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Reference: 65469

Date Added: 5 April 2018
Closing Date: 27 April 2018

Job Title: Partnerships Assistant

Working For: Academy Ambassadors

Location: London

Salary: £21,500

Job Details

As Partnerships Assistant you will help Academy Ambassadors to build relationships with corporate organisations and stakeholders. Working with HR, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and talent teams at blue chip firms you will help improve education by encouraging senior leaders to volunteer as non-executive directors at academy trusts.

You will also provide regional administration and support for the ‘matching’ between the senior volunteers and academy trusts.

About Us

Academy Ambassadors provides a free, bespoke service matching business people and professionals with multi-academy trusts looking to strengthen their boards. Since 2013, the not-for-profit programme funded by the Department for Education has introduced over 900 business people and professionals to trust boards.

Academy Ambassadors is part of the New Schools Network (NSN) Charity led by Interim Director Mark Lehain. New Schools Network (NSN) is a dynamic, growing charity that aims to improve the quality of education – particularly for the most deprived – by increasing the number of good free schools and business expertise within the state sector.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (9.00am–5.30pm, Monday-Friday)

Your time will be divided between partnerships, events and regional administration. Full details on responsibilities are available on our website.

Person Specification

Applicants will have impressive communication skills – you will require a confident and articulate phone manner to talk to senior business leaders and Academy Trust Chairs over the phone and in writing. Excellent command of grammar and spelling is essential. The position requires an individual with excellent attention to detail.

Skills and experience expected are detailed on our website and applicants must refer to this list in their applications please.

We are looking for outstanding candidates to take on this exciting and varied role. It presents the opportunity to be involved in a growing organisation that has an excellent reputation and provides exceptional networking opportunities.

Closing Date: 27 April 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 5pm
Interview dates (for shortlisted candidates) Telephone interviews - 2nd May 2018 - afternoon
Face-to-face interviews – 8th May 2018
(TBC) Second conversations - TBC

Start date tbc and preferably ASAP in May

Application Details

To apply please send a CV and a tailored covering letter demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria above to rahelkibru@newschoolsnetwork.org 

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are only able to contact shortlisted applicants. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please call Louise Starling, Partnerships Manager, on 0207 952 8556 or email rahelkibru@newschoolsnetwork.org.

Website: http://academyambassadors.org

Additional Notes