Education Programme Coordinator

We are looking for someone to be join us as part of a small Education Team, which is part of a wider, high performing Marketing, Communications and Fundraising team. 

The Education team produces high quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) teaching resources based on Practical Action’s work. It then promotes these to teachers and pupils in the UK through a variety of means including attending conferences, teacher training, working with other stakeholders, our website and social media.Our reach has seen significant growth in the last few years, particularly in the teacher training and events programme. Our ambition is for our teaching resources to reach 1 million pupils in the UK by 2022.

As the Education Programme Coordinator, you will play a key role in helping us achieve that ambition through the success of the teacher training and events programme.

Responsible for developing and managing a process to liaise with consultants, venues, couriers and others, ensuring the process runs smoothly, you will represent us externally by attending exhibitions when needed.

In addition, you will be the main point of contact for a small number of relationships with external stakeholders e.g. the British Science Association with whom we have a contract to promote the CREST Award scheme.The role will also include supporting the Head of Education and the Education manager with tasks such as processing invoices, producing reports, the electronic newsletter, and proofreading new resources.

The role offers an amazing opportunity for someone interested in education and international development who likes working as part of a small team and is interested in a part time role. This role is for 21 hours a week with flexible hours to be worked over 3-5 days. Some remote working is also negotiable.

About you

You are confident, well organised, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a team.

Good at building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, whether that is in writing or verbally, you are confident working with a range of different people, including teachers.

Highly organised and a problem solver, you will be skilled at developing and improving processes that work effectively and efficiently, with an eye for detail.Additionally, you must have a calm head – capable of dealing with something unexpected that comes along and needs a quick solution!

Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to be highly organised, multitask and prioritise and to engage and communicate well, both written and face to face. An interest in and/or some experience or the education sector would be desirable.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible working hours are encouraged and enabled – depending on the role, remote working is possible.
  • 26 days holiday rising with continuous service, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

• Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and, as such, candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

• Please note that, should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

• The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 14th April 2020

Interview dates: 4-8th May 2020

Start Date Flexible

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