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Job title:
Coordinator – Programme - Graduate Recruitment
London or North West
Contract type: Fixed Term
Closing date:
02 November 2014
Contract end date: 27 March 2015
About Teach First
How much you achieve in life should not be determined by how much your parents earn. Yet in the UK, it too
often is. We are an education charity. We work with like-minded people and organisations towards a day where
every child has the education they are entitled to. We train people with leadership potential to be inspirational
teachers in schools in low-income communities across the country. These leaders go on to work in schools and
other sectors of society towards our vision: a future where no child's educational success is limited by their
socio-economic background. For more information on the work we do and which regions we operate in, please
Job purpose
Professionally represent Teach First to potential candidates. To assist with delivery of the campaign to
candidates across assigned portfolio of universities to ensure Teach First fills its required vacancies with top
quality candidates.
Key accountabilities
Responsibilities fall into the following areas, which include, but are not limited to:
 Support candidates through the recruitment process at designated Universities in line with guidelines set
by the Selection team
 Support with proactive sourcing methods including LinkedIn and campus research
 Cultivate potential talent and incoming participants through regular telephone calls
 Compelling potential candidates from a variety of backgrounds to apply for the Leadership Development
 Complete weekly activity reports to track progress to goals
 Support with administration and support tasks including event preparation, meeting scheduling and
management and other key admin tasks where required
 Support Graduate Recruitment Officers to obtain campus intelligence and maintain detailed intelligence
records as required
 Contribute to department-wide projects where required
Technical competencies
Knowledge and preferably experience of UK Universities (type & education system)
In depth knowledge of Teach First Leadership Development Programme and recruitment process
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong problem solving skills to identify challenges and implement solutions to significant challenges
Exceptional relationship-building skills; the ability to establish effective relationships with people from
all backgrounds (including prospective applicants, incoming participants and Teach First employees)
Excellent persuasive oral communication skills; the ability to effectively tailor messaging to individual
candidates resulting in applications to Teach First
Strong organisational skills and the ability to assess, prioritise and manage a varied workload
Efficient, task-focused individual with an eye for detail
Ability to be flexible and adapt to unexpected changes in portfolio priorities and tasks
Strong computer literacy including excel and ability to develop knowledge and proficiency of Teach
First’s relationship management system
Competencies required
Championing Teach First
 Demonstrates a passion for what Teach First aims to achieve.
 Can describe the Teach First mission and values and the vision and goals for their area and how their
work fits into them.
 Clearly demonstrates the Teach First values of Integrity, Commitment, Collaboration, Excellence and
Leadership in their interactions with colleagues and stakeholders.
 Represents Teach First professionally.
Achieving results
 Makes day to day decisions to support the team and focuses on the task in hand.
 Recognises when to work under own initiative and when to confer.
 Efficiently resolves queries.
 Provides correct information to the team to help them to make the right decisions.
 Takes personal pride in achieving high standards and excellent results, striving to go above and beyond
 Uses most appropriate tools, processes and applications to achieve results e.g. excel, word, project
planning tools.
 Aware of costs, and resources & uses efficiently.
Managing and developing self
 Takes personal accountability for behaviour and actions.
 Demonstrates a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
 Shows respect, humility and discretion in working with others.
 Responds to situations calmly, flexibly and appropriately, displaying resilience particularly when faced
with challenge, changing workload and/or setbacks.
 Understands the need for resilience, taking responsibility for managing it and seeking support if needed.
 Implements learning from development opportunities.
 Reflects on performance to build an awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses and seeks support
and guidance where needed.
Seeking, accepting and giving feedback
 Receptive to feedback given to them, responding positively and constructively.
 Gives constructive feedback to others.
Developing relationship and team-building
 Identifies how to work most effectively with others, showing flexibility and adaptability to their
different styles.
 Actively builds rapport and works collaboratively with other team members, developing a good internal
 Seeks and welcomes relevant input from others to help them perform their job well.
 Takes accountability for their role within the team.
 Willingly supports others to achieve projects.
Prioritising, planning and organising
 Prioritises day to day tasks to meet own and team’s objectives most efficiently.
 Demonstrates a good understanding of own objectives and work load and provides updates on progress.
 Manages data and administration processes.
Innovating, adapting to and managing
 Open to new ideas and ways of working.
Implements new ways of working with support where needed.
Applies a sense of possibility to their work.
Takes advantage of opportunities to positively affect change.
National & London Regional Office, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU or North West Office, 11th Floor,
Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LF
Salary band
£19,010 (Roles based in London will also receive the £3,000 London Weighting Allowance)
Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (7 of which must be taken during the two weeks of
Christmas and New Year office closure), participation in the pension scheme (with an employer contribution of
up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare.
Through our flexible benefits platform access to childcare vouchers, interest free travel season ticket loan/bike
loan, dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As you Earn
(GAYE) and the option to buy/sell annual leave.
How to apply
Please send CV and cover letter to [email protected] demonstrating what attracts you to Teach First and
how you meet the competencies on the job description above.
Next steps
We aim to provide feedback to all applications within 10 working days from the closing date. Please note that if
your application is successful the assessment centre date for this role is Friday 7th November, and you would
need to have availability on this date to be considered for the role.