Role: Schools Lead
Salary: £28-£32k (depending on experience)
Contract type: Full Time (30 hours per week)
Reports to: Head of Partnerships
InnovateHer is on a mission to ‘get girls ready for the tech industry and the tech industry ready for girls,’ and we need a new Schools Lead to join us and help us fulfil this mission. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to be an integral part of our rapidly growing social enterprise. We promise you a vibrant, inspiring and positive working environment with supportive co-workers and plenty of opportunities to grow and develop as the business grows.
InnovateHer is a fast-growing Community Interest Company (not-for-profit). Having expanded our programmes in 2020 into new online services, this is an exciting time to join our small team as we continue to grow.
This role will focus on, but is not limited to, managing the relationship with and the delivery of our products and programmes within schools, including working alongside the marketing and operations team to run our yearly calendar of events and activity within schools. Alongside this the Schools Lead will also oversee our growing Ambassador network, ensuring the network remains engaged and continues to grow and support the roll out of programmes we offer. You will be joining at a really exciting time as we continue to launch new offerings into both existing and new regions. As the person responsible for leading the school’s team, you will have the opportunity to input directly into how we work with schools, put in place new ways of working, come up with ideas to increase the impact we know we have as well as improve our processes as we grow.
Your role in our team:
You will play a key and vital role in delivering and coordinating our educational programmes for girls and non-binary students aged 13-17. You will lead the InnovateHer schools team on any outreach activity within schools, ensuring strong relationships are forged with schools, teachers and students. You will work closely with the Head of Growth Operations to ensure that our programmes are run effectively, with impact and that they place the student at the heart of what they do. You will ensure that targets are set and achieved and you will work with the wider schools team to strengthen and expand our student user base.
Your role will have a notable outward facing focus. This will include liaising directly with schools, designing our calendar of school events throughout the year and delivering on these activities with the support of our partners and ambassadors. You will present and deliver a variety of virtual and face to face Innovateher events such as Inspiring Assemblies within schools which promote EDI values, our platform and other InnovateHer opportunities and you will work closely with schools and teachers on creating and delivering bespoke packages tailored to them.
A key aspect of the role is managing and growing our existing Ambassador network. You will onboard and align this vital support to deliver activity within schools, training them to deliver and take part in talks, represent InnovateHer and attend when needed at different events You will also provide any support to the Ambassador network as and when needed.
You will work closely with our Head of Partnerships on ensuring all partner requirements are met and translated into schools, ensuring the most amount of value is being transferred back into schools and any themes or key opportunities are identified and acted upon..
You’ll also work closely with our Head of Partnerships and Communications Executive to manage the needs of our Student, Teacher and Ambassador audiences. You’ll understand how to keep our communities engaged and be proactive in keeping track of frequently asked questions so that we can improve our services.
You will manage our small schools team at InnovateHer, ensuring team members are supported in not only their roles but also in their personal development. You will ensure the schools team as a whole is clear on their responsibilities by setting and prioritising workload and projects. You will work across the organisation with other key departments ensuring that any communication, expectations and needs of the schools and the schools team are met and achieved.
You have a passion for planning and organising projects or events, with some proven experience in delivering a specific outcome. You are able to manage and oversee multiple work streams and prioritise tasks effectively by managing your own workload whilst also supporting others, ensuring everything is delivered on time. You’ll thrive in an output based environment. We need you to be adaptable, flexible, and determined. You stay calm under pressure and focus on finding positive solutions to problems. You’ll be methodical and target focussed, with a keen eye for detail.
You’ll be passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and have a desire to drive societal change and raise awareness of our mission. You’ll be a true collaborator, working with all of our team members to engage and manage our external communities.
You’ll be an excellent communicator both in and outside of the organisation and you’ll be confident and able to inspire our students in a virtual scenario. You are comfortable writing reports and providing context. You are adept at gathering, analysing and interpreting data to help with our monitoring and evaluation and can manage data safely and responsibly. You’ll be
happy taking responsibility for both your own and the wider schools team projects and deliverables.
You will be solution focused, proactive and lead with a growth mindset when faced with challenges. Whilst acknowledging these challenges, you will hold a depth of understanding about them in order to propose and initiate viable, innovative solutions for both the schools team and InnovateHer.
Crucially, we need a real people-person: someone who can continue to build trusted relationships with a wide range of external organisations and individuals, including the mentors, teachers and companies we have formed partnerships with. You’ll be comfortable with representing InnovateHer at events and also hosting virtual community events on our behalf.
InnovateHer is a values led social-enterprise. These sit at the heart of what we do and who we are and we are committed to growing our team in line with these values and the behaviours they drive.
What you’ll do:
- You will be responsible for managing the delivery of all schools activity associated with our partners including delivering outreach activities to schools, youth clubs, other training providers, in collaboration with industry mentors and partners, ensuring we both engage our school networks and convert them to our platform e.g. our courses and life skills content
- You will lead on the delivery of our school activity including our Inspiring Assemblies, converting teachers to our online platform and learning content, flagging any barriers to join and problem-solving where possible.
- You’ll be a key contact for our Ambassador network, delivering our new Ambassador programme and supporting the development of this and working with the team to ensure we have a consistent and exciting offer of events and opportunities for this network.
- You’ll design and deliver engaging events for schools and youth centres to promote our eLearning platform and additional platform content.
- You’ll support and liaise with the Marketing team to deliver key messages to each community ensuring the tone of voice and messaging matches the audience.
- You’ll stay informed and up to date on any feedback off the back of our school and student programmes as well as doing your own research into any future content. You will use and communicate this to the wider InnovateHer team to inform and develop programme content off the back of this.
- You’ll attend and engage in other community events around Tech and Education to raise awareness of our work.
- You’ll work with the Head of Partnerships to source diverse industry role models and leaders to fulfil partnership deliverables and outreach with schools.
- Manage and oversee all teacher and school comms, ensuring these are engaging, informative and designed with the schools needs in mind.
- Gather, share and action any feedback from schools, ambassadors and our networks to improve our service delivery.
- You’ll moderate our student community for safeguarding purposes against our safeguarding framework, including managing student consent forms.
- You’ll monitor engagement across all communities and regularly report back on how the communities are doing.
- You will lead on the planning and delivery of our schools case studies, identifying appropriate schools and managing all aspects of the process with the support of the team.
- You’ll empathise with your communities and be proactive in keeping track of frequently asked questions so that we can improve our service.
- You’ll generate monthly and quarterly reports to let us know how the communities’ delivery is progressing, using various datasets and analytical tools.
- You’ll be responsible for updating and overseeing our CRM to effectively track progress and flag concerns and keep our community contact information up to date using various tools.
Nice to have but not essential:
- Experience of working with teenagers.
- Experience of working with schools/youth based organisations in some regard.
- An events background would be advantageous as we think this gives you a good understanding of audiences, organisational skills and working to tight deadlines
- It would be awesome if you had knowledge of G-suite tools (Drive, docs, email), and collaborative tools (Slack, Zoom, Google Meet). As a remote-first organisation, we rely heavily upon our collaborative tools.
We are a remote-first organisation, which means that you can work from home or any location in the UK. We have an office base in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, at 12 Jordan street. This space can be used for collaboration or as a base to work from if working from home full time isn’t for you. Once a quarter we’ll ask you to meet with the rest of the team face to face for our planning and strategy days.
What we offer:
This is a full time role at 30 hours a week. The full time salary is £30-35k per annum which will be pro-rata’d.
We provide a laptop (mac) and all the equipment you’ll need to work remotely.
Our team works hard every day to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly the young girls we work with. In return, we are proud to provide our team with a wide range of benefits, including a 30 hours full time working week, flexible working and a generous annual leave package, which contributes to maintaining a strong work life balance. We have also recently updated and co-created as a team our parental leave and mental health policies.
- Remote working with the option to collaborate in the office based in Liverpool.
- Flexible working hours with the option to condense hours – we are an output-driven organisation and we operate on trust.
- 21 days annual leave (pro rata’d), birthday off, plus full office shut down at Christmas.
- Access to our feminist book library!
- A supportive team environment with an open culture.
- Training and development opportunities tailored to your personal development plan. Personal Development allowance of up to £500 per year.
InnovateHer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
All InnovateHer employees will undergo an enhanced DBS check because we work closely with young people. Having a criminal record will not necessarily stop you from being an employee at InnovateHer. However, any information contained on your Disclosure certificate would require further consideration before a recruitment decision could be made. All such cases are fully and fairly considered before a final decision is reached and InnovateHer would normally provide you with the opportunity to discuss, in person, the circumstances of any information revealed.
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