Saint Agnes, Cornwall
£18,500 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Key Information:

  • Role: Education Administrator
  • Salary: £18,500
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday
  • Contract: 12 months fixed term
  • Location: St Agnes, Cornwall
  • Probationary Period: 3 months
  • Benefits: 25 days per year, plus Bank Holidays / An additional 1-day holiday per year accrued after each full year of service, up to 3 years / Flexitime policy / Incredible ocean location.
  • Reports to: Education Manager        


Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is one of the UK’s leading marine conservation and campaigning charities. Our mission is simple: to Create Ocean Activists Everywhere. Our projects and campaigns inspire, unite and empower individuals and communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.

The organisation was founded in 1990 and became a charity in 2013.

The charity is made up of a board of 11 trustees, an executive team of 27, 200 Regional Reps and over 100,000 active volunteers around the UK. The charity also founded and runs the only marine conservation All Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster – the Ocean Conservation APPG, bringing together a collaborative voice for the ocean in Westminster.

The charity has been particularly active at the forefront of the plastic pollution debate in recent years, driving legislative action on plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bottles, straws and brand accountability, and founding the Plastic Free Communities and Plastic Free Schools movements and Plastic Free Awards.


Thriving Ocean, Thriving People

This is our vision of the future. This simple phrase captures everything that matters to us, not just in SAS, but humankind. It’s a mantra, a motto, a rallying cry to drive us on, with a huge collective goal to help tilt our delicate planet back on its axis. This sounds huge, but when you love what you do, and work as one, that future draws ever nearer.


Community and Values

The ever-growing SAS community believes in staying connected with the ocean. To strengthen this bond, we live by four core values, which matter deep down to us all.

  • Open: Together, we’re passionate, down to earth campaigners, born out of the community, with a deep unrelenting love of the ocean. We believe in building diverse, inclusive and active communities.
  • Dynamic: We are dynamic, radical, active, energetic doers and campaigners. From the beaches to the front benches, we bring people together, empowering them to get stuck in and make real change happen.
  • Authentic: We’re human, doing our best. When we don’t get things right, we learn from it. We believe in authenticity. You can’t fake trust.
  • Creative: We are creative and entrepreneurial. We move fast, think far and believe the future is bright. From our humble home, we make waves (of all shapes and sizes) to improve our greatest gift. A healthy ocean = a healthy society.


Role and Objectives:

We are seeking an Education Administrator to provide support in the day to day running of SAS’s education programmes. You will be responsible for engaging people in our work, developing and maintaining relationships with schools and overseeing the procurement and delivery of materials, all to the highest administrative standard in line with safeguarding and organisational policies.


Key Activities:

  • Manage and respond to enquiries in a friendly, personable and timely manner;
  • Deliver excellent customer service and build positive relationships with schools participating in SAS education programmes;
  • Manage stock levels of education materials;
  • Coordinate fulfilment of Plastic Free Schools welcome packs and other education materials;
  • Manage sign ups to the Plastic Free Schools programme;
  • Track schools progress through the Plastic Free Schools programme, providing support where necessary;
  • Coordinate communications to schools participating in SAS education programmes;
  • Support the Education Team in the continued development of our education offering;
  • Support the Education Team in the development and implementation of conferences and events for pupils working on SAS education programmes;
  • Support the Education Team to complete the education reports and prepare information for reporting to donors, senior management and Trustees;
  • Provide administrative and operational support for the delivery Ocean School;
  • Update website, and social media platforms to ensure current information is always available;
  • Where required oversee the maintenance of our online Education Pages;
  • Where required write content for the education pages of Pipeline Magazine;
  • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post as requested by your line manager or any other member of the SAS team.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adopt a positive approach to personal and professional development; engaging in one to one meetings and relevant training;
  • Be aware of, and act on, relevant health and safety responsibilities as an employee of SAS and adhere to these wherever you are working;
  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of work at SAS;
  • Adhere to SAS GDPR and Safeguarding policies;
  • UK travel may be required. Operational activities may require overnight stays away from Cornwall, in which case standard SAS procedure apply;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to creating an inclusive, equal and diverse workplace.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across SAS to collectively deliver our ethos, mission, vision and aims.


The Person:

We’re looking for an energetic, positive and well organised individual with a keen eye for detail.

You will have outstanding communication skills and an enthusiasm for helping people. You will also need to have excellent IT and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a varied workload.

Above all, you’ll be a team player, with a genuine passion for inspiring the next generation of ocean activists.


  • Excellent IT literacy with experience of working with Microsoft Office programmes, particularly Excel;
  • Ability to perform administrative and process-based tasks with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Experience of managing, analysing and reporting on data in Excel;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in an administrative role;
  • Highly organised with the ability to work in a team towards multiple deadlines;
  • A good team player with a willingness to muck in as and where required;
  • Full clean UK driving license;
  • Inspired by SAS’s mission and vision.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK school system;
  • Administrative experience in a charity or education setting;
  • Experience of using WordPress;
  • Strong knowledge of GDPR and child safeguarding.


How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want the role, how your skills and experience meet the requirements and what you can bring to the team.

Closing Date: Midnight on 2nd May 2021

Interview Date: Interviews expected to be held during the week commencing 10th May either via video call or in person (depending on lockdown restrictions).

Surfers Against Sewage values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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