Coronavirus update: WE ARE STILL RECRUITING! A lot has happened since we first posted the job, but we are still going ahead with the recruitment process. The deadline has been delayed by a week (see updated timeline below) and interviews will take place via video call. If schools are still closed on the proposed start date, the positions will start as part time 3 days a week until schools reopen with salary pro rata for that period.

Green Schools Project is recruiting for two roles to drive us forward at an exciting stage of our growth. This is an opportunity to be at the heart of an early stage social enterprise that is helping schools to develop a response to the climate crisis and get young people involved in protecting the living planet.

We believe that tackling the climate and ecological crises is the most urgent issue facing society and that schools need to educate young people about the situation they face and involve them in addressing it. Young people have the greatest stake in protecting our living planet yet they bear no responsibility for causing the problems that they will have to live through. We believe that, given the opportunity, they have the energy, enthusiasm, and determination to change attitudes and behaviour on a local and global scale.

Our values that we do our best to embody at all times are to be enthusiastic, innovative, environmentally responsible, ethical and fun.

We exist to help young people to learn about and get actively involved with the natural world. We support schools to provide opportunities for their students to learn about the individual actions and systemic responses required to address the climate and ecological crises.

We do this by supporting them to run a student-led Eco-Team which takes on projects such as energy saving, food growing and encouraging wildlife. We also provide staff training to include these issues in the curriculum to enrich and give purpose to the learning experience of the students. Our education system is woefully inadequate in addressing the climate and ecological crisis, but individual schools can take action. We will help them to become learning hubs for the local community and lead the way in creating a zero carbon future with thriving, resilient communities.

 

Role 1: Programme Manager

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the implementation of our programmes and ensure high quality outcomes.
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation and impact measurement of the programmes.
  • Manage the reporting process to funders and external stakeholders.
  • Recruit new schools. This will involve keeping up to date records, emailing and calling.
  • Research corporate sponsorship opportunities and contact potential partners.
  • Research grant funding opportunities and write applications.
  • Create half termly newsletters that showcase the outcomes of the programme.
  • Occasionally assist with delivery of the programmes to young people and school staff.
  • Assist with the management of budgets and accounts.
  • Support with the overall strategy of the organisation.
  • Manage freelance delivery partners.

We need you to have:

  • A passion for environmental issues and a commitment to helping to tackle the climate and ecological crises.
  • An attention to detail and an ability to keep accurate and up to date records.
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise while working on a variety of tasks.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse adults and young people.
  • Experience of managing people.
  • A growth mindset and a willingness to learn.
  • A resilient attitude that sees setbacks as a chance to learn and thrives in challenging situations.

It would be useful if you have:

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation and the impact measurement process involved in charities and social enterprises.
  • Experience working in or with schools, working with young people and a strong belief in their potential.
  • A clear understanding of how teachers work and how school decision-making works.
  • Experience of and an enthusiasm for selling; communicating the benefits of the programme to schools, to potential sponsors and to grant funders.
  • A full current DBS check, though we will arrange one if you don’t.

What you’ll get from us:

  • An opportunity to lead within an award-winning social enterprise that aims to transform the education system so that it works for rather than against the natural world.
  • A chance to have a significant say in shaping the role and developing your career as the organisation grows.
  • A supportive and encouraging environment in which to grow your skills and knowledge.
  • £32,000 per year.
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements.
  • 25 days annual leave per year plus one long weekend (in addition to usual bank holidays) per half term.

To apply, please download this application form, complete it, and email to henry@greenschoolsproject.org.uk

 

Role 2: Programme Delivery Officer

What you’ll do:

  • Carry out visits to schools to deliver assemblies, meet key staff and help with their projects.
  • Manage and train university volunteers who visit schools weekly.
  • Ensure existing resources remain up to date and relevant.
  • Develop new resources and initiatives to improve the programme.
  • Carry out educational visits to schools for partner organisations such as Solar for Schools.
  • Deliver continuous professional development sessions for teachers.
  • Work in depth with a small number of schools on our zero carbon schools programme.
  • Assist in recruiting new schools to our programmes.

We need you to have:

  • A passion for environmental issues and a commitment to helping to tackle the climate and ecological crises.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience working in or with schools, working with young people and a strong belief in their potential.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to motivate and enthuse adults and young people.
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise while working on a variety of tasks.
  • A growth mindset and a willingness to learn.
  • A resilient attitude that sees setbacks as a chance to learn and thrives in challenging situations.
  • An ability to create engaging resources that are suitable for young people in schools.

It would be useful if you have:

  • Teaching experience, with a preference for experience in primary schools.
  • A clear understanding of how teachers work and how school decision-making works.
  • Experience of managing volunteers.
  • A full current DBS check, though we will arrange one if you don’t.

What you’ll get from us:

  • An opportunity to work within and develop your career within an award-winning social enterprise that aims to transform the education system.
  • A supportive and encouraging environment in which to grow your skills and knowledge.
  • £28,000 per year.
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements.
  • 25 days annual leave per year plus one long weekend (in addition to usual bank holidays) per half term.

To apply, please download this application form, complete it, and email to henry@greenschoolsproject.org.uk

Location:

Unit 307, Colourworks, Abbot Street, London, E8 3DL

Timeline for both roles:

Deadline for applications: 13th April

First interview (over the phone): Week beginning 14th April

Second interview (video call): Week beginning 20th April

Notification of decision: 27th April

Job start date: June or September

If you have any questions about either roles, please get in touch with Henry Greenwood: henry@greenschoolsproject.org.uk

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