Job title: Coordinator – Programme - Graduate Recruitment Location: 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 visit www.teachfirst.org.uk. 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 Programme 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 Commitment 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 expectations. Uses most appropriate tools, processes and applications to achieve results e.g. excel, word, project planning tools. Aware of costs, and resources & uses efficiently. Integrity 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. Collaboration 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 network. 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. Excellence 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. Location 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) Benefits 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.
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