Role name: Leadership Programmes Coordinator
Time: 16 hours per week, part-time remote working
Reporting to: Education/Research Manager & Head of Operations
EduSpots is an innovative, dynamic, and locally driven UK and Ghanaian registered charity which connects, trains, and equips voluntary community educators to create transformative literacy and STEM opportunities through education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a focus on female empowerment and environmental action. Together, we are creating a movement of community-based changemakers.
Since 2016, through collaborating extensively with over 250 local volunteers, we have supported 50 communities in creating and running community-led and owned education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a strategy to support them in moving towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’. We are developing a model for a community-led education space with accompanying network engagement that could have applications across the world.
Our staff team create collaborative learning opportunities through our Ignite and Catalyse Programmes which include training to lead our EduLit, EduSTEM, EduKidz and Ignite Equity clubs, alongside locally designed education projects and engaging in our Spot Leadership programme, reaching over 10,000 learners of all ages annually. Read our 2022 Impact Report here.
We are in an exciting period of our development. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 and the Big Give Supporters’ Choice Award in 2022, and in 2023 we were recently selected as a finalist for the Their World Scale-Up Innovation Prize. In 2021, our Founder was a Finalist in The Varkey Foundation’s $1 million Global Teacher Prize, supported by UNESCO, partly for her role in developing EduSpots. We are excited by our future. Do visit www.eduspots.org for further information.
About this role
This part-time role will involve the development and delivery of the leadership strand (one of 5 strands) of our Ignite Programme launched in 2023, which is vital to the success of the EduSpots model. You will be working with our Regional Coordinators and Head of Operations to identify key needs across our network of 50 Spots, and develop a leadership programme that builds the capacity of our 250+ volunteers to drive forward strategies relating to those needs.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial and creative individual, with a passion for leadership, and a broad understanding of themes across team building, community engagement, safeguarding, communication, fundraising and social entrepreneurship, to empower Spot volunteers to lead change at their Spots, whilst growing as leaders themselves.
This inspiring and energizing leader would manage our leadership hub for volunteers on WhatsApp, organizing monthly zoom sessions with guest speakers, and offering an engaging range of leadership related resources and discussions on the platform.
- To oversee the curriculum development and programme delivery of the Spot Leadership strand of Ignite, working closely with regional coordinators in this process.
- To oversee the organization of a monthly zoom session on Spot leadership, including invitations to expert guest speakers relevant to the topics.
- To create engaging and innovative monthly challenges relating to Spot leadership, after identifying needs from the Regional Coordinators team.
- To manage the overall challenge marking, scoring, leadership points, and certification process, working with the regional coordinators to give feedback.
- To oversee the WhatsApp strand engagement (working with regional coordinators) to ensure the development of core leadership skills and building a strong community around leadership development.
- To work with the Head of Operations and the regional coordinators team to develop educational resources needed relating to grants, safeguarding, information collection and other areas.
- To support the delivery of the Catalyse Leadership Programme, particularly in relation to the educational content, working with the Programmes Manager and Education & Research Manager on the Catalyse Project Design and delivery.
- To oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the Spot leadership strand working with all stakeholders.
- To provide regular information and stories on the Spot leadership strand for funding applications and wider communications.
- To ensure the child protection and safeguarding policies are followed at all times by all involved in the Spot leadership programmes.
- To carry out all other duties as reasonably required under the job role, supporting the wider work of the organisation.
- To act at all times in line with the expectations of staff as set out in the Staff & Volunteers Handbook, and other relevant policies and procedures.
Knowledge & Experience
- Experience in education resource design and programme development and management (in a supporting or leadership role)
- A strong training facilitator, with the ability to model outstanding pedagogy and inspire volunteers and staff members.
- Experience in online educational delivery of various forms.
- Experience of managing platforms such as WhatsApp and building a sense of community online.
- Experience of working with volunteers to drive educational change.
- Experience of home-based, online working
Personal Qualities & Skills
- An infectious passion for leadership development, and skills and understanding across social entrepreneurship, community engagement and development, team-building, communication and broader education.
- An ability to inspire and engage via online platforms such as WhatsApp and Zoom, with strong skills in network management and engagement.
- Good design skills and ability to create Canva designs to effectively communicate to volunteers.
- Strong IT knowledge and skills, including use of google suite
- Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work to maintain a high standard of performance with minimum supervision.
- A team player with a belief in the value of collaborative approaches to learning.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to motivate and inspire.
- Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Ability to respond to feedback effectively, always looking for improvements.
- Flexible with the ability to react to change and be adaptable.
- A strong personal affinity with EduSpots’ mission, vision and values with a genuine passion for educational equity and community-led development, with the ability to work with grassroots volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds.
- Experience of working in a multicultural team
- Undergraduate degree
- Volunteer experience and commitment
How to apply:
Please send a tailored covering letter and updated CV addressed to the Chair, Miss Cat Davison, at email@example.com by 8th January with a hope to meet shortlisted candidates for a first-round interview shortly afterwards, for a start date shortly afterwards.
For further information please see www.eduspots.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also follow us on social media – @eduspots on Twitter and Facebook
This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time in consultation with the post holder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the role.
EduSpots is committed to the safeguarding of children. Appointment will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post.