Job Title: School Partnerships Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £40,070 + excellent benefits
Why Teach First?
Teach First is one of the UK’s leading education charities. We work in partnership with schools, social enterprises and other organisations to break the link between low family income and poor educational attainment. Our vision is that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background.
What will you be doing?
The School Partnerships Manager is accountable for developing and implementing a strategy for school partnerships across East London which incorporates increasing the breadth of our school relationships through recruitment of new schools and depth of school relationships by further developing the existing relationships we have in place. The SPM align his/her strategy for school partnerships with the wider London strategy and ensure that the work done complements that of the wider London team. The SPM also takes responsibility for leading on London wide strategy for certain elements of our work with schools, leading on the East London wider enhanced school’s partnership work which includes mobilising our ambassador and participant communities and facilitating collaboration with our collective action partners.
What makes you the ideal candidate?
• Relationship Management:
o Experience managing relationships with, communicating to, and influencing a range of internal and external stakeholders to aid business development
o Ability to adapt interpersonal style to clearly articulate an offer; able to read others well and adjust style to win people over
• Pipeline Management:
o Experience managing existing relationships and growing them strategically
o Ability to develop appropriate tactics to generate, manage and cultivate leads
o Experience negotiating, with the ability to apply knowledge of a partner’s unique points to successfully negotiate, and display sound judgement
• Customer Service: Ability to understand school need, provide appropriate services and take ownership of school satisfaction
• Knowing the Market: An understanding and/or appreciation of the local and national educational landscape
• Knowing the Market: Background in teaching/knowledge of ITE and teacher training/experience in a school or related educational context
• Data Insight: Ability to use a CRM database; ability to interpret data in order to understand school need and develop a school partnerships strategy
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