We're hiring for a Communications and Membership Manager!

Job title: Communications and Membership Manager
Location: London
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.

Job Purpose

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.

Key Responsibilities

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


  • Event/workshop planning

  • 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 sbutters@faireducation.org.uk 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.