Greater London
£29,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Alumni Officer

October 2021

Salary: £29,000 per annum

Location: London (option to work remotely for up to 50% of the time)

Hours: 09.00 – 17.00

Job type: Full time, permanent

Holidays: 27 days annual leave + public holidays

The Sutton Trust is the UK’s leading foundation dedicated to improving social mobility. Founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997, the Trust delivers programmes to 7,000 young people each year across the country, rigorous research into the issues of low social mobility and educational disadvantage, and policy advocacy to affect systemic change. The Trust gives opportunities to young people from low and moderate-income backgrounds to improve their chances of accessing top universities and the professions. It seeks to ensure young people reach their potential, regardless of their background, school or where they live. 

The Senior Alumni Officer will sit within the Programmes team and will report to the Senior Programmes Manager: Alumni Engagement. The Sutton Trust’s alumni programme has been in development for four years and aims to develop a vibrant community of alumni who are offered ongoing support – from careers guidance to insights into different industries and the chance to access exclusive bursaries. In turn, alumni can give back to the Trust in a variety of ways – primarily through volunteering their time and expertise to help students or other alumni. A primary focus of building the community is to arm our alumni with a valuable network of peers they can utilise to help their future employment opportunities. In 2021 we have also introduced a new alumni online platform, and a range of new employability activity. The Senior Alumni Officer will play a central and alumni facing role in this work to establish a strong network of alumni, leading on the bulk of volunteering, and communication activities, as well as the data operations and relationship management required to support these functions. This role will also support the wider alumni and programmes team in running programmes and activities for alumni and ensuring a smooth transition from programme participant to active alum.

Safeguarding statement

The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.

To apply

Please download the candidate application pack from our website, complete the application form, and submit it to us.

The applicant pack includes:

  • Job description and person specification
  • Application form
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (optional)

Applications should reach us by midday on Monday 1st November, with first-round interviews held on Monday 8th November and second round interviews on the morning of Tuesday 16th November.

Please note that first round interviews will be held on Zoom, and second round interviews will be held in person at our London offices.

For your information, a member of our Alumni Leadership Board will be included on the round one interview panel. We will need to share your application form with them but will remove your contact details before doing so. If you have any questions about this, please email us.

Please state your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line of the email, and it would also be greatly appreciated if you could note where you saw this job advertised.

If you require any materials in an alternative format, or have any questions, please get in contact with us.

Any information you provide as part of your application will be treated as confidential and managed in accordance with relevant data protection legislation and guidance. Our privacy statement can be found on our website.

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Refreshed on: 19 October 2021
Closed date: 01 November 2021
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management