Programme Officer

  • Job Reference: 00003209-1
  • Date Posted: 5 November 2021
  • Recruiter: CoachBright
  • Location: Devon-based
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £22,000
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Education, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Make Education Fairer. Join our social mobility movement. We need an outgoing self-motivated person to enhance our work in the South West.

At the forefront of the organisation, you will be responsible for maintaining partnerships, supporting tutors/coaches and delivering our programmes from volunteer recruitment and workshop delivery all the way through to evaluation. You will flourish in a small dynamic team with real influence. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Contributing to the development of the SW region:

  • Generating new school leads and securing programmes
  • Ensuring retention of volunteer coaches (meeting minimum targets set termly)
  • Maintaining relationships with coaches, pupils and teachers

Create a thriving community of social mobility advocates among university students and young professionals:

  • Meeting recruitment targets for tutors/coaches across the region each term.
  • Training volunteers in tutoring/coaching and our pedagogy.

Oversee multiple in-school and online programmes (university student led and peer to peer) across the area:

  • Setting timelines for programme start and finish dates
  • Communicating with school staff weekly to provide feedback after sessions
  • Visiting schools to oversee quality.
  • Managing and running online sessions.

Programme Design and Delivery:

  • Contributing to the design of current workshops and creating new workshops when needed
  • Running in-school or digital workshops for groups of pupils (KS3-5) and facilitating university trips at the start and end of our programmes

Line managing a team of Head Coaches:

  • Delivering training for Head Coaches
  • Holding 1-1 appraisals to monitor performance and set actions

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

Person Specification

Essential characteristics and experience:

  • Passion for social mobility: 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.
  • Relationship building and facilitating: this a public-facing role so you will love delivering workshops to groups as well as communicating our mission to a wide range of stakeholders (businesses, senior members of MATs, universities etc.
  • Organisation: working in a fast paced young organisation you’ll be able to work between different programmes and workstreams.
  • Independence: this role requires you to work independently/alone from time to time in the office and/or from home
  • Resourcefulness: we’re a small, dedicated team - you must be a self-starter prepared for practical roles with 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/working with young people.
  • Flexibility: the role will occasionally involve working evenings & weekends

Desirable knowledge/experience:

  • Experience working with young people in a school or youth work setting.
  • Experience recruiting volunteers.
  • Experience measuring and evaluating impact
  • Knowledge of programme design, pedagogy or tutoring/coaching.
  • Knowledge of UK schools and UK university sector.


  • An opportunity to contribute to a young, exciting charity with scope to input widely and take on new roles.
  • Starting Salary: £22k per annum
  • Annual Leave: 28 days pro rata
  • Office space: University of Exeter, St Luke's campus
  • Training: we are a reflective organisation and keen to support your professional development.

Key Information:

  • Length: permanent
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Reporting to: Head of Region
  • Responsible for: Individual Programmes
  • Start Date: ASAP

How To Apply: Click APPLY NOW to send your CV and Cover letter of no more than 300 words.

We are interviewing as applications come in and reserve the right to stop applications before the closing date, so please do apply early.