School Impact Officer

Reference

2839

Job Type

Permanent

Industry

Education

Location

Swinton

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: Pendlebury, Swinton (for two days between Monday and Thursday each week) Central Manchester (training sessions occur most Fridays)

Hours: Part-time for three days per week (60% of full-time equivalent salary) Usual working hours 8:00-4:30, Monday to Friday.

Salary: Full-time equivalent starting salary of £22,000 per annum. Part-time Salary: £13,200 per annum.

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: December/January

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: 11 pm on 21 November 2021. The interviews will be held no later than the week commencing 22 November 2021.

The Role

The School Impact Officer is based predominantly in partner schools (Monday to Thursday) and is the primary link between the partner school and the charity.  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 organisation 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).

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 the charity.

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 submit a CV and a cover letter as part of your application detailing your current and previous experience.

If you want to make a real difference and believe that young people can change the world, we want to hear from you!

Due to the high volume of CVs the charity receives, they can only respond back to the successful candidates.

About the Organisation

This youth social action charity challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, the organisation supports pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.

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