comfort in holding commercial conversations with stakeholders, who are seeking chargeable service to deliver income.


  • 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 

  • Proficient use of the Salesforce CRM, to track relationships and ensure proper data management. 

Benefits offered at Speakers for Schools: 

  • Work From Anywhere in the UK (now and beyond the pandemic)

  • Flexiable working

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus 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.  

We welcome applications from all, including those where employment has been affected by Covid19 and those seeking to change careers. Diversity if at our core, join us. 

How to apply:   

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.  

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

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

The Journey to joining Speakers for Schools: 

You must have the right to work in the UK without visa restrictions to be considered. 

Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received, before the closing date, and will take place over Microsoft Teams. We may appoint before this date depending on applications. 

Please apply as soon as possible, the closing date for this role is Friday 19th November.

Immediate starts and delayed starts are available.

If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please presume your application has been unsuccessful.  

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Posted on: 19 October 2021
Closed date: 18 November 2021
Job ref: Employer Engagement Manager (Work Experience)
Tags: Management, Business Development

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