Reporting to: Associate Director for Partnerships

Terms: 6 months fixed term contract

Salary: £75.25 per day

Location: Central London (Vauxhall)

Start date: 3rd February 2020 or asap

About the Organisation

United World Schools is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities of poor and marginalised children around the world. By providing children with a basic education, we are striking at the heart of long term poverty and deprivation – a long game but one we are tackling head on and with ambition and commitment. UWS provides a flexible education model that is simple yet effective in remote regions. The model follows the national curriculum, whilst supporting teachers to implement educational programmes that are appropriate for the contexts in which they are working.

We are a young and growing team of 16 staff based in London and we have a much bigger team delivering our programmes in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal. All of our staff are incredibly passionate about what they do, and committed to going above and beyond for the cause. In London, where this role would be based, we have a fun and dynamic office environment featuring team socials, music, Bake Off sweepstakes and the occasional team karaoke night!

Role Summary

United World Schools is looking for an ambitious candidate wanting to gain experience in international development and the charity sector. This is a six month position within the Partnerships team and will involve working with both corporate and school partners.  This is an exciting role that will help to drive the team move closer to the goal of enrolling 50,000 children into school.

We are looking for a bright and ambitious individual, keen to gain experience in the non-profit sector, specifically with an interest in partnerships. We are looking for a team player with a “can-do” attitude and good self-motivation. This position will take on the responsibility for providing vital day to day support with data management, email communications, reporting to our portfolio of partners and delivering engaging material to further engage and inspire those who support United World Schools.

Above all, we are looking for an individual who has a passion for education, a commitment to child rights and who understands the impact education has on the lives and opportunities of children around the world. Strong organisation, communication and writing skills are essential for this role.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • To ensure current partners are regularly updated with reports and email correspondence on the status of their projects.
  • Updating and maintaining partnership data on our CRM.
  • Create content for the Partnerships team to be used in both print and digital media.
  • Developing materials required for external communications - such as blog posts, newsletters, web pages and pitch materials.
  • Supporting the account management of partnerships in both corporate and schools.

Knowledge and core competencies

  • Educated to graduate degree level, or with at least one year of relevant professional experience in a communications or partnerships role.
  • Demonstrable interest, enthusiasm and empathy with the work of United World Schools.
  • Excellent written skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences and craft content across various platforms.
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to effectively manage administrative processes.
  • Comfortable working with both quantitative and qualitative information from a variety of sources.
  • Experience in website maintenance and using an email marketing platform such as Mailchimp is desirable but not essential.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive CV (max 2 pages) and a supporting statement (no more than 1 page) to [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 9am on 24/01/2020. We reserve the right to close the advertisement for this position in advance of the deadline. We anticipate interviews taking place during w/c 27/01/2020.

You should give the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer.  References will only be taken once your express  permission has been granted.

United World Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are only able to accept applications from candidates that have the permanent right to work in the UK.

UWS is committed to the safeguarding of children and ensuring we recruit safely is central to this commitment. All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a condition of employment.