Education Programmes Officer

London (Greater)
12 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Programmes Officer - Education Role Description

Purpose of the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for building and developing Stonewall’s relationships with schools and other organisations in the education and youth sector, by providing them with support and guidance. You will be responsible for delivering training, assisting our schools network with day-to-day enquiries and speaking to schools that are part of our network to ensure they renew their annual membership. You will also be responsible for highlighting best practice in supporting LGBT young people and using this to create guidance and resources on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and to inform Stonewall’s response to Government policies.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Managing Stonewall's network of School Champions across the country
  • Delivering training sessions to teachers and education professionals across the country
  • Appearing at events and conferences nationally to promote Stonewall’s education and youth programmes
  • Supporting schools with renewing their School Champions membership and encouraging new schools to join the programme
  • Producing plain English guidance and resources on best practice in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and creating LGBT-inclusive learning environments
  • Liaising with departments across Stonewall to create resources for specific campaigns such as IDAHOBIT, Anti-Bullying Week and LGBT History Month
  • Writing School Champions newsletters, media articles and website copy related to Stonewall’s education and youth work
  • Administering Stonewall’s School Role Models programme
  • Working with colleagues in the Scotland and Cymru offices to ensure that materials can be used across all nations
  • Reporting to the Programmes Manager

Programmes Officer - Education Person Specification

  • Knowledge and understanding of primary and secondary education in Britain
  • Excellent communicator, with outstanding interpersonal skills and confidence to deliver training and convey complex ideas to a range of external audiences
  • Confident in ability to sell our education and youth programmes and the benefits of providing LGBT-inclusive environments for all young people
  • Experience of establishing and developing long-term relationships with a range of stakeholders, including within the education and youth sector

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