We need an outgoing self-motivated person to enhance our work in the West Midlands.
At the forefront of the organisation, you will be responsible for maintaining partnerships, supporting tutors/coaches and delivering our programmes from volunteer recruitment and workshop delivery all the way through to evaluation. This is an “in-at-the-deep-end” role and you will flourish in a small dynamic team with real influence and autonomy.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Contributing to the development of the WM region:
Generating new school leads and securing programmes
Supporting a strong and supportive network of schools, Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs), universities, corporate partners and others
Ensuring retention of volunteer coaches (meeting minimum targets set termly)
Maintaining relationships with coaches, pupils and teachers
Create a thriving community of social mobility advocates among university students and young professionals:
Meeting recruitment targets for tutors/coaches across the region each term.
Training volunteers in tutoring/coaching and our pedagogy.
Oversee multiple in-school and online programmes (university student led and peer to peer) across the West Midlands:
Setting timelines for programme start and finish dates
Communicating with school staff weekly to provide feedback after sessions
Visiting schools to oversee quality.
Managing and running online sessions.
Programme Design and Delivery:
Contributing to the design of current workshops and creating new workshops when needed
Running in-school or online workshops for groups of pupils (KS3-5) and facilitating university trips at the start and end of our programmes
Line managing a team of Head Coaches:
Delivering training for Head Coaches
Holding 1-1 appraisals to monitor performance and set actions
Embodying our values (humility, high expectations, service, responsibility and resilience) and demonstrating commitment to our mission.
Essential characteristics and experience
Passion for social mobility: we have big aims and are looking for those who share our desire to make education fairer in the UK so a person’s background does not determine their future.
Relationship building and facilitating: this a public-facing role so you will love delivering workshops to groups as well as communicating our mission to a wide range of stakeholders (businesses, senior members of MATs, universities etc.
Organisation: working in a fast paced young organisation you’ll be able to work between different programmes and workstreams.
Independence: this role requires you to work independently/alone from time to time in the office and/or from home
Resourcefulness: we’re a small, dedicated team – you must be a self-starter prepared for practical roles with lots of responsibility. A willingness to stay solution-focused with last minute challenges is a must! • Young People: experience in a school or youth organisation/working with young people.
Flexibility: the role will occasionally involve working evenings & weekends
Experience working with young people in a school or youth work setting.
Experience recruiting volunteers.
Experience measuring and evaluating impact
Knowledge of programme design, pedagogy or tutoring/coaching.
Knowledge of UK schools and UK university sector.
An opportunity to contribute to a young, exciting charity with scope to input widely and take on new roles.
Starting Salary: £21-23k per annum
Annual Leave: 28 days pro rata
Office space: initially working from home. Longer term to be based in our West Midlands office in Handsworth.
Training: we are a reflective organisation and keen to support your professional development.
Length: until July 2022 (extension dependent on performance and funding).
Hours: Full Time
Reporting to: Head of Region
Responsible for: Individual Programmes
Start Date: August/September 2021 (with the possibility for flexibility for the right candidate)
How to Apply and Next Steps:
Email Robin your CV and a cover letter of no more than 350 words by Friday 13th August 2021. In the subject line, please mention you are applying for the West Midlands Programme Officer role.
First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis from early August. Please note: The role may close before the end date if the right candidate is found, so please do apply as early as possible.