School Impact Officer

School Impact Officer

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join an innovative organisation, building and maintaining strong relationships with school partners.

City Year UK is a youth social action charity which 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: London - Partnering with two schools one in Hackney (2 days per week) and one in Tower Hamlets (2 days per week). Every Friday is spent in support of volunteer leadership and development.

Start Date: c.15 March 2021

Salary: Full-time equivalent starting salary of £26,400 per annum

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Term-time working

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: 19 February 2021

Interviews: Interviews will be taking place on a rolling basis during this time with final interviews taking place w/c 22 February

The Role

The School Impact Officer is based predominantly in our partner schools (Monday to Thursday) and is the primary link between the partner school and City Year UK (CYUK). The Impact Officer is the custodian of the CYUK 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 CYUK 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).


There is also a three day per week part-time working role available working from Daubeney Rd, Homerton, London E5 0EG. Please indicate in your Cover Letter if you would prefer this option.


About You

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 City Year UK.

You will:

•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.


You will be asked to upload your CV and Cover Letter (two pages preferred) demonstrating your suitable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. This post is subject to clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service and receipt of satisfactory references.

Other areas of experience may include; School coordinator, School Partnerships, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment, Teacher, Education, School Engagement, School Leadership, Volunteer Management, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering, Impact, Teaching, Volunteer Engagement, Schools, Charity, Not for Profit, Education.

Requirements

  • School coordinator, School Partnerships, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment, Teacher, Education, School Engagement, School Leadership, Volunteer Management, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering, Impact, Teaching, Volunteer Engagement, Schools, Charity, Not for Profit, Education.
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