Schools Programmes Administrator Jobs in Nottingham
You will be responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective running of our three respite homes providing our wrap-round services:
- Stress busting Residential Respite Breaks, giving young carers the opportunity to make happy memories.
- Three- week SEAL education booster program including a four-day residential stay at Honeypot, to help young carers who struggle to progress in school due to poor confidence and self- belief that they can learn, to find the confidence that they can succeed in education.
- Wellbeing grants, for essential items no child should lack, such as a clean bed, or new school clothes.
- Face to face outreach including memory making days out at the beach, countryside, or fun park for young carers who never get this experience.
- Pastoral Care promoting the welfare of children and ensuring their needs are being met.
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition, for children who receive free school meals during term time but resort to sugary drinks and snacks during school holidays. Honeypot helps children to perfect a healthy signature dish and provides funds for the ingredients.
- Urgent Pastoral Care, for young carers and their families, who are struggling to cope.
As Operations Director you will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team with the responsibility of developing and embedding the new 3-year plan and the Charity’s values, ensuring service delivery supports the overall business strategy and plans of Honeypot, whilst meeting budget guidelines.
Please see the JD for full details.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Who we are
Speakers for Schools is a national social mobility charity. We work across the UK to inspire young people and help prepare them for the world of work through innovative programmes and practical experiences of the workplace. Through our Research and Policy work we seek to change the landscape to ensure every young person has access to high quality work experience opportunities.
We work in partnership with schools and a network of over 700 leading employers to deliver outstanding opportunities for the young people who need our help the most, be they from under-represented groups or areas of disadvantage.
In the last two years our team has grown significantly as we embarked on a mission to help as many young people as possible and to scale our operations accordingly. We are now entering the next phase of that journey which is to focus on the quality of our impact, with work experience for all at the heart of our offer, while exposing young people to all their possible futures through our network of inspirational speakers.
To keep growing and developing our charity and our impact, we need the very best people.
We have huge ambition for both the young people we exist to serve and for our people who all deserve the opportunities to grow, develop and realise their full potential.
We are committed to diversity, inclusion in all forms, while maintaining a culture that is supportive, transparent, values driven and driven by a determination to be the best.
Speakers for Schools Values
PASSION: We are committed to levelling the playing field for young people across the UK, creating social mobility and tackling disadvantages.
AGILITY: We challenge our ideas of what is possible in order to better meet the needs of those we support. We are human, make mistakes, learn, evolve and adapt.
INTEGRITY: We act with empathy and bring our authentic selves to work every day. We value and respect the talent, time and intentions of those we work with.
COLLABORATION: We are one team with one mission and only by working together can we deliver better outcomes for young people. We support each other unconditionally and feel motivation in shared success as well as individual progress.
DIVERSITY: We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, identities, interests, and cultural backgrounds to make our organisation succeed. We encourage constructive debate and critical friendship.
This role is crucial in driving forward support for, engagement with and coordination of high-quality and high-impact multi day work experiences for high-need young people across the UK. Experts in the coordination and delivery of multi-day work experiences.
Key Duties / Responsibilities
- Responsible for the end-to-end delivery of opportunities from initial programme scoping with non-income generating employers to securing commitments, monitoring young person applications, programme design and implementation, and employer follow up.
- Responsible for account management of corporate partnerships as agreed by the development team
- Securing commitment from employers to deliver multi-day work experience opportunities.
- Account management for employers throughout their work experience journey.
- Supporting the account management of corporate partners by delivering on their work experience programmes as agreed by the business development team and coordinating with other programme teams to ensure committed delivery takes place.
- Training employers to use SfS products in the coordination and delivery of their placements, including but not limited to Portal and Google Classroom.
- Working closely with Delivery Partners to ensure seamless delivery of work experience opportunities.
- Leading on all employer engagement and meetings with your dedicated accounts.
- Developing and disseminating impact reports to employers at the end of their contract and in line with impact and evaluation framework.
- Working closely with Education team to ensure school engagement in areas of work experience activity and in line with charity’s target areas.
- Providing best practice guidance and advice on work experience programme set up and content.
- Responsible for delivery and completion of own work experience placements and the operational and administrative activity required.
- Providing cover and support for other Work Experience Managers as required.
- Taking ownership of own capacity management using capacity management frameworks to help inform future workload planning.
- Adherence to data compliance, standards, guidelines and best practices to ensure our data integrity and consistency.
- Represent and work to our values as, fostering a culture of positivity, support, respect, and inclusivity, while taking personal responsibility for their attitude, performance, and development.
- Ensure safeguarding best practice is enshrined in all organisational activity.
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
- Sociable and confident and able to build and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders
- Excels at organising their workload and enjoy driving work forward independently
- Has a growth mindset, able to challenge and provide innovative solution
- Experience working / creating networks in the South of the UK
- Experience of account management
- 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
- Interpreting and using data in Excel and Powerbi
Benefits offered at Speakers for Schools:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Morning of your birthday off
- Pension scheme
- 3 voluntary days per year
- Wellbeing Programme
- Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption package
- Subsidised office furniture
- Perkbox discounts
- £500 a year training allowance
Diversity at our core
Speakers for schools is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating discrimination.
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. 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 client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a fixed term position from January 2024 until the end of August 2024.
Please note the closing date for this role is 10pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023.
ImpactEd Evaluation (part of ImpactEd Group) is an award-winning social enterprise that exists to help evaluate, understand and improve impact in education. In our education system, we invest huge amounts of time, money and energy in different programmes and interventions to improve outcomes for pupils. Yet far too often, we don’t know what is working – and what isn’t. We address this evaluation deficit, helping organisations and schools to better understand what is working to make a difference to the lives of young people. We do this through a combination of hands-on partnership, training and consultancy, and our digital platform which makes monitoring and evaluation quicker, easier and more effective.
Since being founded in 2017, we have grown rapidly. In 2018, we won the Teach First Innovation Award; in 2019, our work was profiled by the Department for Education; and in 2020, we published the largest pupil-facing piece of research into the impact of lockdown, winning the Fair Education Alliance Scaling Award in the same year. Since then, we have expanded to reach over 1000 schools, 80 education organisations and more than 250,000 young people annually. We are a skilled team of over 30 people, supported by a Board with a track record of social impact and educational development.
This year we have expanded to create the ImpactEd Group, which supports purpose driven organisations to make better decisions using high quality evidence. Our strategy is currently being updated to this effect. As a social enterprise moving towards employee ownership, our commitment across all parts of the Group is to empower our partners to make better decisions on behalf of their beneficiaries and empower our team to make decisions on behalf of the organisation.
We work with both schools and education organisations such as charities, universities and education technology companies (our ‘impact partners’). Our work with impact partners focuses on helping these organisations to develop their impact evaluation methods and deliver evaluations. We divide this work into four different strands: evaluation design, capacity building workshops, use of our School Impact Platform and external evaluations. This role revolves around the implementation of the School Impact Platform in particular and focuses on some large-scale projects commencing shortly.
We are looking for a candidate who can lead on school onboarding and engagement. This means they have to have knowledge of the school context and how schools work internally as well as be comfortable communicating with different stakeholders in schools. In particular, you would be supporting schools as they are being onboarded onto the platform (meaning setting up their accounts and data collection tools) and follow up with them regularly to ensure good quality data collection is happening. You would work closely with our Impact Partnerships Officer, who will lead on the project, and our platform lead, who will provide support from a technical and product development side. You would need to be strong in written communication and enjoy engaging with schools and answering their queries.
We are looking for some of the following attributes, though you might be more experienced in some areas than others:
Understanding of the UK education system including understanding of school data, roles and terminology
Experience of working within an administrative and/or customer service role.
High IT literacy (ability to learn how to use new systems quickly)
Track record of effective process and project management.
As an organisation we care deeply about creating a meaningful place to work and supporting people to grow personally and professionally. These are reflected in our organisational values and our associated commitments to:
Agile and flexible working: responsive management, flexible hours, hybrid or fully remote working
Personal excellence: we invest significantly in professional development, including an external mentor for every staff member, an individual CPD budget, and formal and informal training and support
Mental health and wellbeing: access to health and wellbeing advice and free therapist support
Diversity and inclusion at ImpactEd Group
As a growing organisation we are committed to:
Becoming increasingly representative of the sector and geographies that we operate in
Providing a positive experience of work as part of an inclusive culture led by our organisational values
Maintaining an annual EDI action plan - led by the internal team and supported by a Board sponsor
What to expect from the recruitment process:
All applications are anonymised until the point of interview
We use a recruitment system, Applied, which debiases the recruitment process
We implement a standardised interview template and competencies matrix.
To apply, you will be asked to submit your CV and answer 3 work-based scenario questions and 1 motivation question.
Applications close at 10pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023. Interviews will take place on 12th and 13th December.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking to appoint an organised and reliable individual as part of a funded programme for schools. This is a great opportunity to be part of a rapidly evolving children’s charity.
This role offers flexible and home working.
Position: Programme Coordinator
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (flexible)
Duration: Contract, Fixed term 2 year with possible extension
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and 5% Employer pension contribution, flexible working culture, employee benefits package (Medicash), regular continuing professional development opportunities.
Closing Date: 19th December
Shortlisting will be taking place on a rolling basis and the role may close earlier than advertised if a suitable candidate is found, so apply early to avoid disappointment (can you add to the advert).
About the Role
The main job role is to provide administrative support to the Programme Manager to ensure the smooth running of one or more educational programmes.
You will work closely with the Programme Manager to support the delivery of virtual training to teachers and senior staff at mainstream schools to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
The role is crucial to the support of the charity’s programmes. It includes communicating with internal and external stakeholders, providing good customer service, and supporting projects as required, collaborating as part of an established Programmes Team.
Your main responsibilities will include:
- Administrative support
- Customer Service and Engagement
- Team support
We are looking for an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to help keep things running smoothly. You will enjoy the detail of a job, tidying up loose ends and gets a boost from supporting customers and colleagues. You will have the ability to listen to customers and colleagues with empathy, to think critically and solve and escalate problems appropriately.
As Programme Coordinator, you will be passionate about access to education for all and committed to providing a high-quality service to the educators looking to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
You will have experience and/or knowledge of all or most of the following:
- Providing administrative support
- Good customer service skills, ability to respond professionally and clearly to queries
- Excellent organisation and collaboration skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Experience of using IT packages such as CRM’S, Microsoft office and customer service platforms such as Zendesk.
Where an individual lacks specific experience of working in a particular area, they will be expected to demonstrate their potential to learn and their understanding of the skills needed to be successful.
Ideally you will also have an appreciation and understanding of the impact of social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing upon children and young people.
Applicants are asked to send a current CV and 2-page covering letter outlining evidence against the essential criteria in the job description, clearly identifying the skills and experiences applicable to the role.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in a two round interview process. The first round will consist of competency based questions. Further shortlisting may then take place before a second round interview. All interviews will be held virtually.
This recruitment process will be completed in line with our safeguarding policy and safer recruitment process.
We will take up references and will complete a DBS check before appointment, and any appointment will include a probationary period.
The charity is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process.
About the Organisation
With increasing numbers of children and young people affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties inhibiting their progress and limiting their life chances. The charity has developed a range of interventions and support to give vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to be the best they can be. Whether it is delivering certified training, supporting whole-school or authority-wide nurturing schools approach or promoting evidence-based research, the charity is providing quality support and resources to make nurturing provision a reality for pupils across the UK and beyond.
You may also have experience in areas such as Admin, Administration, Administrator, Coordinator, Programme Administrator, Programme Coordinator, Programme Administration, Programme Support, Customer Service, Customer Service Officer, Customer Service Agent, Customer Support.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
Compass is the provider of Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) in education settings in the city of Derby and Derbyshire, Lancashire, Birmingham and is expanding the service into new areas from January 2024.
If you have the passion and drive to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and the community read on…
We have an opportunity arise for two supervising practitioners based from our new Centre of excellence in Glossop. We are also looking for Supevising Practitioners, in Derby, Lancashire and Birmingham.
This role is a real opportunity to help shape the services we provide with children, young people, families and educational settings and to develop your career in mental health support to children, young people and families.
Successful candidates who do not already possess the post graduate certificate in supervision will be supported in undertaking a year in part-time study.
The MHST are early intervention mental health and emotional wellbeing services. The service delivers evidenced based interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs.
You will need to demonstrate in your application that you have the ability to study at degree level and have a core professional qualification relevant to mental health, for example mental health nursing, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMHP or equivalent. You should also have post graduate experience working with children and young people and an understanding of the principles and practice of CBT and clinical supervision.
Candidates will either have a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision or ability and willingness to attain PG Cert. within the first year of employment.
You will be knowledgeable and experienced in working with CYP with mental health needs; completing mental health assessments, providing practice supervision and support as well as providing specialist care directly to children and young people and families.
Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies as central to the role.
You must possess a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. An enhanced level DBS check is required for this role.
It is part of the MHST Trailblazer Programme, which has been commissioned following the ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Care Provision: A Green Paper’ (2017).
At Compass we positively encourage applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, gender reassignment, age or sexual orientation and encourage applications from people who have experiences in life which enrich skills and empathy. This is part of our commitment to equality and developing a truly inclusive and representative workforce. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.
We offer a range of benefits including:
- 27 days’ holiday + bank holidays, rising to 32 days over time
- Life assurance at 2 x basic salary
- Competitive contributory pension scheme
- Family-friendly policies
- 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme and OH service
- Enhanced sick pay
- Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
- Annual performance / salary review
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
JOB TITLE: CEO
HOURS: 2 days/week (16 hours delivered flexibly across the week as needed)
REPORTING TO: Chair of the Trustee Board
LOCATION: Remote (with some travel to meetings and events in London)
DIRECT REPORTS: Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager
This post offers an exceptional opportunity to develop, manage and lead Lightyear Foundation at an exciting time in our journey. Our new CEO, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, will implement the strategic and operational direction of the charity. Key activities will include: providing leadership; managing all aspects of our programmes, staff, volunteers and fundraising; and being an effective advocate for the charity and its beneficiaries. You will manage a new core team of three (Outreach Programme Manager, Partnerships Programme Manager and Community Manager), and will be responsible for ensuring financial control and leading on good governance across all aspects of the charity.
About Lightyear Foundation
Lightyear Foundation is a small but mighty national charity committed to breaking barriers to disabled children participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Disabled children face multiple disadvantages in education, careers and life skills and are all too often excluded from STEM. We exist to ensure that no disabled child is denied the opportunity to love and learn from these subjects or to go on to contribute to society in these fields.
We work directly with disabled children in special schools, inclusion pods and community groups, designing and delivering immersive sensory science experiences, deep learning labs and work inspiration visits to exciting STEM venues. We also work directly with STEM organisations through our SEN in STEM Network, a unique national network bringing the sector together to break down barriers to inclusion by sharing best practice and practical solutions, and through training and special projects which help STEM organisations improve access to their materials, venues, processes and activities for disabled children.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lightyear Foundation is a small but fast-growing charity. We are now at a pivotal point in our growth and have ambitions to increase our reach and to diversify our income, enabling us to play an even more significant role in dismantling barriers to inclusion. We have been awarded a grant to secure our core team roles for three years, which has enabled us to sustainably appoint a small team for the first time. We are looking for an experienced small charity CEO to lead this new freelance team, building on the excellent work of their predecessor and the many exciting opportunities ahead of us.
- Be the face and voice of the charity – our principal ambassador.
- Lead, support, engage and motivate all staff: we are a small team of part-time freelancers across the new core team and the wider specialist delivery team, so creating a sense of community and collaboration is fundamental to our success.
- Seek out, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant organisations and individuals to promote the work of the charity and facilitate the implementation of its strategic objectives.
- Leverage networks with other charity leaders to share and gain best practices to achieve our mission.
- Be a role model for staff and partners in relation to work ethics and culture.
- Liaise with the Board in relation to the development of the charity’s strategic vision and be responsible for leading its implementation.
- Be responsible for the development and delivery of the charity’s agreed business plans.
- Identify and assess strategic risks, issues and opportunities and take responsibility for initiating and leading associated changes.
- Seek out and implement opportunities for innovation and ensure that Lightyear Foundation remains at the forefront of positive change in increasing access to STEM.
- Establish and implement best practice for the management, development and engagement of staff and volunteers.
- Be responsible for the implementation of all the charity’s operational plans.
- Take executive responsibility for all functions including programmes, administration, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications and IT.
- Ensure that Lightyear Foundation’s programmes, contracts and projects are delivered to the highest standard with due regard for timescales, targets and budgets.
- Take overall responsibility for the recruitment, management and effective deployment of freelance staff, applying robust HR processes covering recruitment, performance management, appraisal and remuneration.
- Lead and direct the financial planning, forecasting, control, reporting and management of the organisation's finances and resources, to include support for, and engagement of, Trustees and sub-groups to ensure regulatory compliance and sustainable organisational growth.
- Take executive responsibility for the financial leadership of the charity, including forecasting and strategic budget leadership.
- Ensure that the charity’s financial resources are managed effectively and that Lightyear Foundation remains in good financial health, identifying risks and taking appropriate action.
- Liaise with the Board to develop and lead on the implementation of the charity’s financial plans, including setting budgets, formulating income generation strategies and overseeing all fundraising activities.
- Maintain effective financial management and control systems; ensure delivery within budgets and to performance targets and oversee production of management accounts, statutory accounts, impact reports and annual reports.
- Create, own and deliver Lightyear Foundation’s income generation strategy.
- Diversify income away from a reliance on grants to include greater individual, community and corporate support.
- Manage our key relationships with funders, including providing timely reports and updates.
- Proactively identify new funding opportunities, creating and submitting applications or proposals as needed.
Governance and Compliance
- Liaise with the Board to ensure that the charity’s overall governance structure, policies and procedures are appropriate and effective, taking remedial measures and implementing changes as necessary.
- Attend all Board meetings (held four times a year, usually on a Monday early evening) and prepare a written report in advance of each meeting detailing matters of interest and concern regarding the charity’s activities during the previous period.
- Ensure that the Board is made aware in a timely fashion of any matters requiring its attention.
- Develop and maintain effective operational policies and processes in all the charity’s functions. Review and update scope and content to meet legal, regulatory and best practice needs.
- Ensure that the charity complies with best practice in all areas of operation, including filing annual accounts with the Charity Commission and Companies House on time.
Health and Safety
- Oversee the safeguarding of the children with whom the charity works through rigorous DBS procedures and staff/volunteer training.
- Ensure that collection and protection of personal information complies with current Data Protection regulations.
- Ensure that all of the charity’s activities are conducted safely and that Health and Safety policies are understood and followed by everyone.
- Ensure that all major risks are identified and regularly reviewed and that systems and procedures are in place to mitigate all such risks; be responsible for the development and implementation of the charity’s Risk Register.
- Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested.
- Be conversant with all aspects of the operation and willing to cover and provide support across the team should the need arise.
- Genuine passion for Lightyear Foundation’s mission and values.
- Proven experience in leading a charity through growth, including a track record of successful fundraising and programme management.
- Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Financial acumen and budget management skills.
- Ethical and transparent leadership style.
You’ll resonate deeply with the way we understand disability and our approach to working with children and the STEM sector. You’ll be excited at the possibilities for growth that are now available to us, and you’ll have the confidence and determination to provide us with decisive leadership and drive us through a significant next step in our evolution as a charity.
Even if you don't possess all the listed experience or skills, we encourage you to apply and showcase your unique strengths and capabilities. At Lightyear Foundation we embrace diversity. We’re therefore encouraging applicants from all backgrounds and especially those from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as well as those with lived experience of disability.
Practicalities: Possession of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Check at Enhanced level will be required. The successful applicant will be asked for details of two referees. As a freelancer, you agree to take full responsibility for the payment of all income tax, assessments and National Insurance.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your CV and short cover letter explaining your interest in the role to Elle Wilks, Deputy CEO, by 5pm on Thursday 30th November, using the Quick Apply button. Please provide details of your notice period and/or availability to start the role if successful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.