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School Service Leader

City Year
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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School Service Leader

This youth social action charity challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time social action. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.

We are currently recruiting a School Service Leader for the Greater Manchester and Coventry programme.

Position: School Service Leader

Location: Based in schools in Greater Manchester and Coventry

Hours: 35 hours per week, over a 9-month contract

Salary: £17,300 per annum, pro rata

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: November - December 2021

Benefits: 43 days of holiday leave (minimum) per annum to be taken during school holidays only, up to 5% pension employer contribution, interest-free loan for season ticket or bicycle, 2 volunteer days per year.

Closing Date: 3rd December

The Role

As a School Service Leader you will spend your year helping children in schools in disadvantaged communities by acting as a positive role model and near peer mentor. You will provide additional capacity within the school-based teams supporting pupils to improve in their social, emotional and academic achievement. You will encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to help them engage with and enjoy learning. As a School Service Leader you will be well-placed to create meaningful relationships with children who need help to do well at school. You have the chance to bring a new perspective to learning and boost pupils' confidence, while improving behaviour and helping pupils to feel safe, empowered and happy.

The School Service Leader will also provide support to the Volunteer Mentors in school, offering mentoring and coaching advice and ensure that a high quality programme is delivered. You will support the local Impact Officer with the day to day management and support of the team, and work with them to maintain a positive partnership with the school and school leaders. There will also be the opportunity for you to help with the delivery of the Leadership and Development programme.

Primary responsibilities include:

Assisting with supervision of the volunteer mentors
Delivering interventions to pupils
Maintaining a strong partnership with the school
Preparation and Planning Support

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to be passionate about social change and serving a great cause. As the School Service Leader you will strive for excellence and support the core vision and values of the charity.

You will have a strong commitment to the charity's mission and values and be able to connect with others in consistent, positive and meaningful ways to effectively coordinate a team. You will be able to make a great impression in a school and work with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will bring with you the skills and understanding as below.

People Skills

Connects with others in consistent, positive and meaningful ways
Influences others by meeting them where they're at
Holds space that nurtures inclusion and belonging
Uses an asset-based approach to supporting people
Shares "the why" and facilitates meaning-making

Understand of Context

Collaborates towards a common purpose with a deep sense of ownership
Practices strategic thinking and sound-judgment
Effectively prioritizes and organizes to execute results

Understanding of Self

Seeks out opportunities for self-improvement grounded in self-awareness
Models authenticity and powerful vulnerability

You will be asked to submit your CV and Covering Letter and the charity will be interviewing candidates as it receives applications.

The appointment is subject to clearance through the Disclosures and Barring Services and receipt of satisfactory references.

Other areas of experience may include School Liaison, School Partnerships, Primary School, Senior School, Early Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment, Teacher, Education, Volunteer Management, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering, Impact, Teaching, Volunteer Engagement, Schools, Teaching Assistant, Teaching, Youth, Mentor, Youth Mentor, Programme, Programme Delivery, Programme Assistant, School Coordinator, Programme Coordinator, Administrator, School Administrator, Teaching Assistant, SEN, School Liaison Officer, School and Young Person Liaison Officer, School Liaison Coordinator, School Liaison Assistant, Learning Mentor, Education Welfare, Education Welfare Officer, Tutor, Private Tutor, Education Administrator, Education Support Worker, Community Education Officer, Education Officer, Schools Project Officer, Schools and Family Officer, School and Programme Coordinator, School Wellbeing Worker, School Inclusion Officer
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