Teach First is a charity working for equality of education in England and Wales.
We're transforming education by providing schools with great teachers and leaders. All our work is aimed atthree areas:
- Getting more great teachers in the schools where they’re needed most.
- Supporting school leadership so our teachers and pupils thrive.
- Supporting schools with strong networks and a positive policy environment.
Teach First is working towards a future where no child’s educational success is determined by their background. Our regional teams focus on elements of each of our areas of activity, working with participants, ambassadors, schools and head teachers to deliver this vision.
We are seeking a highly-motivated individual with excellent organisational skills for a pivotal role in the North West team. The Regional Coordinator Apprentice is a varied role as it supporting 3 functions: PA to Local Director, supporting the high-quality delivery of Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme (LDP) in the region and general office management in the Manchester office.
At this level you will:
- Impact:Work closely with the Regional Director to offer an exceptional service to the Region
- Communication:Be the point of contact for team and participant queries, responding and actioning each in a diligent and time sensitive manner
- Innovation:Strive to find areas for continual improvement and greater efficiency in the processes you lead to support the team’s activity
- Knowledge: Continuously build on knowledge and experience with a view to being able to support across the team
Your responsibilities will include:
- Provide PA support to the Regional Director including: email management, diary management, scheduling of meetings, booking travel and accommodation and being the first point of contact when the Director is unavailable.
- Work closely with the Programme and Events Lead to coordinate the delivery of the Leadership Development Programme to Teach First participants. This includes working with internal colleagues, external partners and university partners to plan and deliver a comprehensive calendar of events and opportunities across the year, including some evening and weekend events.
- Coordination of financial activity, including processing Regional Director’s expense claims, oversight of team expense claims in accordance with deadlines and processes, raising purchase order requisitions, reviewing variance reports and supporting with budget tracking and budget setting.
- Ensure the organised, professional and positive operations of the North West office, including:
- Liaising with central teams to ensure smooth running of the office (IT, Finance and Facilities) and external contractors/suppliers and ordering stationery on a regular basis.
- Ensuring good standards are maintained across our office space.
- Health & safety tasks.
- Conducting employee office inductions.
- Assist colleagues with day-to-day queries.
- Lead on the agenda creation and logistics for team meetings and support the Senior Leadership Team meetings by producing an agenda, note-taking, maintaining an action log.
- Build an effective network inside and outside of the organisation, including colleagues in the North West Team, other Teach First teams, and external contacts to assist successful programme delivery.
- Recognising where our work puts you, key stakeholders and employees into contact with children and young people and understand your obligations in regard to Safeguarding and the protection of children by completing the mandatory training and reading our DBS and Safeguarding policies.
- Self-Management: Excellent organisation, prioritising and planning skills and able to work effectively independently and on own initiative.
- Administrative Skills: Experience of or ability to work with Microsoft Office (these skills will be tested at interview).
- Collaboration: Experience of working in a team in a fast paced, busy environment.
- Relationship Building: Experience of effectively building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Administrative Skills: Experience of budget and finance management
- Event Management: Experience managing and supporting the delivery of events & activities including budget and logistics.
- Communications & Marketing: Communications experience and implementing successful communications plans.
- Education Sector Knowledge: Experience in education, not for profit, or leadership development would be advantageous.
5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths and English.
Full time position available at the end of apprenticeship. Future training opportunities and the chance to climb the internal hierarchy.
Teach First’s core benefits include:
- 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the one week holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
- Participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare
- Through our flexible benefits platform access to childcare vouchers, interest free travel season ticket loan, subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, GAYE and the option to buy/sell annual leave
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.
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