Director of School Engagement (p/t job share)

The Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation

Job Description

Job description

Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation (“Royal SpringBoard”) is a social mobility charity working with more than 100 of the UK’s leading schools to harness the power of fully funded bursaries and access to ‘outreach’ opportunities at boarding and independent day schools. We believe every child deserves the chance to thrive, regardless of their background.Our vision is to transform the lives of children and young people facing disadvantage or vulnerability through providing them with access to a great education.

This is an exciting new opportunity for an outgoing individual with experience of working in independent schools who shares a passion for the role that independent and state boarding education can play in lifting the life chances of some of the UK’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We are at an exciting time in the evolution of the charity: now placing upwards of 110 children and young people in new fully-funded boarding placements each year; and hoping to expand our portfolio of partner schools to include day placements from 2021. You will have key responsibility for developing the new day placement network, as well as sharing responsibility for ensuring that all our pupil placements (in both boarding and day schools) provide children and young people with the chance to thrive. 

How to apply

Please apply using the Royal SpringBoard application form ensuring that you demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the person specification and reflect Royal SpringBoard’s values. Applications should be returned by 9am on Thursday 6th August 2020. We regret that we will only be able to contact applicants who are short-listed for interview. Initial interviews will be held by Zoom videoconference in the week of 10th August 2020. Second interviews will be held on Wednesday 19th August 2020, ideally in the office if social distancing and travel requirements permit. Royal SpringBoard is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we seek to build a team that reflects the diverse communities that we serve. Candidates will be selected on the merits of their application and through competency and value-based interviews. 

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