School Impact Officer
This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join an innovative organisation, building and maintaining strong relationships with school partners.
This youth social action charity challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time social action. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
Position: School Impact Officer
Location: Walsall for 2 days between Monday and Thursday. Training location - Edgbaston (training sessions occur most Fridays)
Hours: Part-time - three days per week. Usual working hours 8:00-4:30, fixed working days, will include most Fridays, term-time working (with the exception of the second half of August)
Salary: Full-time equivalent starting salary of £22,000 per annum, part-time pro-rata salary £13,200
Benefits: 43 days of holiday leave (minimum) per annum to be taken during school holidays only, up to 5% pension employer contribution, interest-free loan for season ticket or bicycle, 2 volunteer days per year.
Closing Date: 10 November 2021. Please note the charity will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis during this time.
The School Impact Officer is based predominantly in a partner schools (Monday to Thursday) and is the primary link between the partner school and the organisation. The Impact Officer is the custodian of the programme delivery. This is achieved by managing a team of Volunteer Mentors, who support school activities. Impact Officer’s coordinate, manage and evaluate the activities that the charity provides. The Volunteer Mentors also complete a Leadership and Development programme (delivered most Fridays during term-time) over their year of service. Impact Officer’s work with them on a professional development plan to chart their continuous professional development.
The School Impact Officer plays a key role in the engagement, training and retention of Volunteer Mentors. They have pastoral oversight for the team and their relationships with those they come into contact with (children, parents, education professionals, funders, members of parliament and other stakeholders).
To be successful in this role you will need to be passionate about social change and serving a great cause. As the School Impact Officer you will strive for excellence and support the core vision and values of the charity.
- Have experience of working with children and young people.
- Have a degree in Education, Social Work, Youth Work or similar. Or, other relevant professional qualification or equivalent work experience.
- Have excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
- Have strong people skills, be able to connect and communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.
- Sound understanding of school priorities.
- Flexibility in your approach to meet volunteers and pupil’s developmental needs.
- A proven ability to prioritise work to meet tight deadlines, delegate appropriately and apply problem-solving skills effectively.
- Have a proactive attitude, with the ability to use initiative, and a professional manner and approach.
Please apply by uploading your CV and cover letter (one page each preferred) demonstrating your suitable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. Please mention your full-time or part-time preference in your application.
The appointment is subject to clearance through the Disclosures and Barring Services and receipt of satisfactory references.
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