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Freelance Education Events Coordinator - West Midlands

  • LOCATION:

    West Midlands

  • JOB TYPE:

    Freelance, flexible hours

  • SALARY:

    Competitive

Being a Freelance Education Events Coordinator

You will need to:

  • be passionate about being part of a purpose-led business 
  • bring your individuality to deliver content to young people in an exciting and engaging way 
  • embrace change and be flexible in how you work 
  • be comfortable working in partnership with the wider team and external stakeholders including employers and teachers.

Responsibilities: 

Planning of activities: 

  • Work as part of a wider project team on the preparation and planning of activities 
  • Carry out planning calls with stakeholders, to ensure all delivery and logistical considerations are accounted for 
  • Recruitment of diverse volunteers to support activities 
  • Undertake administrative duties to deliver projects you support 

Delivery of activities: 

  • Represent Ahead Partnership in line with our values and culture  
  • Liaise with an Ahead Partnership member of staff prior to the event 
  • Meet and greet, brief and continually engage business volunteers 
  • Ensure the event spaces are set up correctly as specified 
  • Lead/Facilitate the session from start to finish, including time-management and gathering feedback 
  • Ability to adapt to different scenarios whilst running the event 
  • Report back to the relevant Ahead Partnership contact after each event 
  • Undertake other duties as requested and commensurate with the post 

Required Skills: 

  • Proven facilitation skills 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Ability to think on your feet and problem solve 
  • Demonstrable planning, organisational and time-management skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Good level of spelling and grammar 
  • Excellent communicator 

Required Experience: 

  • Experience of working with young people – ideally those aged 11-16 years old 
  • Comprehensive experience of delivering presentations, training or workshops to a large audience and facilitating groups 
  • Experience of developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners. 

Work is adhoc. We are flexible and happy to work around your other commitments, if you are happy to be flexible too! As the programmes grow more work will become available, if you’re interested in doing more with us. 

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@aheadpartnership.org.uk  

ABOUT THIS POSITION

Are you passionate about building partnerships with purpose and using your talents to support young people's development?

You’ll be working alongside and supported by a dedicated team who are passionate about making a difference and ambitious for what we can achieve.  

We work with a hugely diverse range of young people and believe that it is key to provide them with positive role models who they can relate to. We therefore are incredibly passionate about diversity and inclusion in all forms and would love to hear from people who reflect this. If you share our passion and vision but are worried that you may not have the ‘correct’ skills or experience, please do get in touch – we are always interested in hearing from people who want to work with us. 

We offer generous hourly / day rates. No direct experience is required as full training will be provided. Prior experience working with young people, working within education or teaching would be an advantage.

ABOUT US

Ahead Partnership works with employers and educators to provide services that help to engage, inspire and motivate young people around skills, career options and future employment. Can you bring passion and individuality to our growing programmes? 

We organise and deliver a range of employability and skills activities that enable young people to meet volunteers from the working world. The activities are aimed at raising aspirations, improving careers awareness, developing essential skills, building confidence, and expanding networks.  

Recent years have allowed us to broaden our reach through hybrid delivery, with activities taking place both virtually and in-person, from interview practice to workplace visits. All our activity is created to engage with the target cohort and involves lots of hands on, interactivity. We also plan and deliver large-scale flagship events themed around a specific sector such as digital, green or professional and financial services. These inspire young people to explore roles in these areas, through an interactive and informative event schedule.   

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and as our representative, you’ll need to share our commitment to delivering a first-class service to all those involved in our activities and events.  

We are always keen to connect with anyone who is interested in becoming part of our team, so if you would like to enquire please contact us.

We work with a hugely diverse range of young people across the UK, and believe that it is key to provide them with positive role models who they can relate to. We therefore are incredibly passionate about diversity and inclusion in all forms and would love to hear from people who reflect this. If you share our passion and vision but are worried that you may not have the ‘correct’ skills or experience, please do get in touch – we are always interested in hearing from people who want to work with us.

Apply for this position.

The role is subject to satisfactory references, a satisfactory DBS check, and a six-month probation period

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