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Reference: 75525

Date Added: 21 July 2020
Closing Date: 16 August 2020

Job Title: Programme Coordinator

Working For: Get Further

Location: Various Locations

Salary: £18,000-£20,000

Job Details

We have positions available in West Yorkshire (Bradford / Leeds), Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Newcastle and Manchester

Without GCSE English and maths, young people are more likely to drop out of education and are locked out of many university courses, apprenticeships and key professions. This is a huge challenge for social mobility in our country.

We want to change this story. Get Further is the first charity dedicated to providing free, innovative catch-up tuition to young people who missed out on gateway English and maths GCSEs at school. We know that having a tutor can help to close gaps in education – but too often, this is out of reach for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds studying in further education. With the disruption to education from COVID-19, now, more than ever, many students are in need of extra help to address the learning they have lost.

This year, we are expanding our programmes, so that we can support more students to get back on track in education and have greater opportunities for progression in their chosen career. As a programme coordinator, you will work directly with the Chief Executive and Programmes Manager to support the delivery of our 2020/21 tuition programmes in West Yorkshire. This will involve overseeing the delivery of tuition across our partner colleges in the region, and delivering inductions to students to ensure the programme gets off to a flying start.

Get Further was founded in 2018, after winning the Teach First Innovation Award – a nationwide competition to find the best new ideas to tackle education inequality. This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about improving social mobility and tackling educational inequality.

While the role offers the chance to build transferable skills in communication and relationship management, there will also be opportunities to support the charity across other aspects of its work. As a new education start-up, you will take a leading role on projects and see first-hand the impact of your work. You will also have the opportunity to accompany our Chief Executive, Sarah Waite, a former Political Advisor to the Shadow Education Secretary and Head of Policy at the Social Mobility Commission, to meetings with influential leaders in the education sector and community.

Please see our website for the full person specification: https://getfurther.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Programme-Coordinator-Job-Description.pdf 

Closing Date: 16 August 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Online interviews will be held the week commencing 17th August. The role's start date will be in September 2020.

Application Details

Your application must include both a CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 and a supporting statement of no more than 1 side of A4. Your supporting statement should highlight your interest in Get Further and your motivation for undertaking this role. Please detail your relevant experience, ensuring this is in line with the role description and person specification.

Please send your application to applications@getfurther.org.uk with the subject ‘Programme Coordinator’ by 11:59pm

Website: http://getfurther.org.uk

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