Teesside Education and Community Engagement Co-ordinator – Partnerships
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work within the growing Partnerships team at Eton College and be part of our flagship anchor institutions. We are looking to recruit an Education and Community Engagement Co-ordinator to be based in our Teesside office.
Together with Eton’s educational philosophy and in partnership with Star Academies, one of the country’s leading state school providers, free sixth form colleges will be opened, one of which will be in the Teesside area.
This landmark partnership agreement where the new college will be part of the Star Academies multi-academy trust, will focus on recruitment of young people who are on free school meals, in receipt of the pupil premium, or who live in particularly deprived areas. Young people from the area will be offered world class education, with rigorous and rounded education, supporting them to achieve places at the very best universities and provide them with enrichment opportunities.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to support Eton College’s strategic engagement efforts with schools, community groups, local government, and the broader education sector. The new post-holder will bring a diverse skill set that encompasses various aspects of education, workshop delivery, digital learning experience, and more. We are committed to building a diverse team where each member contributes unique strengths, so if you possess expertise in some of these areas and are motivated to grow and learn in others, we encourage you to apply. Together, we will provide an incredible academic opportunity to enable children, wherever they live to fulfil their potential.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
- Facilitate Educational Activities: Actively participate in delivering Eton College Partnership activities, including potential workshops for students and teachers, EtonX implementation, speaker events, and supporting CIRL CPD activities. Take ownership of these activities to ensure their successful execution.
- Work with the Head of Educational Opportunities to grow partnership networks beyond existing schools and identify new relationships to build and cultivate;
- Develop relationships with senior leaders within our partnership schools working closely to deliver outreach initiatives and opportunities; including coordinating EtonX implementation and delivery, supporting the Head of Educational Opportunities to deliver Subject Awards and organising External Speaker events and other programmes for students at partner schools;
- Build, maintain and develop relationships with local education groups;
- Sector Engagement: Develop and maintain relationships with other organisations that share our educational interests, and similar entities. Foster collaborations that benefit our partnership schools.
- Activity Monitoring: Track, monitor, and report on partnership activities and their outcomes. Provide valuable insights to improve our programs continually.
- Deliver on agreed media strategy and provide frequent content for website and social media.
- Partnership Development; identify and establish partnerships with schools to promote EtonX courses and educational offerings.
- Collaborate with curriculum specialists, teachers, and senior leaders to understand their needs and align our programs with their educational goals.
- Digital and In-Person Learning Workshops; design and deliver engaging and interactive workshops for students, utilising but not limited to EtonX courses.
- Monitor and evaluate workshop participation, ensuring students' active engagement and progress.
- Promote EtonX courses within partner schools, emphasising the benefits and advantages of our digital learning platform.
- Provide guidance and support to students interested in enrolling in EtonX courses.
- Collect feedback from students, teachers, and school leaders to continuously improve our programs and offerings.
- Ensure the quality and effectiveness of digital learning experiences delivered to students.
- Pedagogical Collaboration; work closely with teachers and senior leaders to develop and deliver high-quality pedagogical approaches to digital learning.
- Provide training and resources to educators to enhance their digital teaching skills.
- Develop relationships with key staff within local authorities, councils and other community stakeholder groups and other influential bodies, with the ability to articulate powerfully the benefit of Eton College and Star Academies partnership and outreach programmes;
- To devise, implement and monitor regional community engagement strategies, contributing to discussions around programming and integrating community engagement where possible;
- To foster and maintain existing relationships with key stakeholders, including local organisations, charities and third sector groups.
- To devise and project manage community projects throughout the year, including securing facilitators, planning logistics and engaging;
- To actively devise and engage outreach and marketing plans to reach participants for all engagement activity;
- Commitment to and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
- All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
- Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including but not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
- Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.
- The role will involve 35 hours per week during state school term time. This represents a total of 39 weeks annually. Exact working hours will be agreed with the Head of Educational Opportunities;
- There may be some flexibility to work fewer hours or days per week. In this case the salary will be pro-rated accordingly;
- Paid holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks including bank holidays. However, when a bank holiday falls during a school term the post holder may be required to work on that day and will be entitled to an additional day’s paid holiday in lieu. The full statutory holiday entitlement is required to be taken (including any additional days in lieu) during periods outside of the required 39 working weeks.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, bringing a diverse skill set that encompasses various aspects of education, workshop delivery, digital learning experience, and more. We encourage applicants with proficiency in some of these skills to apply, as we aim to build a well-rounded team with complementary abilities.
- Educational Expertise: Possess a proven track record within the education sector, demonstrating a deep understanding of the school environment and its challenges.
- Communication Mastery: Exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to lead workshops effectively, negotiate, influence, and actively listen.
- Curriculum Design: Demonstrate the ability to design and develop engaging educational content and curriculums, tailored to diverse learner needs.
- Relationship Building: Showcase experience in nurturing and managing relationships with external partners, fostering collaborations that drive educational initiatives.
- Innovative Mindset: Possess the confidence to explore new technologies, pedagogical techniques, and educational strategies to continually enhance our offerings.
- Technical Proficiency: Excel in technical skills, including strong and persuasive communication abilities, proficiency in IT tools (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), solid numeracy skills, and exceptional record-keeping capabilities.
- Social Media Content Generation: possess a comprehensive understanding of various social media platforms and how to optimise content for maximum engagement
- Digital Learning Experience: Have hands-on experience with digital learning tools and platforms, utilising EtonX technology to enhance the learning experience.
- Interdepartmental Collaboration: Prove your capacity to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams within Eton College, supporting the wider partnerships team on key initiatives.
- Data-Driven Decision Making: Showcase experience in interpreting data to identify trends and insights, which inform future strategies and improve learning outcomes.
We are committed to building a diverse team where each member contributes unique strengths, so if you possess expertise in some of these areas and are motivated to grow and learn in others, we encourage you to apply. Together, we will create an impactful and comprehensive educational experience for our partners.
Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme and enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme.
About the College
We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.