CoachBright is an award-winning, fast-growing social enterprise on a mission to support young people from the ages of 10-30 to identify and fulfil their potential.

We do this in two ways. Firstly, by helping pupils from low-income families become independent and resilient so they can lead the lives they want. We believe your background should not determine your future. Our programmes improve a pupil’s grades, confidence and expectations so they can win places at top universities.

Secondly, we train young professionals in coaching skills to develop their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills as well as their self awareness.

We’re at an exciting stage of growth in our fourth year. Working across London, Birmingham, Devon and Wiltshire, we are expanding to work with over 1,000 pupils. For the first time, this will be from Key Stage 2 right up to Key Stage 5.

CoachBright is seeking a:

Programme Officer

We are looking for a rising star to join our passionate team and drive our programmes forward.

The Programme Officer will recruit passionate volunteers, deliver our training and workshops, and manage day-to-day school delivery in London. This is an in at the deep end role and s/he will flourish in a small dynamic team with real influence in decision making.

Role Description

The Programme Officer will be responsible for:

Finding our London volunteer coaches:
● Delivering a recruitment strategy and meeting a large target number of committed volunteers from London universities.

Selecting and training our university students:
● Developing and running training days for our volunteer students to ensure they know what it takes to be an academic coach.

Delivering workshops:
● Developing and presenting school workshops for pupils as well as organising university trips at the start and end of our programmes.

Coordinating multiple in-school programmes each term, including:

●  Core Programme: University student volunteers coach pupils in Yr 9-13.

●  Peer to Peer Programme: Year 12 pupils coach pupils in Yr 7-10.

Maintaining our strong partnerships with schools, which will include:

●  Being the main point of contact for and building relationships with school staff to ensure the programme is well received and any potential problems are resolved.

●  Visiting our school sessions to monitor the smooth running of our programmes.

●  Helping to organise coach meet-ups to build a strong volunteer community.

Line managing a team of university student Head Coaches, who will each lead a team of 15-30 volunteer coaches and be our main point of contact for each in-school session.

Programme quality assurance. This will include:

●  Analysing pupil data to ensure best possible outcomes for each coachee.

●  Tracking coach and pupil feedback to ensure an effective response to any issues.

Embodying our values (humility, high expectations, serving the team, responsibility and resilience) and demonstrating commitment to our mission.

Person Specification

Essential characteristics and experience

  • Passion : we have big aims and are looking for those who share our desire to make education fairer in the UK so a person’s background does not determine their future.
  • Presenting: this a public-facing role so you will love communicating and delivering workshops to groups of people (young people, teachers and staff).
  • Organisation: working in a fast paced young organisation you’ll be able to work between different programmes and workstreams.
  • Communication : strong communication skills, both verbal and written, helping us win support and buy-in from pupils, coaches and teachers alike.
  • Resourcefulness: we’re a small, dedicated team - you must be a self-starter prepared for practical roles and lots of responsibility. A willingness to stay solution-focused with last minute challenges is a must!
  • Young People : experience in a school or youth organisation as a facilitator.

Desirable knowledge/experience:

  • Experience recruiting volunteers.
  • Experience running social media channels.
  • Experience measuring and evaluating impact of youth-based programmes.
  • Knowledge of programme design, pedagogy or coaching.
  • Knowledge of UK university sector, including knowledge of the UCAS process.

Benefits :

An opportunity to play a leading role in shaping a young exciting social enterprise. Opportunities to input strategically and grow quickly for the right person.

●  Salary: £19,000-£23,000 per annum.

●  Open Annual Leave. Leave to be taken by arrangement, usually during the school holidays.

●  Training: professional development:

○  Matched with a mentor if applicable.

○  Professional coach training will also be available.

●  Network: Great chances to build your connections in the fields of education, social innovation and enterprise including our partners & supporters PWC, School of Social Entrepreneurs, ARK schools and more.

Key Information:

  • 12 month contract (extension likely dependent on performance and funding).
  • Full time, 40 hours a week (with some weekend/evening hours during recruitment phase)
  • Start Date: Beginning of August.
  • Location: Offices in London (Camden), travelling to our partner schools in London.

How to Apply and Next Steps:

Email robin@coachbright.org with a CV and cover letter of no more than 350 words by Thursday 21st June 2018, 12pm. In the subject line, please mention you are applying for the Programme Officer role in London.

First round interviews will take place in Central London week beginning Monday 25th June 2018.

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