£24,000 - £27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title:                 Programme Officer, Enrichment Activities

Location:                Remote working in the UK

Responsible to:     Programme Manager

Salary:                     £24,000 to £27,000

Contract:                Full time, 37 hours a week

Closing Date:         Monday 13th December at 10:00am

Interview Date:     Thursday 16th 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.


Why us?

Speakers for Schools is 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 tenfold 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.


Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing activities for young people alongside our Programme Manager.
  • Creating lessons, presentations and modules to support the development of young people’s skills.
  • Coordinating stakeholder and speaker engagement for different enrichment activities, providing briefs, and securing engagement.
  • Hosting some sessions and interviewing speakers as required for different enrichment activities.
  • Confidently discussing speakers for Schools’ goals and aims via email communication, virtual meetings, and the telephone.
  • Creating collateral for internal and external stakeholder engagement in National Clubs including copy writing, formatting collateral, and working with Speaker for Schools’ Marcomms team on design.
  • Moderating communities in Google Classroom and other platforms.
  • Creating impact evaluations with support from the Programme Manager.
  • Editing videos of speakers’ talks for social media.
  • Working independently and within a structured programme plan to meet targets and objectives set by the Programme Manager.
  • Developing scalable activities and processes, while always ensuring the Enrichment Activities are safe and data compliant.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in and help with any tasks the team requires support with.


Key skills and experience:

Essential: -

  • Experience supporting charity programmes
  • Experience of collateral development and copy writing
  • Experience working with young people and an ability to clearly communicate with and enthuse 11-19-year-olds to ensure they are getting the most out of our programmes
  • Experience using Microsoft packages, including Outlook
  • Experience of community engagement and management
  • Experiences in developing activities and learning modules for young people
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement, briefings and securing support for programmes
  • Sociable, confident and happy building and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders – from teenagers to educators to authors to social entrepreneurs
  • Excel at organising their workload and enjoy driving work forward independently
  • Excellent written skills
  • Think strategically and can change tactics while still meeting larger objectives

Desirable: -

  • Experience of working in programme support in education charities
  • Interest and passion for reading, green skills, podcasting and/or social enterprise
  • Experience hosting events for young people
  • Confident interviewing stakeholders in front of large audiences online
  • Experience using Google Classroom
  • Experience communicating with educational establishments and a familiarity with how schools and colleges operate
  • Experience supporting the set-up of programmes, and supporting them to scale
  • Experience of safeguarding young people


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.

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


How to apply:

Please submit 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.

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 is Monday 13th December at 10:00am.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview on Thursday 16th December.

Our new team member will start ASAP.

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Closed date: 13 December 2021
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