Here at South Thames College, we are seeking a Schools Partnership Coordinator to join us.
As our Schools Partnership Coordinator, you will initiate and develop trusted relationships with key external stakeholders, in particular local schools, careers advisers, prospective student applicants and parents, using a range of knowledge, communication, and networking skills.
You will join a team of two, including one other Schools Partnership Coordinator and a Schools Partnership Manager, each having a focus on a particular borough to ensure Local Authorities and Schools have a single point of contact for STCG, but also working across the recruitment catchment area. Good progress is being made in developing relationships and raising the profile of the Colleges and this has had a positive impact on our application numbers and recruitment.
The team are supported by Marketing who continue creating and circulating communications and promotional materials for schools and Year 11 pupils, thus allowing the Schools Partnership Team to focus on engaging stakeholders and designing and delivering a bespoke, flexible programme of activities including assemblies, workshops, and career events.
This role is based at the Wandsworth campus of South Thames College but covers the South Thames College Group area, namely Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and the Wandsworth campus of South Thames College.
We’d like our Schools Partnership Coordinator to be educated to degree level (or hold an equivalent professional qualification) and have relevant experience of working with learners in a teaching or youth work capacity. With exceptional communication, networking and creative skills, you will have evidence of building effective working relationships with a range of key stakeholders and be able to work collaboratively as part of a team to meet shared objectives.
You will have excellent presentation skills and a creative approach to developing and delivering engaging presentations for large groups of people. You will bring experience of developing educational activities and materials and be able to relate to young people from a variety of backgrounds, as well as their advisers and influencers. Knowledge of the Careers Education, Advice and Guidance landscape and as well as an awareness of Labour Market Information is desirable, not essential.
Closing date for the return of a complete online application is 6th December 2022
The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 26 days plus up to 7 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
South Thames Colleges group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.
When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.