Job title: Communications and Membership Manager
Start date: 3rd June 2019
Contract: Fixed term to 31st August 2019
Salary: £24,765 + £3,000 London weighting
The Fair Education Alliance
The Fair Education Alliance is the UK's largest and most influential education coalition. We are a unique group of over 100 organisations dedicated to ending educational inequality by working together to make progress more quickly.
Young people from low income communities are much less likely to succeed than their wealthier peers. The achievement gap begins long before they start primary school and widens throughout their education. The reasons for this inequality are not simple, and lie in an intricate web of social issues. Addressing such complex problems takes more than one institution, one organisation, or even one government.
We bring expertise from multiple sectors and geographies, and use our collective voice and collaboration to tackle this problem together.
2019 represents a groundbreaking year for our alliance. From 1st September, the FEA will be establishing as a separate entity from Teach First and merging with another team the Teach First Innovation Unit, a powerful engine of growth for grassroots solutions.
Our small FEA secretariat team (currently two people) is big on impact. You will support and work closely with the CEO to manage FEA events and membership communications and will manage the FEA’s key relationships.
You’re integral to the team in this important transition period for the organisation, ensuring core activities of the FEA are run effectively whilst we merge with the Innovation Unit team. You will also work closely with the Innovation Unit team, building relationships and joint team working ahead of the launch of the new entity in September.
You will have responsibility for:
Leading on the preparation of key member engagement events (including collective action project meetings, roundtables, and our annual summit on 27th June)
Supporting our membership and managing membership data and relationship
Leading our comms including our state of the nation on educational inequality
Managing the CEO’s diary and team admin
Acting as secretary to the Board at quarterly meetings
Working closely with the Innovation Unit team, building relationships and joint team working
Experience, Skills, and Technical Competencies
Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
Ability to build rapport and relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
Excellent organisation skills
Ability to work independently/self-starter
Working with external stakeholders or membership organisations
Writing concise briefings, consultation responses, correspondence and speeches
Developing membership engagement strategies
Proactive relationship management and managing the systems to support this
Knowledge of the education, political and policy landscape with suitable connections
Managing communications projects, delivering in areas such as digital and social media
Working with coalitions
The alliance secretariat is hosted at Teach First’s London office at 6 Mitre Passage, London SE10 0ER. We have a flexible working arrangement that allows you to split your time between working at home and working in our office. You will also typically attend events and meeting with our members and partners around London.
How to Apply
Please send a cover note and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17th May. Interviews will be w/c 20 May with an ideal start date in early June
We aim to provide feedback to all applications within 10 working days from the closing date.