The link between low income and low academic attainment is greater in the UK than almost any other developed nation. Children eligible for free school meals are less likely to get good GCSEs and go on to higher education. This makes it more likely they will struggle throughout their lives, widening social inequality. It’s a cycle that we’re determined to break.
The School Partnerships Manager is accountable for overseeing relationships with schools in the region. They lead the development and implementation of a school engagement strategy which focuses on great relationships, scope for growth and ensuring the school voice is integrated into regional work. The role is also responsible for ensuring our incoming participants are placed in schools and receive outstanding support.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing relationships with, communicating to and influencing a range of internal and external stakeholders to aid business development whilst possessing the ability to adapt interpersonal style to clearly articulate an offer; able to read others well and adjust style to win people over. In addition, you have exceptional pipeline management capabilities and are highly effective when managing existing relationships and growing them strategically. You have ability to understand school need, provide appropriate services and take ownership of school satisfaction. The Ideal candidate will have experience of people management and development with the ability to provide team direction and build an effective team. You will be able to empower and enable direct reports to act independently and solve problems on their own and be comfortable addressing performance issues and doing so fairly, positively and promptly. You can provide on-going, future-focused, constructive and timely feedback to others about their development and progress and have a proven ability to encourage and facilitate collaboration across teams. The successful candidates would be on fixed term contract ideally starting in September.
The day when no child’s future is limited by their background is coming, yet, there is still more to be done. Join us and help us ensure every child in the UK has a fair shot at their ambitions.
To apply for a vacancy at Teach First you are required to complete an application on our careers website. Please have your CV and Cover Letter ready to upload. If you are applying via an external job board you will be redirected to our careers website where you should complete your application. We will not progress any applications that have not been submitted in this way.
We aim to update candidates on whether or not we’ll take their application forward within 10 working days of the closing date.
For this role first round interviews are likely to take place on 29th May 2019.