School Partnership Manager

City Year UK

Do you want to make a difference through education? Do you have experience of the educations system, and are you passionate about expanding the opportunities of young people?

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 voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK.

The City Year experience empowers young people to realise their aspirations and grow as leaders, both through their impact on children’s lives and through training, coaching and career development opportunities.

Benefits: Employer pension contributions, 28 days holiday per year plus additional days after two years of employment and a range of other great benefits.

Closing date: 9th December 2016 
Interview date:12th December 2016

About the Role:

This is an exciting role which has been developed as this organisation gears up to achieve its 2020 objectives of providing more teams of volunteers to serve in more schools and assist the progress of more children across a greater number of cities and local authorities.

The School Partnerships Manager will increase the profile of City Year UK across the education sector, building upon progress and partnerships. You will be responsible for the development of successful educational partnerships within schools, trusts and local authorities. You will maintain and strengthen relationships aiming to secure the highest possible rate of renewals as well as proactively seeking and acquiring new school and education partnership opportunities for City Year UK.

This role will be based in Manchester but you will be required to travel to other City Year UK sites.

About You:

You will have significant professional experience of working in the education system, specifically in schools, either at a middle or senior level, and possess qualifications that reflect this. A track record in the leadership and management of school improvement through pastoral or curriculum work is required. You should have an interest in expanding young people's opportunities and skills.

You will have a sound understanding of current affairs in education, and be a strategic thinker who can forward plan and deliver results quickly. Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills are required, along with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders. Experience in the training and development of staff and/or volunteers is necessary.

You will have excellent communication skills. You will be computer literate and have the ability to adapt to a range of systems, applications and databases. Demonstrable experience of managing a diverse workload and working under pressure is beneficial.

You may have experience of the following: School Programme Manager, Education, Partnerships Manager, Young People, Project Manager, School Liaison Officer, Not For Profit, Project Coordinator, Programme Officer, Partnership Manager, Pastoral Leader, Head of Year, Achievement Leader, Head of Department, Middle Manager, SENDCo, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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