Schools & Programme Coordinator

  • £23,000 to £28,000 p.a. pro rata DOE
  • Construction Youth Trust

Schools & Programme Coordinator

Salary: £23,000 to £28,000 p.a. pro rata, dependent upon experience and based on full time week of 37.5 hours.

Location: Our office is based in Bermondsey. This role will feature work in North West Kent.

Full-time, Part Time and Term Time working will be considered.

Construction Youth Trust is a forward-thinking charity whose mission is to help young people take their first steps towards a successful and rewarding career. We connect young people with industry employers and facilitate meaningful experiences of the world of work. We are passionate about social mobility and prioritise young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those facing barriers to work. Construction is one of the largest sectors in the UK and offers excellent career pathways for young people from all backgrounds and across a wide range of academic ability.

We are seeking to expand our committed team of local school & programme coordinators who build relationships with schools, broker partnerships with industry and deliver programmes of inspiring employer engagement activities and individual support that give young people confidence to progress on their own career path. Candidates with the right attitude and motivation is as important to us as previous experience.

Our Kent based work will include supporting harder-to-reach young people including young offenders.

If you would be interested in joining our dynamic charity, please send your CV and a written statement explaining why the role interests you and how you meet the person specification.

Closing date for applications – 9am Monday 29th July 2019

Interviews anticipated to be held on Tuesday 6th August 2019 at our office at the Bermondsey Campus, 37 Clements Road, Bermondsey, SE16 4EE.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a written statement (no more than 500 words) setting out how you match the role via the apply online button.

Main Purpose of the Role:

To develop effective long-term working relationships with schools To enlist, manage and coordinate support of local Industry partners To ensure effective delivery of employer engagement and other programmes as assigned, in line with the expectation of CYT and its funders – potentially both in-school and in the local community To manage Local Schools Partnership Clusters and/or Local CYT Hubs as appropriate

Key Tasks and Responsibilities: (Job Content)

To develop effective long-term working relationships with schools by:

 Proactive contact, engagement and recruitment of schools

 Engaging with and securing buy-in of school leadership, career leads and teaching staff

 Consulting with the schools to plan and develop an inspiring, deliverable programme of whole-school employer engagement to inspire and engage young people

 Managing regular contact and on-going relationship with schools,

 Supporting the recruitment and engagement of young people on to the programme

 Collecting on-going evaluation from schools, respond to school feedback and trouble-shoot

 Ensuring high retention and continuing engagement of school partners on programme

To enlist, manage and coordinate support of local Industry partners by

 Gaining the support of industry partners to engage and inspire young people and deliver employer engagement activities in schools, brokering seamless interface with schools

 Liaising with industry partners to identify future labour needs relevant to local young people

 Working with Industry partners to connect local young people to employment and training opportunities including apprenticeships

 Attending and supporting local construction forums where relevant

To ensure effective delivery of employer engagement and other programmes as assigned (likely to include inschool sessions, workplace/site visits, team challenges, one-to-one support, mock interviews, CV support, practical sessions, careers fairs, work placements, out-of-school courses), in line with the expectation of CYT and its funders – potentially both in-school and in the local community as appropriate by:

 Brokering and facilitating employer involvement in activities incl. site visits, work placements etc.

 Managing induction, training and support of Industry volunteers as necessary

 Coordinating with other providers, including other Trust colleagues, where relevant

 Delivering or co-delivering programmes and activities as necessary, including marking and processing course handbooks for the purposes of external accreditation

 Offering one-to-one support to individual young people, where relevant/assigned

 Ensuring all activities are delivered in accordance with the Trust’s policies on safeguarding, health & safety, confidentiality, data protection, equal opportunities etc.

 Overseeing all administration and record-keeping of activities as necessary

 Ensuring data is captured for monitoring & evaluation purposes

 Supporting the ongoing development and evaluation of employer engagement activities

To manage Local Schools Partnership Cluster and/or Local CYT Hubs as appropriate by

 Establishing good working relationships with local stakeholders as relevant, such Local Authority, Social Services, community groups, FE Institutions, training providers

 Representing the Trust/Schools Partnership at local networking events, forums etc. as relevant

 Developing good working knowledge of post-16 and post-18 destinations for local young people

 Ensuring all outcomes and KPIs for School Partnership Cluster are met in a timely manner

 Working with wider Trust team, seek out opportunities and funding to add value to local cluster such as specific programme for NEETs, #notjustforboys activities, Budding Brunels etc.

 Supporting Trust’s relationships with funding partners and other external partners, including account managing particular partners as agreed

 Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of cluster programme

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